Town overcome Gymns scare
Castletown overcame a scare before progressing in the Friends Provident FA Cup on Saturday.
They triumphed 4-2 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to see off Gymns after the sides had shared six goals over 120 minutes.
In a tie switched to Castletown, the sides were deadlocked at 2-2 after normal time and 3-3 after extra-time.
Adam Johnson, Ross Crawford and Nick Clague scored for Gymns as the Tromode side produced a showing which belied their lowly status in Division Two.
Jamie Cadwallader, Ciaran Brown and Joel Callow were on target for Town, and with the teams unable to be separated, the southerners won in the spot-kick lottery.
Cup holders St George’s eased to an 8-0 success at Colby.
Four goals in each half, from Furo Davies (three), Joe Quayle, Chris Bass, Jack McVey, skipper Frank Jones and Johnny Quirk, sealed the victory against the side they beat 8-2 in the league a week ago.
St Mary’s put seven without reply past Division Two Ayre United at the Bowl.
The Saints never looked back once Steven Priestnal gave them a 21st minute advantage.
Jordan Cooper and Priestnal again struck before half-time and it was similar after the break as Priestnal added some superb goals to take his tally to four and Cooper completed his hat-trick.
Douglas Athletic made a blistering start en route to a 6-0 home romp over Douglas Royal.
A quick fire double from Martin Cowan set them on their way inside the opening eight minutes before Daniel Pennington added a third and on-fire Cowan sealed a first half hat-trick.
Mikey Callister and Connor Dowell rounded off the scoring in the second half.
It was also a one-way traffic out west as last year’s runners-up Peel saw off spirited Ramsey Youth Centre.
Shaun Kelly (two) and Lee Gale (three) were the stars of the show in a 5-0 success.