Royal get Cup defence off to good start

Holders’ Douglas Royal ensured they started their defence of the Nedbank sponsored Floodlit Cup on a winning note with a 6-0 victory over DHSOB at the Bowl on Sunday.

The Ballafletcher side, the most successful side within this competition having won it for a record seven times, led 2-0 at the break.

Kym Hicklin, Sarah Breen, Zoe Hawley-Scott, Rebecca Cole, Donna Shimmin and Sophie Chinn found the target for the Whites.

In the day’s earlier match, Colby defeated Douglas Athletic 3-0. Leading 2-0 at the interval, Tara MItchell (who scored her first goal for the club), Sara Ismail-Sutton and Olivia Toombs netted for the southerners.

A full round-up will appear in this week’s Manx Independent.


Photo and Article by Paul Hatton