Matthew Woods Peel AFC

Peel make the Plum Properties Railway Cup Final

Peel reached the Plum Properties Railway Cup Final on Saturday as Ramsey's Boxing Day ambitions reached the end of the line.

At a very cold Ballacloan, Ramsey looked most likely to score in the first few minutes. They were awarded a penalty early on, but Ryan Tate in goal saved Charlie Higgins' effort.

Peel took the lead on ten minutes as Lee Gale - surely one of the contenders for Player of the Year based on early season form - half-volleyed the ball into the back of the net from the back post. Taylor Andrews then doubled the lead with a tap in 12 minutes later.

Ramsey showed real fight and worked tirelessly in attack, even when reduced to ten-men following a red card. But Peel's defensive line remained resolute as they hung on to take the win.

The Plum Properties Railway Cup semi-final Player of the Match was named as Peel captain, Matthew Woods. He received his award from Plum Properties' Jamie Sutton.

The other semi-final - Ayre United vs St Marys - was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Ayre. It has been rescheduled for Saturday 9th December.