Laxey wrapped up the League Title with a victory over Marown
which in the end was comfortable, but for the most part kept the
big crowd on tenterhooks as to whether or not the night would end
in celebrations. As it was 3 late goals made the score a more
realistic reflection on the game which Laxey dominated but Marown
stubbornly didn't just roll over.
The first half saw almost total domination from Laxey with some
superb crosses being put in to create chances galore. I'm sure
nerves played a big part in the fact that so many chances were
squandered before Johnny Callow rose to head home a superb Neil
Brogan cross for the opener.
The nerves were not just up front as Alan Harrison and Mark
Blair, two of the clubs defensive rocks this season, got themselves
in a muddle and Martin Reilly nipped in to equalise. To be honest
this was Marown's only chance of the half as they rarely entered
Neil Brogan put Laxey in front again before the break as he
showed great skill to worm his way through the defence before
scuffing his left footed effort under the woeful effort of the
In terms of first half shots the statistics must have read
something like Laxey 25 Marown 1 but the important thing was that
the greens had not killed off the game. The next goal was going to
be all important. A goal for Laxey and the nerves would be calmed,
a goal for Marown and panic may have set in.
Nobody would have predicted the scorer of this important goal
would be the burglar ! Up to last night he had gone 56 first team
games without a goal and in total had only scored 1 in 96
appearances so it was no surprise that he celebrated like a man
possessed !!! In truth the goal was an overhit cross from 45 yards
out which beat the keeper all ends up and nestled in the back of
Minutes later it was 4-1 as Gary Williams again played a huge
part in the goal. His brilliant cross from the right gave Chris
Brown an easy header for his first of the night.
Marown continued their role as potential part poopers when the
defence were caught all at sea again and Reilly ran through to
As time began to run out Laxey made the win more comfortable as
Chris Brown scored a quick fire double to complete his hat-trick,
the second being brilliantly set up by a deft header from the
There was still time for substitute Daryl Haslett to add his
name to the scoresheet with a fine header from the rampaging
As the final whistle blew the celebrations started !!!