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Currently fixtures in a right mess and doing all we can to sort ! Shortage of pitches – teams to play – weather has taken its toll
We have the seconds and Poulsom Park this weekend , thank you to C/town for again letting us use their pitch, this may be their last competitive fixture – however they will be looking for the 60+ points needed against Ramsey this weekend in order to progress to the finals ! – AND I FOR ONE WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT !
We were looking at the first team having to play 3 games in 10 days – with some creative thinking and agreement from ourselves and other clubs we have been able to move away from this. Unfortuanately within 24hrs of that being agreed Vagas were informed that they have to play a postponed fixture in order that Marple try to avoid relegation, out of their control, and so we lost out on the 3/4th play off scheduled for the 27th. However Gaff has suggested we play a Barbarian style side in order to avoid a 9 week lay off – he is working hard on this and things look positive – will keep you posted.
Saturday 20 April
Emerging Nomads vs Ramsey B at Poulsom – KO 2.15
Saturday 27 April
Nomads vs ‘ Manx Barbarians ‘ at Mooragh – 1.30 KO ( indicated )
Saturday 4 May
Vagas B v Nomads -
Saturday 11 May
Shimmin Wilson Finals Day
As an end of season hurrah – we are looking to have Castletown vs Emerging Nomads for the Bunters Cup and Nomads vs Western Vikings for the JJ Memorial Trophy – this will be a super saturday – provisional for the 8 June at Poulsom – BBQ and beers with a social do later on – AJ has said he can do a race night so shaping up to be good’n !
Think that will be all for now !
Though the pitch was sodden underfoot, the sky was clear as PDMS Southern Nomads continued their Cheshire Plate defence with a powerful and efficient semi-final performance against a physical Oxton Parkonians side who were still smarting from their defeat at the same stage last season. With a number of first teamers missing, Nomads faced a gargantuan task from the outset, especially given that flanker-come-centre Jimmy Cubbon looked more like a homeless person than an athlete during the warm-up as he battled on through illness.
The home side tried to use their size and aggression to gain the upper hand at the breakdown and set-piece, but Nomads matched and then bettered their attempts throughout. When Parkonians won an early penalty which cannoned back off the post, the diminutive Danny Bridle was on hand to expertly snatch it up and launch an immediate counter attack. Such was the courage of Nomads’ all day long as Bridle, Ean Mousley and Rob Keelan stole or slowed down Parkonians ball all afternoon, which meant they were never allowed to gather enough momentum to trouble an excellent Nomads defence.
After a solid Parkonians scrum, makeshift centre Cubbon, who looked to still be ailing from his illness was caught out of position as his opposite number, Liam Sadler skirted round his outside, but when Sadler was clattered by fellow centre Gerard Landels, Cubbon was on hand to do what he does best and snaffled Nomads a penalty which Mark Young coolly slotted from 35 yards out. Another successful Young penalty from wide on the left doubled Nomads’ lead after some great work from Dave Horan and the pack at the restart.
Cubbon looked like Lazarus reborn as Nomads pulled ahead. Unfortunately there is a reason that he has been a great Manx ‘flanker’ over the years, rather than a centre; with a dummy scissors pop called by the excellent Young, Cubbon set off miles too early (disappearing before Younger had even caught the ball). Fortunately some quick thinking from the fly-half including a pinpoint pass and some nice line-running put Landels through in spite of the two-on-three scenario, as Quasimodo casually split the centres and then bypassed the fullback to score a converted try, the first half thus ending 0-13 to the Manx side.
Despite a strong headwind in the second half and some clever Parkonians kicking, Southern Nomads were able to keep their advantage thanks largely to some heroic tackling from Dave Horan and Conor Stevens. On one such occasion, Parkonians’ 18 stone number eight charged round the side of the scrum at a tremendous pace. Suddenly he was disappearing back some fifteen yards beyond the scrum being carried by the 8 stone (when wet) Stevens who was audibly chuckling as he bossed the behemoth straight through his opposite winger! A try was leaked in the second half to a pick-and-drive from flanker Danny Blyth after a series of penalties and unforced errors, but when Colin Kelly made a clean break for the second time in the game (but didn’t try to bosh the fullback this time) and shipped it to Landels, another converted try re-established Nomads’ commanding lead.
Another unconverted Nomads score came after Ste McHugh flopped over from a yard following more good link-up play between 10 and 13.The front five were now getting the better of their opposite numbers all round the pitch and the front row of Ally Kelly, Jack Sleight and Colin Kelly were making telling contributions. Eventually, the referee grew tired of the high penalty count on both sides, so when he spotted a Parkonian connecting with two punches, before responding to Mousley’s invitation to ‘have another go,’ with a head butt, he acted decisively… and asked the home team if they would like to substitute the player. He was subsequently switched into the front row.
With less than eight minutes to go, the referee decided that there was no advantage coming from Mousley’s side-entry to a ruck, and sauntered thirty yards across the pitch to where Landels was stood with his hands on his head, watching the forwards beat each other up from a slightly offside position. This heinous and blatant disregard for the rules from a habitual troublemaker (who was already sporting the bruises from a number of (no doubt justified) off-the-ball hits) could not be tolerated, and whilst the penalty was taken from the site of the side-entry infringement, the insidiously evil centre was finally given his marching orders!
With their man advantage, Sadler the centre managed to score an unconverted try, but the true character of the Nomads shone through as they held out. When Mark Young collected a double-miss bounce-pass from Cubbon to finish the game majestically in the corner with a try he was unable to convert, the game was over.
1 to 22 played their hearts out for the Nomads, and a win was the result of a huge amount of effort and hard work and the only result they really deserved. Dave Horan and Conor Stephens were awarded ’men of the Match’ for their work in attack and defence. They were both the target of Parkonians big ball carriers, but they tackled heroically and consistently drove the opposition backwards.
PDMS Southern Nomads 48 – 26 Holmes Chapel
A humid Holmes Chapel was the destination for the first match of PDMS Southern Nomads Cheshire Plate defence. PDMS Nomads started with great intensity and secured good field position through some hard running from the forwards and sniping from Dave Horan. A strong response from the Chapel backs required some steely Nomads defence throughout the half, Glenn Buckley in particular. A momentary lapse in concentration allowed a good Chapel score but this was quickly cancelled out by a Gerard Landels try under the sticks. Jack Callaghan converted to square things up at half time in a match the IOM side should’ve been leading. Nomads started the 2nd half with a more measured approach and quickly scored through Ste McHugh. The conversion was unsuccessful. Nomads attacking play was now strong and direct but mistakes were still occurring and one such mistake led to an attacking scrum which the home team scored from. With an unsuccessful kick, scores were square. A quick reply was needed and was given with a try from Ian Hargreaves after a succession of penalties and quick taps from Conor Stephens. Jack Callaghan successfully converted. This was quickly followed by a daft yellow card given to Dan Bridle which put Nomads under sustained pressure. A breakaway try from Gerard Landels with another Callaghan conversion alleviated some of this but it was taking a huge effort to keep Chapel out. A try from the home sides winger followed which included a conversion but it was no less than they deserved. They followed this with another score after some lenient refereeing around the breakdown. The conversion was successful to take us to extra time. Conor Stephens scored in the 1st minute of extra time, quickly followed by a 3rd from Landels after great work from Harry Brereton and Ally Kelly. 1 successful conversion put Nomads up by 12 and looking good. Last play of the 1st half of extra time contained a 4th Landels try and another Callaghan conversion. Nomads were looking superb and more pressure resulted in a straightforward 3 from Callaghan to end the tie. A superb team effort from everyone involved ended in a great win for the Plate holders.
Thank you to PDMS for their continued support of our Senior Teams !
I can reveal that I have seen a preview of the First and Second Team kit for the coming season and it looks awsesome !
Unfortunately , your all going to have to wait ……. !
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Right Guys …..
Quick history lesson for you , excuse me if I miss a detail or two and feel free to correct me.
Back in 2005 at the clubs 25th anniversary celebrations a pledge was made by our very own, Mike ‘ el Presidente’ Shimmin, to match anything SPort Erin raised in the following year to a maximum of £25,000 – get it – £25 grand for 25 years the club has existed
Through blood sweat and tears the SPort Erin raised this princely sum.
Now , true to his word , Mike would like to present the cheque !
So , to the point , Shims Do !
This is to be held at Mount Murray on Friday 13th July.
Tickets are £25.00 per head.
Black tie and very best dresses for the ladies … and maybe Ally ….. !
I cannot stress how important this is for our club and moving toward the possibility of having our own home - Nomads players need to be there in force !
We have 100 places to fill so get your name down , its gonna be a good’n
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Duck and orange pate with toasted ciabatta and red onion marmalade
Roast loin of pork with sage and onion boudain
Grilled fillet of salmon with rosti potato and beurre
Sticky toffee pudding
*** Vegetarians will be taken outside and shot , no really … Ok, Just get in touch and we will happily arrange for an alternative !
23rd June for those who need the date ….. !
Its your club guys so please make the effort to be there plenty of positions to be filled !
Chequers for 1pm
Not a bad excuse to give the wife /girlfriend / boyfriend to spend the afternoon in the boozer and have a pint or two !
PDMS Southern Nomads added the Shimmin Wilson Manx Trophy to their haul for the season with a comprehensive win against Douglas B.
Douglas got proceedings underway in the third minute when Adam Howarth kicked a penalty after Nomads were caught offside.
One minute later, Nomads were in front. The diminutive (noun - a small thing or person ) Andy Lead rose high in the sky to reclaim a Nomads drop out and, after taking the catch at full chat, he soon outpaced the Douglas defence with a 65-metre run-in. Duncan Miller converted to put Nomads 7-3 in front.
Howarth hit back with another penalty in the seventh minute to bring Douglas to within a single point at 7-6.
There was then a 15-minute deadlock until Dave Caldwell’s penalty extended the Nomads lead. They went farther ahead shortly afterwards when Ian Hargreaves finished off a right wing break made by Harry Brereton.
But Douglas weren’t finished and they hit back in stoppage time when James Lidgett powered over from the base of a scrum. Howarth converted and the game was finely balanced at 15-13.
The second half belonged to Nomads and one man in particular, centre Harry Brereton. Eight minutes in he weaved through the Douglas defence to make it 20-13.
Twenty one minutes in, after Howarth had pulled back a penalty for Douglas, Brereton picked up his second when a slick handling move put him clear on the right. Three minutes later he had his hat-trick as Nomads blitzed Douglas out of the game. With 10 minutes remaining, Andy Lean raced in for his second to send the trophy safely southwards.
( with thanks to IOM Today )