Geordies on the brink of another piece of history

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St George’s are only three points away from securing a seventh straight Canada Life Premier League title in a row.

Geordies will secure their ninth CLPL crown and their 18th top-flight silverware if they beat Corinthians at Ballafletcher on Saturday.

The Glencrutchery Road side currently top the pile by 15 points and the Whites are the only side that can mathmatically overcome them if they win their remaining seven games.

However, defeat would end that hope and see Chris Bass Sr’s men surpass the Manx record of six straight league wins they jointly hold with Peel.

Corinthians will hope they can take the title race past the first week in February and will point to the reverse fixture where they inflicted Geordies only defeat of the league campaign so far.

The Whites’ recent form has also been good and only the Glencrutchery Road side better them in the current form table. This should be a cracker at Ballafletcher.

At Croit Lowey, there’s a southern derby as Rushen host Colby.

The hosts impressed against St George’s last week and should have enough about them to seal the local bragging rights from a Colby side still not quite clear of threat of relegation.

Another intriguing game looks on the cards at the latter’s Station Fields ground where Peel host Laxey at their home from home.

The pair are only separated by a couple of points in the league standings, Laxey in fifth and Peel in seventh. The westerners won the reverse fixture 3-0, but this one should be a closer affair.

St John’s are sandwiched between the pair in the league ladder and host Douglas Athletic at Mullen-e-Cloie.

The Johnners will be slight favourites but don’t be surprised if Athletic nick a point.

St Mary’s will be looking to take advantage of any potential Corinthians slip up to strengthen their hold on second place in the standings.

The Saints face already-relegated Ayre in the latter’s penultimate league game of the season.

Ramsey continued to hover above the relegation zone and need points if they are to avoid being reeled in by Union Mills. Old Boys, however, will be favourites when the two meet at Ballacloan.

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