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A right Royal celebration!
 Women's Football News 30 May 2008
A right Royal celebration! - 30 May 2008 - Women's Football NewsYou have to go far back as the 2001-02 season when Douglas Royal last beat Rushen Utd within the capital in the league and a year further (2000-01) when the Isle of Man league title was won by Douglas Royal. 
However both of these statistics were broken last Thursday, Royal defeating Rushen 6-5 to bring to an end, a six year dominance by southern clubs. It also completed another league and cup double by Douglas Royal, adding to an already impressive honours board. Goals free flowed in this match like the champagne that was opened up after the final whistle, sparking the Royal celebrations and the completion of the 2007-08 season.
The Whites took only six minutes to find a way through the visiting rearguard, Leanne Ashe intercepting a defensive clearance before chipping over goalkeeper Rose Ozga for the first opening strike with Donna Shimmin cutting in from the left, beating Natalie Swales to drive home their second. Rushen fought back and instigated a clever goal culminating on the left, Elizabeth Stanley working a one-two with Hannah Biggerstaff and finding her spot at the near post.
Royal soon restored their two goal cushion when Sam MacDonald charged down the right, her testing cross could not find the decisive touch but Bekki Cole kept the ball in play, her lay-off found Shimmin who drilled home a first time shot. Rushen then found the net for the second occasion, chipping home following a dinked pass but Royal had the final say in the first half, Siobhan Lockwood lifting her effort into the roof of the net after receiving Shimmin's through ball.
Lockwood netted Whites' fifth after the interval, being put in the clear and Ozga dithered, allowing the Royal player time to place home her effort. Yet Rushen still fought on, Kirsty Qualtrough's dinked through ball released Harrison who rounded goalkeeper Karen Faragher and rolled the ball into the back of the net.
Cole scored Royal's sixth, beating Ozga at the near post after being put clear after Shimmin showed some good, close control on the right but the Croit Lowey outfit continued to eat away at their opponents' lead. Becci Pate set up Harrison to net Rushen's fourth and another well executed move started by Biggerstaff and finished by Stanley made it 6-5.
But Rushen could not conjure the equaliser as Royal partied well into the night and completed for them a memorable season.
(Paul Hatton)

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