Steve Dorrington has described Ellesmere Port's 39-5 win over Ramsay as the best performance in his time as director of rugby.
Port stunned the South Lancs/Cheshire Division Three leaders with an outstanding display at Dunkirk Lane on Saturday, never allowing the Isle of Man visitors to get going.
Dorrington and his coaching team had the luxury of a full strength squad to choose from and the win means the Oilers are now well-placed for an end-of-season surge.
Dorrington said: “I was delighted with the team’s display and it was by far the best performance of my tenure.
“All 19 players who took to the field for my hometown team were outstanding. From the first minute to the last, the lads were at it.
“We worked hard in the week on a game plan that we thought would trouble Ramsay and the result said it all. I keep telling the lads: if we put the work in, we will be rewarded.
“It was a great day at the club. There was a big crowd watching including our sponsors Taylor Brown Solicitors and we would like to thank all of our kind sponsors for their help and support.”
Port opened the scoring when a tap penalty set up a driving maul and man of the match Jake Dibble powered over from close range for a 5-0 lead.
Dibble was in again soon after, breaking through the defence after some excellent approach play and sprinting 30 metres to the line. Chris Carbutt added the extras to extend the lead to 12-0.
Ramsay were shell-shocked yet there was not let up from the Oilers, who crossed for a third time on the half hour. Good work from the forwards resulted in second row Eric McMorine popping up in midfield and he set off on a powerful run, carving his way through the defence for an excellent score and a 17-0 half-time lead.
Dorrington’s team had a dream start to the second-half, putting Ramsay under huge pressure and registering three tries in 10 minutes.
Hooker Joe White powered over off a flat pass from Lee Rennox, Steve Jefferies crossed on the back of a driving maul and Dibble claimed his hat-trick and 17th of the season for a commanding 34-0 lead. Ramsay did manage to get themselves on the board late on but the Oilers had the last word when Rennox scampered home to put even more gloss on an excellent team performance.