YNYS Mon men’s football side extended their unbeaten start to the Inter-Island Games tournament with a 3-1 victory over Orkney.

Campbell Harrison’s men made it two wins from successive games with another polished display at the home of Gwynedd League side Gwalchmai to further establish themselves as one of the leading contenders to lift the crown at the end of the week.

The home side got on the front foot early and went ahead on 18 minutes when talented midfielder Jay Gibbs rounded off a fine period of possession with a neat finish.

Things got even better for Harrison’s men soon after when Holyhead Hotspur talisman Mel McGinness despatched another opportunity to double their advantage and secure his second goal of the tournament.

Their opponents responded well to their latest setback and got themselves back into the contest just before the break when Liam Delday hit the target and reduce the arrears on the half-time whistle.

The Ynys Mon side regrouped at the interval and were presented with a golden chance to restore their two-goal cushion when they were awarded a penalty, and recent Caernarfon Town signing Sam Jones held his nerve to secure another notable success for the squad.

Karen Williams’ women’s side were unable to follow suit despite a valiant fightback in their 3-2 defeat against Hitra.

The visiting side made a sensational start and went two-up within the opening 25 minutes thanks to a well-taken brace from Kristin Jørgenson, and things looked bleak for the hosts when Lina Selvag added a third with 55 gone.

The home side were not going to go down without a fight and impacted the scoreboard for the first time when Lex Musgrave put away her fourth goal of the competition, and a nervy ending to proceedings was assured on 75 minutes when Jordanne Greenough struck to half the deficit.

They threw everything forward in the closing stages in search of a leveller, but the Hitra defence held firm to secure the spoils.

Ynys Mon men are next in action against a strong Jersey side on Tuesday night at Llangefni Town FC.