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Hornets set sights on second

With the Premier Division season curtain falling tomorrow, it's only a matter of time before Dandy Town relinquish the title to champions-elect North Village.

Hornets are guaranteed to finish no lower than third place, and can jump to second depending on the result of PHC and Boulevard.

While surrendering the title is always painful, defender Jared Peniston (pictured) believes the club is heading in the right direction and want to finish the season on a high note.

“Obviously it's disappointing for us to not win the league, but we have done things this year we can be proud of,” said midfielder Peniston.

“By winning the league last year we were rewarded with playing in the CFU Club Championships, and it's important for Town to win if we want to return to that competition league next season.”

Their showdown match against Devonshire Cougars should be an entertaining game given the Big Cats are still in the running for two cups.

The two teams are used to being in the thick of the title race right until the end, but this time around they will be fighting it out for bragging rights.

Not to put too much emphasis on the match, Peniston said tomorrow's game would be a good time to blood some of the club's youngsters as they prepare for next season's assault on the league title.

“We're setting up no different from any other match but some of the youngsters may be getting a show tomorrow.

“The season on a whole could have been better but it was about 75 percent of what we wanted, we could have won something big but we will focus on next year and what needs to be done to win the title back.

“Every season teams want silverware and not get relegated, these are the main points, but we will see how things work out and if we need to make adjustments then we will.”

Elsewhere on the final day of the league campaign North Village welcome relegated Devonshire Colts to Police Field as their league celebrations take centre stage.

Village are three points clear of PHC, but with a vastly superior goal difference than anyone in the league it will take a miracle for them not to be crowned champions.

PHC will need to win by a landslide and hope the Village suffer a huge defeat themselves if they are to over haul the leaders, something that is extremely unlikely.

Zebras travel to BAA Field to tackle Boulevard, while St. George's make the trek to Southampton Oval to take on Southampton Rangers.

The day's other match will see St. David's take on relegated Somerset Eagles at White Hill Field.

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Published March 26, 2011 at 9:00 am (Updated March 26, 2011 at 9:09 am)

Hornets set sights on second

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