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Town and Village in battle for top spot

Dandy Town could replace North Village at the top of the Premier Division tomorrow when the two front runners clash at St John’s Field.

The top of the league is clustered with four teams separated by just a single point and this match could go a long way towards deciding who gets the inside track heading into the second half of the season.

Village, after their win on Thursday night over St David’s, have now taken a one-point lead over Town, Devonshire Cougars and PHC, adding significance to the points available in tomorrow’s game.

While there is so much at stake for both teams, Town winger Damon Ming has downplayed the importance of the game, believing it’s just one of many that have to be won if either side are to lift the title come season’s end.

“To us it is another game on the road to our goal, which is to win the league,” said Ming. “We aren’t looking too far ahead and want to continue how we are playing and carry that form with us for the rest of the term.

“Obviously they are the champions and will be looking to make it two wins in the week, so we have to make sure we have the right mindframe.

“There isn’t any added pressure for us, we are just training hard, playing together as a unit and looking to improve our performances each week and so far we have done this.

“Our last game was a good result for us and we want to add to that.”

Ming also threw cold water on the thought that the champions will be looking to exact revenge from their Dudley Eve final loss at the hands of the Hornets.

Home games are always pivotal in the race to lift the title and the Bermuda international wants his team-mates to turn St John’s Field into a ground that other teams will fear.

“We beat them in the Dudley Eve final but that won’t have any bearing on this result. Three points are available and they will be looking to come out and play their part and get a result that is good for them.

“We will be looking to do the same thing but more importantly make St John’s Field a fortress for the future.”

Elsewhere tomorrow, PHC welcome St George’s to Southampton Oval looking to apply pressure to their title rivals while Boulevard travel east to face St David’s in a match both sides need to win to stave off any thoughts of relegation.

In Premier Division action tonight, Robin Hood host Somerset Trojans at BAA Field at 9pm.

n The Bermuda FUTSAL league will kick off their Women’s Futsal League today with three games on tap.

There will be three games each Saturday night starting at 6,7, and 8pm at the Bermuda College Gymnasium. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children under 16 years of age.

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Published November 26, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 26, 2011 at 7:05 am)

Town and Village in battle for top spot

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