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Rams fight back for victory over Cougars

North Village 3North Village booked their place in the last four of the FA Cup after their quarter-final replay win over Devonshire Cougars last night at BAA Field.

Devonshire Cougars 1

Tyrell Burgess grabbed leveller while Kaiwon Dill and Jason Lee paved the way for the win.

Kori Goddard scored the opener for Cougars.

In a game that meant the last chance of silverware for both sides, it was the Rams who prevailed.

“I thought we did well tonight,” said skipped Sammy DeGraff. “We came out and went for the victory and we did well to come back after conceding early. We kept our composure tonight especially after our most recent results and tonight we showed a little bit more chemistry.

“It is a cup game, we had to win given that we can’t win our league crown again, so we are looking to end the season with the last piece of silverware.”

Goddard opened Cougars account with the first goal of the game in the sixth minute when his second effort nestled in the back of the net after the initial header was saved by keeper Jason Williams.

The lead was wiped out six minutes later when Burgess’ free kick beat Ricardo Brangman in goal for Cougars from long range.

The Rams then took the lead in the 22nd minute when Dill latched onto a through ball and outpaced Brangman to the ball and neatly chipped his effort into the far post.

Burgess then had a second free kick pushed over the bar by Brangman.

It was Cougars who had the next real chance, but Domico Coddington’s toe poke was saved by Williams.

The match was settled when Lee slid home a potent Village foray in the 66th.

North Village: J Williams, T Burgess, S Fubler, K Dill, L Alexander(D Tankard,68), S Degraff, R Bean, K Dill(L Dill,60), J Lee, T Watson(J Smith-Deshields,75), J Davis Subs not used: V Tankard, P Smith, D Grant

Goals: T Burgess,13, K Dill,22, J Lee,66

Devonshire Cougars: R Brangman, K Franks, Z White, J Seymour, K Tucker, M Steede (R Baker, 85), C Caisey, D Coddington, K Steede, K Goddard (M Steede, 78), C Brangman (J Butterfield, 62)

Substitutes not used: T Dill, K White

Referee: A Mouchette

Man of the Match: R Bean (Village)

Devonshire Cougars (in white) lost to North Village in their FA Cip quarter final replay at BAA last night. (Photo by Akil Simmons)

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Published February 29, 2012 at 11:22 am (Updated February 29, 2012 at 11:21 am)

Rams fight back for victory over Cougars

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