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Jubilant Dandy Town toured the town yesterday to celebrate winning their second Premier Division title in three years.

Hornets' players spilled out of vehicles, blowing horns, waving flags and singing victory songs, bringing traffic in Hamilton to a virtual standstill along the way.

Although the champagne corks may be popping for a few more days yet, Town midfielder Seion Darrell insisted they wouldn't be taking their foot of the gas and remained focused on completing a domestic double.

“It was nice to have (the title) wrapped up early so that we can enjoy the rewards of our hard work,” said Darrell, who helped Town win the title in 2009-10.

“It feels great, we have worked hard throughout the season, put in our extras to make sure we could go the extra mile and now we can enjoy the moment.

“We have played together as a team and you can see how we are celebrating, as a team.”

Town wrapped up the title with two games of the season remaining, finishing two points ahead of runners-up North Village, and now take on Wolves in an FA Cup semi-final at Bernard Park on April 1.

Darrell said the St John's Field outfit were determined to add a third trophy to their well-stocked cabinet this season, having already won the championship title and Dudley Eve.

“We aren't done yet, we are trying to win the FA Cup as well but we will celebrate right now and enjoy this and then it's back to training tomorrow,” said the Bermuda international.

“We really want the FA Cup now that we have the league title; we aren't going to get ahead of ourselves but that's our goal now and that's what we are focusing on.”

Last weekend proved to be a memorable one for the club with Town's Under-14s winning the Knockout Cup, although the Under-16s experienced heartbreak losing on penalties in their final.

The club's sponsors, GameTime, yesterday praised Hornets' senior and junior teams for their trophy-winning exploits.

“The club approached us with a plan two years ago and to their credit it is starting to bear fruit,” said GameTime co-owner Cleon Scotland.

“We are especially pleased that our support has not only proved successful at the senior level, but that it has filtered down to the youth ranks.

“We believe that we have set an example for businesses to support local clubs where, in the end, it can be a win-win.”

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(Photo by Akil Simmons) Hornets' players celebrate winning the Premier Division title on their victory parade in Hamilton yesterday.
(Photo by Akil Simmons) Dandy Town striker Raymond Beach takes a swig from a champagne bottle during his team?s victory parade in Hamilton yesterday. Hornets won this seaon?s Premier Division title.

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Published March 20, 2012 at 2:00 am (Updated March 20, 2012 at 9:08 am)

Champions Town tour the town in celebration

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