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‘We won’t be complacent’ Simmons

Dandy Town striker Angelo Simmons insists the club’s championship celebrations have not distracted the players from their pursuit of the FA Cup.

Hornets, whose players were presented with their Premier Division title-winning certificates at City Hall yesterday, take on First Division champions Wolves in a semi-final at Bernard Park on Sunday.

Simmons was among those involved in Town’s recent tour of the town, which brought traffic to a virtual standstill in Hamilton with players spilling out of vehicles, blowing horns, waving flags and singing victory songs.

But yesterday he assured supporters that the champagne had ceased flowing and stressed that the team were now firmly focused on adding a third trophy to their well-stocked cabinet this season. Town have already won the championship title and the Dudley Eve tournament.

“We’ve been putting in the hard work in training and hopefully we can make it to the final,” said Simmons, whose side wrapped up the title with two games of the season remaining, finishing two points ahead of runners-up North Village.

“We do really want the final trophy of the season and we just have to take one game at a time.

“We’re still motivated and we had a practice game last Sunday to prepare. The FA Cup is an important trophy and we really do want to finish the season by lifting another piece of silverware.”

Wolves blitzed their way to the First Division title this season, losing just one of their 20 league matches.

And, considering the talent in their opponents ranks, such as player-coach John Barry Nusum, Troy Tucker and Jared Peniston, formerly of Town, Simmons believes Town can ill-afford to take Wolves side lightly.

“Wolves will be hoping for a Cinderella story because a small club is always capable of beating a big club,” said the Bermuda international.

“They have some good players but hopefully we can take care of business and get to the FA Cup final. One things for sure, we won’t be taking them lightly.”

Town take on Wolves at 3pm.

Tomorrow night Robin Hod meet North Village in the other-semi-final at BAA Field (kick-off 9pm).

n Reggie Lambe impressed in his second successive start for Toronto FC in their Concacaf semi-final game at home to Mexican side Santos Laguna on Wednesday night.

The game finished 1-1 with Toronto’s attacking trio of Lambe, Danny Koevermans and Nick Soolsma dangerous all night, according to reports in the Canadian media.

(Photo by Mark Tatem) Dandy Town?s players receive their title-winning certificates at City Hall yesterday. Town are in action this weekend with an FA Cup semi-final against Wolves at Bernard Park.

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Published March 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm (Updated March 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm)

‘We won’t be complacent’ Simmons

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