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Cougars focussed on claiming title Caisey

The Digicel Premier Division title race remains closely contested as all those in contention settled for a share of the spoils in their respective games.

League leaders Devonshire Cougars battled to a hard fought draw with defending champions Dandy Town, a result that would have been welcome news for PHC who could only manage a draw with relegation threatened Robin Hood.

It means the gap at the top remains five points between Cougars (28) and PHC (23), while Dandy Town (22) are a further point back.

“We got the point in a close match, and this gives us motivation to continue to strive for what we have set out to do and in the end that’s what we need to do for the rest of the campaign,” said Cougars skipper Chris Caisey jr.

“We knew that this match was pivotal to both sides because they wanted to close the gap and want to put further distance between us and them, but in the end we will settle for what we got.”

Two other sides, North Village (22) and Somerset Trojans (22), are also six points back after a draw and win for the two sides.

Village took the lead against top-flight new-boys Flanagan’s Onions at Bernard Park but had to settle for a draw.

Trojans, on the other hand, put themselves back into title contention with a win over Wolves at Devonshire Rec.

Southampton Rangers (20) didn’t do themselves any favours, however, as they could only manage a draw at home with St George’s who are in the midst of the relegation battle themselves.

Rangers are currently eight points adrift, while Onions (17) are 11 points behind leaders Cougars and sitting comfortably away from the relegation battle.

At the other end of the spectrum, all three teams threatened with relegation managed to pick up points, with Hood sitting on seven points, nine points behind of Wolves (16) who have slowly pulled themselves away from the drop zone.

St George’s (7) earned a point against Rangers who are one point ahead of rock bottom Hood.

“It’s a good result in that we didn’t lose but we haven’t lost any further ground in the title race,” said Keishen Bean on Village’s draw.

“We just want to remain consistent.”

(Photo by Glenn Tucker) Devonshire Cougars' Moses Steede (back) tussles with Dandy Town's Seion Darrell during their Premier Division match at St John's Field on Saturday. The game ended 1-1.

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Published February 05, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated February 04, 2013 at 5:15 pm)

Cougars focussed on claiming title Caisey

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