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Hornets fight back for draw against Village

Dandy Town 2

North Village 2

Dandy Town scored two second half goals to salvage a point against North Village at St John's Field on the opening weekend of the Premier Division season.

Ryan Tyrell and Zaire Burchall cancelled out goals from Pierre Smith and Jemeiko Jennings to leave both sides all square at the final whistle.

“It's never easy to start off with a title hopeful, but at home we didn't want to lose and we showed fight and character in the second half,” said Town winger Damon Ming.

“The main thing was to come out with at least a point, we will take the positives out of the game. We are still growing as a team, the season is long and as long as we can keep the harmony in the team then we will be fine.”

Both clubs came out looking to take the early initiative, but it was clear from the outset that the hosts would be up against it after squandering numerous chances in front of goal.

Town striker Angelo Simmons will be scratching his head in search of answers for how he didn't score after having his side's best chance of the first half, but watched his shot sizzle past Village's far post.

Smith would get the visitors on the scoresheet in the 19th minute when a cross from the right wing found Jahquan Smith-Deshields who shot right at Smith who redirected the initial effort past goalkeeper Treadwell Gibbons Jr.

Village skipper Jennings would get his side's second nine minutes later, cleverly chipping Gibbons from 12 yards.

Simmons would rue another gilt-edged chance, this time hitting a shot straight at keeper Troy Hall Jr in the Village goal from six yards after turning his marker.

He wouldn't be able to put a driven cross over the line minutes later, leaving many at the venue wondering what would it take for the home side to score.

Their goal would come in the 49th minute when youngster Tyrell let fly with a strike from just inside the area that went into Hall's top right hand corner.

The equaliser would eventually come in the 88th after Simmons was bundled over in the area, leaving substitute Burchall the simple task of slotting home from six yards to even the score.

Ming added: “Each game presents a different challenge and in this one we came out slow, but as the match wore on we came into the game more.

“Being down we were down, but we felt we gifted them their goals, so to come from behind in the way we did and with the ball not going into the net on a few chances is a good thing.”

Dandy Town: T Gibbons, K Wade, J Stowe, J Swan, B Minors, D Ming, D Butterfield, F Frankson (Z Burchall, 77), A Simmons, R Tyrell (T Goater, 74), T Webb

Substitutes not used: D Williams, C Maybury, E Butterfield-Tankard

Goals: Tyrell, 49, Burchall, 88

Yellow cards: Butterfield, Webb

North Village: T Hall, S Lee, J Davis, D Tankard, K Dill (T Watson, 78), J Jennings, P Smith (S Fubler, 88), J Smith-Deshields, T Walker (J Lee, 63), K Bean, J Crockwell

Substitutes not used: D Chambers

Goals: Smith, 19, Jennings, 28

Yellow card: Jennings

Referee: M Wyer

Man of the Match: T Hall Jr

Hamilton Parish 5

Somerset Trojans 1

Hamilton Parish striker Shayne Hollis scored a hat-trick as the Hot Peppers thrashed Somerset Trojans at Wellington Oval.

Hollis struck in the 54th, 59th, and 77 minutes to lead the route for the new-boys.

Patrick Richardson gave the hosts the lead, before Trojan's winger Leo Burgess levelled matters moments later.

Donovan Thompson put Parish ahead just before the break and the Hollis show took over.

Southampton Rangers 5

St David's 0

Ezekiel Stoneham grabbed a hat-trick as Southampton Rangers welcomed St David's back to the top flight with a routine win at Southampton Oval.

Dion Stovell and Jahkai Dyer added a goal each in the comfortable win.

Wolves 3 PHC 0

Wolves defeated PHC at Devonshire Rec thanks to goals from Vincent Minors Jr. (2) and Shakai Pearman.

Photo by Akil Simmons Dandy Town's Angelo Simmons (left) flicks on a header as North Village Jemeiko Jennings looks on at St John's Field in the Premier Division yesterday. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

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Published September 23, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 23, 2013 at 12:13 am)

Hornets fight back for draw against Village

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