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No need to panic says Cougars coach Brown

Devonshire Cougars coach Dennis Brown isn't concerned with his team's current form as they prepare to take on title rivals North Village at Bernard Park tomorrow.

The defending champions are currently three points behind Village and Dandy Town, who are tied on eight points, after enduring less than impressive outings recently.

Included in Cougars' slip-ups is a 2-2 draw against St David's at home when they were in control of the match 2-0, and a sub par performance on the road in their 4-2 loss to Somerset Trojans.

The two results, coupled with the two leaders' consistency, sees them in sixth place.

But Brown isn't worried about their current plight.

“The most important thing to me is not the three points but our ability to stay focused,” Brown said.

“At the end of the day through all of our struggles we are still three points off the top.

“I will not reveal why we have not been consistent but we had a good team meeting on Monday night and good sessions this week.”

In Village, Cougars will see familiar faces with the two sides having clashed a fortnight ago when the Big Cats won 2-1 in the Dudley Eve semi-final.

With points on the line this weekend rather than a spot in a final, the game could again be close given the firepower each side possesses.

Brown points out that the season is still in its early stages.

“One must remember that the season ends in March not at the end of October so I am not worried in the least,” he said.

“Do we have to get better? Definitely yes, but there is too much quality in the team to continue struggling.

“In the end we will be up there challenging.”

Elsewhere in Premier Division action, Trojans welcome Town to Somerset Cricket Club tonight, with kick offset for 9pm.

First Division sides Ireland Rangers and Somerset Eagles clash at 7pm at the same venue tonight.

Also on the cards tonight is Paget's visit to Goose Gosling Field to play BAA, with kick-off set for 9pm.

Tomorrow will see PHC try to get their second win of the season when they travel to St David's, while Southampton Rangers host Hamilton Parish at Southampton Oval.

In the remaining match of the day, Wolves and Flanagan's Onions lock horns at Devonshire Rec.

All of matches kick off at 3pm.

In First Division action, Robin Hood visit Bernard Park to play Young Men's Social Club, X'Roads welcome Devonshire Colts at Garrison Field, and Boulevard and St George's do battle at Police Field.

Cougars coach Dennis Brown

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Published October 26, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm)

No need to panic says Cougars coach Brown

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