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Cougars have extra incentive to beat Village, says Caisey

Devonshire Cougars captain Chris Caisey believes his team's Friendship Trophy preliminary round tie against North Village at Devonshire Rec tomorrow will be another thriller.

The two sides have clashed twice already this month, with Cougars beating Village 2-1 in the Dudley Eve semi-final before defeating them 2-0 in the Premier Division last weekend.

Caisey said the match had added importance for Cougars because they could become the first team to hold all five domestic titles should they win their Friendship tie.

Last season saw Dennis Brown's side claim a memorable ‘Triple Crown' as well as winning the Charity Cup in this season's curtain raiser.

Should Cougars beat Village, they would go into their Dudley Eve final against Dandy Town on Remembrance Day knowing a victory would see them possess all the trophies at the same time.

“This game is very important to us because no team has ever held all five titles at the same time,” said Caisey.

“To get this win and go to the next round of the Friendship would be great given the final of Dudley Eve is before the next round of this competition.

“This record, if we can achieve it, will speak for itself and for the team as we would have done something no one else has.”

Caisey reckons the showdown will be of the same quality as the previous two meetings between the two city rivals, with plenty of intrigue over the 90 minutes.

“It doesn't matter how many times we have played each other, both sides have quality players and try to play good football,” he said.

“It should be an entertaining match no matter if it's the first game between the two or the millionth game.

“The objective is to win and that's what we will try to do.”

Tomorrow night's opening match at Devonshire Rec, will see Somerset Eagles play Young Men's Social Club in their Shield preliminary game at 7pm.

Devonshire Cougars skipper Chris Caisey (right).

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Published October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm)

Cougars have extra incentive to beat Village, says Caisey

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