Destiny in Town’s hands – Wilkinson
It has been said in sports that if you want to be the champions you have to beat the champions.
Dandy Town will have to do just that in their final Premier Division match against defending champions Devonshire Cougars after picking up three points against St David's to stay two points ahead of North Village.
“When they gave us the chance to get back on top with four games our main thing was to have our destiny in our own hands and today we did what was required to make sure we have one more game at home to try to win the league,” Jomar Wilkinson, the Dandy Town coach, said.
“The ideal situation would have been Village losing today and us winning to wrap it up early, but we always thought it was going to go down to the last game of the season and we're looking forward to it.
“The ideal scenario would be to go through the champions to win the league so this gives us a chance to play Cougars, a very, very good team, and hopefully we can be prosperous.”
A sometimes scrappy first half resulted in Town scoring two late goals to take a comfortable lead into the break, before St David's came back stronger in the second half and cut the deficit.
Rieko Trott broke the deadlock in the 35th minute when he converted a cross from the right. Town missed a couple of good chances to extend their lead before netting a second in the 43rd minute when defender Dominique Williams headed Fabian Frankson's cross back into the six-yard box where Seion Darrell finished off the set-piece.
St David's introduced Allan Douglas at the start of the second half and immediately St David's started to apply more pressure. Dominique Lambert side-footed an effort straight at the goalkeeper from a good position before Douglas struck two minutes later when he scored from an angle inside the box.
Town hung on comfortably to their lead and almost added a third when Damon Ming's blocked shot hit the crossbar.
“We created a lot of chances in the first half and were unfortunate not to capitalise on the chances, but coming away from home, St David's had something to fight for and we always knew it was going to be a difficult task,” Wilkinson said. “Our main objective was to get three points and that we did.”
St David's, who are seccond from bottom, remain a point behind Southampton Rangers.