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Town to face Village in season opener

The Bermuda Football Association have confirmed dates for opening matches of the 2014-15 football season with Dandy Town, the league champions, playing North Village in the traditional season-opening Charity Cup on August 31 at Goose Gosling Field.

The match usually involves the league and FA Cup winners from the previous season, but Town are also the FA Cup winners after beating Village in the April final, so Village, runners-up in the league, will provide the opposition.

Devonshire Cougars are the current Charity Cup holders after thrashing Somerset 6-3 in last year's match.

The first round of Dudley Eve matches will take place on September 1 at Bernard Park where Somerset meet Hamilton Parish and Flanagan's Onions mark their debut in the competition against Devonshire Cougars in the second match.

Onions and Cougars are in Group A with cup holders Dandy Town while Group B contains North Village, Somerset and Hamilton Parish. Town open the defence of their title on September 5 at Devonshire Recreation Club where they will play Cougars in a repeat of last year's final, which Town won 5-4 on penalties, while North Village play Somerset.

The final group matches will take place on September 13 at Police Field.

League matches are scheduled to start on September 21.

Schedule

August 31: Charity Cup — Dandy Town v North Village (Goose Gosling Field 7pm).

September 1: Dudley Eve — Somerset v Hamilton Parish (3.00), Flanagan's Onions v Devonshire Cougars (5.00). Matches at Bernard Park.

September 5: Dudley Eve — North Village v Somerset (7.00), Dandy Town v Devonshire Cougars (9.00). Matches at Devonshire Rec.

September 13: Dudley Eve — Hamilton Parish v North Village (3.00), Flanagan's Onions v Dandy Town (5.00). Matches at Police Field.

Dandy Town, the defending Premier Division champions, will face North Village in the Charity Cup

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Published June 26, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated June 25, 2014 at 11:32 pm)

Town to face Village in season opener

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