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Town looking to end losing run

Fine form: Village are joint top with PHC this season

North Village and PHC Zebras will hope to break a two-way tie for first place in the Premier Division tomorrow, while Dandy Town at the other end of the table simply would like to break a four-game losing streak.

Village and PHC are the form teams at the moment after picking up ten points from four matches.

Champions Town, who many expected to be the team to beat, are looking anything but title contenders as they go in search of their first points of the campaign.

Despite that, Somerset Eagles will show them the respect they deserve as champions when they visit St John’s Field.

“They can be dangerous, Dandy Town always have a good quality,” Roger Lee, the Eagles assistant coach, said. “They haven’t caught their stride yet, but it’s not going to be an easy contest for us.

“You have to have respect for a team like that; they’re the defending champions.”

Eagles, who won promotion with Flanagan’s Onions, are in mid-table with a win and two draws from their four matches.

“We’re looking to maintain our form,” Lee said. “It’s been a relatively good start to the campaign and we want to maintain that.

“I’m sure they want to revitalise themselves because they don’t have any points on the board. A team like that is always a dangerous team to play because they have a lot to play for.

“We’ve had some good contests with the teams we have played so far and I thought the guys have responded well, this being the first time some of them have played in the Premier Division.

“The introduction was Boulevard when we competed well but ended up losing.

“But since then, we’ve been able to compete. We can only get stronger.”

Village and PHC are level on points and also have the same goal difference going into the weekend, with Village at home to Somerset Trojans, while PHC travel to Police Field to take on Boulevard, who are third in the standings, just a point behind the leaders. Trojans are still unbeaten and sit in mid-table after a win and three draws.

Robin Hood, who slipped to fourth after two straight draws, will welcome back coach Kyle Lightbourne for their match tonight with winless Devonshire Colts at Goose Gosling Field. Lightbourne has been at the Caribbean Under-20 Championship in Curaçao with Bermuda, who finished an historic third.

In the other top-flight match, Devonshire Cougars meet Flanagan’s Onions at Devonshire Recreation Club in a clash between the seventh and eighth-placed teams.

Onions are still without a win in their first season back in the top division.

There is also a two-way tie for first place in the First Division, where St David’s and Young Men’s Social Club have maximum points from four matches. St David’s host Southampton Rangers, who are third, in the top match while Social Club are away to Paget Lions at Southampton Oval.

St George’s meet Hamilton Parish at Wellington Oval in a clash between two teams in the bottom three.

Wolves play Ireland Island Rangers in the other match at Devonshire Recreation Club and, tonight at Goose Gosling Field, BAA face X-Roads, starting at 7pm.