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Fox: Social Club ‘will only get stronger’

Young Men's Social Club will resume their bid for a first win since their return to the Premier Division when they travel to Bernard Park today to face North Village.

The Bluebirds have found the going tough playing in the top flight for the first time in nearly four decades, taking only two points from a possible fifteen to remain anchored at the bottom of the standings level on points with Somerset Trojans.

However, Social Club will go into today's clash with momentum having twice came from behind to earn a valuable point away to an in-form Boulevard Blazers side at Lord's in their previous outing.

“The group we have now, are showing real commitment, and if we can pick up a few players in November to add depth, we will only get stronger,” Kameron Fox, the Social Club coach, said.

Doubtful for today's clash are experienced forward Saki Tuzo and defender Callan Che Woolridge. Tuzo has been missing lately after having eye surgery while Woolridge injured his elbow in a league match against Flanagan's Onions.

Village, meanwhile, will be keen to get back to winning ways after Wednesday night's Dudley Eve semi final loss to holders Devonshire Cougars in a penalty-shoot-out.

It was the second straight defeat for Rams, who are presently sixth in the standings, having been beaten 2-1 at home to Premier newcomers X Roads in their previous league outing.

Despite Social Club's lowly ranking, Randy Spence, the Village assistant coach, isn't taking anything for granted against the visitors.

“You can't take anybody for granted so we have to show up, stick to the game plan and try and pick up the three points,” he said.

Premier action continues tomorrow with unbeaten leaders PHC Zebras hosting X Roads at PHC Field and second placed Robin Hood, the defending league champions, hosting struggling Trojans at Goose Gosling Field.

Elsewhere tomorrow, Boulevard are at home to fast improving Dandy Town at Lords while Devonshire Cougars host Flanagan's Onions at Devonshire Rec.

In the First Division, leaders BAA are away to Wolves at Devonshire Rec while second placed Paget Lions face landlords Southampton Rangers at Southampton Oval.

Third-placed St David's Warriors host St George's in an East End derby at Lord's, Hamilton Parish are at home to Devonshire Colts at Wellington Oval, while Somerset Eagles welcome bottom side Ireland Rangers to White Hill Field in an all-West End clash.

Eager to return: However, Saki Tuzo is still doubtful for Social Club's clash with North Village after eye surgery (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

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Published November 04, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated November 04, 2017 at 12:26 am)

Fox: Social Club ‘will only get stronger’

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