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Social Club must win to avoid drop

Young Men's Social Club will be relegated in they fail to beat Boulevard at Police Field tomorrow.

Social Club, with only two points from 13 games, trail Boulevard and Somerset Trojans by 13 points with five games remaining. Social Club, who finished second in the First Divison last season, need to catch one of those teams in order to avoid relegation, but time is running out. Their last four matches are against North Village, Dandy Town, Robin Hood and PHC, four teams still in the title race.

Games are also running out for Flanagan's Onions, who occupy the second relegation spot, still eight points from safety. Onions play Robin Hood tonight at Goose Gosling Field, hoping to pull off an upset to ease their relegation fears.

Onions, too, have a slightly easier last few games, playing teams in the bottom half of the standings before ending their season away to Dandy Town, a team who could still be in contention in the title race that looks certain to go down to the wire.

Three points separate leaders PHC Zebras from North Village in fifth, with PHC hosting Somerset at PHC Field tomorrow. Town, a point behind, travel to Devonshire Rec to meet the Cougars. T

own will be without defender Eusebio Blankendal who was sent off last weekend in their FA Cup defeat by PHC.

X-Roads, all but safe, will look to complete the double over North Village when they welcome them to Garrison Field. X-Roads are on a good run in the second half of the campaign, picking up a draw and three wins in their last four outings to climb up to sixth in the standings. They have also scored 17 goals in those four matches.

X-Roads, who beat Village 2-1 at Bernard Park back in October, will all but ensure survival in their first season if they match Onions' result. They have 17 points, nine more than Onions. The two teams will meet on March 11 before X-Roads close out their campaign at home to Dandy Town and away to Somerset Trojans.

First Division action sees leaders BAA playing St George's at Goose Gosling Field on Sunday while FA Cup semi-final opponents Paget and Southampton Rangers face easier opponents in Wolves and Ireland Rangers as they look to stay in contention for promotion.

Bottom team Hamilton Parish will meet St David's at Wellington Oval while Devonshire Colts take on Somerset Eagles at Police Field.

Eusebio Blankendal's challenge on PHC's Marco Warren in last weekend's FA Cup proved costly, earning the Dandy Town defender a red card before Cecoy Robinson scored from the resulting penalty to seal a 3-0 win. Blankendal will serve a one-match suspension this weekend (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

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Published February 24, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated February 23, 2018 at 10:12 pm)

Social Club must win to avoid drop

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