Town prove too strong for Trojans in Friendship clash
Dandy Town carried over their form in the Premier Division by brushing aside Somerset Trojans 3-0 in last night’s Friendship Trophy preliminary round contest, which was played at Goose Gosling Field.
The win secured Town’s passage to the last eight of the knockout competition.
Dandy Town entered the match full of confidence having already beaten their opponents this season through a 1-0 victory in league play in November.
Things took a familiar path when Cecoy Robinson found the back of the net for Town in the 38th minute of play to strike first blood in the contest.
That lead was doubled in the 61st minute through Jomei Bean-Lindo, before Nizigh Spence slammed the door shut with a strike just seven minutes later to secure the win for the Hornets.
The win continues Town’s push for their fifth hold on the Friendship Trophy and in the same breath, brought to a screeching halt, any ambitions the Trojans ‒ one of the three most successful teams in the competition ‒ were harbouring of securing a 12th title.
The Friendship Trophy will continue on February 2 when Devonshire Cougars face Somerset Eagles.
In the first match of the tournament, PHC Zebras overpowered North Village 3-1 last week Wednesday at Goose Gosling Field with goals from Kadeem Abraham, Tre Ming and Antwan Russell handing them the victory. Village got their consolation through a fortuitous Daren Usher own goal.
PHC will be looking to extend their record as the most successful team in the competition after lifting the title on 12 previous occasions.
The Friendship Trophy is making a return after the Covid-19 pandemic brought the competition to a premature end last season with just three preliminary round matches being contested.
The last completed Friendship Trophy competition was won by Southampton Rangers.
The quarterfinal round of the competition are scheduled to be contested over four match days ‒ February 23, March 2, March 9 and March 15.
Meanwhile, the Shield Trophy, which is contested by First Division teams will next be featured on February 2 when league leaders Hamilton Parish face BAA for a spot in the quarterfinals.