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PHC take on Cougars with chance to cut lead of Town

North Village and Devonshire Cougars, seen here in action at Bernard Park in December when Cougars won 1-0, will be aiming to climb higher up the standings this weekend in matches against Devonshire Colts and PHC respectively (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Four make-up Premier Division matches will take place over the weekend including PHC and Devonshire Cougars battling for sole possession of second place at PHC Field.

The two teams are tied on 20 points, ten behind leaders Dandy Town who don’t have a match this weekend, so the opportunity is there for one of them to close the gap on the leaders.

Both Zebras and Cougars have two games in hand over Town who have amassed 30 points out of a maximum 33 so far.

PHC and Cougars represent Town’s biggest threats to a ninth Premier Division title, though the losers tomorrow could drop to fourth in the standings by Sunday when North Village, fourth, take on Devonshire Colts at Police Field.

Village won their midweek make-up match from last weekend against Southampton Rangers 4-0, while Devonshire Colts have been wobbling lately, without a win since they defeated Southampton Rangers 3-1 on November 28.

One of Colts’ three wins was against North Village who they beat 2-1 in their first meeting back on November 11, which started a four-match winless streak for the Rams before they inflicted the first loss on Dandy Town in late December.

Another interesting match will be the mid-table encounter between St George’s and Somerset Trojans at Wellington Oval on Sunday.

It will be their first meeting of the season after their match in the first half of the campaign was postponed twice.

Just a point separates the teams in fifth and sixth, St George’s on 16 points and Somerset 15. St George’s will be high in confidence following their 8-1 hammering of Southampton Rangers on January 9.

In the other match, Somerset Eagles host Robin Hood at White Hill Field in a battle between the bottom side and opponents just three places above them.

Just four points separate the teams in what looks to be a four-team battle against relegation with three teams going down.

A win for Eagles would move them two places off the bottom, ahead of X-Roads and Southampton Rangers.

Hood and Eagles still have a match outstanding from the first half of the season when their fixture from December 18 was postponed a second time on January 6.

That match has been rescheduled for February 23.

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Published January 21, 2022 at 8:05 am (Updated January 21, 2022 at 8:05 am)

PHC take on Cougars with chance to cut lead of Town

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