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Leaders Town looking to heap further pressure on title rivals

Angelo Simmons, the Dandy Town captain, is doubtful for today’s match against Somerset Eagles at White Hill Field

Dandy Town are expected to open a five-point gap at the top of the Premier Division when they travel to White Hill Field to meet bottom side Somerset Eagles ahead of the remaining fixtures this weekend.

Town will be without coach Aaron Denkins and possibly also captain Angelo Simmons. Denkins is on international duty as assistant coach of the women’s national team who are in Florida preparing for their second Group C match in the Concacaf World Cup qualifying tournament.

Simmons’s involvement also remains questionable after picking up a calf injury late in the first half of Tuesday’s FA Cup match against Devonshire Colts. Simmons had to be helped off the pitch and then back to the changing room at half time by team-mates as Town went on to win 4-0.

Eagles, who bounced back from their 12-0 thrashing at the hands of PHC to record a 6-4 win over First Division side Wolves in a high-scoring FA Cup match, will have their hands full against the Hornets.

In the scheduled night fixture, Robin Hood are set to face St George’s at Goose Gosling Field (9pm).

Hood are six points clear of the relegation zone, having climbed up to seventh in the standings.

St George’s are two places and seven points ahead of them, though they have stuttered recently with three straight draws in night fixtures against Devonshire Colts, Devonshire Cougars and Somerset.

Last weekend’s loss to North Village in the FA Cup was their first at home this season.

PHC’s hopes of remaining two points behind the leaders were dashed yesterday after the BFA announced that their match with X-Roads tomorrow had been postponed, owing to a shortage of officials, as was the case with the First Division match between leaders Hamilton Parish and Ireland Rangers, which has also been called off.

Southampton Rangers, second from bottom, are at home to Devonshire Colts while mid-
table side Somerset Trojans entertain Devonshire Cougars.

In the other First Division matches, Boulevard and Young Men’s Social Club, third and fourth, are hoping to keep the pressure on BAA for the second promotion spot by winning their away matches against Paget at Southampton and St David’s respectively.

BAA have had their match with Vasco switched to Monday night at Goose Gosling Field (9pm).

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Published February 19, 2022 at 7:56 am (Updated February 19, 2022 at 7:56 am)

Leaders Town looking to heap further pressure on title rivals

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