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Paget Lions determined to extend dream FA Cup run

Bermuda Football Association League and Cup Competition chairman Shannon Burgess pictured at the FA Cup semi-final draw (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Jaime Ramsay, the Paget Community Club president, expressed his pride over the team’s “dream” run in the FA Cup after they were pitted against North Village during the semi-final draw at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence.

Underdogs Paget Lions have punched well above their weight in reaching the last four for the first time and are the sole remaining team outside of the top tier still in the hunt.

“This is a dream come true for us and I am a proud president for what we have accomplished thus far this season,” Ramsay said. “Hopefully, we can hold on and continue the run.”

Paget will face nine-times champions Village in the second semi-final at PHC Field on March 9, with Ramsay cautiously optimistic his team can spring an upset.

“We are a small team among giants but I believe in David and Goliath, so we are going to put our best foot forward,” he added.

“When nobody believes in us, we believe in ourselves and in our community; we are looking to overcome.

“We are honoured to be in the semi-finals, so we are looking to take on Goliath and, hopefully, be victorious.”

Paget are on course for a unique treble having already won the Shield and are still in contention for First Division and FA Cup honours.

“We are taking one step at a time,” Ramsay said. “We are looking forward to great things and are just honoured to be here.”

The remaining semi-final will see St George’s Colts take on 11-times champions PHC Zebras at Devonshire Recreation Club on March 8.

Meanwhile, league action resumes today with bottom team Robin Hood hosting leaders PHC at Goose Gosling Field (9pm) and St George’s Colts face Somerset Trojans at Wellington Oval (3pm).

Elsewhere, second-place Paget will host fourth-place Young Men’s Social Club in the only First Division encounter at Southampton Oval (3pm).

Tomorrow’s remaining Premier Division fixtures will see Hamilton Parish host North Village at Wellington Oval, X-Roads Warriors take on Devonshire Cougars at Lord’s, while Boulevard and Dandy Town square off at Goose Gosling Field.

The remaining First Division matches will see Southampton Rangers host Ireland Rangers and Devonshire Colts travel to Lord’s to face St David’s Warriors.

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Published February 25, 2023 at 4:14 pm (Updated February 25, 2023 at 4:14 pm)

Paget Lions determined to extend dream FA Cup run

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