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Social Club aiming to maintain unbeaten home record

Josh Hardtman and his Young Men's Social Club team-mates are unbeaten at home in the Premier Division (File photograph by Ras Mykkal)

Young Men’s Social Club will rest their unbeaten home record on the line when they host Hamilton Parish in the Premier Division at Police Field tomorrow.

The Bluebirds have yet to lose a game on their own patch where they have taken ten points from a possible 12 this season.

“At the beginning of the season, we sat down and talked about the importance of being able to pick up points at home and how that could definitely go a long way in staying in the Premier Division,” Social Club coach Michael Smith said.

“It seems like the players bought into it and they just have a never-say-die attitude. When you come up there, it’s going to be a fight all the way until the end.”Social Club have impressed on their return to the top flight and find themselves on a three-game unbeaten run which includes a 1-0 upset over champions PHC Zebras.

“Really, we are just trying to take it one game at a time and learn from those games to try to go into the next game and be better prepared,” Smith added.

“We know we had to hit the ground running as far as coming up from the First Division and adjust very quickly, and I think they’re doing a good job of that.”

As for a Parish who also have momentum heading into the intriguing match-up having edged high-flying Paget Lions 3-2 in a five-goal thriller in their previous outing at Wellington Oval, Smith said: “Our next opponent is Hamilton Parish, a team that we respect.

“I have a lot of respect for Sergio [Goater] as the coach and we just get back on the grind again.

“Fight hard, stick to the game plan and then we just work hard and see where the result falls at the end of the day.”

Meanwhile, unbeaten leaders North Village will be looking to widen the gap at the top of the table when they travel to the West End to face Somerset Trojans at Somerset Cricket Club tonight (9pm).

Village hold a three-point advantage over nearest rival Devonshire Cougars heading into the match and on present form are the firm favourites to come away with the points against a Trojans side who find themselves in the relegation zone along with fellow strugglers X-Roads Warriors.

Tomorrow’s remaining Premier Division matches will see St George’s Colts host Paget at Wellington Oval while X-Roads will continue their search for first win of the season at home to PHC at St David’s.

Mid-table Dandy Town will host Cougars at Goose Gosling Field on Monday night (9pm).

First Division action also kicks off tonight with Ireland Rangers hosting Wolves at Somerset Cricket Club (7pm) while Vasco and Southampton Rangers will lock horns at Goose Gosling Field (9pm).

Tomorrow’s remaining second-tier fixtures will see unbeaten leaders Devonshire Colts tackle Boulevard at Police Field while St David’s are at home to Somerset Bridge at Lord’s.

Second-placed Robin Hood have a bye.

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Published December 02, 2023 at 7:58 am (Updated December 02, 2023 at 7:38 am)

Social Club aiming to maintain unbeaten home record

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