Style: Dandy Town has been concentrating on short crisp passes in and around the box in a bid to create quality chances. They will play Wolves at 3pm Sunday at Bernard Park in an FA Cup semi-final. *Photo by Ras Mykkal
FRIDAY, MAR. 30: Dandy Town’s players and coaching staff picked up their awards for winning the Digicel Premier League on Wednesday, but they have their sights set on FA Cup.
Town, which last won the FA Cup and League double in 2004, are paired against First Division winners Wolves on Sunday at 3pm at Bernard Park in the second of two FA Cup semi-finals.
The night before, Robin Hood and North Village Rams will play in the other semi-final at 9pm at BAA Field.
Dandy Town Hornets head coach Jomar Wilkinson said the team really “stuck together” this season and that was evident early on because “they were serious about this in the preseason. This was a team effort.”
He added the depth that Town had was one of the keys for its success.
“We’ve had players miss games for various reasons and we’ve had the players who can step in.”
He said even though Wolves played in the First Division this season, Town was not going to take them lightly.
“We have a lot of respect for Wolves. We actually had a lot of practice games against Wolves in the preseason. They’re capable of playing some of the best ball in Bermuda in any given game, but we have a lot of quality and they’re capable of playing at a higher level.”
He said the Hornets have helped prepare for Sunday’s game by working on a lot of short and sharp passes.
“We’re looking to keep it sharp in and around the box. We’re looking to have a lot of possession and we’re hoping by dominating in possession that translates into quality chances.”
Wilkinson said, on a personal level, winning the FA Cup would be extraordinary.
“It would lean a lot to me. Before the season started we said we wanted to do something special, but we never said what that special was.
“I’ve been part of a team that’s won the league but never the FA so this would be an accomplishment not just for me, but for the whole club.”