WEDNESDAY, MAR. 7: *This is no April Fool’s joke — Dandy Town Hornets are serious about bringing the double to the St John’s Road club.
The Hornets are paired against promotion bound Wolves at 3pm on April 1 in a FA Cup semi-final.
The night before, Robin Hood and North Village Rams will play in the other semi-final at 9pm at BAA Field.
Town, who secured their seventh league title on the weekend, can now fully concentrate on taking the FA Cup.
Kewanna Swan, executive secretary for Dandy Town, said: “We’re relishing the chance to winning the double. We’re glad we won the league and we’re glad we made it this far. We’re looking forward to the competition for the FA Cup and we’ll be bringing that home too.”
Robin Hood club secretary and manager Robert Emmett said: “We’re looking forward to playing North Village. We have a good relationship with them and we’ve got to beat the best to get to the final. They’re one of the best teams in Bermuda so I’m quite happy to give them a good try.”
Shervin Dill, North Village president, said: “I’d like congratulate all the teams that have made it so far.
“North Village have a vibrant history in the FA Cup — We’ve won it nine times and runner-ups twice…so we’re looking on improving on our record.
Dill said it was “disappointing” not still being in contention for the league.
“Our coach Shaun Goater has never won the FA Cup as the coach of North Village so it would be special for us and for him to get this title this season.”
* Editor's's note: The original version of this story had incorrect information about how many times Dandy Town had won the FA Cup due to faulty research from a website. The Bermuda Sun apologies to the legion of Town fans.