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Cowichan LMG goes for Jackson Cup title Sunday against Saanich Fusion

Coach Glen Martin stands back and marvels at his players celebrating their Jackson Cup soccer win in 2012. - Don Bodger/file
Coach Glen Martin stands back and marvels at his players celebrating their Jackson Cup soccer win in 2012.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

The stage is set for a soccer battle of titanic proportions.

Cowichan LMG Pringle hopes to rekindle the feeling of hoisting the Jackson Cup, last experienced in 2012, when it takes on the arch-rival Saanich Fusion Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park.

Cowichan is sure to receive a boost from its many supporters who always make the trip for the game.

Coach Glen Martin has been working out the fine details with his team in practices leading up to the game.

“No excuses, the preparation’s good,’’ he said.

And Cowichan isn’t hampered by any injuries.

The Fusion has beaten Cowichan twice this season.

“I’d say they’re slightly favoured, but it’s pretty close,’’ said Martin.

“But we’re a grass field team so that helps us.’’

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