16th Sep, 2019

Fairfield Villa aim to keep good start going

FAIRFIELD Villa will be hoping to keep up their good start to the new Midland League Division Two campaign this weekend when they entertain Moors Academy.

The Recreation Ground side have won four of their opening five league games, with the only blotch on their record a 6-3 defeat to GNP Sports who have won all five of their games since their promotion from Division Three.

But vice-chairman Paul Oakes believes Fairfield are going to be in four a tough test against an almost full-time Moors Academy on Saturday.

The two sides played each other in the Les James Challenge Cup at the end of August, with Fairfield prevailing 5-3 on penalties after the scores were locked at 3-3 at full-time.

“The Moors youngsters train everyday then do the required school work alongside that so essentially they are a full-time outfit,” he said.

“They do play some really good football, though, and I have been impressed with them every time we have played them.

“However, the pool of players they have is so big you never know what the strength of their squad is going to be.

“It’s going to be tough but we’ve got off to a good start so hopefully it’s a case of onwards and upwards.”

Fairfield picked up their fourth league win of the season with a 4-2 victory at Lane Head, formerly Bloxwich Town.

Daniel Pitt (2), Dan Wilkes and Ellis Blakemore bagged the goals but Oakes believed the scoreline could have been bigger.

“We dominated the game from the start and the result was never in doubt,” he added.

“However, we could have won the game by five or six as we got a little sloppy towards the end.

“We still got three point on the board, though, which is the main thing.”

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