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Fairfield Villa cruise into Presidents Cup semis with 4-0 victory over Continental Star

Craig Gibbons 2nd Feb, 2017 Updated: 2nd Feb, 2017

FAIRFIELD Villa booked their place in the semi-finals of the Presidents Cup with a resounding 4-0 victory over Continental Star.

After a series of missed chances and poor finishing, Villa eventually broke the deadlock in the first-half through Dan Wilkes’ crisp effort.

Alex Dugmore then netted from close range to give the home side a 2-0 lead going into the break.

Despite a sloppy start to the second period, Villa grabbed their third goal of the game when Adam Ricketts stabbed home his first goal for the club before Wilkes claimed his second to complete the scoring.

Villa will now meet Coton Green in the semi-finals at a date yet to be confirmed but vice-chairman Paul Oakes felt the scoreline should have been bigger.

“We missed so many chances that it was getting quite infuriating to watch,” he said.

“To say we dominated the first half was an understatement.

“The 4-4-2 formation with new boy Ricketts and Collins up front just ripped Star apart and the pair of them could have had hat-tricks.

“Once we went ahead after all the missed chances there was only going to be one winner.”

Third placed Villa are out of Midland League Division Two action this week but club bosses are using the free weekend as a chance to do some scouting on promotion rivals.

“A couple of us are going down to watch the big game of Droitwich against Paget on Saturday while someone is going to Coton Green’s game at Smithswood Firs,” Oakes added.

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