23rd Feb, 2019

Fairfield Villa hoping to keep up winning league run at Bloxwich Town

Craig Gibbons 15th Feb, 2018

FAIRFIELD Villa will look to make it a hat-trick of Midland League Division Two wins this weekend when they make the trip to Bloxwich Town.

Since their 4-2 defeat to Barnt Green Spartak on December 23, Fairfield have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes with 2-0 and 3-0 wins over Coton Green and Northfield Town respectively.

In between those games the Recreation Ground side has also booked their place in the final of the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup and the semi-finals of the Les James Challenge Cup.

The league wins have lifted Wayne Davis’ side away from the relegation zone and up to ninth place and another victory at Bloxwich on Saturday could see Fairfield move into the top half of the table.

The previous encounter between the two sides ended 3-3 with the Black Country side salvaging a point with an equaliser in injury time.

“It was at a period of time when we were struggling to get a run going,” said Fairfield vice-chairman Paul Oakes.

“They managed to break from one of our corners and scored late on so it would be nice to get one over on them.

“But Bloxwich is a very difficult place to go to and it is not the best of pitches so we are in for a tough game.”

Only Pete Jenvey (away) is missing for the clash at the Old Red Lion Ground while goalkeeper Aaron Collins (broken thumb) is only a week away from providing current shot-stopper Mark Wright with some competition for the No.1 jersey.

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