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Fairfield Villa looking to set the record straight at Redditch Borough

Craig Gibbons 15th Mar, 2018 Updated: 15th Mar, 2018

FAIRFIELD Villa will be looking to get some revenge on Redditch Borough this weekend after the Midland League Division Two relegation battlers thumped them 5-1 earlier in the season.

In just the second match of the campaign Wayne Davis’ Fairfield crashed to a disappointing home defeat to a Borough side which now lies fourth-from-bottom, just one point above the dreaded drop zone.

Since their relatively slow start to the season, the Recreation Ground side have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes and are on the hunt for a seventh consecutive win in all competitions on Saturday.

And with only James Finn (holiday) unavailable, vice-chairman Paul Oakes told the Standard the players are up for getting one over Borough who have recently brought back star player Billy Garvey from Studley.

“We owe Borough one but our good performance on that day does not show in the 5-1 scoreline,” he said.

“So the players are fully up for trying to get one over on a Redditch side which works hard and gives everything they have got.

“But confidence in the camp right now is high and we will be looking to get another three points and keep our winning run going.”

Should Fairfield’s game beat the weather it will be the first time they have played since February 24.

Villa were scheduled to play Droitwich Spa on Tuesday night but that match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Walshes Meadow, the home of Stourport Swifts.

“At the start of the season we had the frustration of injuries and unavailabilities but now we have a full squad the weather is preventing us from playing,” added Oakes.

“However, everybody is in the same boat but luckily for us our fixture list at the moment is manageable.

“There are other teams in the division who will be pulling their hair out at how many games they have to fit in between now and the end of the season.”

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