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Fairfield Villa miss out on cup double to quadruple winning NKF Burbage

Craig Gibbons 24th May, 2018 Updated: 24th May, 2018

FAIRFIELD Villa missed out on finishing the season with a second piece of silverware after losing 3-1 to NKF Burbage in the Les James Challenge Cup final.

Having won the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup the previous week, Fairfield had no answer to a Burbage side who have won everything they have entered this season.

The Leicestershire side stormed to the Midland League Division Two crown as well as lifting the Presidents Cup and the Leicestershire Senior Cup.

Fairfield had actually taken the lead through James Finn before two goals from Liam Storer and one from Jake Brown secured victory for quadruple winners Burbage.

“It was a really good game and both teams will agree we were the better side in the first half,” said Fairfield vice-chairman Paul Oakes.

“But in the second half I think Burbage’s fitness and organisation told and once they went ahead it was always going to be difficult to get back into the game.

“Burbage, as the records show, have been tremendous this year and were deserved winners but all credit has to go to our boys for what has been a decent season.

“At the start of the year we sat down and talked about claiming silverware and trying to break into the top four.

“We won the county cup and fell short of fourth but with how the weather has been this season I don’t think the table is a true reflection.

“Wayne Davies, Lewis Smith and the rest of the coaching staff have done a marvellous job and hopefully it will act as a springboard for next season.”

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