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New recruits help Villa thrash Coton

Bromsgrove Editorial 27th Nov, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A NEW-look Failfield Villa produced one of their most comprehensive performances of the season as they thrashed Coton Green at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Buoyed by a number of new recruits, the Bromsgrove side proved too strong for their opponents as Chris Lowe and James Ward netted in the first half.

Stuart Hall marked his return to Fairfield with a goal just after the break before Ellis Blakemore scored Villa’s fourth as they returned to winning ways.

After back-to-back defeats, Villa made a host of new additions, including former Fairfield favourite Hall, striker Steve Joynes and the experienced Gareth Parfitt.

The visitors were also boosted by several new signings of their own and they were unlucky when a superb strike appeared to cross the line after hitting the underside of the crossbar, but the linesman ruled it out.

This proved to be a wake-up call for Fairfield as they opened the scoring on the 13th mintue with a goal from Lowe whose effort went in off the far post.

Villla were dictating play and extended their lead just before the break when Dan Wilkes beat his marker and sent in a cross for Ward who slotted home.

The victory was all but sealed within a minute of the second period when Hall found the bottom corner after collecting Joynes’ cross.

Fairfield keeper Andrew Morgan made a fine save to keep the score at 3-0 before the home side increased their lead with a sublime finish from Blakemore, who made an instant impact off the bench.

The visitors got one back, but it was Fairfield’s day as the win saw them move three points clear of the bottom three.


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