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Fairfield Villa break new ground in Les James Challenge Cup

Craig Gibbons 13th Apr, 2018

FAIRFIELD Villa booked their place in the final of the Les James Challenge Cup for the first time in the club’s history with a 3-0 victory over Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons.

Ellis Blakemore had given the Recreation Ground side a 12th-minute lead before Ryan Molesworth added a second with ten minutes of the first half remaining.

Fairfield’s place in the final was secured when Connor Collins scored his 100th goal for the club five minutes after the interval.

They will now meet NKF Burbage or Smithswood Firs, who contest the other semi tomorrow (Saturday), in the final on a date yet to be confirmed.

Vice chairman Paul Oakes said: “The scoreline did not actually give the true story of the game.

“We went 1-0 up and it needed a stunning save from our keeper Mark Wright to prevent their main man Reece Gibson from scoring in a one-on-one situation.

“Once we got the second we were comfortable but it needed another cracking save from Mark to stop Boldmere from getting back in the game.

“Luckily Connor then went straight up the other end and scored to break new ground for Fairfield as we have never been in a Les James final before.

“There were plenty of celebrations and we are looking forward to it.”

Fairfield were supposed to play Feckenham last night (Thursday) in the quarter-finals of the Evesham Hospital Junior Cup but it was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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