14th Dec, 2018

Fairfield Villa hoping to build from GNP victory

CONFIDENT Fairfield Villa hope inflicting a first league defeat of the season on GNP Sports at the weekend will put them in good stead for their trip to high-flying Northfield Town on Saturday.

Fairfield finally brought an end to Coventry-based GNP’s 13-game unbeaten run in Midland Two, running out comfortable 5-2 winners, and vice-chairman Paul Oakes wants the form to carry over into the clash at Northfield.

Northfield currently sit third in the table and have the likes of former Bromsgrove Sporting players Andy Nicol, Liam Spink, Jake Willcox and Sam Wills among their ranks.

“Northfield are really good on their own ground so it’s going to be a difficult test for us,” said Oakes.

“However, if we play like we did against GNP we are more than capable of getting the three points.”

Scott Smith and Ellis Blakemore put Fairfield 2-0 up against GNP inside 15 minutes before danger man Tom Rawlings pulled one back on the stroke of half-time.

Robert Prinzel then netted early in the second half to bag the equaliser.

Reuben Wilson nosed Fairfield back in front in the 52nd minute before two goals from substitute Jarrad Hill in the final ten minutes put the hosts out of sight.

“We were absolutely delighted with the display,” said Oakes.

“The lads showed great character and resolve at 2-2 to get the win, but being critical we could have won the game by a bigger margin.

“After the disappointing 7-1 defeat to Knowle the lads were keen to right the wrongs from that game and they did exactly that.”

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