22nd May, 2019

Oakes: Fairfield Villa have no preference over who they want to play in county cup final

Craig Gibbons 1st Feb, 2018 Updated: 1st Feb, 2018

FAIRFIELD Villa vice-chairman Paul Oakes says he has no preference as to who he wants to play in the final of the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup.

The Recreation Ground side secured a place in the county cup final with a 2-1 victory over Gloucestershire Senior League outfit Welland last Saturday.

Dan Wilkes had given the visitors the lead midway through the second half before Bryan Craven equalised with 13 minutes remaining.

However, Connor Collins headed home moments later to win the tie for Fairfield who will now face either of their fellow Midland League Division Two rivals Feckenham or Droitwich.

The Millers and the Saltmen play their semi-final on Saturday.

And Oakes told the Standard it did not matter who Fairfield will meet in the final.

“I have got to give huge credit to Feckenham and Spa as they are both very good footballing sides,” he said.

“But there is no preferred option and I am sure no matter who we play in the final that it will be a spectacle.

“With how horrible the weather has been it is great to have secured our place in the final.

“It does not matter who we play, it is just nice to get there.”

Fairfield, who have won their last three games in all competitions, turn their attentions back to the league on Saturday when they entertain rivals Northfield Town.

Only Lewis Phillips (groin strain) is unavailable which leaves manager Wayne Davis with some selection headaches.

“It is no secret that our upturn in fortunes is down to having all our players available,” said Oakes.

“We had the likes Daniel Pitt, Pete Jenvey and Ollie Booth on the bench on Saturday and that shows how strong the squad is right now.

“It is a huge bonus to have a full strength squad to pick from again and long may that continue.”

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