September 22nd, 2016

Millers aiming to maintain momentum

Millers aiming to maintain momentum Millers aiming to maintain momentum
Updated: 5:24 pm, Aug 25, 2016

FECKENHAM head into the Bank Holiday weekend in good spirits after a profitable couple of games in Midland League Division Two.

The Millers sit third with seven points from four games after Saturday’s hard fought goalless draw at Coventry outfit Alvis Sporting Club was followed by a thrilling 4-3 home win over Earlswood Town on Tuesday as George Tolley netted a hat-trick for Aaron Blackwood’s side.

Feckenham, for whom Umit Eminoglu also scored in midweek, now visit Sutton United on Saturday before hosting Knowle on Monday.

However, player-manager Blackwood’s joy at securing such a dramatic victory was tempered by an injury to forward Josh Harris-James who joins a lengthy list of absentees.

Incredibly, Tuesday’s match was goalless at half time before the visitors took the lead early in the second half, only for the Millers to roar into a 4-1 advantage before being left hanging on as Earlswood staged a late fightback.

There was no such drama on Saturday as a depleted Feckenham side secured a point at Alvis with a disciplined performance.

The visitors arguably had the best of the first half as the returning and influential Jack Brimmell was at the heart of most of their good work.

Danny Williams fired an effort just wide and Brimmell did likewise in the second half for Feckenham, but the hosts also had two big chances of their own in the second period following a defensive mishap and a draw was a fair result.

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