FECKENHAM manager Aaron Blackwood was keen to highlight the potential of his young side after watching them power to a 6-1 home win over Bloxwich Town on Saturday.
The victory lifted the Millers above Bloxwich into tenth place in Midland League Division Two and Blackwood is now hoping his side can produce more of the same at Coton Green on Saturday.
Jack Brimmell scored four times for Feckenham and Danny Murphy and Max Tibbins also struck for the rampant hosts.
“There were two good teams playing on Saturday – Bloxwich are a top team in the division,” said Blackwood.
“We know what they’re all about and obviously I’m delighted with the three points.
“We’ve been doing well of late to a point and missing four or five players was always going to make things difficult. We’ve had Jordan Adams for example playing the past five weeks with an injury, which I appreciate, but there comes a time where we’ve got try to protect him amongst others.
“Despite that, we were different class on Saturday, we played with a real energy and moved the ball well on a difficult surface and got our rewards for that.”
Blackwood believes certain players are beginning to show real quality, adding: “I don’t believe Jack Brimmell got the credit he deserved last season and he’s another who’s struggled in recent weeks with injuries, but he had one of those days where he was unplayable and he was a joy to watch.
“A mention must also go to the youngsters who have joined us from Alvechurch’s youth team. We do things a little differently at Feckenham, with Tom (assistant manager, Davies) and I believing in development and Adam Garmson, Sid Hicks and Reece Edwards-Williams have all been superb and I’m sure they’ve got bright futures ahead of them.”