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Boxing Day derby offers Millers the chance of revenge

Liam Moakes 24th Dec, 2016

FECKENHAM will be aiming to continue their improvement against neighbours Redditch Borough on Boxing Day when they meet for the third time in four matches.

Borough have held the upper hand so far, winning the Les James Challenge Cup tie 4-1 at the start of the month and then drawing 1-1 at the Valley Stadium in Midland League Division Two.

However, Millers management Aaron Blackwood and Tom Davies are confident they can turn the tables on Boxing Day at the Entaco (2pm).

Assistant manager Davies said: “We’ve played Redditch twice in recent weeks, putting in two different performances.

“The first in the Les James Challenge Cup quarter-final, we didn’t turn up, we allowed them to play their game and then tried to compete with them rather than looking to play our natural game.

“In the reverse fixture in the league we managed to dominate for the vast majority of the first half, adding a goal to the performance before sitting on our heels and trying to defend a lead.

“Against any good side, trying to defend for that long is never a good game plan and, although we missed chances at the death, a draw was a fair result.

“Now with this game on Boxing Day we’re looking to go one better and complete a hat-trick of different results and get all three points.

“Whatever the result, though, given the last two encounters, I’m sure this one will follow suit and be a very interesting game for any neutral.”

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