FECKENHAM gave an impressive first half account of themselves at high-flying Paget Rangers before being undone by some clinical finishing in the second period and slipping to a 4-0 defeat.
New Alvechurch loanee, 17-year-old Jack Yarwood, was given a start at right back and the Millers were also able to welcome back Adam Garmson from his three-game suspension for Saturday’s Midland League Division Two clash.
Feckenham more than matched their fifth placed hosts in the opening period with centre back Jordan Adams particularly impressive, but conceded a poor goal on the stroke of half time which proved to be the turning point.
Assistant manager Tom Davies reflected: “The second half was much of the same, however Paget showed their quality in the final third with two goals directly from free kicks and a fourth in added time through a classy lob from Dan Carter.
“It was unfortunate that, after a good display the previous weekend against Continental Star, that we did not come away with a positive result.
“In truth, Paget took their chances and deserved the win but I don’t believe that it was a 4-0 scoreline. They have a very strong front line with Mark Bellingham and Carter but I thought defensively we dealt with their threats well, with two of the goals coming from well struck free kicks.
“We have a very young side and it’s nice to test yourselves against the better sides and players at this level. It’s something we know each player is learning from.
“We take the positives and move on to Saturday when we visit Knowle who, similar to us, have a young, hungry side and it should make for interesting viewing.”