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Davies backs Millers to bounce back

Liam Moakes 1st Mar, 2018

FECKENHAM’S joint assistant manager Tom Davies says the Millers need to get back on the horse quickly as they bid to erase the ‘hurt’ of Saturday’s 3-1 Worcestershire Junior Cup semi-final defeat to Droitwich.

Jack Brimmell’s volley early in the second half had hauled the hosts level, but goals from Nick Seabourne, Mark Burrows and James Lemon proved enough to book the visitors’ spot in May’s final against Midland League Division Two rivals Fairfield Villa.

“Obviously it’s disappointing to lose any game but a semi-final always hurts a touch more,” said Davies.

“It was a good old-fashioned local derby with two good sides. Unfortunately for us, we weren’t at the races early on and paid the price for that.

“We know the Moors Academy performance wasn’t up to our usual standards and Saturday’s game saw us return to better form in patches.

“We have two other semi-finals now in the next two weeks, firstly Hampton, who have been a very strong side this season, but we have a point to prove after Saturday’s result.

“I’m sure it will make for an entertaining fixture.”

Saturday’s Presidents (League) Cup semi against Hampton kicks off at 3pm at the Entaco.

There was better news for Feckenham Reserves who reached the final of the Worcestershire Minor Urn thanks to a comprehensive 4-1 victory over local rivals Inkberrow Reserves at the Navigation on Saturday.

Goalscorers for the Millers were Ryan Moore, Robbie Davies, Gabor Lengyel and Dan Sill. Feckenham face Bretforton in the final, scheduled for April 28, with the venue and kick-off time to be confirmed.

The Millers Reserves return to cup action on Saturday (2pm) when they make the short trip to The Berrow to face Inkberrow 3rds in an Evesham Hospital Minor Cup quarter-final.

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