22nd Sep, 2019

Derby day bragging rights belong to Millers

Redditch Editorial 28th Aug, 2019

FECKENHAM maintained their unbeaten start to the Midland League Division Two season with two victories over the bank holiday weekend.

Goals in each half from Jak Albutt and Dan Sutton – either side of David Yonwin’s wonder strike equaliser from just inside the Millers’ half – clinched a 2-1 victory at Coton Green on Saturday.

Aaron Blackwood’s side then entertained Redditch Borough in Monday’s eagerly-anticipated derby and were deserving of their 3-0 victory which leaves them with ten points from four matches ahead of Saturday’s visit to Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons.

In front of a crowd of 171, the hosts were soon into their stride at the Entaco and Ben Cox sent a long-range effort just wide before Danny Murphy raced clear, only to be denied by Borough keeper Callum Rollins at the second attempt.

Scott Hancock forced Feckenham keeper Ryan Young into a routine save before the Millers made the breakthrough on 27 minutes when Jake Donnelly curled a superb free kick around the Borough wall and into the net.

Six minutes later it was 2-0 when Donnelly’s long throw was neatly headed home by Murphy at the near post.

Feckenham never looked like surrendering their advantage in the second half as Murphy had a shot cleared off the line and Albutt’s strike from a tight angle was smartly saved, but it was 3-0 on 73 minutes when another long throw from Donnelly left Borough keeper Rollins unsighted by Jordan Adams and the stopper could only parry the ball into his own net.

Talented Borough youngster Will Skelton continued to try to raise the spirits of the visitors, but the forward was isolated more often than not and his shot from long distance was well saved by Young.

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