A SERIOUS leak at the Entaco put paid to Feckenham’s scheduled Midland League Division Two home game against leaders NKF Burbage on Saturday, meaning the Millers are still to play a game in 2018.
Aaron Blackwood’s side are gunning to return to action for the first time since December 23 when they make the short trip to Studley’s Beehive home to take on third placed Montpellier on Saturday (3pm).
It is a key encounter in the promotion race as the Millers sit just three places and four points behind their hosts, who are three points behind second placed Hampton who have played two matches more than both Feckenham and Montpellier.
As the Standard went to press, Blackwood was looking to bolster his squad, having put in a seven-day approach in for a defender which has not been waived by the respective club.
Therefore, the boss was having to wait until later in the week to speak to the player, who would be a very useful addition in a position in which the Millers are a little light.
Despite the first team’s inactivity, the Reserves’ Stratford Alliance Division One fixture at Badsey United went ahead on Saturday and first-teamers Jordan Hartley, Ryan Faulkner, Ben Ellicott and keeper Lewis Loveridge all featured in the visitors’ 6-0 victory.
Composed finishes from Ellicott and Gabor Lengyel put Feckenham 2-0 up by half time and it was 4-0 midway through the second half after a lob from Ellicott and Aaran Addis’ 30-yard free kick both found the net.
Lengyel completed a fine move to make it 5-0 and the scoring was finished by Ellicott who completed a hat-trick when he controlled neatly before firing into the roof of the net.
Sixth placed Feckenham Reserves visit seventh placed South Redditch Athletic on Saturday (2pm) at South Redditch Sports & Social Club.