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In-form Millers target League Cup last four spot

Liam Moakes 8th Nov, 2017

FECKENHAM joint assistant manager Tom Davies has challenged the Millers to continue their impressive form when they look to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup with victory over visitors Bloxwich Town on Saturday (1.45pm).

Aaron Blackwood’s side will go into the last eight clash at the Entaco in fine spirits after extending their winning run to four matches in all competitions – three in Midland League Division Two – with a 4-2 success at Knowle on Saturday.

Ben Welsh’s brace and goals from Ben Ellicott and Umit Eminoglu lifted Feckenham into sixth place – level on points with fourth placed Knowle with a game in hand.

“Again, it’s another big result for us and now we seem to be finding a way to win games where a couple of years ago we’d have drawn or lost those games,” said Davies.

“We were not at our best for big parts of the game but when it counted the lads were another level and managed to earn the three points against a strong Knowle side.

“We’ll now look to continue our run of good form and, with a chance to get to a semi-final, it should be an exciting game to watch against a tough Bloxwich Town outfit.”

Feckenham showed plenty of resilience to come from behind not once but twice at the Robins Nest to secure a valuable three points against Knowle.

The hosts took the lead on the counter-attack but Feckenham were level in the 36th minute when Robbie Davies received the ball and drifted past his marker with ease before reaching the byline and cutting the ball back to Welsh who fired low and first time into the near corner.

The Solihull side restored their lead shortly into the second period when their full back capped an impressive move with a neat finish but Blackwood’s side drew level when Welsh capitalised on a defensive mistake.

The introduction of Matt Green proved key for the visitors in their revival and, buoyed by his impetus, Feckenham led when Ellicott harried the full back into a sloppy pass back to the goalkeeper who, under pressure, made an error which allowed Ellicott to head into an empty net to scenes of jubilation.

The Millers were now dominant and made sure of the points in the 80th minute when Eminoglu’s 28-yard free kick looped up and over the wall, leaving the home custodian with little chance as he watched it nestle into the back of the net.

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