JOINT assistant manager Tom Davies believes Feckenham’s 3-3 draw against second placed visitors Hampton – which extended the Millers’ unbeaten run to six matches in all competitions – was a fair result.
Feckenham came from behind three times to earn a share of the spoils in Saturday’s Midland League Division Two encounter and move up to fifth place.
“It was an exciting game, one with chances end to end and ultimately a fair result, with Hampton shading the second half and ourselves the first,” said Davies.
“It was a good test against a strong side and I thought we handled ourselves very well. This young group is getting better week on week and I fully expect us to continue to improve over the course of the season.
“We focus all our attention on to Saturday’s (2pm) Worcestershire Junior Cup fixture against visitors Inkberrow (Division Three) – one I know the lads are determined to put right from last season.”
On Saturday, Feckenham fell behind to Cameron Seivwright’s deft finish against the run of play, but were level before half time when Jake Donnelly’s cross was flicked on at the near post by Ben Welsh and Jordan Adams was on hand to prod home.
The second half was an even affair and Hampton were back ahead when Seivwright fired low past Josh Goddard after a cross was only half cleared.
The Millers refused to buckle and made it 2-2 when Adam Garmson reached the byline and crossed to Ben Ellicott who sent a superb looping header into the back of the net.
Hampton gained the lead for the third time on 72 minutes when a misjudged back pass from Adams was picked up by midfielder Seivwright who composed himself before firing low past Goddard.
However, the hosts had the final say when substitute Jack Brimmell made an instant impact, playing a lofted through ball into the path of Connor Perry-Holmes who tried to prod home past the onrushing keeper before the rebound fell nicely to Welsh who coolly obliged.
Goddard was forced into a fine save from point blank range, whilst also getting fingertips on an effort struck from distance, whilst Brimmell, Welsh and Perry-Holmes all came close to giving Feckenham the lead in the closing stages.