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Millers elated after ending NKF Burbage's 28-match unbeaten run

Redditch Editorial 24th Aug, 2017

FECKENHAM brought an end to NKF Burbage’s 28-game unbeaten league run with a 4-3 victory over the Leicestershire side in Midland League Division Two on Saturday.

In their first visit to the Kirby Road Sports Grounds, the Millers took the lead when Umit Eminoglu converted a penalty for a handball in the area.

After 23 minutes the visitors doubled their advantage when Jordan Adams was on hand to fire the ball high into the roof of the net from Jake Donnelly’s effort on goal.

Burbage, who finished as ‘Invincible’ Division Three champions last term, then reduced their arrears before Danny Murphy restored Feckenham’s two-goal advantage prior to the break.

By the hour mark the Millers were 4-1 up when Eminoglu drilled home from the edge of the area.

Burbage then converted two penalties to set up a tense finish but Feckenham held on to claim a hard earned victory.

Feckenham’s joint assistant manager Tom Davies said: “It’s a big statement of intent from the group which, after an opening day defeat, was needed.

“NFK is a tough place to go having not lost a game last season home or away and to come away with all three points is a huge achievement.

“The lads stuck to their roles and responsibilities, worked their socks off and got the result I believe was deserved.

“Two back-to-back wins now is a good start but it’s about developing that consistency, by continuing to get good results and good performances alongside them.”

Fifth placed Feckenham travel to Earlswood Town on Saturday before entertaining Redditch Borough on Bank Holiday Monday.

STUDLEY sit second in Midland League Division One after picking up four points from their past two matches over the last week.

The Bees were 3-2 home winners over Stafford Town on Saturday thanks to goals from Dan Dineen, Josh Westwood and Aaron Westwood before following up with a 1-1 draw against visitors Racing Club Warwick on Tuesday, when Gaz Evans netted for the hosts.

Keith Draper’s side, unbeaten in four matches, face a stern test of their credentials on Saturday when they host much-fancied Leicester Road, who boast a 100 per cent record after three matches.

A trip to Cadbury Athletic then awaits on Monday.

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