FECKENHAM boss Aaron Blackwood has challenged his side to maintain the level of performance shown in the 3-1 home win over Continental Star when they visit in-form Paget Rangers on Saturday.
Saturday’s victory lifted the Millers into ninth place in Midland League Division Two and Blackwood was pleased with the commitment on show.
Umit Eminoglu’s penalty after a foul on Ben Cox and then a Cox free kick turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 half time lead, before Danny Murphy converted a Cox cross to make it 3-1 just after the hour.
Feckenham controlled the vast majority of the proceedings to wrap up victory, but Blackwood admitted the team should have put the game to bed much earlier.
However, he praised a solid defensive and resilient footballing display from his men.
“Our last game was the heavy defeat away against Coton Green some five weeks ago now and it’s been playing on all of our minds since, so it was nice to finally put in a much more commanding performance.
“The boys have shown a real maturity and held on to get the three points and, when you set out at the start of the day, that’s what you’re after.
“Continental are a good side and Tom (Davies, assistant manager) went up to watch them last week and they picked up a good win under their new manager at Barnt Green. If you give them the time and space, they create chances.
“A lot of credit must also go to our defensive unit. Josh Goddard, Ryan Edwards, Joe Nokes, Jordan Adams and Danny Williams all had superb afternoons and played a big part in Saturday’s victory.
“We now turn our attentions to Paget who are one of the best teams at this level. They have some good experienced players and a good manager in Jason Lanns, but we’ll go there in a confident mood knowing the 3G surface will also suit us and look to get a positive result.”