ASSISTANT manager Tom Davies was delighted with Feckenham’s efforts after Saturday’s 1-0 victory at high-flying Fairfield Villa took them past last season’s points total with four matches still to play.
Umit Eminoglu’s penalty just before the hour mark saw off fourth placed Villa and secured a second successive Midland League Division Two win for the Millers, who rose to ninth ahead of Saturday’s trip to Earlswood Town.
“It was very pleasing we got the reaction we were after with the performance,” said Davies.
“We asked for a high work-rate, constant pressure out of possession and to outrun the opposition, and we got all three.
“The players have to take full credit. We did not play well the previous weekend against Hampton but still won the game, but they thoroughly deserved the result against what is a very strong Fairfield this season.
“It’s nice to surpass last season’s points total with four games remaining with what is relatively the same squad and hopefully we can continue to climb the table, which is no less than the players have earned.”
Feckenham were largely the better side throughout, particularly in the first half when Adam Garmson, Jack Brimmell and Ben Cox proved a constant menace in the final third.
Sid Hicks, Eminoglu and Max Tibbins dominated the midfield and centre back Jordan Adams forced the home custodian into a good save when he leapt highest and headed goalwards.
The winner arrived when Cox released Brimmell who drifted past his marker and was bundled over in the box. Eminoglu stepped up and fired the ball low to the keeper’s left to give the Millers a well deserved lead.
Fairfield showed more urgency in the second period but were restricted to half chances, whilst at the other end Garmson and Brimmell went close to doubling the Millers’ advantage.