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Opening week brings mixed emotions for Millers boss

Liam Moakes 18th Aug, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

FECKENHAM player-manager Aaron Blackwood refused to hit the panic button after his side suffered a 7-2 defeat at home to much-fancied Droitwich Spa on Tuesday.

The Millers went into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory at Hampton in Saturday’s Midland League Division Two opener but were brought down to an earth by an impressive Spa side.

Blackwood, whose side’s midweek goals were scored by Daniel Williams and Umit Eminoglu, said: “I can defend the workrate but we were very naive and made far too many mistakes against a good Droitwich Spa outfit who will certainly be challenging for honours come the end of the season.

“I can put that down to people being young but we have to grow up a bit quicker now.

“We have one of the youngest sides in our division and in the entirety of the Midland Football League and we haven’t been helped by starting the season with an injury crisis, which is unfortunate.

“However, we aren’t making excuses and in Saturday’s game against Hampton we showed how capable we are of putting in a performance required to pick up three points.

“We’ll iron out the mistakes and change some people around and look to put things right at promotion hopefuls Alvis Sporting Club on Saturday.”

On Saturday Feckenham fell 1-0 down in the first half but, inspired by the impressive Corey Lloyd on the left wing, levelled in the 27th minute through Jordan Porter’s header.

The winner arrived eight minutes into the second half when Danny Murphy put the finishing touches to a fine counter-attack.

After Saturday’s visit to Alvis, Feckenham host Earlswood on Tuesday.

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