Fairfield eye place in final

By Jamie Arrowsmith Thursday 21 February 2013 Updated: 21/02 16:57

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Buy photos » Stuart Hall scored twice as Fairfield overcame Northfield on Saturday. Picture by Les Massey.

FAIRFIELD Villa will look to secure their place in the Worcestershire Junior Cup final tomorrow when entertaining Malvern Rangers in the semi-finals (1.45pm).

Paul Oakes’ men could not be in better form going into the contest having beaten Northfield Town 6-0 on Saturday in Midland Combination Division One, their 12th success in a row.

Despite that, Oakes has warned his players not to become too complacent and start looking too far ahead as they bid to overcome their West Midlands Regional League Division Two opponents.

“Complacency is my biggest fear with us at the moment,” he said.

“It took us ten minutes or so to get going on Saturday and it is important to start games well because if you do fall behind, it is not always easy to suddenly flick a switch and start playing well again.

“We are in a superb run at the moment but I believe Malvern have been doing well themselves of late so it is a meeting between two form sides.

“A final against Feckenham or Bromsgrove Sporting would be something fantastic to look forward to, but unless we concentrate on Saturday first and get the job done there, that will be an irrelevance.”

Villa’s victory on Saturday came on what was their final appearance at their temporary Earlswood Town home and although they took a while to get into their stride, once they went ahead there was no turning back.

Stuart Hall opened the scoring direct from a free kick before Keiron Evans fed Scott Gaffney to double the advantage.

Gaffney then returned the favour in feeding Evans to make it 3-0 and complete the first half goalscoring.

The second half scoring began with Gaffney beating the keeper at his near post before Evans added a fifth and Hall saved the best until last with a superb volley that saw him net for 12th time in 15 games.

“It was a bit of a strange game to be honest,” Oakes said.

“Their squad looked a bit stronger than it has been recently and we were a bit sluggish early on.

“Once we got ahead we were comfortable but we also started quite slowly in the second half before adding three more fairly late on.”

It has not all been plain sailing for Oakes this week though despite his side’s fine form as three players have left the club.

Brendon Hicks, Craig Cosgrove and James Burke have all moved on but Villa have acted swiftly to bring JJ Evans in from Bromsgrove Sporting whilst also hoping to add another midfielder to strengthen the squad.

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