5:39pm Wednesday 17th April 2013
FAIRFIELD Villa aim to end their Worcestershire Junior Cup agony on Saturday when they take on Feckenham in the final at the Victoria Ground.
Villa have only won the competition once, despite reaching the four times over the years.
Joint-manager Paul Oakes admits the experience of losing to Archdales last year will provide ample motivation to go all the way.
He said: “This is a competition we really want to win.
“We’ve reached the final quite often but for some reason we’ve only won it once.
“We want to put that right because it’s a competition we like a lot.
“But it’s not going to be easy, it’s a derby game and a lot of the players have also been at Feckenham.
“We targeted a top-four finish in the league and a cup so hopefully we can do it.
On paper, Fairfield are favourites for Saturday’s final, which kicks-off at 2pm, as they are flying high in the Midland Combination Premier.
In contrast, Feckenham are in the bottom half of the table but they knocked out last season’s winners Archdales and Bromsgrove Sporting during their journey to the final.
Villa will be without Adam Pillinger because he is taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday.
They will also be aiming to bounce back from Saturday’s 3-0 home loss to Division One title favourites Alvis.
A host of players were set to miss the game at Alvis last night because of work commitments.
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