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Fairfield Villa FC
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Fairfield Villa FC win 5 - 3 on penalties. Sat 25 Aug 15:00 - Cup Full time

Fairfield Villa 3 Moors Academy 3 (5-3 pens)

Moors lose on penalties - by Ronald Crane

Manager Sam Manoochehri brought in new singing Kieran Boucher, Dylon Bennett, Ethan Sephton, Jay Mystry and Aram Solomon for this cup match.

As it turned out it was not a good spectacle for the spectators - too often the sides just cancelled each other out.

Although Villa made a spirited start, it was Moors who were successful in sending over a series of really good crosses, but somehow they were not converted into goals.

With referee Tibbatts allowing Moors an advantage that they squandered, Villa pumped the ball upfield for Daniel Pitt to beat the offside by the simple method of passing the ball to himself and chipping Boucher from twenty five yards. It was a beautiful goal, and worthy to grace any game.

However the lead lasted just about 10 minutes when with Moors appealing for a penalty that the referee waved away, Josh Parsons stole in to equalize the score.

With barely five minutes to the break and with two ball sin the playing area, Wilkes was allowed to score from the edge of the area.

For the second half, Moors were a much more decisive unit and there were numerous chances from crosses, all of which were wasted, before Kamol Campbell managed to get on the end of yet another cross to score Moors second.

With the visitors in the ascendance, Villa made three substitutions, and with 10 minutes to go Connor Collins benefitted from a long throw that was headed across goal. The Villa man got there ahead of Boucher to score.

Two minutes later, McNally headed home for the Moors to restore parity.

There, three at ninety minutes, so we headed to a penalty shoot-out. Which Villa won by five goals to three.

The Moors are out of the Lee James Cup, but on Saturday 1st September travel to Feckenham in Round 1 of the Presidents’ Cup.

Moors: Boucher: Mbuti: Sephton(c): Bennett: Kendrick: McNally (82): Solomon: Martin (Binner): Mystry (Ikwa): Parsons (29) (Mahmood); Campbell [57]. Subs unused: Clarke.

Next Match: Monday 27th August 2018 Northfield Town FC v MAFC (League) at Shenley Lane Community Association, 472 Shenley Lane, Selly Oak, B29 4HZ. KO 3pm
Saturday 1st September 2018 Feckenham FC v MAFC {President’s Cup R1} at Studley Sports and Social Club, Eldorado Close, Studley, B90 7HP. KO 3pm

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