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Droitwich Spa and Fairfield Villa to battle it out in county cup final this weekend

Craig Gibbons 10th May, 2018 Updated: 10th May, 2018

DROITWICH Spa and Fairfield Villa will do battle this weekend for the Worcestershire FA Saturday Junior Cup.

The two sides lock horns at Ribbesford Meadow, the home of Bewdley Town, on Saturday in what is expected to be a fierce but friendly derby clash.

Spa, who won the county cup in 2016, head into the game on the back Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Bloxwich Town.

Curtis Townley was sent off for the visitors who end the Midland League Division Two campaign in third.

Spa joint-boss Wayne Oliver said: “We are not too bothered by the defeat as it was a dead rubber game.

“Considering our poor start to the season and dealing with injuries and suspensions, the lads have put a real shift in to take third.

“Looking at it like that, it has been a fantastic season and it would be nice to top it off with silverware.

“Both sides know each other very well so there’s no hiding.

“It should be a great occasion and we are looking forward to it.”

Meanwhile, Fairfield also brought the curtain down on their Division Two season on Wednesday with a 2-1 defeat to league runners-up Smithswood Firs.

Daniel Pitt netted for Fairfield who may slip out of the top half if teams around them win their games in hand.

Vice-chairman Paul Oakes said: “We were so unlucky not to beat Smithswood as their keeper made two fantastic saves and then we had a penalty which was later given as a free-kick against us.

“That said, we had to call on lads we have not seen for several months and I could not have been prouder of the performance.

“We knew it was going to be a difficult end to the season trying to cram games in but the lads have pulled through to keep us away from the relegation zone and hopefully they can end the season with some silverware.

“Droitwich hammered us at their place and have match winners with the likes of James Lemon and Nick Seabourne but we are confident we can go out their and set the record straight.”

Fairfield have also taken Bromsgrove Sporting Reserves under their wing as of next season.

After a series of productive meetings, the Recreation Ground side are excited by the venture.

Sporting chiefs agreed at a board meeting earlier in the season to fold the reserves.

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