5:32pm Wednesday 20th February 2013
TITLE-chasing Fairfield Villa gave their goal-difference a big boost as they put bottom side Northfield Town to the sword with a 6-0 win.
Braces for Stuart Hall, Keiran Evans and Scott McGlenn made sure of a comfortable win and also increased their goal-difference to 33.
Joint-manager Paul Oakes believes that could be vital as in-form Villa contend for the top-spot in the Midland Combination Division One.
Fairfield are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders Cadbury Athletic, who boast a goal difference of 43.
Oakes said: “We started slowly against Northfield but once we got going we raced into a 3-0 lead.
“It went a bit quiet for us but it was important we scored more goals.
“Cadbury and some of the teams around us have also scored a lot of goals against Northfield and it was vital we did too.
“Our goal difference is good and it could like having an extra point at the end of the season.”
However, Oakes warned he expects Alvis to start making a concerted push for the title.
The Coventry side are sixth in the table but have only played 14 times, scoring 57 goals and conceding just 12.
“I fully expect Alvis to be near the top by next week,” said Oakes.
“They have some mid-week matches coming up and are looking very strong with so many games in hand.”
Meanwhile, Villa turn their attentions to knockout action on Saturday when they take on Malvern Rangers in the Worcestershire Junior Cup (1.45pm ko).
It will be the first time they have played at their Recreation Ground base in three months after work on renovating the ground was completed.
New facilites for referees have been finished while the toilets, kitchen and bar have also been renovated.
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