FAIRFIELD Villa failed to make the most of the weather conditions when their eagerly awaited local derby clash with Feckenham was called off.

They could have taken the opportunity to run the rule over Worcester Junior Cup semi-final opponents Welland - had they thought of it.

Villa spokesman Paul Oakes admitted: " It never occurred to me until I was going through the results on Sunday when I saw that Welland had played.

"They are situated near Upton-on-Severn and play in the Gloucester North Senior League where the weather was nowhere near as bad. We could have embarked on a scouting mission, but just didn't think of it at the time."

Villa hope for better luck this Saturday when they take on Moors Academy under the Tally Ho floodlights with a 3pm kick-off.

An optimistic Oakes said: "They are easily the best footballing side we've played this season. We drew 1-1 on that occasion but I understand that since that game, two of their players have signed for professional clubs.

"It's one of those games in which you really look forward to playing."

Villa have been boosted by news that both Reuben Wilson and Pete Jenzey should be back in action by January.

Wilson has now had the stitches removed from a gash he sustained playing two weeks ago while Jenzey has yet to feature this season after twisting his knee.