FAIRFIELD Villa faced a mountain to climb from the word go against Coton Green after they conceded a goal within 20 seconds of the kick off.

The Green were awarded a penalty straight from the kick-off which Adam Goodby converted as Villa produced a horror first half show to bow out of the Presidents Cup by a 3-1 margin.

Villa spokesman Paul Oakes said: "We were dreadful in the first half and could have no complaints about the outcome.

"I don't know what was said at half time but we looked a different side in the second half.

"We pulled it back to 2-1 through Alfie Bloomer with his fourth goal in five games and we were pressing for the equaliser - but unfortunately we left the back door open and got punished.

"They did create chances, Ryan Molesworth being denied by a wonderful save from Coton Green's goalkeeper while Dan Wilkes struck the post."

Villa bid to bounce back this Saturday, but face a tough task at top of the table Boldmere Sports and Social Falcons in Total Motion Midland League Two.

Oakes added: "It will be a big test of character. We cannot afford to lose three games in a row if we're going to be serious title challengers this season."