FANTASTIC Fairfield Villa signed off the season in style by lifting the President's Cup after eclipsing Alvis Sporting Club 3-2 in the final which was played at Stourporft Swifts.

Connor Collins converted a first half hat-trick which ultimately sealed the trophy for Villa.

But it was stand-in goalkeeper Aaron Collins, especially in the second half, who proved the real hero.

He'd been drafted into play at the last minute after proposed goalkeeper Chris Mole injured his knee while warming up.

Villa spokesman Paul Oakes explained: "It was really lucky for us that Aaron was there in the first place. He'd played against Coton Green in the semi-final which made him eligible to play and he had the game of his life and pulled off three or four wonderful saves.

"Alvis were the better side for a long period of the second half.

"They reduced the lead early in the second half through Kiam Galdins and then scored a second through Dildale Linton with six minutes remaining.

"It was all hands to the pumps from that point but we managed to keep them out.

"It was a wonderful way to end the season and was made more special as we'd never beaten Alvis before."

Villa plan to put the gloss on their success at their presentation event which takes place at the club on May 27.

The final also marked a farewell to Joe Brookes who has now retired from playing.

Paul Oakes added: "What a way for Joe to go out on. He has been a great servant to local football over the years."