FAIRFIELD Villa officials might well need to spend the week repairing the goalposts following their 2-0 win over Malvern Town's Under-21's.

That was after Villa struck the woodwork on no less than seven occasions before finally booking their place in the Worcester Junior Cup semi-finals.

Villa spokesman Paul Oakes said: "It was just unbelievable. We were beginning to think we were cursed at one stage.

"We hit the woodwork four times in the first half alone. Twice Connor Collins fired in free kicks which struck the base of the post, DJ Pitt also headed against the post while Ellis Blakemore hit the woodwork as well.

"To say Malvern's goal led a charmed life was an understatement."

It wasn't until the second half that Villa finally broke the deadlock through Jared Hill before DJ Pitt supplied a second goal.

Villa will now face either Feckenham, Droitwich or Malvern side Welland for a place in the final.

In the meantime Villa have been boosted by the return of Ellis Blakemore following his brief spell with Northern Premier League side Halesowen Town.

Oakes explained: "Ellis was finding the travelling and time taken off his work as a joiner becoming a problem and has decided to return to Villa".

Villa have a local derby on their hands this Saturday when they make the short trip to Feckenham for a Midland League Division Two fixture.