Brimfield manager Duncan Morris believes tactics will prove vital in Saturday’s derby cup clash with Woofferton

BRIMFIELD FC manager Duncan Morris believes tactics will prove vital in Saturday’s cup clash with local rivals Woofferton.

The clubs come head-to-head for only the second time when they meet in the quarter-finals of the HFA Junior Cup at Haynall Lane.

Morris said: “It will be a great local cup derby and I am expecting a really competitive game between us.

“My thoughts are that tactics, once again, will be the winning formula.”

Brimfield fought back from 2-0 down to thrash Woofferton 5-2 when the teams met for the first time in October’s Herefordshire League Division One match.

On that occasion, a brace from Chris Breakwell helped Brimfield – who were Woofferton Colts last season – to claim the bragging rights.

Woofferton goalkeeper Wayne Roberts admitted he should have been red-carded for a first-half professional foul on Jabez Smith in the last meeting,

The Woofferton goalkeeper raced off his line and brought down Smith who had knocked the ball around him.

Woofferton’s Danny Gower scored twice when the teams met and manager Morris believes the striker is a major threat.

“Dan Gower has certainly been on a good run and scoring lots of goals for Woofferton,” said Morris.

Brimfield were handed a lifeline before the break when they were awarded a penalty-kick spot after Jack Pound had pushed Breakwell.

Tom Ballard calmly rolled the penalty-kick past Roberts to cut the deficit.

Breakwell levelled the scores 10 minutes into the second-half before Matt Davies tucked the ball home after fine work by Charlie Byatt.

Brimfield finished the match strongly, wrapping up the points with two goals in a minute.

Byatt showed brilliant close control to jink his way past two defenders before rounding Roberts and Breakwell completed the scoring.

Brimfield’s Morris added: “I haven't had a settled strong 11 all season yet and I hope to have a team on the day that will give us a great start to 2014.”

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