DROITWICH Spa secured their first Midland Football League Division Two victory of the season in searing heat at local rivals Fairfield Villa, winning 3-2 on Monday.

Their struggling hosts came flying out of the traps and Spa found it difficult to get a grip on the game.

Matt Oliver kept out a powerful drive from Daniel Pitt but poor defending from a corner allowed Alex Dugmore to head Villa ahead at the near post.

Spa started to get the ball down and Chris Glover’s corner was flicked on for returning defender Mark Burrows to stab home from close range.

Stalwart Andy Crowther pulled up with a hamstring strain and Macauley Finch replaced him before scoring within five minutes when keeper Aaron Collins spilled a Glover cross.

But just before half-time Burrows was judged to have fouled Dugmore and Pitt buried the resulting penalty.

The game slowed in the heat in the second half but Spa bagged the winner on 64 minutes.

Haydn Morris’ ball to James Lemon on the counter-attack was flicked into the path of Bradley Burgess who beat the offside trap and finished expertly past Collins.

On Saturday the Saltmen suffered their first defeat since March after a lacklustre display, going down 3-1 at home to an impressive Northfield Town side.

Benet Parchment missed the first chance but Finch twice, Lemon and Curtis Townley all went close at the other end.

Midway through the half Lemon’s deflected free-kick broke the deadlock.

But Northfield soon levelled as Adam Garmson fired in a right-wing cross.

Spa started the second period promisingly without testing keeper Christian Davies.

But Northfield looked organised and took the lead courtesy of Parchment on 58 minutes.

They got a third when a deep cross was not cleared and Garmston thundered a volley into the roof of the net.

The introduction of lively first-team debutant Dan Cottrill gave Spa a lift but they could not hit back.

Eighth-placed Spa visit Knowle in the league on Saturday (3pm).