A HAT-trick from Craig Jones underpinned a 5-1 Midland Aliance win for Westfields at home to Josh Hunt and Dene Whittal-Williams were also on the score-sheet.

Sam Hunt and Chris Mortlock were on target as Pegasus Juniors beat Cradley Town 2-1.

The other Herefordshire sides in the West Midlands League Premier Division did not fare so happily.

Wellington were beaten 3-2 at home by Shifnal while Bromyard suffered a 6-2 home defeat by Wulfrunians.

In Division Two, Ledbury continued their fine goalscoring form by hammering visiting Red Star Alma 9-1.

Bartestree are up to third after a 3-2 home win against Wolverhampton Sporting Community Reserves with unbeaten Lads Club hot on their heels despite only drawing 2-2 at home with Team Dudley. Luctonians were beaten 39-15 at Bromsgrove in their National Two North local derby.

But Hereford, despite conceding points for the first time in three games, gained their fourth straight victory by beating Stratford-upon-Avon 21-3.

Ledbury slipped back into the bottom two in Midlands Three West (South) after a 19-3 reverse at Pinley.

But Bromyard raised hopes of survival in Midlands Four West (North) after a 14-8 home win against Harborne.

Ross also gained a welcome success, 12-3 against Cotham Park at Greytree in Gloucester 2.

Leominster bolstered their promotion hopes in Conference North of the Davis Wood Hockey League with a 2-1 win at Firebrands but Hereford were beaten 9-6 at home by City of Bath.

Hereford’s ladies were also beaten, 2-1 at home by Gloucester City.