Westfields' Craig Jones could still play at Hereford United says boss Sean Edwards (From Hereford Times)
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Westfields' Craig Jones could still play at Hereford United says boss Sean Edwards
9:00am Thursday 14th February 2013 in Sport
Westfields 5 Coventry Sphinx 1.
BOSS Sean Edwards feels it’s not too late for hat-trick hero Craig Jones to play at a higher level.
The former Hereford United youngster starred as Fields notched their first victory of 2013 with the other goals coming from Dene Whittall-Williams and Josh Hunt.
“Craig is far better than this level,” said Edwards.
“He should still be playing across the road at Edgar Street.
“He is the most committed player we have ever had at this club. “Craig is always the first to arrive and the last to leave. He has been outstanding over the last two seasons.”
Edwards admitted that he had hardly taken his seat when Whittall-Williams thundered the ball home after a Jones shot had been blocked.
“After that it was the Craig Jones show,” said Edwards. He added: “Craig scored with a great strike, hit the post and just cleared the bar with one.
“And as for the two goals he scored in the second-half, if they had had two goalkeepers they would not have kept them out.”
Jones scored his first and Fields’ second after 15 minutes but the home side suffered a double set-back when Anthony Robbins had to leave the field with a hamstring injury and Ricky Cutting pulled one back for Sphinx. Two spectacular 20-yarders from Jones put the result beyond doubt in the second-half with Hunt wrapping up the win with a diving header from a Jamie Cuss cross.
l WESTFIELDS produced an excellent fightback to secure a 2-2 draw at Tipton Town last Wednesday.
Fields found themselves two goals adrift after Scott Jackson put through his own goal and Richard Huckfield added a second before the interval.
The city side found their form after the interval and Jamie Cuss scored with a low shot.
Phil Glover headed in a Jones free-kick to level the scores but there were chances at both ends before the final whistle.