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Westfields boost hopes by beating Loughborough University in Midland Alliance
2:30pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Sport
Westfields 2 Loughborough University 1.
WESTFIELDS boss Sean Edwards is still reluctant to talk up his team’s chances of Midland Alliance runners-up spot despite a fine victory over the division’s third-placed club.
“It was a great win for us and Loughborough are a very tough team,” said Edwards.
“But we still have a bit to do and we would need to beat the likes of Stafford, Stourport and Bridgnorth if we were to have any chance.
“It’s more a case of going out and enjoying our football at the moment.
“But what is particularly pleasing is that, after a relatively poor start to the season when a lot of our defenders were injured, we are now looking much more solid.”
After an even first half, Loughborough scored just before the break when they scored direct from a corner.
But Edwards altered things around at the break and saw his changes rewarded as Fields stormed back.
“They hardly got a kick in the second half,” he said. “We just did not let them play.”
About 20 minutes into the half, Aidan Thomas was brought down just outside the box and Craig Jones’ free-kick deflected in off Jamie Cuss.
Jones fired Fields ahead five minutes later when he drilled home a shot after good work by Thomas and Carl Morgan.
“Craig is in great form at the moment,” said Edwards. “Midfielders who score goals the way he does are worth their weight in gold.” In midweek, new signing Dan Harrison made his debut in defence as Fields boosted their hopes with a battling away 0-0 draw at Causeway United.
“It was one of our best away performances of the season,” said Edwards. “We hardly allowed them a chance and with a little more luck in front of goal we would have had the win.”