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Five-goal Walsall Wood inflict more misery on Westfields
8:47am Wednesday 5th March 2014 in Sport
Westfields 2 Walsall Wood 5
WESTFIELDS cast aside a first-half lead as they turned in their worst performance of the season to succumb to a second successive home five-goal mauling.
The city side had been beaten by five goals in their previous match - a home cup tie against Stourport Swifts - and now the lively visitors also hit five in a Midland Alliance clash.
Westfields only had themselves to blame after failing to capitalise on a lively start.
In the first minute, Aidan Thomas got free on the left and laid on a simple chance which Jamie Cuss fired wide from just three yards.
On the quarter-hour, however, Thomas showed how to finish when he raced on to a fine pass from Scott Jackson to beat the advancing goalkeeper from 12 yards.
Anthony Juxon, however, equalised with a header almost immediately, but Fields wasted no time in getting back in front.
Craig Jones delivered a corner which Jackson swept home with a fine finish.
After that, however, things only got worse for the home side.
Joey Butlin sent the sides in at half-time on level terms and then scored again to put Wood in front just after the interval.
Jamie Hawkins made it 4-2 as the pacy visitors attack caught out the Westfields defence and the home side's wretched afternoon was complete when Drew Aiton grabbed a fifth in the closing stages.