Full-time Westfields 3 Pegasus Juniors 1 in HFA County Challenge Cup final

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  • Westfields have retained the HFA County Challenge Cup.

11:03pm

Tonight's attendance was confirmed as 320.

Westfields have won the competition a record 13 times, including the last four years on the trot.

Westfields players and staff are celebrating their win in the Starlite Rooms at Hereford United.

Thanks for following the live blog tonight.

 

 

9:26pm

Westfields duo Phil Glover and Jamie Cuss have been presented with the HFA County Challenge Cup and cue the celebrations.

9:21pm

Matt Reeve has been named the man of the match.

9:20pm

A few of the Pegasus playes are sitting on the ground.

Pegasus battled hard but Westfields were too strong tonight.

 

9:18pm

It is all over at Edgar Street.

Westfields have retained the HFA County Challenge Cup.

9:16pm

Sub for Pegasus, 90 min: Hyde off, Lewis on.

Jones has just forced a diving save from Watkins from a free kick.

9:15pm

We are now into stoppage time.

9:14pm

Westfields are moments away from retaining the HFA County Challene Cup.

They lead 3-1 and deserve to be ahead.

Pegasus have battled hard but they have not been at their best tonight.

 

9:13pm

Sub for Westfields 88 mins - Halpin off, Griffiths on.

9:12pm

I think Joel Edwards is  strong contender for the man of the match award tonight.

Sean Edwards enjoyed that goal.

He punched the air and was on the pitch.

It looks like the cup will be back at Allpay Park once again.

Three minutes remain.

9:09pm

GOAL for Wesfields - 83 mins.

I think that goal was scored by Jamie Cuss at the back post.

Joel Edwards raced down the left and delivered a low cross to the back post where the ball was tapped in by Cuss.

9:07pm

Craig Jones has just fired a shot high over the bar and out of the ground - much to the amusement of the crowd.

8:59pm

Substitution 74 mins for Pegaus - Ben Price has gone off and Zak Brimble has come on.

8:57pm

Mortlock showed fantastic composure inside the Westfields box to calmly tuck the ball past Gwynne.

That was his first chance of the night and he's taken it.

Game on!

8:55pm

GOAL for Pegasus - 71 minutes played.

Chris Mortlock has just given Pegasus renewed hope.

 

8:54pm

Pegasus don't look like getting back into this final.

Westfields are pushing for a third goal - 21 minutes remain at Edgar Street.

8:50pm

The winner of this competition traditionally hosts Hereford United in pre-season for the Senior Cup.

But with Hereford United in such a dreadful state - will they survive the summer?

8:49pm

Bryn Watkins got a hand to the ball - but he couldn't keep it out.

Jones did a forward dive to celebrate and was mobbed by a sea of Ŵestfields players.

Westfields lead 2-0 and they look comfortable.

8:47pm

Craig Jones curled a shot into the top left hand corner from 25 yards in the 61st minute.

8:46pm

GOAL for Westfields - and it is a cracker.

 

8:44pm

Joel Edwards is getting a lot of space on the left hand side - Pegasus will need to watch him.

Still 1-0 to the holders - 59 minutes gone.

8:41pm

Westfields manager Sean Edwards is in the home dug-out tonight and has just urged his side 'to keep things simple'.

8:39pm

Hyde races on to a through ball but misses his kick and ends up on the turf. He could see the funny side and was smiling.

8:36pm

Bryn Watkins makes a vital block from Edwards in the 52nd minute - it has kept Pegasus in the contest.

8:35pm

Saul Halpin glances a header wide after a slick passing move involving, among others, Reeve and Sam Gwynne for Fields.

8:33pm

Westfields are attacking the Meadow End.

They lead 1-0.

8:30pm

The second half is under way.

8:21pm

Hereford United chairman David Keyte is here tonight.

8:20pm

The half time whistle goes and the final has gone with the higher-graded favourites.

It has taken a while for the final to settle down but Westfields lead 1-0 and, on the balance of play, they deserve to be ahead.

Pegasus didn't threaten too much - they will need to challenge the Westfields defence more in the second period.

8:20pm

The half time whistle goes and the final has gone with the form book.

It has taken a while for the to settle down but Westfields lead 1-0 and, on the balance of play, they deserve to be ahead.

Pegasus didn't threaten too much - they will need to be challenge the Westfields defence more in the second period.

8:17pm

One minute of added time at the end of the first half.

8:13pm

This final was crying out for a goal and it has gone to the holders.

Westfields are looking comfortable.

8:09pm

Matt Reeve drills a low shot past Bryn Watkins from around 20 yards.

Persistent work from Joel Edwards won the ball on the edge of the box and it was a cracking drive from Reeve.

8:07pm

GOAL for Westfields.

The holders take the lead in the 38th minute.

8:05pm

Ben Price looks to be all over the pitch for Pegasus at the moment.

Chris Mortlock sends a header over the Westfields bar.

We are in the 36th minute and we need a goal.

 

8:03pm

Both teams are trying to play passing football but the ball is zipping off the surface which is in excellent condition.

Cory Hyde has just been caught offside for the fourth time tonight.

 

8:01pm

A good move from Westfields and former Torquay United man Saul Halpin is denied by a strong challenge by Jamie Cuthbertson.

7:57pm

7:56pm

Ben Price almost puts Pegasus ahead in the 26th minute but he shoots wide with Matt Gwynne to beat.

7:54pm

Westfields win a corner - it has been a quiet opening 22 minutes.

7:53pm

Young referee Ben Morris is the man in the middle tonight.

 

7:51pm

There seems to be a lot of surface water on the pitch and it is hammering down with rain here.

Pegasus win a corner.

7:49pm

Hereford United fans will be interested to know that Joel Edwards and Sam Gwynne are in the Fields line-up tonight.

7:48pm

7:46pm

7:43pm

7:42pm

Plenty of effort from both teams in these opening 11 minutes but no  goal-mouth chances yet.

 

7:39pm

Substitution in the eighth minute for Fields - Harris is on and Brad Birch is on.

7:37pm

Pegasus are shooting towards the Meadow End in the first half.

7:37pm

An early substitution for Westfields will be made soon as the rain pours down at Edgar Street.

7:36pm

It looks like it's Phil Harris and he won't be able to continue for Westfields.

 

7:34pm

A Westfields player is down on the far side of the pitch after a crunching challenge by Pegasus keeper Bryn Watkins.

7:31pm

We are underway in the HFA County Challenge Cup final.

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