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.


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.




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


Matt Reeve has been named the man of the match.


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

Pegasus battled hard but Westfields were too strong tonight.



It is all over at Edgar Street.

Westfields have retained the HFA County Challenge Cup.


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

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


We are now into stoppage time.


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.



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


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.


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.


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


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


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!


GOAL for Pegasus - 71 minutes played.

Chris Mortlock has just given Pegasus renewed hope.



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

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


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?


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.


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


GOAL for Westfields - and it is a cracker.



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.


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


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.


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


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


Westfields are attacking the Meadow End.

They lead 1-0.


The second half is under way.


Hereford United chairman David Keyte is here tonight.


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.


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.


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


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

Westfields are looking comfortable.


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.


GOAL for Westfields.

The holders take the lead in the 38th minute.


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.



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.



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



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


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


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



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

Pegasus win a corner.


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





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



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


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


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


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



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


We are underway in the HFA County Challenge Cup final.


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