Fields see benefit from Bulls' demise

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WESTFIELDS' chief executive Andy Morris has noticed an increase in supporters through the turnstiles since Hereford United were demoted.

Westfields had an a bumper FA Cup attendance of 201 last weekend compare to 486 who turned out at Edgar Street to watch the Bulls.

Morris said: “A lot of people are perhaps not this year deciding to go down to Hereford United and come to Westfields which is fantastic.

“It’s not nice to see the demise of Hereford United and I’m a Hereford man.

“Westfields have always had a good contact with Hereford right from the days when John Charles was their manager.”

He added that the club would always see their players aspire to play at Hereford but admitted that the moment the players who have played at Hereford are more than happy to play at Westfields.

Ex-Hereford player Craig Jones is the club's top scorer this season so far with three goals and is one of a trio of former Bulls, along with Sam Gwynne and Joel Edwards, to have made the switch to Westfields.

Fields manager Sean Edwards said: “We’d never produce the likes of Craig, Sam and Joel without Hereford United."

Hereford are now playing just two leagues above Westfields and Edwards added that he is very disappointed at the situation at Hereford.

He said: “Personally I’m a Hereford United supporter and I am gutted about what’s going on over the road.

“Hereford needs a professional team because the likes of us benefit from it - as for what’s going on over there, who knows.

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