Former Pegasus and Westfields player Lee Ferneyhough ponders footballing future (From Hereford Times)
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Former Pegasus and Westfields player Lee Ferneyhough ponders footballing future
EXPERIENCED midfielder Lee Ferneyhough could be hanging up his boots at the end of this season.
The former Pegasus Juniors, Westfields and Kington Town man is revelling in a central midfield role for Presteigne but says he is nearing the end of his playing days.
Ferneyhough is one of three Hereford-based lads playing first-team football for Presteigne - Alex Winstone and Tony Richards are the other two.
“I am going to be 35 years old in a couple of weeks’ time and I have a young child now, so I am nearing the end of my playing days,” said Ferneyhough. “I think this might be my last season.”
Ferneyhough grew up playing for Pegasus and might return one day to help with the second team.
Ferneyhough was involved in the biggest game in Pegasus’ history – a 4-1 defeat at AFC Telford United in the FA Cup second qualifying round in 2009. A crowd of 1,136 watched the tie.
He enjoys playing in the Spar Mid Wales League.
“I have known the Presteigne manager for a few years. The standard is good and you get a bit more time on the ball. The pace is not as quick as in the West Midlands League or the Hellenic League and it’s not as physical.”
Ferneyhough has also had a stint as player-boss at Newbridge-on-Wye. “I enjoyed my time there. I just wanted to play for as long as I could.”
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