WESTFIELDS manager Sean Edwards hailed his side’s “clinical” instinct after they romped to a 5-1 home win against Tividale in the FA Cup preliminary round.

The Hereford club hit five goals in the opening 26 minutes and will now host Cambridgeshire outfit St Ives Town in the first round qualifying on September 3 (3pm).

A delighted Edwards said: “We were really clinical. I think we had five crosses and five goals in the first half and that doesn’t happy very often. But the Tividale manager made two changes after that and it shored them up a bit.”

Westfields broke the deadlock in the second minute when Aidan Thomas’ left-wing cross was converted by James Baldwin.

Westfields increased their lead when Thomas got free on the left, following a fine pass by James Febrey, and Richard Greaves finished it off.

A 20-yard free-kick from Dylan Bonella put 3-0 ahead and, with Tividale shell-shocked, Thomas crossed for Jamie Molyneux to sweep the ball home from 15 yards.

It got even better for Westfields in the 26th minute when Baldwin raced clear on the right and cut inside before chipping the visiting keeper.

Tividale pulled a goal back from the penalty spot after Febrey brought down Lewis McPike.

McPike’s spot-kick was parried by Keiron Blackburn but the striker followed up to slam home the rebound in a pulsating first half.

Previously, Westfields climbed to second spot in the Midland League Premier Division table after a superb 2-0 home victory against visiting Sporting Khalsa in midweek.

Westfields took the lead in the 65th minute after Sirdic Grant raced down the right and his cross was only parried by the visitors’ keeper for Greaves to pounce.

Westfields doubled their lead through Molyneux, who held off two challenges to fire home.