WESTFIELDS slipped further down the Midlands Premier Division after suffering their fourth defeat on the bounce following a 3-1 loss at the hands of Boldmere St Michaels.

Andy Bevan's side won the reverse fixture 3-1 at allpay.park earlier this season but were found wanting on the 3G surface.

Westfields looked disjointed in the first half and fell behind in the sixth minute when a through ball beat the central pairing of Matt Sysum and Sam Archer-Plane, allowing Boldmere skipper Craig Milligan to neatly lob the advancing goalkeeper.

Fields went further behind in the 25th minute when the league’s leading goal-scorer Ryan Nesbit got free and beat Alex Harris to put his side 2-0 ahead.

Westfields were in all sorts of problems defensively and when Kane Kahaki tried to chest down a through ball he was beaten by the lively Nesbit who neatly side-stepped the goalkeeper to score his 29th goals on the season to put Boldmere into a commanding 3-0 lead.

After the break Bevan re-shuffled his side and strengthened the back line and they pulled a goal back on the hour when a great run down the left-hand side by Aidan Thomas saw him square the ball back into the path of Mark Magee and in a goal-mouth scramble Magee was able to get the ball over the line.

Westfields mounted pressure on the Boldmere back four in an attempt to get back into the game and both Craig Jones and Magee had good opportunities which were well saved by the home keeper.

Sysum also had a header cleared off the line as the hosts held on and Samuel Mendes shot wide.

The defeat saw Bevan's side slip into 14th position in the league table ahead of two home games, hosting Stourport Swifts on Saturday, and then the following Wednesday they entertain promotion hopefuls Sporting Khalsa.