MIDFIELDER Aidan Thomas says that Westfields will have another push for promotion next term despite a disappointing end to this league campaign.

Andy Bevan’s side completed their Midlands Football League campaign in fourth place before lifting the Herefordshire FA County Challenge Cup last week.

Thomas netted 16 league goals from 23 starts last season and said that their 12 draws was the difference between them and promotion.

“It tailed off towards the end of the season and we were in a race coming up to the last two months but we tailed off a bit,” said Thomas.

“There was just too many draws this season. We have played really well and were the second top scorers and conceded the second least as well.

“So overall it was a good season, but we drew 12 games which is just too many at this level. We needed to pick up wins from them games and we would have been better off losing a couple and winning couple.

“It’s frustrating as we finished a bit off the pace in fourth. It was nice to end with some silverware but overall the season was frustrating as we have got a good squad and we could have done a bit better.

“I tore my hamstring in the first game of the season so missed the first three months so it was nice to come back firing and help the team with a few goals.

“I think it’s my seventh or eighth season now and it’s a tough league it really is, I don’t think people give it the credit it deserves.

“It shows that the teams that win the league tend to shoot up another one. It’s just about getting out the league as we have come close so many times now and we need to build on this season and go again next season with a few fresh faces in and really push for it.

“As long as they want me as part of their plans and we will go from there.”

Thomas was also influential in Westfields 6-0 victory over Pegasus Juniors in the HFA County Challenge Cup final netting a first half brace.

“It’s a cup final at the end of the day and anyone can beat anyone so we had to make sure we prepared right and turned up and did the job,” said Thomas

“Hereford FC have had our number a bit in the last couple of years and we haven’t had this trophy for four or five years so it’s really nice to come back and win that and beating Hereford along the way adds a little sweet touch to it."