RYAN Green marked his final appearance in a Hereford shirt with a faultless performance against a strong Wolves under-23 side.

The 38-year-old, stepped away from playing to take on a scouting role mid-way through last season and has only returned to competitive action in recent weeks for Westfields.

Green showed his experience to restrict the Wolves forward to very few chances.

“It felt alright to be honest and I thought it would feel a lot worse but the match went well, it was a good Wolves team and a good workout," said Green.

“It was brilliant to say goodbye to the fans and a clean sheet, you could say, which I’m happy with.

"They (Wolves) had some good players and I had to be on my toes at all times.

“I thought I did alright against them to be honest considering I haven’t been in football for seven months. I felt fine, I could always be a squad player at this level but I decided that I’ve got a young family now and to drop down a couple of levels and play for Westfields."

Green was captain for the first half of his testimonial match and was given a guard of honour prior to kick-off.

“It is always an honour to do that for the club (wearing the captains armband), everybody knows I love Hereford so to lead the team out and have a testimonial was a massive privilege for myself."

After playing the opening 45 minutes Green was given a standing ovation as he was substituted for Jordan Cullinane-Liburd.

He added: "It was brilliant, I had a few tears coming and had to hold the back.

"It was my last game for Hereford unless there are any more testimonials, it was a lovely occasion and a good result.

"The Meadow End have been unbelievable for years, the whole of the Hereford fans have. They have supported me through thick and thin.

“I’ve got nothing but respect for them and hopefully I’ll be welcomed with open arms in the future.”

Green could yet return for a competitive game at Edgar Street, if his new Westfields side meet Hereford in the HFA County Challenge Cup.

Green also has his sights set on promotion with Phil Glover's side this season.

He added: “It is a good club and there are a lot of ex-Hereford players there, I know a lot of people there.

“Hopefully I can get another promotion under my belt, I’m not just there to play but I’m there to win games so I’m looking forward to it.”

In the early days of his career Green was a trainee with Wolves before progressing through to the first team.

He came up against the next generation of Wolves players at Edgar Street for his testimonial.

“I remember the days, obviously they love the passing game which you could see had been drilled into them,” added Green.

“There were very good players out there and you could see they have some good careers ahead of them.”