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Wellington 1 Westfields 1 (7-6 on penalties) as it happened and county scores


Wellington v Westfields minute y minute updates and scores

By Ben Goddard

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  • Wellington 0 Westfields 1
  • 7) First attack for the visitors sees Craig Jones feeding in Joe Bates who beats the goalkeeper.
  • Wellington 1 Westfields 1
  • 69)Luke Griffiths went down inside the box and is awarded a soft penalty.
  • Matthew Williams steps up and slides his effort home.
  • Wellington started brightly and Jake Robinson sent a well-hit effort just wide.
  • However, with their first meaningful attack Fields took a seventh minute lead with Joe Bates finishing a well worked move into the box.
  • Welly looked to respond and Luke Griffiths lofted his lobbed effort over from a tight angle.
  • Sam Pearson was next to test the Fields' goal but saw his low shot saved before Joe Davies sent his header at the front post wide.
  • In the opposing goal a fine Matthew Apperley save denied Matt Reeve from doubling his side's lead.
  • Fields were reduced to 10-men after 41 minutes when Billy Murphy was shown red for what was judged a late challenge before he went head-to-head with Zac Brimble.
  • Despite the disadvantage Fields should have doubled their lead before the break when Cameron Peters beat the goalkeeper to a long ball before pulling it back for Ben Hayes.
  • However, the forward blazed over the open net.
  • A quite second half burst into life on the 69th minute when Luke Griffiths was judged to have been fouled inside the box..
  • Matthew Williams stepped up and fired home from the penalty spot.
  • Substitute Aidan Thomas almost put Fields back ahead, but after beating his man he blazed his effort over.
  • With Fields continuing to probe Sam Pearson was shown a second yellow card.
  • Wellington: Apperley, Mullenger, Robinson, Fletcher, Lewis, Davies, Brimble, Pearson, Williams, Hackett, Griffiths
  • Subs: James, Segust, Whitlock, Morgan, Pugh
  • Westfields: Havard, Gwynne, Kahaki, Drysdale, Reeve, Hayes, Murphy, Peters, Jones, Bates
  • Subs: Butler, Thomas, Greaves, Wakely, Stoneman
  • Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup
  • Fourth Round
  • Fairford Town 2 Hereford Lads Club 0
  • Bluefin Sports (UHL) Supplementary Cup
  • Second Round
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  • National 2 North
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  • Midlands 1 West
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  • FORGET the FA Cup this afternoon, Wellington host local rivals Westfields in the fourth round of the Bluefin Sports (UHL) Challenge Cup with a quarter-final place at stake for the winner.
  • Lads Club also travel to Fairford Town in the same competition.
  • Wellington should be fresh having last played a competitive match two weeks ago.
  • In that time Westfields have played three matches.
  • Fields progressed in the FA Vase against Newton Abbot Spurs 8-0 last weekend before losing 3-2 at Bishops Cleeve in mid-week in the Floodlit Cup.