WELLINGTON'S goalkeeper Matthew Apperley was the penalties hero as his side knocked out local rivals Westfields.

Fields got off to the perfect start when they took a seventh minute lead through Joe Bates.

However, when Billy Murphy was given a straight red card for a high tackle on Zac Brimble.

Wellington came back into the tie and Matthew Williams levelled the score through a penalty.

Welly were also reduced to 10-men when Sam Pearson was shown a second yellow card.

With the scores level at full-time the match went to penalties.

Wellington goalkeeper scored his spot-kick as the shootout reached sudden death before saving Ian Havard's penalty to win the tie.