HEREFORD Lads Club earned the bragging rights as they put five goals past Wellington in the local Hellenic League derby.

Lads Club boss Danny Moon said the game started slowly and seemed like a training match, but his side did hold a slender 2-1 lead at the break.

But a second half onslaught saw Lads Club run out 5-1 winners despite a host of missed opportunities to further extend their lead.

"It was a very good game and I felt we probably dominated," Moon said.

"We didn't take all our chances and the one we did take did fortunately go our way.

"We did have other changes to extend our lead, Welly did have chances but we didn't feel too under pressure."

The game started quite evenly but with 20 minutes on the clock Lads Club's James Hancocks opened the scoring, before Olly Price doubled the host's lead eight minutes later.

Wellington did get a goal on the stroke of half time as Sam Pearson latched onto the end of a ball over the top.

After surviving some pressure at the start of the second period, a penalty converted by Adam Newbury for Lads Club kickstarted their dominance.

Cowley-Hair and Olly Price the netted goals four and five to secure three points.

Lads Club are now up to sixth in the division one west table with 33 points from 15 games and still have games in hand.

For Wellington boss Gary Stevens, the heavy defeat means his side have lots of improvements to make ahead of their game next weekend at Stonehouse Town.

"Up to the third goal it was quite even, but that's football I'm afraid," Stevens said.

"There's always positives to take, but when you ship five you're looking at lots of problems.

"Next step is training on Tuesday to see what the players thought, but you can't change what's happened, only what's going to happen."