DESPITE being 'bitterly disappointed' at missing out on promotion Westfields have vowed to go all out at obtaining their Southern League dream next year.

The Allpay Park side could have been celebrating last weekend as they were 'odds on' favourites to win the Hellenic League Premier Division.

Westfields were 13 points clear and unbeaten in 26 league games when football came to a halt due to the coronavirus.

Fields had previously gone so close to their dream promotion into step four twice before, finishing runners in the Midland Football League to Gresley Rovers then Stratford Town .

This season Fields' new management team of Phil Glover and Paul Willetts looked to be sailing towards the title when the Football Association halted the season and classed it as null and void.

"No one can argue that the season had to end but from our point we are all left bitterly disappointed to miss out on promotion for the third time in recent years," said Westfields chief executive Andy Morris.

"The committee had all worked tirelessly to get the ground ready and secured the required E Grade for promotion.

"We then overcame the record flood levels at our ground and refurbishment work has been undertaken and incorporated further improvement then this awful coronavirus has wiped football away for the foreseeable future which we have to abide by and accept."

Morris said that the club, which was formed by himself and friends on the back of England winning the World Cup in 1966, are geared for promotion.

Morris played, managed and is still the only secretary the club has had in its 54 year history.

"We deserve promotion and we want promotion so we are going to go all out again next season to win the Hellenic League," Morris added.

"It was a dream of mine years ago that we have our own ground and get to the Southern League.

"We have a super set up at allpay.park and will make another determined effort for promotion next season."

Just four years ago Westfields reached the first round proper of the FA Cup with an eight-match cup run which resulted in Match of the Day coverage and Football Focus filming live at the ground.

Morris was presented with the Non League Newspaper Lifetime Achievement Award to mark his 50 years at the club after the FA Cup run.

Over the 54 years the ambitious club have travelled from Plymouth in the south, Morpeth in the north and Boston in the east whilst involved in FA Cup And FA Vase games.

"We have an ambitious management team and a group of players, the majority of which have been together since before our FA Cup giant killing season," added Morris.

"And a committee who as a group of volunteers are quite unique by the fact they give superb commitment and take full responsibility to ensuring the club continues to progress on and off the pitch.

"Westfields have 14 junior teams in addition to a reserve team and the team that drives the club the first team who will be again looking to get the promotion spot next season."