WESTFIELDS continued their preparations for the new season with two friendly matches.

On Saturday, Phil Glover's side took a resounding 3-0 home win over US Portsmouth before losing 3-2 at Bristol Manor Farm on Tuesday night.

Saturday's match was the first game played in front of spectators who had to adhere to a strict risk assessment.

Joel Edwards put Westfields ahead early on with a cracking left-foot free kick which went into the bottom corner of the net.

The hosts had further opportunities to increase their lead but Keanu Cooper shot over the bar when well placed shortly before the interval.

However, after the break Westfields increased their lead when King Baidoo put the home side ahead with a superb finish after good build-up play to put Westfields into a commanding 2-0 lead within a few minutes of the re-start.

Glover then replaced goalkeeper Steve Sarkodie with Ian Havard and the substitute keeper was soon in early action when he raced off his line to save bravely at the feet of the Portsmouth striker who was through on goal.

Westfields were beginning to carve open the visitors’ defence and good approach work by Aidan Thomas and Matt Reeve were giving the visitors’ defence problems.

Westfields made the game safe when in the 85th minute Richard Greaves found time in the box to fire home across the visitors’ keeper to put them 3-0 ahead.

Fields continue their preparations on Thursday when they travel to Hereford Pegasus in the Dennis Hartland Trophy.

Their extra-preliminary round FA Cup tie is on Tuesday (September 1) against Brocton, kick-off 7.45pm at allpay.park.