WESTFIELDS gave their league position a boost with a first Hellenic home victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Ardley.

Despite being December 12, it was Fields' fifth league game of the campaign.

Both wingers, Sirdic Grant and Aidan Thomas, featured in early openings but their excellent crosses were cleared by the visitors’ defence and on one occasion Grant’s cross hit the crossbar.

Westfields eventually broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when Baidoo King seized on a hesitant visitors’ defence to nip in between the defence and the goalkeeper to stab the ball home from close range.

This gave Westfields the lift they needed and they began to spray the ball around well in a good opening 45 minutes and little was seen of the visiting attack who frequently got caught in the Westfields off-side trap.

Both Ryan Green and Kane Kahaki defended well at the heart of the Westfields defence.

It came as no surprise when the hosts increased their lead shortly before half-time when neat work by Basit Umar laid on a pass for Richard Greaves and the marksman raced through to fire home and give his side a 2-0 interval lead.

After the break Ardley came more into the game and again Kahaki and Green worked well to keep the visitors at bay.

On the hour Westfields had a great chance to go 3-0 ahead when Greaves was put clear from an acute angle but his shot across the face of goal went inches wide.

Ardley maintained their pressure and ten minutes before the end they were awarded a penalty after Kahaki was adjudged to have handled the ball.

However, Fields’ goalkeeper Steve Sarkodi showed his penalty saving form producing a brilliant save and sealing the 2-0 win.

Westfields travel away to Nottingham to meet Radford FC in the FA Vase third round this Saturday.

Westfields’ next home game will be Bank Holiday (Monday, December 28), at allpay.park, kick-off 2pm, against local rivals Bishops Cleeve from Cheltenham.