HEREFORD Lads Club will be looking to stabilise in their first season in the fifth tier of non-league.

The County Ground side are the only Herefordshire side to have been granted promotion and will join Westfields in the Hellenic Premier next season, along with Malvern Town.

It is the first time Lads Club have been in non-league step-five in a continued rise from the Herefordshire County League.

“We’ve somehow fitted in nine years what some clubs take 50 years to do,” said manager Danny Moon.

"It’s been stressful at times and also heartbreaking at others but now we are where we’re at.

“We will have a celebration on Saturday and then look at how we move forwards.

“Now it will be about stabilising and improving on and off the field.

“There are some big teams and big budgets which we will be competing against.

“Previously we have beaten teams in the FA Vase from that level so the lads have the ability to stay there it’s just whether they have the consistency.

“Westfields are a consistent team who have spent a long time where they are at which is what we need to do next.

“The season will take it’s own course but we will be looking at finishing as high as possible.

“We want to stay in the league but also hopefully get a slot in the FA Cup which would be a first for the club."

First Hereford Lads Club meet Westfields in Thursday's HFA County Challenge Cup final.

“It won’t really be a true reflection of where we are both at, nobody has had a proper season or is in top fitness," added Moon.

“Hopefully we get the win."