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Hereford Lads Club v Westfields - Herefordshire County Cup final

By Ben Goddard

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  • Hereford Lads Club 0 Westfields 1
  • 5) Sam Archer-Plane head a cross into his own net from underneath his own bar.
  • Hereford Lads Club 1 Westfields 1
  • 14) A shot is saved by Sarkodie who drops the ball at the feet of Tom Bendall to smash home the equaliser
  • Hereford Lads Club 2 Westfields 1
  • 36) Adam Hockey beats the off-side trap takes a touch and then slides the ball home.
  • Hereford Lads Club 3 Westfields 1
  • 48) Adam Hockey's cross is palmed by Sarkodie into the back of his own net.
  • Hereford Lads Club 3 Westfields 1
  • 74) A Westfields free-kick hits the wall and the referee controversially awards a penalty.
  • Richard Greaves fires the penalty low only for Bell to save.
  • Hereford Lads Club 3 Westfields 2
  • 83) King Baidoo turns inside the box before slotting home a goal back for Westfields.
  • Hereford Lads Club 4 Westfields 2
  • Hockey's shot was saved by Sarkodie into the path of James Hancocks who gratefully taps home.
  • With their first opening of the season Westfields took a fifth minute lead when Sam Archer-Plane headed a cross into the back of his own net from underneath the bar.
  • After surviving an early onslaught Lads Club responded and Adam Hockey found space and crossed for Olly Price who saw his header saved.
  • Lads Club who level on 14th minutes when Fields' goalkeeper Steve Sarkodie saved a hopeful shot but dropped the ball at the feet of Tom Bendall to smash home the equaliser.
  • Hockey gave Lads Club a 36th minute lead beating the off-side trap before sliding the ball past the goalkeeper.
  • Three minutes before the break Westfields almost had a way back into the tie when Ben Miller looked to have escaped the last man and fired low but wide.
  • Just three minutes after the break Lads Club increased their lead when Adam Hockey's cross came of goalkeeper Sarkodie and into the net.
  • Westfields were looking for a way back into the tie and King Baidoo had an effort from outside the box which the goalkeeper can only watch as it flashed wide.
  • Baidoo looked certain to have scored with 19 minutes remaining only to be denied by Steven Bell.
  • Bell would come to Lads Club's saviour again stopping substitute Richard Greaves' penalty which was controversially awarded.
  • However, Baidoo did pull a goal back with seven minutes remaining turning inside the box before firing home.
  • Any Westfields comeback was ended in the second minute of added time when Hockey's shot was palmed down by Sarkodie into the path of James Hancocks to make it 4-2.
  • Lads Club haven't won the County Cup since 1974 when they shared the cup with Hay St Mary's.
  • Hereford Lads Club: Bell, Jones, Archer-Plane, Dawson, Cuthbertson, Wildig, Price, Burke, Cowley, Bendall, Hockey
  • Subs: Fennessey, Edwards, Hancocks, Hibbard, Ellis
  • Westfields: Sarkodi, Stoneman, Hunt, Khaki, Hurrell, Basit, Baidoo, Murphy, Miller, Cooper, Thomas
  • Subs: Dyde, Karim, Greaves, Powell, Harvard
  • HEREFORD Lads Club face Westfields in the Herefordshire FA County Cup final at Edgar Street.
  • The sides will both play in the Hellenic Premier next season for the first time after Hereford Lads Club were granted promotion this week.