WESTFIELDS were held to a 1-1 draw at home by high-flying Brimscombe & Thrupp on Saturday when the unbeaten visitors from Stroud displayed the kind of form which has put them up into second position in the league table.

Westfields were under pressure early in the first half when home keeper Ian Havard made two full-length saves at the foot of the post to deny the visitors an early lead.

However, the visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute when Ollie Barnes squeezed home a shot which took a deflection to put the visitors ahead.

However, Westfields were soon back in the hunt and equalised in the 38th minute when Matt McDonald found Joe Davies, and the Fields leading goal-scorer squeezed home a shot from a narrow angle to put the sides level.

At the opposite end Havard was back in action stopping a shot at point-blank range shortly before the interval.

After the break, Westfields enjoyed a brighter spell with shots from Josh Hunt and Harrison Summers cleared and then an in-swinging corner from McDonald was headed off the line.

Westfields then had a glorious chance in the dying minutes to clinch all three points when Hunt's inviting cross was missed by everybody.

Westfields now face a busy week with an away game on Tuesday night at Malvern Town and next Saturday they are at home to bottom of the table Hallen from Bristol who are currently without a point.

That match kicks off at allpay.park at 3pm.