HEREFORD Pegasus suffered a slender 1-0 defeat in the Hellenic Challenge League Cup final against Cribbs.

Cribbs who finished fourth in Premier Division faced Pegasus who were fourth in Division One.

On their way to the final, hosted at Bishops Cleeve, Pegasus had beaten Hereford Lads Club, Lydney Town, Fairford Town and Bradford Town.

It was the Bristol based team who won the competition with a single goal early in the first half before they successfully defended in numbers.

Fresh from their play-off final victory over Worcester Raiders Pegasus produced a slightly below par performance, probably feeling the physical and mental effects of Friday evening and the effects of celebrations.

In the fourth minute Cribbs sent a diagonal ball from left back to the right, this was headed between the Pegasus central defenders to George Kellow who raced to the edge of penalty area when he beat Matt Gwynne with a smart finish.

The Hereford side had their share of possession and a number of scoring opportunities but Cawley Cox and Richard Greaves were unable to find the target.

Cribbs were content to defend and hit Pegasus on the counter-attack using the same tactic as their opening goal.

The same ensued for the second half with Pegasus dominating possession without any serious threat.

Four games in nine days was beginning to show whereas Cribbs had only played one game in 15 days on route to the final.

Winning games is all about scoring goals but, Pegasus couldn’t and, had to be content with runners up trophies.

Hereford Pegasus will now prepare for the Hellenic Premier next season.