WESTFIELDS manager Phil Glover hopes his side don’t play that badly again despite coming away with a 2-0 victory over Brimscombe & Thrupp.

Daniel Stoneman scored the opening goal early in the game and then provided a second for substitute Adam Wakeley as Fields took the three points.

“It was a poor game and both sides were well below standard that we both set,” said Glover.

“It’s three points and I don’t think we’ll play as bad as that all season, or I hope we don’t anyway. It’s the sign of a strong side when you win when you’re not at your best which is probably what we’ve lacked the last couple of seasons really.

“It’s good to get a couple of scrappy goals to win the game.”

Fields opened the scoring on four minutes with Kyle Cassell running at the defence before releasing Archie Muirhead who saw his low and driven effort saved but the goalkeeper into the path of Stoneman for the opener.

Glover’s side settled into their lead and their next chance fell on 17 minutes when a corner came out to Stoneman who saw his effort deflected goalwards only to be saved by the goalkeeper.

Playing into driving rain Fields struggled to find their fluency during the first half and were almost caught ball watching on 35 minutes when a cross missed everybody and found Elijah Simpson unmarked at the back post who headed over.

Stoneman took matters into his own hands in the second half jinking inside two players before seeing his low effort saved.

Despite Fields dominating the forward play it was the visitors who almost equalised on 62 minutes when a free-kick on the edge of the box was fired towards goal by Oliver Barnes only to be denied by a brilliant Ian Havard save.

Two minutes later Fields were awarded a penalty when Stoneman broke before cutting the ball inside for Hunt who took a touch before seeing his effort blocked by a hand.

However, from the penalty spot Hunt saw his low penalty saved by the opposing goalkeeper Daniel Brabham.

Moments later Jack Gittoes had an effort from range for the hosts which sailed just over the crossbar.

Brimscombe remained a threat from set-pieces and a free-kick resulted in Simpson heading over with just minutes left on the clock.

The golden chance for the visitors came with two minutes remaining when a through ball cut the hosts open and Harlie Price fired his effort off the post.

However, it was Fields who secured the points at the death when a ball into the box by Stoneman was bundled home on the goal-line by substitute Wakeley.

The result followed a 2-2 draw against Worcester Raiders on Saturday when Muirhead rescued Fields a point with a late equaliser.