HEREFORD PEGASUS joint manager Dave Cadwallader says the club has ambitions to progress after a good start to life in the Hellenic Premier.

A run of seven league games without a defeat, including six wins, has seen them move to fourth after 12 games.

Peggy are becoming kings of the late winner after beating Worcester Raiders in the last minute last week they left it late again to take the three points on Saturday against Wantage Town.

Carlos Moreira saw his first half opener cancelled out by visiting Wantage who then took a 69th minute lead.

However, with two minutes left Matty James fired the hosts level before a defender steered Ollie Mason’s cross into his own net to give Pegasus another victory.

“We’re delighted to be fourth in the table, the boys are on a bit of a roll now and we’ve got a massive game on Saturday, so far so good,” said Cadwallader.

“Beating the likes of Westfields and Malvern from our perspective sets a bit of a stall out to our boys and a standard that we’ve got to stick to now.

“Hopefully from now up until Christmas we can stay in the top five or six in the league if possible which gives ourselves half a chance, you never know what’s going to happen after Christmas.

“We set targets and we’re probably a little bit above our target so we’re happy with that, the boys have done well so far.

“We want to do more that just coming up and wanting to stay in the league. We want to push on and hopefully progress. The club want that and the players are buying into that slowly.

“After the initial start, it was a bit of a rude awakening in a few games but moving forward it’s been good.

“There are some good sides in this league but anybody can beat anybody on their day. Whoever is going to win this league will have to be consistent.”

Pegasus made a host of changes for their Wisemans Lighting Floodlit Cup game against Raiders on Tuesday night and suffered a 5-2 defeat.

Louis Monaghan scored a hat-trick for Raiders in the victory and looked lively from the outset forcing young goalkeeper Jack Okenham into an early save before again denying the striker with another one-on-one effort.

At the other end Pegasus remained quick on the breakaway with Jordan Williamson releasing Ashley Lear who saw his chipped effort fly just wide.

However, it was Raiders who opened the scoring on 23 minutes with Monaghan making a fine swivel before rifling the ball home inside the box.

Worcester completed their win in the second half with Monaghan completing his hat-trick while Shay Willock scored the other two goals.

Seven minutes from time Pegasus had a consolation goal when Jamie Price’s rifled effort deflected off Cawley Cox and into the net.

Joint manager Mark Hibbard also got on the score sheet coming on as a substitute and netting direct from a corner moments before the final whistle.