WESTFIELDS felt that a draw at bottom side Thornbury Town was two points dropped rather than one gained despite both goalkeepers being kept busy.

Earlier in the first half Phil Glover’s side had a great opportunity to open the scoring but Adam Wakley blazed over the bar from six yards out and then Jack Gittoes also headed wide when well placed.

The home side took the lead on the breakaway when a right-wing centre was nicely knocked home by Thornbury striker Harvey Pritchard on 26 minutes.

Fields came storming back and equalised just before the break when dangerman Archie Muirhead turned smartly in the box to beat goalkeeper Mackenzie Welsh with a low drive.

With the sides level at the interval Westfields came out in the second half but could not find the finishing touch and manager Glover then sent on substitutes Ryan Hillier and Morgan Evans to add pace to the attack but they, despite plenty of endeavour, could not break through.

In fact it was Ian Havard in the Westfields goal who saved brilliantly from point-blank range to keep out what would have been a winner for the home side.

Moments later the shot stopper then brilliantly tipped over the bar a neat chip shot from Pritchard to keep the sides level.

Westfields then lost full-back Sean Powell who was sent off after being the last man when he made a last-ditch tackle on the Thornbury striker and received a red card.

Despite going down to 10 men the visitors still gave a spirited display and it was the home team keeper Welsh who earned the man of the match award for two breath-taking saves late in the game.

 First the goalkeeper denied Wakley’s shot and then also denied substitute Evans. 

Westfields had to settle for a point in the game and considered it two points dropped rather than a point gained.

This Saturday Fields are in FA Vase duty when they welcome Ollerton Town from Mansfield for a first round tie at allpay.park.

Hereford Lads Club suffered a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Corsham Town going behind through goals from Niekell Plummer and Gary Higdon.

Levi Ellis pulled a goal back only for Ryan Bath to complete the Corsham victory.


Hereford Pegasus saw their unbeaten run come to an abrupt end with a 6-0 defeat at the hands of title hopefuls Cribbs.