WESTFIELDS were denied three points on the road when hosts Royal Wootton Bassett scored late to rescue a 1-1 draw.

Phil Glover’s side returned to a more workmanlike display after their disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Ollerton in the FA Vase the previous week.

Fields were keen to return to winning ways and had a number of early chances in the first half but the sides went into the interval goal-less.

After the break Westfields broke the deadlock when Josh Hunt, who had earlier come on as substitute, played a through ball to Dan Stoneman who went through to slot the visitors ahead.

It looked as though this would be enough to win the game and restore three points to Westfields.

However, the home side had other ideas and came back to equaliser through Matthew Jones, who had also come on as a substitute.

Jones turned smartly on the edge of the Westfields box and then hammered his low shot past Ian Havard.

In the last 10 minutes both sides went close to securing a elusive victory and Hunt was not far away with a header which went over the bar.

Goal scorer Stoneman also had a shot scrambled off the line as Fields did everything to score but had to settle for a draw.

Glover’s side now play three home matches at allpay.park starting this Saturday with a home game against Roman Glass St George, kick-off 3pm.

Former Everton and Republic of Ireland footballer Kevin Sheedy returned to Hereford on Saturday night for ‘An Evening With Kevin Sheedy’ to raise funds for Westfields.

Sheedy met up with his former mentor Peter Isaac who was on the coaching and training staff at Hereford United in 1975 when Sheedy joined as an apprentice under the managership of John Sillett. 

Sheedy gave an insight into his upbringing and how he developed from playing football with Dixie McNeil, Tommy Hughes and John Layton at Hereford and then moved on to Liverpool where he was sold and then onto Everton where he had an illustrious career playing in over 360 league matches, three cup finals and winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup.  He went on to make 49 appearances for the Republic of Ireland in an illustrious career.