A JORDAN Williamson second half brace sent Hereford Pegasus through to the semi-final of the HFA County Cup with a 2-0 victory over Hereford FC.

Williamson struck the 63rd minute opener from the penalty spot after Carlos Moreira was upended inside the box before completing the victory with a fine strike at the death.

Hereford’s side which included first team regulars Jack Holmes, Ryan McLean and Tyrone Barnett created a few second half chances but were deservedly beaten.

“In the first 15 minutes we gave them too much respect, but then the boys realised we can challenge them and get the ball ourselves,” said Hereford Pegasus joint manager Mark Hibbard.

“We set up to nullify their threats and I think we did the pretty well. On the plus side we went on and scored two goals.

“It was a great strike by Jordan (Williamson) at the end, we had a great view right behind it, he made the goalkeeper stand still and could only watch as it went in.

“That was worthy of any win. We target every game but it would be nice to win the County Cup as Pegasus haven’t won it for a long time.”

Pegasus though they deserved a penalty in the fifth minute when Moreira was brought down inside the box but referee Liam Brace waved away their appeals.

A tight first half saw neither side create much with trialist Tyreece Onyeka and Barnett seeing efforts blocked for the Bulls.

At the opposite end striker Cawley Cox had a looping effort from outside the box which just flew over the crossbar.

Hereford started the second half brightly and had two of their best chances in the match in quick succession.

Firstly Justice Campbell created space before finding Barnett free at the back post who forced goalkeeper James Loader to make a stop on 56 minutes.

Three minutes later Barnett turned play maker feeding the ball for Onyeka who when through on goal lobbed the ball over the crossbar.

On the 63rd minute referee Brace pointed to the penalty spot when Moreira went down under a challenge from Vine and Williamson slammed home the opening goal from the resulting spot kick.

Hereford made several changes bringing on their under-18 players but struggled to find a response.

Williams sealed the victory at the death with a fine strike from outside the box which flew into the top corner.

“You want to get a result regardless of who you are playing but I’m just pleased some of the lads got minutes in (Holmes, Barnett, McLean),” said Hereford manager Josh Gowling.

“Credit to them (Pegasus), I thought they were excellent today, they moved the ball well and tried to play football in the right way.

“I thought we got in some really good areas at times but it’s used for what it is. The result doesn’t look good but for us it’s about getting minutes under our belts.”