CARLOS MOREIRA marked becoming a father by netting a brace as Hereford Pegasus beat Thornbury Town 3-1.

After becoming a father the night before the game Moreira started the match and scored a goal in each half during the victory.

After a blank week due to last week’s game being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Pegasus entertained Thornbury Town at the KGD Stadium.

Seeking to avenge an away defeat in November the home side made most of the running in an open first quarter of the game.

It took them until the 27th minute to open the scoring, albeit slightly fortuitously. Following a mazy run Moreira’s shot goalwards from 25 metres, took a deflection off a defender and looped over goalkeeper Mackenzie Welsh.

Ten minutes after half-time, Thornbury could have levelled when Harvey Pritchard, from a similar position from where Moreira scored the opener, fired a shot that skimmed the top of the crossbar.

On the hour mark, Pegasus were awarded a free-kick when Moreira was felled on the corner of the penalty area.

He took the kick himself, bending the ball around a three man wall, beating the goalkeeper at the far post.

The victory was secure in the 73rd minute when Moreira turned provider squaring the ball across the box for Cawley Cox to turn home.

This seemed to provide extra encouragement to the visitors as they pushed forward gaining several free kicks.

These were taken by Jack Shepard-Cozens and his delivery caused the home defence some anxious moments.

With eight minutes of normal time remaining, substitute Jack Smith got his name on the scoresheet for Thornbury Town, with a speculative volley from all of 35 metres which somehow deceived the Pegasus goalkeeper James Loader.

This game was sponsored by Network Data Services, who selected Carlos Moreira as player of the match. 

Next Saturday, Pegasus have an away fixture against Shrivenham, who beat Lads Club on Saturday.