WESTFIELDS progressed to the Herefordshire FA County Cup final after beating Hereford Lads Club on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

In the early exchanges the sides traded chances with Matt Apperley forced into action in the Westfields goal by   before Harry Pitman fired over at the opposite end.

Phil Glover’s side then took a 28th minute lead when Joe Davies met a corner and headed home the opener.

However, Lads Club were level before the break as Matt Williams found Rob Whitlock rushing into the back post to head home.

Substitute Kyle Cassell then went close for the visitors but headed his 63rd minute effort over the crossbar.

Just as the game looked destined for penalties Josh Hunt netted only to see his goal chalked off by the linesman’s flag.

It was Fields who held their nerve from the penalty spot winning 5-4 and will face Hereford Pegasus in the final at Edgar Street.

In the league Westfields poor run continued as they were beaten 2-0 away at Fairford Town on Saturday.

Glover’s side had an uphill task from the outset going behind through a thunderbolt effort by diminutive winger Joe Shutt.

Westfields had ample chances to equalise with Joel Owusu, Kyle Cassell and Dan Stoneman before being hit by a 92nd minute second goal.

Hereford Pegasus suffered a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Hellenic Premier Division league leaders Malvern Town.

A goal two minutes either side of the half time interval courtesy of Lewis Spurrier and Ben Hayes made for a difficult afternoon. A third on the hour mark by David Reynolds enabled the league leaders to continue the promotion push.

However, it could have all been different if the city side had converted goal scoring opportunities with Cawley Cox, Connor Davies-Aston and Harrison Summers all going close.

The women’s Ross Invitational Cup final takes place this weekend when Hay St Mary’s FC take on Ludlow Town Ladies with the final at Ross-on-Wye Sports Centre (2pm).

This season Ross football organisers decided to encourage the development of women’s football in the local area so organised the trophy competition for clubs who have development teams.

The competition will be competed for on an annual basis with a trophy provided for the winning team along with medals for the winners and runners-up.

The competition has been met by an encouraging response with teams from Hay, Belmont, Ludlow, Marden, Penybont, Tupsley, Ross, Welland and Ledbury all competing.