HEREFORDSHIRE sides came out on top in the inaugural Armed Forces Day Festival of Football, in conjunction with the Army FA, on Saturday at the SSAFA County Ground.

Wellington Veterans were forced in action and came out 1-0 victors against the Army Reserves Masters team.

The villagers prevailed thanks to a strike from John Buchannan.

The following match saw Hereford Pegasus enjoy a more comfortable 7-1 win over the Army Reserve Men.

The Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club raced into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes through Jamie Price and Mason Godsall.

Pegasus increased their advantage midway through the opening period through Lewis Fletch before the Army Reserve reduced the deficit from a 29th minute corner.

The KGD Stadium club changed their team at the interval and increased the lead in the opening minute of the second half through Soyan Serchan before further goals came courtesy of Bradley Williams, Kyle Panniers and Carlos Moreira.

Hereford Pegasus Ladies then carried out from where they finished last season as they defeated the Army Reserve Women 4-2 in the final instalment as spectators were treated to an entertaining spectacle of football.

Pegasus, who recently celebrated promotion to the West Midlands Regional League, broke the deadlock in the 31st minute when Sarah Bishop cooly finished past the Army Reserve goalkeeper after being picked out in space by Kaye Haggett.

The lead was doubled 13 minutes later when Haggett turned from provider to scorer after being played through on goal by Livvie Jenkins.

Their opponents halved the deficit within a minute of the restart to set-up an interesting second half on a warm afternoon.

The KGD Stadium club were finding it difficult to break through their opponents after the interval and were punished by the Army Reserve with seven minutes remaining on the clock.

Pegasus regained the lead in the 87th minute when Haggett, who was named player of the match, maintained her composure to run through on goal to net her second of the match. The lead was doubled in stoppage time through Roxy Dinsecu.