WESTFIELDS manager Phil Glover says half-time tweaks helped his side open the scoring as they ran out 2-0 winners against Hereford Lads Club.

Marksman Ollie Barnes opened the scoring seconds after the break before a second goal courtesy of Matthew MacDonald with nine minutes left sealed the victory.

“We got them in at half-time and knew what we had to do,” said Westfields manager Phil Glover. “This year the boys have really brought into trusting the management group and when we go in we like to tweak stuff.

“We scored a minute into the second half. It was comfortable in a way, we didn’t feel like we were under substantial pressure.”

In front of a big crowd of 333 spectators the sides played out a goalless first half with both Dan Stoneman and Harrison Summers having chances for Fields which failed to hit the target.

After the break the hosts opened the scoring when skipper Steve Davies laid on a chance for Barnes to score at the far post within a minute of the restart.

Lads Club almost had an equaliser on the hour mark but goalkeeper Jack Oxenham saved brilliantly from point-blank range.

Fields then lost Kane Kahaki to a red card for comments giving the visitors renewed hope of an equaliser.

However, with nine minutes remaining good work by Steve Davies and Archie Muirhead resulted in an opportunity for MacDonald who crashed the ball home from eight yards.

Hereford Times: Steve Davies celebrates after Westfields went ahead in their match against Hereford Lads Club

It marked a good Bank Holiday weekend for Fields after a Barnes headed goal gave them a 1-0 away victory over Nuneaton Griff in the FA Vase days earlier.

Barnes headed home McDonalds’s 37th minute cross which was enough to secure their passage into the next round.

Westfields and Nuneaton both ended the game with 10 men after the home side had a central defender sent off then deep into stoppage time Westfields lost Kahaki with a red card.

“It was three games in six games which is tough at any level with work in between,” added Glover.

“You’ve got two derbies in that with Worcester and Lads Club and an away FA Vase trip. We don’t feel we had much time between the games which when you’re on a good run is good as you bounce into the next game.

“The squad was massive for us this week. We’ve used the squad in its entirety, we’ve got a lot of defensive injuries and suspensions now kicking in.

“It was a bit of a patch up job with our defensive make-up against Lads Club which makes the result even sweeter.”

Westfields are back at home on Saturday when they face Tuffley Rovers as they bid to move up the Hellenic Premier league table.