WELLINGTON were crowned cup winners as the Herefordshire FA Veterans League concluded with its finals days at the SSAFA County Ground.

Hereford Pegasus had been crowned champions the previous weekend before the cup campaigns were concluded.

Ewyas Harold overcame Hay St Mary's in the morning's Plate final before Wellington defeated holders Holme Lacy 4-2 in the afternoon's Cup final.

Lacy, led by captain Jimmy Anderson, opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a first-time effort from the edge of the penalty area after the Wellington defence were unable to clear their lines.

The villagers equalised two minutes before the interval when former Westfields midfield maestro Matt Phillips drilled home a low 25-yard effort that nestled into the bottom corner of the net.

The holders, who beat Hinton 4-1 in last season's final, regained the lead three minutes after the interval.

Darren Birch, who netted a vital equaliser in the semi-final win at Hereford Pegasus, struck a low 20-yard shot that squeezed inside the near post.

The lead only lasted three minutes when Wellington drew level once again after the Lacy goalkeeper was unable to hold on to a shot from the edge of the penalty area and the loose ball was slotted home by Mike Olive from close range.

The match turned around completely in the 53rd minute courtesy of a Nick Panniers close-range header from a cross on the byline to put his team ahead for the first time.

Holme Lacy pushed for an equaliser in the final quarter of the match to force a penalty shoot-out but were unable to summon a crucial third goal.

It was Wellington who secured victory as they caught their opponents on the break with Olive netting his second in stoppage time to conclude the season with some silverware.