WESTFIELDS paraded five new signings and an impressive second half performance from their new side resulted in a 3-0 victory against Mangotsfield United.

Manager Scott Russell welcomed back former FA Cup favourite Kerion Blackburn in goal and he kept a clean sheet.

Meanwhile fans favourite Dan Stoneman re-joined Westfields from Cribbs. Mason Godsell was introduced into midfield from neighbours Hereford Lads Club and twin strikers Tom Stokes and Issac Richards joined from Merthyr.

After a closely contested first half the sides went in goalless with Fields’ closes effort coming on 21 minutes when Ollie Barnes sent an effort over the crossbar.

Westfields started the second half well and a good move down the right ended with a ball into the penalty area met by leading goal scorer Barnes who riffled home his effort.

The opening goal signalled a bright spell for Westfields and soon after substitute Richards weaved his way into the penalty area and curled a low shot into the bottom corner of the Mangotsfield net to make it 2-0.

The visitors then came back at Westfields but Blackburn produced two brave saves to keep them at bay.
Fields made the points safe when man of the match Cam Davies ghosted in to side-foot home a Mason Godsell cross to cap a clinical performance.

Mangotsfield still came back at Westfields but skipper Kane Kahaki marshalled the home defence superbly as Russell’s men gained three valuable league points.

Next Saturday Westfields have a tough prospect to test their new-look side when they travel to promotion hopefuls Roman Glass St George.

Speaking after signing goal scorer Richards on a dual-registration deal from Merthyr the Fields boss commented: “He’s another player who likes to go past people with pace and is excellent with the ball at his feet.”