HEREFORD boss Paul Caddis praised his experienced strikers as they got pre-season off to a winning start with a 2-0 score-line against Westfields.

Andy Williams opened the scoring on the 40-minute mark to give the Bulls the lead at half-time.

The Bulls also went close in the second half before player/assistant manager Adam Rooney sealed the win with a strike four minutes from time.

"That's what they do,” said Caddis following the win.

"You put the ball in good areas for Andy Williams and Adam Rooney to score, they've done it for the last 15 to 20 years. They were really good finishes.

“I want to be a winner and have a winning mentality at the football club. It was important that we won and got off to a good start,

"But the most important thing of today was getting minutes into their legs which we did.

“We had some good stuff in the game and some stuff that we need to get better at. A credit to Westfields, I thought it was a good game.

“I know the manager really well, he’s a top coach and I think they’ll do really well.

“They were tough to break down at times. They were well drilled and they posed us a decent threat."

Despite the end result it was Westfields who went closest after 22 minutes when Mason Godsall looked have beaten Hereford’s new goalkeeper Aaron Chapman, but was denied by the post.

Returning for pre-season after leaving the club last season Jack Tolley found Williams moments later who sent his effort just wide of the goal

The Bulls were ahead on the 40th minute mark when new signing Cosmos Matwasa won the ball before into the path of Williams to score.

After the break Alex Babos almost doubled Hereford’s lead after ghosting in at the back post only to be denied by a reaction save.

Four minutes from time Hereford had a second goal when Rooney found some space and turned with the ball before firing home.

A blip in Hereford’s victory came with the injury of Jordan Lyden who had returned for pre-season unsigned but was stretchered off with a hamstring injury.

Despite not being the biggest fan of artificial pitch surfaces Caddis said that it did not contribute to towards the injury.

He added: “"I'm not a personal fan, that's me being honest," added Caddis.

"I’m a bit old school and think football should be played on grass.

"However, I understand that clubs need to try and make revenue. But I'm not a great fan of them.

Hereford: Chapman, Derricott, Howkins, Lyden, Tolley, Matwasa, Campbell, Teixeira, Tilt, Cowley, Williams

Subs: Sterry, Singh, Babos, Rooney, Rhodes, Crump, Trialist x3