BRACES from Daryl Addis and Craig Jones fired Westfields to an outstanding triumph on the opening day of the Midland Alliance campaign.

A 40-yard chip from Bobby Aldrich rounded off the scoring for much-fancied Westfields, who opened up a 2-0 lead before the interval.

Jones put Westfields ahead and Addis doubled the advantage before last season’s East Midland League champions came more into the game after the break.

Jamie Moore saved well from striker Jermaine Gordon and Jones increased the Hereford club’s lead with a superb curling shot.

Addis rounded off a four-man move to put Westfields 4-0 up before Carl Slater replied for Gresley.

Westfields capped a superb afternoon for Sean Edwards’ boys when Aldrich’s longrange shot sailed into the net.

AFC Wulfrunians 2 Pegasus Juniors 0 NEW signings Sam Harrison and Paul Allam caught in the eye in Pegasus’ debut in the West Midlands League Premier Division.

Title-favourities Wulfrunians scored a goal in each half to take the spoils but Adie Morgan’s men acquitted themselves well against a strong well disciplined side.

“Jon Pugh didn’t have many saves to make and I thought that, with a bit of good luck, we could have pinched a draw,” said Pegasus’ assistant manager Marc Jarvis.

Ashley Day and Tom Harding have also joined ex-Westfields midfielder Harrison, while skipper Allam has been followed to Old School Lane by former Wellington team-mate Mike Olive.

Robin Sheffield put Wulfrunians ahead with a low drive in the eighth minute and he was denied by the legs of Pugh.

Harding had a shot deflected for a corner before Mark Davies headed into the arms of the home goalkeeper.

The home side sealed the win when Simeon Ritchie’s deflected shot looped over Pugh.

Wellington 2 Shawbury 4

WELLINGTON fought back from 3-0 down at the break and almost salvaged a point in this West Midlands League Premier Division thriller.

Second-half goals from Paul Jones and Wayne McNeil reduced the deficit before Joe Mohan shot inches wide after being sent clear with 10 minutes remaining.

However, Wellington were left to rue Mohan’s miss when Shawbury broke away to hit a match-clinching fourth goal with just 60 seconds remaining.

Wellington also paid the price for squandering chances in the opening 10 minutes.

Jones and Aaron Morgan both missed chances to put the hosts ahead before Shawbury took control.

Leominster Town 2 Bridgnorth Town Reserves 2

TWENTY minutes taught Leominster Town a lot about life in West Midlands Regional League division one - and even more about themselves.

Bridgnorth Town Reserves blitzed Town over those opening 20 minutes but the Briarwood Boys found what it took to fight back.

By the final whistle on 2-2 Town knew how testing this season was going to be - and how they could meet those tests with faith in each other.

Because they could folded in that opening spell, and again when Bridgenorth took the lead just as Town started to rally.

But when, on the stroke of half time, Matt Williams saw his lob sail over the advancing Bridgenorth keeper to settle in the back of the net, Town had a cause to rally round.

The final whistle came too soon for Town to find the winner their second half showing had threatened.

But by then they had got the game that saw them dominate division two last season going and could be happy enough with the draw given what it had taught them.

Lads Club 7 Wolverhampton Community Sports 0

STEVE Dixon was a hat-trick hero as Lads Club made a winning start after moving up to West Midlands League Division 2.

The young Lads Club side, who fielded three 16-year-olds, staged a second-half blitz, scoring six times after they had led at the interval thanks to Dixon's opener.

Bobby Terrett, Ben Chambers (2) and player-manager Danny Moon all hit the target before Dixon completed his treble with the best goal of the game, rounding off a 10-pass move by heading in a cross from Matt Maturi.