WESTFIELDS head coach Andy Bevan was disappointed with the referee's performance last night as his side lost 2-1 to Hereford in the HFA County Challenge Cup.

Captain Phil Glover was dismissed at the death after picking up a second yellow card for an alleged comment he made to Kevin Morris.

"He made a foul in the last minute and he was fine with it, he didn't book him," said Bevan.

"Gloves has then got up to him and said, 'are you having a laugh'? and he said, 'you're not speaking to me like that'.

"Ben Miller has then said, 'that's embarrassing' and he's booked him for that.

"Fine, book the lad for a late challenge, I can live with that, but this is senior football.

"To book a player for making that comment is embarrassing.

"And even their players at the end were saying 'really'?

"There's 30 seconds to go so it's very disappointing.

"I thought the referee had a poor game and he's welcome to have a look at the video.

"The ref on Saturday contacted us wanting to have a look at the video and I've given him a copy of it.

"We all make mistakes, but it has to work both ways.

"He's booked our player in the first half and said to him 'I've booked you as a team booking so no one says anything to me', yet a couple of their players have used abusive language and he's ignored it."

Westfields played very well and matched Hereford for large periods of the game.

And with the performance coming on the back of an encouraging display against Leamington in the FA Cup, Bevan is confident his team can have a good season.

"In the first half I thought we were the stronger side," he said.

"They got the goal from the corner, which we're disappointed about and they got their heads up and started to play a bit.

"For the next 20 to 25 minutes it was a case of how do we get back into the game.

"We moved things around a little bit and we were very disappointed in the end, which is a compliment to the lads who were brilliant.

"One of my first games was against Hereford in the County Cup and I think we've improved massively in that period.

"We all want to win cups, but we've got bigger things to go for this season."

This Saturday, Westfields are in FA Vase action when they face United Counties League outfit Daventry Town.

"We know Daventry are a very good side," added Bevan.

"I think they played Worcester in pre-season and lost by the odd goal and are doing well in their league.

"But to win these competitions, you've got to play the better teams and we can't take anything for granted."