A busy week continued for Hereford Pegasus on Thursday night with their third match in six days and against higher graded opponents. In the annual Dennis Hartland Memorial Trophy match Westfields of the uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division took their turn to host the fixture.
The transformation of the Pegasus side over the summer was apparent as the sides were well matched, however it took Westfields just six minutes to open the scoring despite early pressure from the away side. A long ball down the middle was taken down well by Aidan Thomas and finished past Jason Davies in the Pegasus goal but the defence will be looking at how they failed to deal with the initial ball. It didn't take long for the scores to be levelled when George Andrews pounced on a misplaced pass to roll the ball in on 14 minutes. Ben Hayes put Westfields back in front on 22 minutes and Aidan Thomas added a third before half time with his shot deflecting off a defender and wrong footing Davies.
The second half continued as the first with both sides playing well with the only difference being that Westfields were being more clinical in front of goal. Joe Bates added the fourth on 62 minutes. Not long after George Andrews was fouled in the area and miles Langford score the resulting penalty. Langford had already had a good chance to score but was unable to get his shot under the keeper. Ollie Smith also saw a fierce long range shot go just wide of the goal.
A good competitive friendly with a lot of positives to come out of the performance despite the result and still with a couple of more players to return.
The Redmen finish their preseason schedule on Saturday, away to local side Hinton who play in the Herefordshire County League Premier Division. Kick off 3pm at Broomy Hill.