Royal Wootton Bassett 1 – Griffin
Westfields 3 – J. Hunt, Iddles, o.g.
WESTFIELDS RECORD THEIR 4th CONSECUTIVE LEAGUE WIN
Westfields travelled to Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday and overcame the home side, who included former Hereford FC marksman John Mills in their line-up, to record a 3-1 away win which takes them into the top 6 in the league table.
Westfields battled hard in the atrocious conditions as the first 45 minutes were played in torrential rain.
Westfields provided an inspirational second-half display which earned them 3 valuable points.
However, it was the home side, Royal Wootton Bassett, who took an 8th minute lead when striker Alan Griffin side-stepped 3 attempted tackles to place a low shot past Ian Havard to put the home side ahead.
However, Westfields came back into the game and after one or two close efforts from Richard Greaves and Dan Stoneman, Westfields drew level in the 27th minute with a superb goal by Josh Hunt who side-stepped a tackle and put a firm left-foot shot into the top left-hand corner of the goal.
Royal Wootton Bassett had a great chance to restore their lead just before the break when former Hereford FC and Westfields marksman John Mills got free but his attempted lob shot went straight into the hands of Westfields’ keeper Ian Havard.
Both sides went into the interval level but after the break Westfields came out and scored within 2 minutes of the re-start when dangerman Dan Stoneman got free down the right-hand side and his powerful cross was deflected into his own net by Royal Wootton Bassett defender John Beedon.
Westfields then enjoyed their best period of play and went close to extending their lead when Matt McDonald and Dan Stoneman both had gilt-edged chances to increase the lead before Westfields went 3-1 ahead in the 78th minute when another sweet-moving attack saw Matt McDonald fire a tremendous shot against the Wootton Bassett crossbar and rebound down and hit unlucky goalkeeper Cavanagh and propel into the net to put Westfields into a comfortable lead.
The home side still came back strongly but Westfields defenders Paul Hurrell, Joe Davies and Kane Kahaki all performed admirably to keep out dangerman Mills and twin striker Alan Griffin.
Westfields then forced a series of corners which were scrambled clear by the home side while at the other end Ian Havard twice eased the pressure by punching clear a dangerous left-wing corner and then held onto a stinging drive from Alan Griffin.
Westfields worked hard to record a fine 3-1 away victory and earn another 3 valuable points in their attempt to get into a promotion place.
This Tuesday, Westfields are at home to Longlevens, kick-off 7.45pm, in the Hellenic League Premier Division and next Saturday Westfields travel to Fairford Town, kick-off 3pm, in another important Hellenic League Premier Division game.
|October 2, 2021||3:00 pm||Hellenic Football League Premier Division||2021 / 2022||90'|