Westbury United 5 – Hulbert 2, Flippance, Thomson 2
WESTFIELDS HIT BY PROMOTION SIDE
WESTBURY TOO STRONG FOR DEPLETED WESTFIELDS
Westfields travelled to promotion-hopefuls Westbury United on Easter Monday and found the Hellenic League Premier Division side in dominant form, needing to win handsomely and gain 3 points to gain promotion to the Southern League South & West, and the home side completely overran Westfields with a dominant display.
Westfields were left depleted with injuries and unavailability and fielded a number of their Youth Team but it was Westbury who took all the headlines with a resounding 5-0 victory over 7th place Westfields and gained promotion under the points per game rule to the Southern League South & West for next season.
It was a carnival atmosphere for Westbury United who celebrated their victory in style, especially after Player/Manager Ricky Hulbert had put them ahead with only 14 minutes on the clock.
Westfields did have their moments and Sam Griffiths was not far away with a long-range effort whilst Harrison Summers and Dan Stoneman both worked hard down the flanks.
However, it was Westbury who went into the lead 2-0 at the interval when Will Thompson put them 2-0 ahead after Matt Apperley had parried Ricky Hulbert’s initial volley.
After the break and with only 2 minutes on the clock, Westbury were 3-0 ahead when Matt Apperley came racing out of his goal to challenge Harvey Flippance but Flippance was first to the ball and lobbed Apperley into an unguarded net.
With Westfields 3-0 down it was an uphill struggle against the promotion side and Westbury increased their lead in the 66th and 72nd minutes when Ricky Hulbert netted his second goal of the afternoon from the edge of the box to make it 4-0, and again after Matt Apperley had saved an initial shot the ball ran free to Will Thompson who had the simple task of tapping the ball home to make it 5-0.
Westbury celebrated in style and almost added further goals but Apperley produced a full-length save to deny a sixth goal as Westbury United celebrated runners-up position in the league and promotion to the Southern League South & West.
|April 18, 2022||3:00 pm||Hellenic Football League Premier Division||2021 / 2022||0'|