Westbury United 2 – Straddling, Demkiv
WESTFIELDS DROP OUT OF PROMOTION RACE
Westfields suffered a 2-0 home defeat to promotion rivals Westbury United on Saturday when the visitors secured 3 valuable points to put them firmly in second place and leave Westfields floundering in eight position and out of the promotion place.
Westfields’ disappointing form continued when again they couldn’t find the back of the net for the fourth consecutive match and they have now only won once in their last 8 league outings.
Although Westfields enjoyed a fair share of the play and their approach work was good but the final third let them down when goal-scoring opportunities were limited and those that did come their way were not taken.
Westbury were the in-form team in the league and were a big, strong physical side who took the lead in the 36th minute with a cracking goal when Joe Straddling cut in from the left-hand side and curled a shot into the top corner of the net, giving Ian Havard no chance, to put the visitors ahead.
Earlier, Westfields had had one or two half chances which fell to Josh Hunt, Dan Stoneman and Harrison Summers but it was the visitors who went in at the break 1-0 ahead and with their tails up.
After the break Westfields looked to try and get level and were denied a penalty when Josh Hunt was bundled to the ground but referee Mike Wright waived aside the appeals.
Westfields battled hard against a big strong Westbury defence and apart from a few goal melees they couldn’t force home the equaliser and it was evident that as the game drew on Westbury came back into the game and scored in the 78th minute when Callum Demkiv cut in from the right-hand side and hit a low shot into the far corner of the net to give the visitors a commanding 2-0 lead.
Westfields brought on substitutes Sam Rawlings and Max Coley in an effort to pull back the deficit but as in previous weeks Westfields could not find the goal net and sadly had to settle for their 3rd home defeat of the season.
Westfields now have a chance to maintain the top 10 finish when they travel to lowly Shrivenham next Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
|March 5, 2022||3:00 pm||Hellenic Football League Premier Division||2021 / 2022||0'|