Youth is the way forward for Hereford Lads Club, according to manager Danny Moon, whose side look forward to entertaining Westfields FC in the County Cup Semi Final on Tuesday evening.

Danny and his side will want to forget the 6-0 drubbing that Westfields inflicted on Lads Club back in December and it’s hoped that a youthful Lads Club side could spring a surprise to earn themselves a place in the final at Edgar Street where Hereford Pegasus await the winners. 

Due to injuries and suspensions, Lads Club manager Danny Moon has had to look to younger players to fill his match-day squad, but many have come in and found themselves quite rightly as regulars in the starting line up after impressing.

Toby Bobryzcki and Jack Mayo-Evans have been the stars, with both putting in some fantastic performances over recent weeks, and with players such as Owen Anning and Ethan Lloyd also making appearances, there is plenty to be positive about at Lads Club despite a recent run of form that has seen them drop into a relegation battle at the bottom of the Hellenic Premier Division.

Despite recent struggles, it’s hoped that when these individual performances become team performances, that Lads Club will once again improve their league position in the final weeks of the season. Evidence of this has been in performances over recent weeks against high flying Cribbs and Malvern.

Manager Danny Moon told Your Herefordshire:

“The game Tuesday night still proves the steps Lads Club have improved in the last 12 years. 

“This season has been harder, but competing at step 5 and competing with the budgets in the league proves to be even harder this season. 

“The only way our club can compete with this is to bring our youth players through. Toby Bobryzski, Jack Mayo-Evans, Ethan Lloyd and Owen Anning have showed we are still the main team in the county producing these players. 

“They have all had good game time, especially the first two who have played in a minimum of ten games this season. 

“When you add them to other young players such as Rob Whitlock and Mason Godsall, who have played a combined 58 matches between them this season, then there really is plenty to be positive about.

“We just need to finish the last five games on a high.”

Hereford Lads Club host Westfields FC in the County Cup Semi Final at The County Ground on Tuesday 21st March at 7.45pm.