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Hereford and District Schools 2 Stoke and District Schools 1 in Levon Yates semi-final
Hereford and District Schools 2 Stoke and District Schools 1
HEREFORD had goalkeeper Zeke Vivian red-carded as they reached the Levon Yates final after a hard-fought clash at Westfields yesterday.
Vivian was sent off in the first half for a poor challenge near the left touchline as Stoke’s Ben Rowley chased a through-ball.
Hereford took the lead through Matt James just two minutes after they were reduced to 10 men.
Aaron Bott levelled for Stoke on the stroke of half time with a stunning strike from 35 yards.
However, Hereford were the better side and booked their place in the final when Jarrod Bowen struck from close-range after a superb run-and-cross from Callum Craddock.
Paul Bescoby’s side will now face Walsall and District in the final of the under-15 Inter-Association Competition.
Hereford and District Schools: Zeke Vivian, Tom Bendall, Jake Robinson, Tom Warburton, Billy Beaumont, Charlie Scott, Callum Craddock, Joe Reynonds-Marshall, Matt James, Jarrod Bowen, Blake Steadman. Rolling subs: Alex Hunt, Ty Bigglestone, Liam Edmunds, Shane Price, Matt Watkins.
Stoke and District Schools: Jamie Reaney, Ryan Morris, Adam Thrasher, Ryan Dennis, Dan Meakin, Aaron Bott, John Ngindu, Liam Craig, Ben Rowley, Don Simpson, Jack Rowley. Rolling subs: Luke Gold, Asa Tompkinson, Jack Lockett.
Referee: Ian Scott (Herefordshire).
Assistant referees: Ben Marrett and Ryan Davey (both Herefordshire).
Sent off: Hereford: Vivian, 28 min, foul.