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Full-time: Hereford United 0 Woking 2
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Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Purdie: Bowen, James, Artus, Brown (Pilkington 46); Walker (Rankine 46), Smith (Williams 75). Subs not used: McDonald, Edge.
Woking: 4-4-2: Beasant; Newton, McNerney, Ricketts, Nutter (Cestor 75); Betsy (Sole 83), Payne (Jones 68), Murtagh, Goddard; Marriott, Rendell. Subs not used: Johnson, Little.
Referee: Adam Hopkins (Devon).
Attendance: 2,140 (including 96 from Woking).
Goals: Rendell, 20 min, 0-1; Newton, 32 min, 0-2.
Yellow cards: Aldershot – Payne, foul, 48 min.
Betsy, the best player on the pitch, is replaced after 83 minutes but Woking still look dangerous and a cross from Rendell flashes through the six-yard box with no-one able to get a touch.
Bowen makes a fine run down the right and his cross picks out Rankine whose header is acrobatically tipped over by Beasant.
Woking continue to look the more likely scorers and only a fine diving save by Lloyd-Weston from Goddard prevents a third Cards goal.
Rankine gets in an on-target header on 66 minutes but it’s a regulation catch by Beasant.
Woking win a corner on 56 minutes. Nutter takes the kick and James makes the clearance.
Hereford bring on Rankine and Pilkington at half-time and go on the attack.
A foul on Bowen by Payne brings a booking and a free-kick on the edge of the area.
Although the ball is cleared, a fresh build-up works the ball to Rankine whose smart shot on the turn is saved by Beasant.
Woking score again on 35 minutes.
Betsy gets away on the left and drags the cross back for Adam Newton to easily side-foot home.
Hereford force their first corner on 33 minutes. Artus takes the kick but Graham’s header is blocked.
Lloyd-Weston saves brilliantly again when he flies through the air to tip a dipping shot from Payne over the bar.
Hereford reply with a Smith header which flashes wide of the target.
On 27 minutes, Kevin Betsy, who is a considerable threat on the Woking right, cuts in and drives in a shot which brings a fine diving save from Lloyd-Weston.
Hereford try to respond and, after a break by Walker down the left, Smith’s header from a Purdie cross is easily saved.
The first goal comes on 20 minutes when Lloyd-Weston slices his clearance only to Rendell who sidefoots into an empty net.
Rendell is then foiled by a brilliant save from Lloyd-Weston who comes out bravely to smother after the ball is allowed to run through to the former Luton striker.
The Cards stage a swift break away and Marriott is forced sufficiently wide by Graham for the on-loan striker to fire into the side-netting.
Woking win a corner in the third minute but Goddard’s cross is headed out by Luke Graham before Josh Payne shoots over.
Hereford make a lively start and Sam Smith has a header nodded off the line by Mark Ricketts before Kingsley James’ low shot is saved.
HEREFORD boss Peter Beadle recalls Danny Leadbitter to his side for the vital clash with Woking.
Chris Bush drops out, as does the injured Chris Sharp who is replaced by Dan Walker.
Michael Rankine has recovered sufficiently from his hamstring injury to be named on the bench.
Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Purdie: Bowen, James, Artus, Brown; Walker, Smith. Subs not used: McDonald, Edge, Pilkington, Williams, Rankine.
Woking: 4-4-2: Beasant; Newton, McNerney, Ricketts, Nutter; Betsy, Payne, Murtagh, Goddard; Marriott, Rendell. Subs not used: Johonson, Sole, Cestor, Little, Jones.
Referee: Adam Hopkins (Devon).
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