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Full-time: Hereford United 0 Nuneaton Town 1
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Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, MacDonald; M Evans, Lathrope, O’Keefe, Artus (Walker 66); Rankine, Odhiambo (Williams 81). Subs not used: Bush, Edwards, Murphy.
Nuneaton: 4-4-2: Roos; Streete, Dean, Gordon, Bell; York (Ladapo 78), Walker, Trainer, Sleath; Moult (Armson 86), Hibbert. Subs not used: Adams, Taylor, Belshaw.
Referee: Brett Huxtable (Devon).
Attendance: 1,292 (including 105 from Nuneaton).
Goals: Moult pen, 39 min, 0-1.
The appearance of youth team player Cory Williams as a substitute raises a cheer.
Dan Walker appears as a substitute and immediately forces Hereford’s first corner on 69 minutes.
The cross ends with a weak O’Keefe header which is easily saved.
Then on 62 minutes, Dave Hibbert rises above the Hereford defence but heads over.
But the Bulls look less likely to score than the visitors who go close to adding to their lead with a volley from Moult which goes inches wide.
After 50 minutes, Hereford finally force a save from Kelle Roos with an Odhiambo shot from 20 yards.
At the start of the second half, a blunder by Graham, who is trying to shadow the ball out of play, gift s a chance to Moult.
The striker forces a flying save from Lloyd-Weston with the ball going out for a corner which Gareth Dean heads over.
Moult almost adds a second moments later when he curls a free-kick just wide of an upright.
A brainless challenge by Artus concedes a penalty on 38 minutes.
The midfielder needlessly bundles over York in the area with the ball going nowhere near the danger area.
Moult scores from the spot.
The game finally comes to life on 33 minutes.
A deep cross from Danny Sleath picks out Lewis Moult whose header is destined for the bottom corner of the net until Lloyd-Weston flies through the air to palm the ball away.
Nuneaton force a second corner on 19 minutes and it should have brought the first goal.
Walker’s cross runs through the six-yard box to Wesley York at the far post who heads over the gaping goal.
Nuneaton win the first corner on 13 minutes, Adam Walker sends in the cross but Hereford clear and make good ground upfield with a good run by Micah Evans.
From the throw, Odhiambo slips a pass to Frankie Artus who shoots just wide from 15 yards.
After a low-key start from both sides, the first shot comes from Nuneaton’s Lewis Moult and dribbles through to Lloyd-Weston on eight minutes.
HEREFORD boss Martin Foyle makes three changes from the side beaten in the FA Trophy by Woking last week.
Skipper Luke Graham returns to the centre of defence with Rod MacDonald switching to left-back.
Damon Lathrope returns in central midfield with Eric Odhiambo getting a rare start in attack.
Youth team players Cory Williams and Billy Murphy are named on the bench.
Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, MacDonald; M Evans, Lathrope, O’Keefe, Artus; Rankine, Odhiambo. Subs not used: Bush, Edwards, Williams, Murphy, Walker.
Nuneaton: 4-4-2: Roos; Streete, Dean, Gordon, Bell; York, Walker, Trainer, Sleath; Moult, Hibbert. Subs not used: Armson, Adams, Taylor, Belshaw, Ladapo.
Referee: Brett Huxtable (Devon).
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