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Full-time: Hereford United 1 Salisbury City 0
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Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins (Leadbitter 77), McDonald, Graham, Bush; Walker (Edge 70), O’Keefe, Artus, Brown; Sharp (Purdie 90), Rankine. Subs not used: Smith, Williams.
Salisbury: 4-4-2: Puddy; Dutton, Wilson, MacDonald, Hart (Clarke 53); Lewis, Brett, Kamdjo (Sinclair 61), Frear; White (Fitchett 80), Frear. Subs not used: Bittner, Wellard.
Referee: Paul Rees (Bristol).
Attendance: 2,016 (including 60 from Salisbury).
Goals: Collins, 53 min, 1-0.
Yellow cards: Hereford – Artus, 35 min, foul; O’Keefe, foul, 45 min;
Lloyd-Weston shows excellent reactions three minutes from time to drop on a 20-yarder from Ryan Brett.
There’s a moment of controversy on 86 minutes when Robbie Sinclair’s corner is clawed out by Lloyd-Weston with Salisbury maintaining that the ball was over the line.
The attendance is announces as 2,016, on e of the best of the season.
Salisbury, however, are having more of the game in this phase and Lewis curls a shot just over on 70 minutes.
Hereford still have plenty to show in attack and Sharp drills a 25-yarder inches wide on 65 minutes.
Feeny does force a better stop from Lloyd-Weston, who also pulls off an excellent reaction stop to deny White.
Walker is wasteful again when’s he’s in the clear minutes later but his shot is so weak it’s like a back pass.
Feeny’s effort for Salisbury on 58 minutes is not much better, with Lloyd-Weston fielding easily.
Another corner a minute later brings the opening goal.
Artus swings in the cross and Collins races into the six-yard box to net with a diving header.
Brown’s fine pass sends in Artus on 50 minutes and the midfielder works space to drive in a shot which Puddy pushes away for a corner.
The flag-kick move ends with Sharp heading just wide from close range.
Walker wastes the best chance of the game seconds into the second half.
Rankine’s perfect pass send the former Luton man clear but he shoots straight at Puddy.
Lewis then has a shot which deflects just wide for a corner but any danger is easily cleared.
But Salisbury miss a great chance on 40 minutes when White receives a pass in space in the area and fires a shot into the side-netting.
Lloyd-Weston is called into the action to hold a shot from Wilson.
A dangerous Rankine cross is put behind for a corner on 31 minutes with Walker closing in.
Bush is not so successful when his 25-yarder clears the Blackfriars stand on 23 minuutes.
The midfielder tests Puddy with a curling drive on 19 minutes.
Hereford win a corner a minute later but Walker’s cross is similarly ineffective.
There’s a second Salisbury corner on 18 minutes but O’Keefe again clears, this time from Frear’s cross.
Salisbury won a corner on 12 minutes. Lewis delivers the cross but O’Keefe clears easily.
Hereford go back on the attack and a Walker cross produces a Brown header which deflects out for the first corner of the game on 11 minutes.
There’s an opportunity at the other end when Graham gets in a good block but the ball goes up in the air and Theo Lewis can only head over the bar from close range.
Hereford have an early chance when Sharp gets clear on the left and picks out Brown with his cross.
But the midfielder’s shot is inadvertently blocked by Rankine and the ball is cleared to safety.
HEREFORD boss Martin Foyle is able to announce an unchanged starting line-up as the Bulls seek to avenge October’s 4-1 reverse at Salisbury.
The only change is on the bench where Sam Smith returns with Rhys Evans dropping out.
Former Bulls keeper James Bittner is named among the Salisbury
Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins, McDonald, Graham, Bush; Walker, O’Keefe, Artus, Brown; Sharp, Rankine. Subs not used: Leadbitter, Purdie, Smith, Edge, Williams.
Salisbury: 4-4-2: Puddy; Dutton, Wilson, MacDonald, Hart; Lewis, Brett, Kamdjo, Frear; White, Frear. Subs not used: Bittner, Clarke, Wellard, Sinclair, Fitchett.
Referee: Paul Rees (Bristol).
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