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Full-time: Hereford United 1 Kidderminster Harriers 1
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Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins, McDonald, Graham, Bush; Walker (Edge 46), Artus, O’Keefe, Brown; Rankine, Sharp (Leadbitter 70). Subs not used: Purdie, Smith, Williams.
Kidderminster: 4-2-3-1: Lewis; L Vaughan, Gowling, Demetriou, Jackman; Dyer (Gittings 66), Storer; Ladapo (Morgan-Smith 54), Byrne, Cieslewicz; Gash. Subs not used: Dunkley, N Vaughan, Aloi.
Referee: Lee Swabey (Devon).
Attendance: 2,014 (including 340 from Kidderminster).
Goals: O'Keefe 62 min, 1-0; Gowling, 65 min, 1-1.
Yellow cards: Hereford - Leadbitter, foul, 75 min; Kidderminster – Gittings, 83 min, foul; Vaughan, foul, 86 min.
In stoppage time, a pass by Edge deflects out for a corner.
Yet again, it comes to nothing.
Rankine has a great chance to settle it three minutes from time when he rifles a left-foot shot high over from a good position.
Chances are now beginning to come and Artus sees a fierce drive parried away by Lewis.
Three minutes later, Kidderminster are back on level terms.
Gowling rises above Rankine to head Vaughan’s free-kick past the helpless Lloyd-Weston.
On 62 minutes,Hereford take the lead.
An excellent shot by Rankine brings another corner.
This time McDonald crosses the partially cleared ball to O’Keefe who heads into the top corner.
Brown does well to force another corner on 59 minutes.
Artus takes the kick this time, the ball is headed out by Gash to Brown who volleys high over from the edge of the area.
Edge’s cross is headed behind for another flag-kick.
This time, O’Keefe’s header is deflected wide by Graham.
Edge replaces Walker at half-time.
But Kidderminster strike back to win a corner on 41 minutes.
Once again, however, Dyer’s cross comes to nothing.
Hereford continue to have the better of the play and Brown lifts a shot over from the edge of the area on 34 minutes.
It’s Artus who misses the best chance so far after a good build-up.
Rankine does well to work the ball to the midfielder who hoists a right-foot effort high over from a great position.
Excellent work by Bush down the left sets up Walker for a shot which deflects behind on 25 minutes.
Rankine gets on the end of Artus’ cross but heads high over.
Gowling’s poor back-pass gives Hereford a corner on 16 minutes.
Walker picks out O’Keefe at the near post but his flicked header goes high and wide.
More poor defending by Bush, who clumsily shoves Vaughan off the ball, gives away a free-kick on the corner of the Hereford area.
Dyer’s cross is headed out by Rankine for a corner.
Dyer swings in the cross which Lloyd-Weston punches out for another corner.
Dyer again delivers the ball but Hereford clear once more.
Careless defending by Bush gifts a corner on 10 minutes.
Dyer sends in the cross which is cleared well by McDonald at the far post.
Hereford force the first corner on four minutes.
Artus’ cross is punched clear by Lewis with O’Keefe prodding the rebound just wide.
Hereford make an early raid down the right but Brown’s cross is easily gathered by Lewis.
HEREFORD manager Martin Foyle was able to name an unchanged team for the third successive game as his side look for their fifth straight home win.
Kidderminster, fresh from running Premier League Sunderland to the wire in their FA Cup fourth round tie last Saturday, include ex-Bulls loanee in their defence.
Referee Lee Swabey, who seemed very reluctant to play the match, has now given the go-ahead on a pitch rather drier than it was last Saturday for the victory over Salisbury.
Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins, McDonald, Graham, Bush; Walker, Artus, O’Keefe, Brown; Rankine, Sharp. Subs not used: Leadbitter, Purdie, Smith, Edge, Williams.
Kidderminster: 4-2-3-1: Lewis; L Vaughan, Gowling, Demetriou, Jackman; Dyer, Storer; Ladapo, Byrne, Cieslewicz; Gash. Subs not used: Dunkley, Gittgings, Morgan-Smith, N Vaughan, Aloi.
Referee: Lee Swabey (Devon).
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