LiveFulltime: Hereford United 0 Wrexham 2

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Hereford: 4-4-2: Evans (Lloyd-Weston 46); Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Bush; Brown (Williams 78), James, Artus, Purdie; Sharp (Smith 65), Walker. Subs not used: Edge, Bowen.
Wrexham: 4-4-2: Coughlin; Wright, Livesey, Tomassen, Aston; Carrington, Clarke, Keates, Hunt; Anyinsah, Bishop (Ogleby 24). Subs not used: Mayebi, Clowes, Evans, Bailey-Jones.
Referee: Richard Martin (Weston-super-Mare).
Attendance: 1,884 (including 344 from Wrexham).
Goals: Hunt, 10 min, 0-1; Ogleby, 42 min, 0-2.
Yellow cards: Hereford – Collins, 80 min, foul; Wrexham – Wright, 79 min, foul; Aston, 83 min, foul.


James picks out Collins with a free-kick but his weak header goes straight at Coughlin.



Leadbitter produces another fine run into the area but tries to shoot when a cross or pass might have been better.
Then Walker shows how not to do it, going past his man and shanking the cross horribly out of play.


The Wrexham attack has been little seen but a Hunt shot deflects behind for a corner off Graham on 76 minutes. Carrington’s cross is headed clear.


Hereford win a corner on 74 minutes when Bush gets forward. Walker’s cross is dreadful and goes straight out at the other side.


Collins gets his head to an Artus free-kick but the ball loops across the six-yard box and wide.


Smith comes on to replace Sharp, a move not greeted with much enthusiasm by the Bulls fans.


Hereford manage a shot on the hour when James sends in a skidding shot but the ball presents no threat to Coughlin.


Hereford have much the better of play for a phase without forcing a shot from Andy Coughlin.
And Keates, at the other end, has Lloyd-Weston scrambling across his goal as a free-kick drifts inches wide.


Walker wastes a good opening when he cuts inside and shoots high over after a neat build-up.


Leadbitter moves further forward with Purdie slotting in at right-back.


Dan Lloyd-Weston is brought on to replace Evans at half-time.


Ogleby has a chance to make it three before the break when Hunt drags the ball back but drills the ball the wrong side of an upright.


But he can’t keep the ball out in the 42nd minute when Carrington’s shot is side-footed in by Ogleby.


Another blinding save by Evans, when Carrington gets on the end of a Hunt cross, saves another certain goal.
Evans is holding his shoulder after some earlier treatment but he has pulled off three superb saves to keep United in the game.


A Bush shot from an Artus free-kick wins the first Hereford corner.
Collins meets Walker’s cross but the ball flies over.


Another brilliant save by Evans, this time from Keates, keeps the Bulls in the game.


Evans comes to the Bulls rescue with a neat save at the expense of a corner when Carrington gets the better of Collins.


There's not much in the way of quality until Leadbitter embarks on a mazy run which takes him into the penalty area on the left.
Purdie gets in a flicked shot from his cross but the ball is cleared.


Sharp has the ball in the net three minutes later for Hereford but is ruled offside.


After 10 minutes, Wrexham take the lead.
A cross comes in from the right and Hunt nips in to get the touch and fires into the top corner.



The first five minutes are remarkably scrappy, even by recent standards with the ball pinging from end to end and little purpose being shown.


WITH Rod McDonald reporting sick, Bulls boss Martin Foyle makes two changes for the visit of old rivals Wrexham.
Chris Bush returns at left-back with Kingsley James recalled to take the place of Sam Smith.
It appears that Dan Walker will play in attack with Chris Sharp, although Sharp may play as a lone striker with five across the midfield and Walker and Jon Brown, or Rob Purdie, as the flank-men, pushing up.
Former Bulls loanee Joe Anyinsah starts for Wrexham.
Hereford:4-4-2: Evans; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Bush; Brown, James, Artus, Purdie; Sharp, Walker. Subs not used: Lloyd-Weston, Edge, Bowen, Williams, Smith
Wrexham: 4-4-2: Coughlin; Wright, Livesey, Tomassen, Aston; Carrington, Clarke, Keates, Hunt; Anyinsah, Bishop. Subs not used: Mayebi, Ogleby, Clowes, Evans, Bailey-Jones.
Referee: Richard Martin (Weston-super-Mare).


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