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Full-time: Hereford United 0 Hyde 0
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Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins, Graham, McDonald, Bush; Brown, James, Edge, Artus (Rankine 46 (Purdie 64)); Walker, Sharp (Smith 60). Subs not used: Moore, Bowen.
Hyde: 4-5-1: Kettings; Brizell, McQuade, Day (Fitzgerald 88), Blakeman; Clark, Thurston, Haining (Kirby 36), Tomsett, Hughes; Carlton (Ashworth 73). Subs not used: Thornton, McNiven.
Referee: Brett Huxtable (Devon).
Attendance: 1,378 (including 29 from Hyde).
Yellow cards: Hereford – Smith, retaliation, 68 min; Hyde – Day, foul, 65 min; Blakeman, foul, 68 min.
Brown misses a great two minutes from the end, ghosting in to meet a bush throw but shooting straight at Kettings.
The cutting edge, such as it was, has vanished and although the Bulls are having the better of play for this period, there’s not much goal threat.
McDonald sees a lopping header from an Edge corner easily grasped by Kettings.
Rankine has to leave the field on 64 minutes and is replaced by Purdie.
The Bulls have a let-off on 59 minutes when a 25-yarder screamer from Brizell flashes past Lloyd-Weston but hits the inside of a post and comes out again
Hereford are at least having more of the possession with really looking like testing Chris Keetings in the Hyde goal.
Hereford win a second corner shortly afterwards but that doesn’t come to anything either.
Rankine instills some urgency and United win their first corner when Walker’s shot is blocked by Brizell.
Martin Foyle brings on Rankine at half-time with Artus making way.
Lloyd-Weston, who is definitely the man of the half, makes another blinding save to turn over a 20-yard free-kick from Adam Blakeman.
A clumsy challenge by Bush give a free-kick on a dangerous position – Hughes gets in the cross but the ball drifts over and out of play.
At the other end, Brown flicks the ball inside to Sharp whose half-hit shot is easily saved.
There’s a spark of life when Brown makes a good run into the area and James picks him out. But the shot is weak and is blocked.
Lloyd-Weston makes another fine save when Liam Tomsett gets in a flicked shot from Josh Brizell’s cross.
After 29 minutes, Hereford finally get in a shot although Dan Walker’s effort has no pace on it and is easily saved.
Jordan Clark forces another excellent stop from Lloyd-Weston as Hyde continue to have the better of the ball.
Hyde are still making the running and Connor Hughes cuts in from the left and forces a flying save from Lloyd-Weston.
The Bulls keeper pulls off another good stop moments later from a 25-yarder by Will Haining.
Sharp is put away on the right by a fortunate rebound but wastes the opening but slicing his crfoss, or was it a shot, out of play.
The visitors continue to dominate play for the first 10 minutes without challenging Dan Lloyd-Weston.
Hyde have the better of the early possession and Tomsett sends a shot well wide.
HEREFORD are forced into one change for the visit of relegated Hyde.
With Danny Leadbitter out injured after being on the wrong end of a crunching challenge at Grimsby, Jon Brown returns on the flank.
There is some good news on the substitutes’ bench where Michael Rankine makes a welcome reappearance.
Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Collins, Graham, McDonald, Bush; Brown, James, Edge, Artus; Walker, Sharp. Subs not used: Moore, Rankine, Purdie, Smith, Bowen.
Hyde: 4-5-1: Kettings; Brizell, McQuade, Day, Blakeman; Clark, Thurston, Haining, Tomsett, Hughes; Carlton. Subs not used: Ashworth, Thornton, Fitzgerald, Pollard, Kirby.
Referee: Brett Huxtable (Devon).
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