LiveFull-time: Welling United 0 Hereford United 1

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Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Purdie; Bowen, James, Artus, Murphy; Pilkington (Brown 68), Rankine (Smith 84). Subs not used: Williams, Edge, Bush.
Welling: 4-4-2: Butcher, Fazakerley, Hudson, Taylor, Bender, Beautyman, Clarke, Wakefield, Sho-Silva, Lafayette, Ajala (Healy 76). Subs not used: Turner, Obersteller, Karigiannis, Day.
Referee: Declan Ford (Lincolnshire).
Attendance: 480.
Goals: James, 61 min, 0-1.
Yellow cards: Hereford – Leadbitter, foul, 26 min; Woking – Lafayette, foul, 18 min; Bender, foul, 77 min.


Beautyman sends a shot wide as the referee plays half a minute over the allotted three added minutes.


Graham gets the ball away as the ball moves into injury-time.


Lloyd-Weston is bravely out to get to the feet of Lafayette.


Smith is brought down in the area by Hudson but the referee waves away appeals for a penalty.


Smith replaces Rankine after 84 minutes.


Hereford counter and Bowen goes on a fine run but the ball goes out for a goal-kick.


Beautyman is the next to try his luck, curling a shot just over as Lloyd-Weston is off his line.


Lloyd-Weston makes a bit of a hash of a Bender cross but Purdie gets the ball away.


Welling win a corner on 78 minutes. Artus heads the ball out for another corner.
James and Murphy get the ball away to Artus and the ball runs downfield.


Lloyd-Weston comes out to catch another dangerous cross from the dangerous Fazakerley.


Brown comes on for Pilkington after 68 minutes.


James is back on the attack again on 66 minutes and gets in a header from Pilkington’s cross but it’s an easy save.


There’s a let off minutes later when Fakazerley’s cross is headed wide by Clarke when it looks easier to score.


Hereford go in front on 61 minutes when James gets the ball into the corner of the net after Rankine and Bowen are involved in the build-up.
It’s Hereford’s first goal in 589 minutes.


Hereford swing in a dangerous free-kick as they continue to press forward and Butcher has to touch an Artus cross out for a corner.
Wakefield gets the ball off the line at the back post as James gets in a flick from the Artus cross.


Bowen moves forward and gets a shot away from 25 yards but the ball flies wide.


Welling win a free-kick in a dangerous position on 54 minutes but Purdie heads the ball away.


Leadbitter does well to cover as Lafayette goes on another dangerous run.


Pilkington sends in a dangerous cross as Hereford get back on to the attack.


Ajala fires in a shot which is fielded by Lloyd-Weston as Woking make a lively start to the second period.


Lloyd-Weston then does well to grasp a cross under a challenge from Lafayette.


Welling send a cross flashing through the six-yard box with no-one able to get a touch.


But Welling strike back and it’s Lloyd-Weston who has to make a good stop to keep out an effort from Fazakerley.


Hereford, though, are continuing to look a threat when they go on the counter-attack.
And only a superb save from Butcher keeps out a fine shot from Artus at the expense of a corner.


Good defending by Collins as Lafayette makes another dangerous run.


Hereford win a corner again on 35 minutes. Artus is again the man to deliver – he gets the ball back after it’s semi-cleared but yet again a set-piece is wasted.


Murphy has to make a good clearance from a dangerous cross by Ajala and Graham follows up getting the ball away.


Then a good run by Bowen is ended by a foul.
From the free-kick, the ball is cleared from Graham at the expense of a corner.
Artus sends in the kick but it comes to nothing.


Leadbitter picks up a yellow card for a late challenge as Welling go back on the attack.


Rankine moves forward but blasts his shot wide from distance.
Clarke responds for Welling but his shot is blocked by skipper Luke Graham.


Lafayette appears to go over the top in his tackle on Kingsley James, who has to have extended treatment.


Lloyd-Weston somewhat unnecessarily concedes the first corner of the game on 13 minutes.
When the ball comes in, Purdie makes a fine clearance off the line at the near post.


As Welling start to make their mark, Sho-Silva drills in a shot from 25 yards which Lloyd-Weston dives to push away.


Artus gets in the first shot of the game but drags his effort wide.


Hereford show some promise in the early stages with some neat attacks.


Murphy seems to be playing in front of the back four, with Bowen and Pilkington on the flanks and Rankine the sole striker.


HEREFORD boss Peter Beadle hands Billy Murphy a debut in the must win game at Welling.
Murhpy, Danny Pilkington and Michael Rankine are all named in the United starting line-up as Beadle makes three changes from the side which was beaten at home by Woking.
Jon Brown, Dan Walker and Sam Smith are all left out.

Hereford: 4-4-2: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Purdie; Bowen, James, Artus, Murphy, Pilkington, Rankine. Subs not used: Williams, Edge, Bush, Smith, Brown.
Welling: 4-4-2: Butcher, Fazakerley, Hudson, Taylor, Bender, Neautyman, Clarke, Wakefield, Silva, Lafayette, Ajala. Subs not used: Turner, Obersteller, Karigiannis, Day, Healy.

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8:52am Wed 9 Apr 14

mizza21 says...

Thanks Christ for that..a goal.

Long overdue boys now go and get some more.
Thanks Christ for that..a goal. Long overdue boys now go and get some more. mizza21
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