LiveFull-time: Hereford United 0 Gateshead 1

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5:53pm

Hereford: 4-5-1: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Purdie; Bowen (Williams 72), Artus (Smith 71), Murphy, James, Pilkington (Brown 6); Rankine. Subs not used: Bush, Edge.
Gateshead: 5-3-2: Bartlett; Magnay, Curtis, Baxter, Clark, O’Donnell; Turnbull, Oster, Chandler; Maddison, Marwood. Subs not used: Larkin, Cummins, Walker, Ramshaw, Noble.
Referee: Daniel Cook (Hampshire).
Attandance: 1,783 (including 51 from Gateshead).
Goals: Marwood, 30 min, 0-1.
Yellow cards: Hereford – Murphy, 44 min, foul; Bowen, 70 min, foul; Gateshead – Maddison, diving, 79 min; Turnbull, foul, 89 min.

4:52pm

Hereford keep pressing as the game is punctuated by a series of petty niggles.

4:45pm

Smith has a great chance to level for the Bulls when he’s played in by James but Bartlett is quickly off his line to save bravely and well.

4:39pm

4:36pm

Hereford, with a more emphatic 4-3-3 formation, press forward and Brown has a low shot saved.

4:35pm

Bowen collects a caution, just before being replaced as one of two Hereford substitutions.
Referee Cook then yellow-cards Magnay as  he sets up building up his quota for the game.

4:26pm

Purdie does well to block Maddison’s effort on 64 minutes with the ball running out for a corner.

4:25pm

Lloyd-Weston saves brilliantly from Chandler as Heed are content to hit the Bulls on the counter-attack.

4:20pm

Brown wastes a good shooting opportunity, blazing over from 25 yards with Purdie on the overlap.

4:18pm

But Murphy comes close to an equaliser with a 30-yard drive which draws a blinding save from Bartlett.
Hereford force two more corners in quick succession afterwards but the second is cleared to safety.

4:16pm

 

4:10pm

As Gateshead make a lively start to the second half, Lloyd-Weston dives to block a Maddison shot at the second attempt.

3:52pm

Maddison wastes the free-kick but shooting over from 25 yards.

3:51pm

There’s a booking for Murphy on 44 minutes although he clearly wins the ball.

3:49pm

Gateshead are still attacking strongly and look confident.

3:47pm

But Gateshead are swiftly back on the attack and gain a corner of their own on 29 minutes. Oster swings the ball in and Chandler’s volley from the edge of the area flashes just wide.

3:44pm

The Hereford defence is undone on 36 minutes.
Marwood receives the ball and makes space to shoot past Lloyd-Weston.

3:42pm

Hereford, after sustained Gateshead pressure, force a corner on 34 minutes.
Artus delivers the cross but Collins’ header lacks pace.
Gateshead break out and O’Donnell’s shot provides little threat to Lloyd-Weston.

3:32pm

Magnay’s effort is much better on 25 minutes with Lloyd-Weston having to leap to his right to push the ball out for a corner.

3:31pm

Jamie Chandler lets fly at the other but the shot goes a long way wide of the target.

3:29pm

He provides the free-kick which sees Collins head just inches wide.

3:27pm

Murphy showing up well in midfield as the Bulls enjoying a good share of the play.

3:21pm

Marcus Maddison then scuffs a shot wide of the target as the visitors enjoy a better spell.

3:18pm

A dangerous cross from O’Donnell flashes through the Bulls goalmouth as Gateshead respond.

3:15pm

On six minutes, Dom Collins has to concede the first corner of the game but Luke Graham heads clear.
The injury-prone Pilkington has to be substituted after six minutes.
Rankine blasts in a 30-yarder from a free-kick but Bartlett makes a good save at the expense of a corner.
Graham gets on the end of the Artus cross but heads wide.

3:12pm

Hereford are pressing Gateshead back in their own half as they close down well in the early stages.

3:07pm

2:57pm

HEREFORD boss Peter Beadle announces an unchanged team for the visit of play-off chasing Gateshead.
This means a home debut for youth-teamer Billy Murphy who impressed on his first outing at Welling.
Former Bulls favourite Adam Bartlett is in goal for Gateshead.
Hereford: 4-5-1: Lloyd-Weston; Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Purdie; Bowen, Artus, Murphy, James, Pilkington; Rankine. Subs not used: Bush, Smith, Brown, Edge, Williams.
Gateshead: 5-3-2: Bartlett; Magnay, Curtis, Baxter, Clark, O’Donnell; Turnbull, Oster, Chandler; Maddison, Marwood. Subs not used: Larkin, Cummins, Walker, Ramshaw, Noble.
Referee: Daniel Cook (Hampshire).

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