LiveHereford United 3 Alfreton Town 2

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Summary

  • Hereford remain in the drop zone by two points.
  • Boss Pete Beadle is urging fans to get behind his side in this afternoon’s crunch clash against Alfreton at Edgar Street.

7:26pm

A number of Hereford United supporters stayed behind to cheer the players off the pitch following today's mammoth win.

They have certainly gone through the mill this season.

They were celebrating today - will they be doing the same on Saturday?

6:48pm

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6:31pm

The outstanding Jarrod Bowen scored his maiden senior goal for Hereford United.

He said: "Kingsley James put in the cross and when I saw my shot hit the back of the net I was over the moon. I could have cried with happiness and I was going wild because it was my first goal."

6:28pm

Hereford United boss Pete Beadle said: "If we had not won today, we would have been down. That shows the enormity of what we have done today. At times we have lacked quality but the players' attitude has been great. Today, none of them put a foot wrong and the players got what they deserved."

6:25pm

Hereford United striker Michael Rankine said: "We showed heart and desire and we worked really hard. We have had a tough season but we dug in and we gave our all on the pitch today."

6:13pm

6:10pm

Jamie Edge, who had an excellent game for Hereford, said he was delighted with the result.

He said: "The main thing was the result but to come on and set up the first goal and to have a positive impact on th game, was a positive thing.

"Billy Murphy got a knock and I just worked hard and tried to get into the game as soon as possible and thankfully it worked."

5:06pm

The Hereford players wave to the crowd who are giving the players a big hand after that display.

 

4:59pm

Just to confirm, Dartford are relegated alongside Hyde and Tamworth

4:57pm

Both games are due to kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday.

4:56pm

Hereford will have to beat Aldershot and hope that Chester fail to win against Salisbury.

4:56pm

The crowd are whistling for the referee to blow the final whistle - and it is all over at Edgar Street.

Hereford have won but so, too, have Chester.

Hereford must beat Aldershot on the final day and hope that Chester slip up.

4:54pm

It will all go down to the final day of the season.

4:53pm

Just two mins to go.

4:52pm

Four minutes of stoppage time.

4:52pm

Chester have beaten Cambridge.

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Southport beat Halifax.

 

4:49pm

Dartford look doomed. They are now losing 3-1.

4:49pm

Harrad has just scored for Alfreton after some sloppy defending.

He had time to poke the ball into the net from 10 yards.

It has gone quiet here.

4:47pm

GOAL -  for Alfreton. 87 minutes gone.

4:46pm

Moving into stoppage time at Cambridge - Chester still winning 1-0.

4:46pm

Subs 86th minute, Rankine comes off and Williams comes on.

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There are just nine minutes remaining at Edgar Street.

After falling behind after seven minutes, most people at Edgar Street feared the worst.

But goals for James, Collins and Bowen have put Hereford into a 3-1 lead in this crucial game.

4:39pm

Attendance is 2,445 with 85 from Alfreton.

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Dartford are now losing in their battle to avoid the drop - that is good news for Hereford.

4:38pm

Hereford make a subsitution - Jarrod Bowen leaves the field.

4:37pm

Some members of the media were even on their feet when the ball crashed into the back of the net.

What a great comeback from Hereford who are playing with intensity and purpose.

Bowen is going off in the 76th minute to a standing ovation and Brown comes on.

4:35pm

Many goalkeepers and defenders will have picked the ball out of the net after a Sam Bowen strike - but there was proof that his son can strike them too. Great stuff.

4:34pm

That was a stunning left-foot strike from Jarrod Bowen - and he celebrated like it meant everything to the Leominster lad.

James had raced down the right and pulled the ball across the box for Bowen who drilled his shot into the corner.

The crowd went wild and Bowen was booked for unsporting behaviour by the referee.

 

4:32pm

And Tamworth go 2-1 up at Dartford

4:31pm

3-1 to the Bulls.

4:31pm

Jarrod Bowen!

4:31pm

Goal for Hereford in the 71st minute.

4:30pm

The crowd are clapping everything - Lloyd-Weston makes a good catch under pressure.

Do Hereford try to hold on or should they push for a third goal?

Dartford are now drawing against Tamworth.

4:30pm

1-1 at Dartford. However Chester still lead at Cambridge.

4:29pm

Tamworth have scored against Dartford. That's good news for the Bulls.

4:28pm

Hereford now lead 2-1 with just 24 minutes remaining at Edgar Street.

It was an excellent, stooping header which Collins glanced into the corner of the net.

 

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4:24pm

Alfreton sub: Harrad on, Meadows off, 62 mins.

4:22pm

GOAL for Hereford on 61 mins.

Dom Collins heads home for Hereford from a corner.

Hereford lead 2-1.

The goal was seconds after Jarrod Bowen's header been brilliantly tipped over the bar.

4:21pm

Goal for Hereford!

 

4:17pm

Bowen heads weakly into the arms of Wildsmith after Collins had flicked on a free kick in the 55th minute.

There are groans in the crowd as the chance goes begging.

4:13pm

Bush is yellow carded for Hereford - 53 mins.

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4:10pm

Hereford win a corner through Purdie.

4:09pm

GREAT CHANCE: Artus has a shot very well parried by Alfreton's keeper in the 46th minute after a neat pass from Edge.

Wildsmith was quick to beat that shot away from Artus - that was a really good chance for United.

4:05pm

The second half is under way and Hereford are playing towards the Meadow End.

4:04pm

4:04pm

Hereford's players are out for the second half.

3:52pm

The half-time whistle has gone and Hereford must win this game to avoid relegation from the Skrill Premier.

3:49pm

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Great chance for Alfreton but Meadows shoots over the bar from close range.

We are now in stoppage time.

Two minutes are being added on for stoppages.

3:49pm

Great chance for Alfreton but Meadows shoots over the bar from close range.

We are now in stoppage time.

Two minutes are being added on for stoppages.

3:46pm

Sam Smith gets his head to Artus' left-wing cross in the 42nd minute and the Alftreton keeper smothers.

It was almost 2-1 to Hereford there - the header was about six yards out.

3:41pm

Edge has done very well since he has come on as a sub.

Bowen's shot is deflected over for a corner.

3:40pm

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3:38pm

The crowd have been lifted by Hereford's equaliser - and Edge smashes a 30-yard drive narrowly over the top.

3:37pm

SO CLOSE: Raknine's overhead kick has just been tipped over - it was going into the top corner - 33 mins.

3:37pm

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3:36pm

Lloyd-Weston has just made a superb block from Josh Law, who should have restored Alfreton's lead.

3:35pm

Edge has just been booked for a foul - 30 mins.

 

3:34pm

Kingsley James has just scored.

It was a lovely finish with his left foot after taking the ball around Wildsmith.

It was a cracking through-ball from Jamie Edge.

The players ran towards the bench to celebrate.

3:32pm

GOAL for Hereford.

Hereford are level in the 28th minute.

3:30pm

27th minute sub: Murphy is off for Hereford and Edge is on.

Murphy was playing well until his injury.

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3:27pm

We have played 24 minutes and Jarrod Bowen looks Hereford's best attacking threat.

The home fans are getting a bit frustrated.

3:23pm

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CLOSE - that should have been curtains for United.

What a miss! Daniel Meadows got behind Hereford's defence and dragged his shot woefully wide with just Lloyd-Weston to beat in the 20th minute.

3:21pm

A good move from Alfreton and Dan Bradley shoots wide of the goal.

The referee has given a corner - Lloyd-Weston was no where near touching that.

3:20pm

It has been a very nervy opening 15 minutes from Hereford and the home fans have gone quiet.

3:16pm

3:16pm

Jarrod Bowen's speculative cross-shot in the 13th minute has just clipped the top of the bar.

3:15pm

The news gets even worse.

Chester have just taken the lead.

If this does not change, Hereford will be relegated tonight.

3:13pm

The goal which Alfreton scored was a top finish and something which Hereford have been lacking this season.

 

3:12pm

3:12pm

That was a well-taken goal for Alfreton and the Hereford defence was caught flat-footed after Bush had lost his man.

3:11pm

Terrible news for Hereford.

Alfreton have taken the lead in the seventh minute.

John Akinde has clipped the ball over Lloyd-Weston and into the net.

3:10pm

GOAL for Alfreton.

3:09pm

3:08pm

Alfreton are looking comfortable in possession and have a lot of the ball in the early stages.

3:08pm

Alfreton are looking comfortable in possession and have a lot of the ball in the early stages.

3:06pm

3:05pm

Jarrod Bowen has Hereford's first chance in the third minute and it has gone wide.

3:03pm

We are underway at Edgar Street and Hereford are playing towards the Blackfriars End.

3:00pm

The players are out on the pitch - kick off is just moments away.

Supporters outside the ground were very apprehensive about today's match.

Hereford have to win.

2:59pm

Former Hereford United chairman Peter Hill is understood to be at Edgar Street for today's match.

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There are plenty of spaces in the Meadow End this afternoon for this important game at Edgar Street

2:50pm

Hereford United team: Daniel Lloyd-Weston, Chris Bush, Kingsley James, Luke Graham, Rob Purdie, Sam Smith, Dom Collins, Michael Rankine, Frankie Artus, Jarrod Bowen, Billy Murphy.

Subs: Dan Walker, Joel Edwards, Jon Brown, Jamie Edge, Cory Williams.

Alfreton: Joe Wildsmith, Chris Westwood, Darran Kempson, Josh Law, Tom Shaw, Dan Bradley, Daniel Meadows, John Akinde, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, Andrai Jones, Michael Hoganson.

Subs: Connor Franklin, Paul Clayton, Jon Worsnopm Godfrey Poku, Shaun Harrad.

Referee: J Amey.

2:50pm

Hereford United team: Daniel Lloyd-Weston, Chris Bush, Kingsley James, Luke Graham, Rob Purdie, Sam Smith, Dom Collins, Michael Rankine, Frankie Artus, Jarrod Bowen, Billy Murphy.

Subs: Dan Walker, Joel Edwards, Jon Brown, Jamie Edge, Cory Williams.

Referee: J Amey.

2:47pm

Aldershot a minute away from a 2-1 victory at Woking which saves their bacon.

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Fans at Edgar Street face a nail-biting afternoon.

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