LiveFull-time: Hereford United 0 St Neots 2

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7:26pm

Hereford: Williams, Knott (Oyibo 48), Roberts, O’Neill, Morrison, Gregory, Ramirez (Mareira 88), Yafai (Gilroy 74), Eubanks, Akinde, Lewars. Subs: O’Reilly, Martinez.

St Neots: Abbey, Spence, Lee, Spring, R Frater, Hoyte, Davies, Ford, Dillon (Nolan 48), Hillard (N Frater 88), Powell. Subs: Greygoose,  Ferrari, Ivey-Ward.

Referee: Thomas Harty

Goals: Nolan, 61 min, 0-1; N Frater, 90 min, 0-2.

Yellow cards: Hereford – Akinde, foul, 25 min; Ramirez, foul, 74 min; Morrison, foul, 80 min; St Neots – Dillon, foul, 40 min;

Attendance: 568.

4:51pm

In stoppage time, Oyibi brings down Nathan Frater in the area.

It’s a clear penalty but Williams dives to keep out Davies’ penalty but Frater follows up to drive the rebound into the corner of the net, his first goal for the club.

4:45pm

The attendance has been announced as being 568.

4:42pm

Davies shows some good awareness, spotting Williams off his line and trying a chip, but the keeper gets back to make a comfortable save.

4:39pm

The game is confined to midfield for long spells.

But Ramirez and Morrison both picked up bookings for fouls.

4:30pm

Tommy Agombar is now in the technical area making instructions.

4:26pm

The St Neots fans are making more noise than the Hereford fans, but have only brought about 30.

4:20pm

The visitors take the lead on 61 minutes when Nolan, who has looked lively since his arrival, races on to a through ball from Williams and shoots under Williams.

4:14pm

A foul on Eubanks by Spring on 56 minutes gives Hereford a chance 30 yards out. But Roberts shoots straight into the wall and the opportunity is gone.

4:14pm

There is a white car parked in the Blackfriars End.

4:11pm

St Neots carved open the Hereford defence down the right through Spence on 50 minutes and the ball was worked to Hillard, whose effort struck a defender before the ball was cleared.

4:07pm

St Neots have a goal disallowed. Still 0-0.

4:00pm

The Hereford United fans emerge for the second half. It's 0-0 here at Edgar Street. St Neots have brought about 30 fans. 

3:44pm

Hereford hit back with an effort from full-back Roberts which flashes just wide.

3:44pm

The small group of St Neots fans are making themselves heard this afternoon.

3:43pm

There’s a booking for Dillon, rather harsh seemingly, after a tangle with Morrison.

And, with St Neots looking the more likely to break through, Davies shoots over from 15 yards four minutes before the break.

3:32pm

Hereford are now coming under increasing pressure and Hoyte heads over from a Spring corner when he should have hit the target.

3:32pm

Neil Phelps yells out, from the touchline: 'you have got to press'.

3:30pm

Poor control by Eubanks gifts a corner to St Neots but Hillard curls his shot wide.

3:30pm

3:28pm

3:25pm

Majority shareholder Tommy Agombar has just shouted out some football advice to Neil Phelps.

Agombar is sat two rows behind Lonsdale and is wearing dark sunglasses.

3:22pm

Hillard missed a great chance on 21 minutes when he headed a cross from the right.

3:21pm

Hereford show some promise in attack and a good run by Bilal Yafai ends with Salvador Ramirez dragging a shot wide from the edge of the area.

3:18pm

Matt Healey has just announced the two team lists will flash up on the electronic scoreboard.

3:15pm

Dillon’s low shot on 13 minutes is saved by the diving Williams.

3:14pm

Chairman Andy Lonsdale is sat in the seats at the front of the main stand.

3:14pm

Team sheets have finally arrived so the press are now able to identify the players:

Hereford: Williams, Knott, Roberts, O’Neill, Morrison, Gregory, Ramirez, Yafai, Eubanks, Akinde, Lewars. Subs Gilroy, Oyibo, Mareira, O’Reilly, Martinez.

St Neots: Abbey, Spence, Lee, Spring, R Frater, Hoyte, Davies, Ford, Dillon, Hillard, Powell. Subs: Nolan, Greygoose, N Frater, Ferrari, Ivey-Ward.

3:12pm

Jack Perks, from the Herefordshire Football Association, is sat in the main stand this afternoon.

3:10pm

About 25 fans from St Neots, including one with a drum, are following their side from the stands.

3:08pm

An early cross from Lewis Hillyard is grasped by goalkeeper Luke Williams.

Shortly afterwards, a neat move involving Hillyard and Marcel Powell down the St Neots left ends with Chris Dillon prodding in a shot which is grasped by goalkeeper Williams at the second attempt.

3:08pm

There looks be fewer than 200 fans in the Meadow End, although a group of about 10 start to chant.

3:06pm

2:33pm

With half-an-hour to go before kick-off, there are a handful of fans inside the ground.

Outside the ground, there are around 200 fans staging a peaceful protest.

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6:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

RR_Germany says...

First game in the lower league lost - and this at home even - and then in front of only handful of fans!! Sounds like the continuation of the nightmare that started after what was the successful end of the previous season in the Conference division ...!!! And things continue to get more and more dismal. OMG!!!
First game in the lower league lost - and this at home even - and then in front of only handful of fans!! Sounds like the continuation of the nightmare that started after what was the successful end of the previous season in the Conference division ...!!! And things continue to get more and more dismal. OMG!!! RR_Germany
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9:45pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Taurus kings acre says...

Sad but a serious and well over due "Good Night" to Professional Football in Hereford. Been on the cards since Graham Turner sold up and left. The council are responsible and most of the fans are good time Charlie's. They claim a hard core base of 1200-2000, where were they today. The city does not dear serve a good football team.
Sad but a serious and well over due "Good Night" to Professional Football in Hereford. Been on the cards since Graham Turner sold up and left. The council are responsible and most of the fans are good time Charlie's. They claim a hard core base of 1200-2000, where were they today. The city does not dear serve a good football team. Taurus kings acre
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12:00am Sun 10 Aug 14

Edward19 says...

Knock down that tin shed and extend the old market development; jobs, income and prestige for the city.
Knock down that tin shed and extend the old market development; jobs, income and prestige for the city. Edward19
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11:33am Sun 10 Aug 14

Cendrick Smemt says...

Ah well. The club's motto is 'our greatest glory lies not in never having fallen but in rising when we fall'. It has never fallen quite as low as this (both on and off the field), but it will make it all the sweeter. Keep fighting, Hereford!
Ah well. The club's motto is 'our greatest glory lies not in never having fallen but in rising when we fall'. It has never fallen quite as low as this (both on and off the field), but it will make it all the sweeter. Keep fighting, Hereford! Cendrick Smemt
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