LiveFull-time: Dorchester Town 3 Hereford United 0

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A glaring miss by Jason Brookes a minute from the end avoided Hereford conceding a fourth goal.


On 83 minutes, Smith cuts in from the left and fires the third goal past the helpless Williams.


As Hereford enjoy a good spell, Walker-Harris fumbles a power-drive from full-back Daniel O’Reilly and has to scramble back to push the ball away at the second attempt.


And another neat move sees Gilroy side-foot over from the edge of the area shortly afterwards.


 Hereford have a chance seconds later when Morrison arrives at the back post to meet a free-kick but slices his shot wide.


A low shot by Smeeton forces a diving save from Williams on 66 minutes.


Hereford have an extraordinary let-off when Cann’s shot trickles along the goal-line and hits a post with Jamie Gleeson’s follow-up blocked by Barrientos before being cleared.


It’s no surprise when, on 57 minutes, Cann finds some space in the area and fires the second goal past Williams.


Two minutes into the second half, Akinde, in a fit of stupidity, kicks the ball away after being correctly penalised, and is sent off.

From the free-kick, Walker heads over from a great position.

Then Smith scuffs the ball wide when he should at least hit the target.


Hereford are foiled by a couple of good tackles in the lead-up to the interval when Akinde and Yafai have the ball taken off their toe in the area.


Smeeton misses a good chance to extend the lead on 37 minutes, scuffing wide from six yards after a promising build-up down the left.

Hereford force a couple of corners in quick succession but the danger is cleared.


Adrian Barrientos drives in a long-range effort and Walker-Harris has to dive to his right to save.


A weak shot by Cann, after another good run by Crittenden, is easily saved by Williams.


Akinde is booked for dissent and then picks up a knock to his leg which requires lengthy treatment.


Akinde is booked for dissent and then picks up a knock to his leg which requires lengthy treatment.


The ball’s in the net again a couple of minutes later but Cann is ruled offside.


Hereford’s defence is cut open in the 23rd minute – a long throw out is received by Nick Crittenden who advance to slip a pass to Dan Smith whose low drive flashes into the corner of the net.


At the other end, a shot from Ramirez meets the same fate with Walker-Harris making the save.


Luis Morrison lets fly from 35 yards but the ball comfortably clears the bar.

Town win a corner on 20 minutes.

Oakley Hanger gets above the Hereford defence to win the header but directs the ball straight at Williams.


 Hereford’s Williams has to make a save, without any difficulty, when Dan Cann fires in a shot on the turn on 17 minutes.


Dorchester’s Joyce is injured on 14 minutes and has to go off to be replaced by Nathan Walker.


Deqwon Banks collects the first caution for dissent on 10 minutes.


Hereford repel a couple of raids and show some nice passing in a build-up which sees Sam Bobes-Gilroy shoot wide from 25 yards.


There’s an early corner for Hereford. Bilal Yafai’s cross is dealt with by the home defence.


HEREFORD make one change for what could turn out to be the final match of their 90-year existence following the rejection of their planned CVA by creditors in midweek.

It is for their first visit to Dorchester’s Avenue Road Stadium.

With Jonah Gregory out, there’s a call up for Adrian Barrientos to play alongside skipper Luis Morrison in defence.

Dorchester return to Avenue Road after a 5-1 win at Burnham in midweek.

 Hereford: Williams, Roberts, O’Reilly, O’Neill, Morrison, Barrientos, Bobes-Gilroy, Yafai, Akinde, Ramirez, Equbanks. Subs not used: Lewars, Browns, Maredra, Knott, Martinez.

Dorchester: Walker-Harris, Hanger, Buckley, Smeeton, Agbo, Crittenden, Gleeson, Cann, Joyce, Smith. Subs not used: Walker, Smith, Godfrey, Brookes, Murphy.

Referee: Mark Lawrence (Bridgewater).


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