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Full-time: Dartford 4 Hereford United 0
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- Five min: Dartford 1 (Ryan Hayes) Hereford United 0.
- 46 min: Dartford 2 (James Rogers) Hereford United 0.
- 76 min: Dartford 3 (Danny Harris) Hereford United 0.
- 88 min: Dartford 4 (Jon Wallis) Hereford United 0.
The final stats from Princes Park:
Hereford: 4-4-2: Hanford; Gallinagh, Anthony, Graham, Heath; Watkins, Clist (Evans 54), Pell (Sammons 80), Carruthers (Nichols 54); Clucas, Bowman. Subs not used: Stam, Smikle.
Dartford: 4-4-2: Bettinelli; Rose, Champion, Bonner, Rogers; Burns, Bradbrook (Wallis 81), Arber, Hayes (Noble 81); Crawford (Harris 73), Erskine. Subs not used: Sutton, Collier.
Referee: Dean Treleaven (West Sussex).
Goals: Hayes, 5 min, 1-0; Rogers, 46 min, 2-0; Harris, 76 min, 3-0; Wallis, 88 min, 4-0.
Yellow card: Dartford - Bradbrook, foul, 38 min; Arber, foul, 53 min;
And there it is - all over at Princes Park. Another embarrassment for Hereford.
Even by the standards of the last four seasons, these last two results have really plumbed the depths.
4-0 Dartford. This is truly awful stuff!— @HTnewsroom 15 September 2012
But Wallis rubbed Hereford’s noses into it still further, curling home a free-kick with just two minutes to go.
Hereford looked to try to get a goal back and Watkins sidefooted wide after good work by Clucas on the left.
Hereford United are playing like fools— @jonners 15 September 2012
Dartford continued to be the more lively side and Jacob Erskine headed a corner just wide.
Hanford had to come off his line to deny substitute Danny Harris with 15 minutes remaining.
But the replacement had his moment seconds later, curling in from the edge of the area in a vicrtual replica of the first goal.
Referee Dean Treleaven had to leave the field on 70 minutes with what appeared to be a calf injury with fourth official Benjamin Knight taking over.
But it was Dartford who continued on the attack and Pell conceded a needless corner on the hour before a dangerous cross from Hayes evaded attackers and defenders alike.
Hereford did manage an effort on goal on 64 minutes but Bowman’s header from a Clucas cross flashed just over the bar.
The Bulls made two substitutions – Evans for Clist and Nichols for Carruthers – and almost immediately went close with Pell drilling a free-kick from 30 yards inches wide.
Hereford took some time to re-group again after this second setback but Clist headed over some good work by Clucas out on the left.
Within 40 seconds of the re-start, Dartford had increased their lead.
Lee Burns found plenty of space on the right and crossed for James Rogers, unmarked to head past Hanford.
HT Dartford 1 Hereford United 0— @puredfc 15 September 2012
United were lucky, though, not to go in two-down when Clist, who had an anonymous first-half, gave the ball away in midfield and Bradbrook raced through to fire a shot into the side-netting.
Pell was forced to make a fine tackle on Bradbrook, conceding a corner as half-time approached.
Bradbrook got up highest to meet Hayes’ flag-kick but headed over.
Back at the other end, on 37 minutes, Hereford had a shooting chance when Rose brought down Bowman.
But Clucas skipped the ball to Carruther whose woeful effort went yards wide.
The midfielder went close, however, with a 15-yard effort when Watkins, who had been fouled by Bradbook for a free-kick on the right – and a caution – delivered the ball into the middle.
But the Hereford defence was still uneasy and it took a good interception by Anthony to clear after Harry Crawford found acres of space on the right.
Hereford were now getting into the game, finally, with Watkins making some good runs on the flanks.
After 20 minutes, Hereford finally mustered a shot on goal although not one likely to trouble home keeper Marcus Bettinelli.
Clucas showed good persistence to win the ball but his left-foot shot from 20 yards flew high and wide.
The lively midfielder smashed another shot a yard wide after 13 minutes as Dartford continued to make all the running.
At this stage, Hereford were struggling to make any impact and Heath gifted the ball to Hayes who curled another shot just wide of the target.
But the first goal was not long in coming.
Pell was beaten inside the Dartford half by Broadbrook who raced forward.
His shot was beaten down but what looked suspiciously like a hand but the ball reached Ryan Hayes who curled in an effort shot from the edge of the area after five minutes.
Hereford had an early let-off when, inside the first 90 seconds, a header from Elliott Broadbrook came back off an upright with Dan Hanford beaten.
HEREFORD boss Martin Foyle decided on a revision of his side after the poor result at Hyde the previous week.
With Michael Townsend still unfit, new signing Byron Anthony replaced Stefan Stam as skipper Luke Graham’s centre-back partner.
Joe Heath was recalled at left-back, pushing Chris Carruthers up on to the left of midfield.
This saw Sam Clucas moved into attack alongside Ryan Bowman.
Ashley Sammons was relegated to the subsitutes’ bench with Simon Clist back in central midfield alongside Harry Pell.
Marley Watkins returned from injury to play on the right of midfield with Brian Smikle dropping to the bench.
Sean Canham and Tristan Plummer were left out of the squad altogether and there was also no place for Marlon Watkins, who had still not recovered from his leg injury while Foyle opted to have no goalkeeper on the bench, although James Bittner took part in the warm-up.
Former Bull Richard Rose, who scored the winner against Newport County a couple of weeks back, was named as Dartford’s right-back with another former Hereford player, John Wallis, among their substitutes.
Hereford: 4-4-2: Hanford; Gallinagh, Anthony, Graham, Heath; Watkins, Clist, Pell, Carruthers; Clucas, Bowman. Subs not used: Stam, Evans, Sammons, Smikle, Nichols.
Dartford: 4-4-2: Bettinelli; Rose, Champion, Bonner, Rogers; Burns, Bradbrook, Arber, Hayes; Crawford, Erskine. Subs not used: Sutton, Wallis, Noble, Collier, Porter.
Referee: Dean Treleaven (West Sussex).