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Hereford FC v Leamington minute by minute updates and scores


Hereford FC v Leamington minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • Hereford FC 0 Leamington 1
  • 38) Joe Parker's free-kick is headed home by Jack Edwards after referee Tom Kirk awarded a controversial free-kick
  • Hereford FC 1 Leamington 1
  • 89) Dan Smith rises to head the Bulls level from a Harry Pinchard corner which was taken short to Maziar Kouhyar and crossed to Smith.
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  • Ben Pollock went close after just two minutes forcing a save from Jake Weaver after Harry Pinchard whipped in a curling corner.
  • In response former Bull Kelsey Mooney broke and forced Brandon Hall into a save from a tight angle.
  • Miles Storey was next to test Weaver pulling away from his marker before seeing his low effort saved.
  • Leamington skipper Jack Edwards should have done better on 25 minutes having his effort deflected over after the ball came out of a crowded box.
  • The Brakes took a 38th minute lead after referee Tom Kirk gave a controversial free-kick against Ryan Lloyd.
  • From the set piece Joe Parker's free-kick was headed home by skipper Jack Edwards.
  • There was a long delay at the end of the first half after Luke Haines fell awkwardly after being pushed by Edwards, who received a booking for his foul.
  • Shortly after the break Mooney almost had his goal against his former side turning Ben Pollock before seeing his effort saved by Hall.
  • Leamington were finding gaps in the Bulls' defence and Dan Meredith saw his cross rattle against the crossbar.
  • Loanne Dan Smith came closest for the Bulls approaching the hour seeing his goalbound effort inside the box deflected wide.
  • Hall was quickly becoming the Bulls hero and had to be on hand to deny Joe Parker's effort.
  • At the other end substitute Ollie Hulbert almost put the Bulls level but saw his effort cleared off the goal-line.
  • As Hereford searched for a way back into the tie they got caught on the break with Mooney releasing substitute Kaiman Anderson who saw his effort deflected over by Patrick Fini
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  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines (Kouhyar 45+11), McLean, Storey (Hulbert 57), Andoh, Lloyd, Pollock, Smith, Fini (Hancox 86), Pinchard
  • Subs: Liburd-Hines
  • Leamington: Weaver, Meredith, Morley, Clarke, Morrison, Lane, Parker, Maye, Mooney, Edwards, Turner
  • Subs: Kelly-Evans, Cook, Anderson, Gittings, English
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  • Man of the match: Ryan Lloyd
  • Attendance: 1,179 (54 away)
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  • HEREFORD FC will be looking for a first win of the season this afternoon when they host Leamington at Edgar Street.
  • The Bulls have lost three and drawn two league games this season but have had a host of new arrivals since their last National League North game , a 2-0 defeat against Spennymoor Town.
  • Striker Kelsey Mooney is set to play against the Bulls today.
  • The 22-year-old scored five goals in 20 appearances for Hereford between 2019-20. He was offered a place in last season's squad but instead left for Scunthorpe United.
  • He was loaned back to the Bulls before being recalled and signed for Leamington.
  • The Bulls won their FA Cup replay against Lymington Town 4-0 at Edgar Street on Tuesday night.
  • Meanwhile, Leamington suffered a 1-0 defeat at Alfreton Town having already progressed in the FA Cup.
  • Hereford knocked Leamington out of the FA Trophy on their way to Wembley recording a 1-0 victory.
  • The sides last met in the league in December drawing 0-0 at Leamington.