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Merstham FC v Hereford FC - FA Cup - minute by minute

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Merstham FC 0 Hereford FC 1
  • 42) Pinchard with a searching run he flicks it in to Owen-Evans who elegantly turns and fires home into the bottom corner.
  • Merstham FC 0 Hereford FC 2
  • 47) Pinchard picks out the top corner from outside the box floating it over the goalkeeper and into the net
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • The Bulls went close inside the opening minutes with Jared Hogkiss making an overlapping run before firing across goal only to be denied by goalkeeper Toby Bull.
  • Hereford went even closer on 16 minutes with Ben Pollock flicking a header into a crowd before Ollie Hulbert saw his effort cleared off the line.
  • Making his first start Ollie Hulbert was next to go close controlling the ball inside the box before seeing his effort blocked in front of goal.
  • The opening goal came three minutes before the break with an elegant Harry Pinchard chip finding Tom Owen-Evans who turned before sweeping the ball home.
  • Merstham's first effort came just before the break with James Richmond flicking his header just wide.
  • The hosts should have been level a minute into the second half with Dylan Adjei-Hersey crossing onto the head of Anderson who somehow put his effort wide.
  • Hereford punished their visitors for the miss with another piece of class from Pinchard picking out the top corner from outside the box.
  • The Bulls could have put the game beyond any doubt with 20 minutes remaining with substitute Ryan McLean seeing his effort blocked on the line before Ollie Hulbert also had his effort blocked.
  • SAVE
  • Owen-Evans then sees his effort from an angle saved by the goalkeeper
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  • TEAMS
  • Hereford: Liburd-Hines, Hodgkiss, Hancox, Owen-Evans, Andoh, Lloyd (Forsyth 70), Pollock, Kouhyar, Smith (McLean 59), Hulbert, Pinchard (Whittingham 79)
  • Subs: Nesbeth, Price, Speake
  • Hereford have had to make three changes today with Fini, Hall and McNally all missing from Tuesday night's win at York.
  • Brandon Hall was injured at York to Liburd-Hines makes his debut.
  • Patrick Fini I think is here wrapped up.
  • McNally is cup tied by Solihull Moors so unable to play
  • This is added to six injuries at York with all six players still out
  • Merstham: Bull, Williams, Mason, Anderson, Richmond, Collins, Jacquart, Gharbaoui, Sam-Yorke, Makofo, Adjei-Hersey
  • Subs: Palmer, Ellaway, Hayles, Lloyd, Folkes, Greenwood, Monga
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD have made the trip to Surrey for their FA Cup third qualifying round tie to face Merstham FC.
  • The Bulls are now four matches unbeaten after winning their first league game of the season at York City on Tuesday night.
  • The winner will receive £5,625 with the loser receiving £1,875.
  • Merstham are based in Surrey and play their football in the Isthmian League Premier Division (step three of the non-league pyramid).
  • With 60 miles per hour winds forecast this afternoon conditions are bleak at Merstham.
  • The pitch has coped brilliantly with the rain and I don't think the game is in any doubt.
  • A draw would result in the game being replayed at Edgar Street on Tuesday (October 5).
  • Hereford were held to a 2-2 draw at Lymington in the second qualifying round before beating them 4-0 in the replay.
  • Hereford do have some injury concerns with Myles Storey, Yan Klukowski, James Vincent, Krystian Pearce and Luke Haines all missing Tuesday night’s win at York.
  • Hereford under-18 community side captain Ryan Price and midfielder Joe Speake have been promoted to the club's first team along with Harley Morris.