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Southport v Hereford FC minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • Southport 1 Hereford 0
  • 52) Haines can only clear a ball into the box to a Southport shirt whose effort is saved into the path of Jordan Archer.
  • Southport 2 Hereford 0
  • 85) The ball gets caught in the mud as a back-pass to Hall from Vincent can only deflect to Connor Woods who scores under pressure from Hall.
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  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Despite playing against a gale in the first half Hereford should have had a ninth minute lead.
  • Levi Andoh broke out wide before crossing for Dan Smith to bring the ball down to Tom Owen-Evans who snatched at the chance and blazed over.
  • On 15 minutes Southport had three chances to take the lead when Jared Hodgkiss failed to clear the ball inside his box and Josh Hmami capitalised.
  • Hmami forced a save from Brandon Hall before the rebound was blocked off the line by Luke Haines and then Dylan Vassallo rifled the third effort just wide.
  • In a difficult game dominated by the wind conditions Brandon Hall had to collect a cross at the second attempt in a nervous moment before Ryan McLean broke and his cross from the byline was just cleared from Tom Owen-Evans.
  • Southport's best chance of the first half came seconds before the break with Jordan Archer glancing his header off the crossbar.
  • With the wind on their backs in the second half the Bulls came forward and Levi Andoh's cross was headed just over by Jaanai Gordon with the goalkeeper beaten.
  • However, it was Southport who took a 52nd minute lead when Luke Haines failed to deal with a ball into the box and Connor Woods saw his effort saved by Hall into the path of Jordan Archer to put his side ahead.
  • Hall was forced into action again on the 62nd minute this time denying Woods' effort from a tight angle.
  • Marcus Carver was next to test the Hereford goal with Marcus Carver flashing his effort over after no foil was awarded for Dan Smith who looked to have ben fouled.
  • Woods was in again on 77 minutes turning Krystian Pearce before firing his effort into the side-netting.
  • The Bulls were desperate for a way back into the game and substitutes Miles Storey linked up with Zeli Ismail whose effort was sent over.
  • With five minutes remaining Southport secured the points with a second goal.
  • A back pass by James Vincent got caught in the mud and Brandon Hall saw his clearance deflected to Connor Woods who gratefully fired home.
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  • Attendance: 851
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  • TEAM NEWS
  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines (Pollock 79), Pearce, McLean (Storey 66), Owen-Evans, Andoh, Lloyd, Vincent, Smith, Gordon (Ismail 77)
  • Subs: Klukowski, Kouhyar
  • One change from the starting 11 that beat Kettering with Vincent in for Kouhyar.
  • Luke Haines is playing at centre half again today with Levi Andoh at left-back.
  • Several changes on the bench with Storey and Pollock back in for Sodeinde and Bennett
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  • FORM GUIDE
  • Southport in 15th with home form of 4W 4D 0L
  • Won two of their last three matches, both at home
  • Hereford in 9th with an away record of W2 D3 L2
  • Won their last five league matches to move them up league
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  • SCORE UPDATES
  • Hellenic Premier
  • Bradford Town 2 Hereford Lads Club 1
  • Westfields 2 (Josh Hunt, Jamie Bird) Shrivenham 0
  • RUGBY
  • National League 2 North
  • Hull Loanians 18 Luctonians 7
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD will be looking to make it six league wins on the bounce when they face Southport at Haig Avenue.
  • Southport are unbeaten at their home ground and the Bulls may face tough conditions as the forecast rain and wind hits the coast.
  • Both Ben Pollock and Miles Storey have been recovering from concussion but are both here today and if able to play could play a key role.