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Hereford FC v Curzon Ashton minute by minute updates and scores


Hereford FC v Curzon Ashton minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • Hereford 0 Curzon Ashton 1
  • 2) Curzon take a second minute lead with a corner met at the front post by James McKay's head and it somehow sneaks past Hall.
  • Hereford 1 Curzon Ashton 1
  • 10) Andoh runs at the defence and gets to the by-line before pulling it back to Gordon who fires home the equaliser
  • Hereford 2 Curzon Ashton 1
  • 29) Andoh again on the overlap gets to the by-line this time cuts it back for Owen-Evans who slides home.
  • Hereford 2 Curzon Ashton 2
  • 70) Hobson rises highest in space from a corner and heads home the equaliser
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  • Curzon took the lead within two minutes when James McKay met a corner at the front post and headed home past goalkeeper Brandon Hall.
  • However, the Bulls were level on 10 minutes with Levi Andoh on the over-lap getting to the by-line and pulling back for Jaanai Gordon to slot them level.
  • After being handed a starting place Maziar Kouhyar saw his effort from outside the box force a fine save by Chris Renhaw.
  • Bulls goalkeeper Brandon Hall was forced into action on 22 minutes saving low to deny Matthew Waters' free-kick after a soft foul was awarded against Gordon.
  • After mistakes cost the Bulls at Southport another error almost handed Curzon the lead back.
  • Ryan McLean saw his back-pass intercepted by Alex Curran who beat the goalkeeper but not Krystian Pearce who cleared off the line.
  • That clearance proved even more important two minutes later when the Bulls went ahead.
  • Andoh on the overlap again reached the byline and this time crossed for Owen-Evans who gratefully slid home on 29 minutes.
  • After struggling to regain a foothold in the game Curzon made a double change at the break.
  • Substitute Scott Wilson waited just six minutes for his first chance heading a corner wide.
  • Curzon saw a goal chalked off by referee Jonathan Maskrey on 56 minutes.
  • A second phase of play from a corner saw Matthew Waters drill a ball into the box which substitute Craig Hobson bundled home but was judged to have fouled goalkeeper Hall in the process.
  • McLean had the chance to seal the points on 63 minutes running the length of the pitch after a Curzon corner before firing his effort over with only the goalkeeper to beat.
  • The visitors gave the Bulls a final warning on 69 minutes with goalkeeper Brandon Hall forced to pull off a double save with the first coming from a low Curran drive.
  • And then a minute later Curzon were level with substitute Craig Hobson finding enough space to head home a corner.
  • Hobson thought he had scored the winner with five minutes remaining but after volleying home from a corner saw his effort disallowed for a foul.
  • Moments later Hall had to make a point-blank save after the Bulls stopped claiming an off-side and from the resulting cross Adam Thomas forced Hall into a fine save.
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  • Hereford: Hall, Pearce, McLean (Ismail 80), Owen-Evans, Andoh, Lloyd, Pollock, Vincent, Kouhyar (Klukowski 71), Smith, Gordon (Storey 71)
  • Subs: Haines, Sodeinde
  • So Ben Pollock returns to the Bulls team and comes in for Luke Haines who is dropped to the bench.
  • Also no Jared Hodgkiss with Lloyd set to play full-back and Kouhyar coming into his starting place
  • Curzon Ashton: Renshaw, Waters, Poscha, Dunn, Thomas, Curran, McKay, Lussey, Rain, Mahon (c), Barton
  • Subs: Bell, Merrill, Wilson, Hobson, Gladwyn
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  • Attendance: 1,463 (five Curzon at most)
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  • HEREFORD will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Curzon Ashton.
  • After being beaten by Southport in stormy conditions last weekend, ending their five-game winning run, the Bulls will be looking forward to calmer conditions at Edgar Street.
  • Hereford manager Josh Gowling is expecting a tough game against a good footballing side.
  • They face a Curzon Ashton side who sit level on points with the Bulls but are without a win in four league games and have lost their last two.