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Brackley Town v Hereford FC minute by minute updates and scores

By Ben Goddard

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  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Brackley Town 1 Hereford 0
  • 55) Tre Mitford fires home the opening goal from inside the box after Hereford gifted him space inside the box and fired low.
  • Brackley Town 1 Hereford 0
  • RED CARD
  • 89) Krystian Pearce has gone diving into his marker and is shown a red card
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  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Table stopping Brackley started well and had the first chance of the game when Gareth Dean headed down only for Brandon Hall to save and Hereford scrambled the deflection away.
  • At the other end the Bulls almost had a fortunate opener as Tom Owen-Evans intercepted a goal kick by Danny Lewis before blazing over from a tight angle.
  • The best effort fell to James Vincent on 19 minutes controlling the ball inside the box before forcing Lewis into a fine save.
  • Brackley were providing a threat in front of goal and Glenn Walker controlled acrobatically before firing over.
  • It took 36 minutes for Dinesh Gillela to show his forward strength beating his man before firing the ball back across the box missing everybody.
  • Brackley would have the final chance of the first half with Twariq Usif firing wide after the ball fell nicely for him on the edge of the box.
  • Krystian Pearce was showing his value in the Bulls defence and denied leading goal-scorer Lee Ndlovu who looked through on goal.
  • Brackley goalkeeper Lewis then made a double save to deny Hereford the opener.
  • Firstly Gordon beat the off-side trap before seeing his effort from a tight angle saved and then from the rebound Lewis got his fingertips to deny Owen-Evans rifled effort from inside the box.
  • That double save was even more important on 55 minutes when Brackley took the lead at the other end.
  • Tre Mitford found himself in space inside the box before firing into the bottom corner.
  • Brandon Hall in the Bulls goal was forced to make a vital 67th minute save to keep the game alive denying Matt Lowe's driven effort.
  • Mitford should have sealed the points with 17 minutes remaining after some smart passing unlocked the Bulls defence, but the striker saw his effort tipped over by Hall.
  • As Brackley controlled the tie Hereford were dealt a further blow when Krystian Pearce was shown a straight red card for a late challenge with a minute remaining.
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  • Attendance: 663
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  • TEAM NEWS
  • Hereford: Hall, Haines (Forsyth 61), Pearce, McLean (Klukowski 80), Owen-Evans, Storey, Lloyd, Pollock, Vincent, Gordon, Gillela
  • Subs: Raison, Austin-Davis, Price
  • Dinesh Gillela goes straight into the starting 11 as skipper Jarred Hodgkiss remains absent from the Bulls squad.
  • Joss Davies and Ryan Price join the Hereford squad from the under-18s.
  • Brackley: Lewis, Myles, Yusuf, Murombedzi, Lomas, Dean (c), Lowe, Armson, Ndlovu, Mitford, Walker
  • Subs: York, Worby, Putz, Lopes, Wise
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  • SCORE UPDATES
  • Hellenic League
  • Hereford Lads Club 1 (Will Loughman) Royal Wootton Bassett Town 0
  • Studley 1 Hereford Pegasus 0
  • RUGBY
  • Chester 18 Luctonians 13
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC have made the trip to Northamptonshire to play Brackley Town in their first league game since December 11.
  • The Bulls saw three matches over the Christmas period postponed due to Covid-19 inside the Bulls squad.
  • Hereford have signed right sided defender Dinesh Gillela ahead of today’s game at Brackley Town.
  • However, they will be without loanees Dan Smith and Levi Andoh who have returned to their parent clubs.
  • Brackley are current league leaders on the National League North with a home record of five wins, one draw and one defeat.
  • Brackley have only conceded 14 goals this season
  • Despite sitting top Brackley did suffer a shock 1-0 defeat at Kettering Town on their last outing