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Kettering Town v Hereford FC minute by minute updates

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  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kettering Town 0 Hereford 1
  • 25) Miles Storey intercepts a back-pass rounding the goalkeeper and putting it into an empty net.
  • Kettering Town 1 Hereford 1
  • 30) Jordan Crawford created space and puts in a searching ball which is cleared out to Rhys Sharpe who steered the ball home
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  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • HEREFORD had a battle out a 1-1 draw at Kettering Town in a game which could have gone either way.
  • The Bulls started brightly with Miles Storey causing problems but Tom Owen-Evans failed to control his cross.
  • Moments later Ryan McLean headed his effort straight at goalkeeper Jackson Smith.
  • However, the Poppies responded with Jordan Crawford seeing his effort rattle the crossbar and despite the hosts bundling the rebound home a foul was committed in the process.
  • In an end to end first 23 minutes Owen-Evans was next to test the Kettering goalkeeper with his curling free-kick palmed away.
  • Two minutes later Hereford were handed an opener with Storey intercepting a back-pass taking the ball around the goalkeeper before putting it into an empty net.
  • Storey had another opening moments later muscling off his marker before blazing well over.
  • However, Kettering were level moments later when Jordan Crawford created space and put a searching ball which was cleared out to Rhys Sharpe who steered the ball home.
  • Kettering were using set pieces and long balls to their advantage and a free-kick early in the second half was headed back to Sheriff who fired wide.
  • Both teams had a chance to take the lead at either end within moments of each other.
  • Another defensive nightmare almost cost the hosts as McLean and Patten pressurised. With the goalkeeper to beat McLean had a heavy touch and the goalkeeper gathered.
  • Straight up the other end Bulls goalkeeper Hall saw his goal-kick chased down by Jack Smith but it cannoned wide.
  • Moments later Kettering went close again with Smith's corner headed back out and dropped for Sheriff whose effort skimmed the outside of the side-netting.
  • Kettering went close again on 63 minutes when a curling free-kick into the far post beat everybody except Connor Johnson who headed wide under pressure by Mo Faal.
  • Both sides were going for a winner and a ball into the Kettering box came back out for Keenan Patten who fired just wide.
  • The visitors responded and a long throw-in fell down to Stead who turned inside the box before firing from close range off the post.
  • Right at the death Hereford almost stole the points with Touray's effort from outside the box taking a wicked deflection before being tipped over by a fine Smith save.
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  • Attendance: 614
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  • TEAMS
  • Hereford: Hall, Haines, Pearce, Egan, McLean, Patten, Owen-Evans, Storey (Touray 44), Pollock, Revan, Faal (Klukowski 64)
  • Subs: Pinchard, Campbell
  • Two changes for the Bulls with Gilella out for Egan while McLean starts for the departed Kouhyar.
  • Sondergaard is in attendance tonight but doesn't make the bench, despite Hereford only naming four subs.
  • That is because Hereford have named five loan players in their squad already so he can't play
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  • League table
  • Hereford 9th - away record W4, D4, L7
  • Kettering Town 14th - home record W5, D5, L4+
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD have travelled to Kettering Town this evening looking to get their play-off push back underway.
  • The Bulls are without a win in their last five league games and sit four points outside the play-off positions.
  • The Bulls will be without midfielder Maziar Kouhyar who has left the Bulls this week on a free transfer (non-contracted player) and signed a contract for play-off rivals York City

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