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  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gloucester City 1 Hereford FC 0
  • 71) JORDON THOMPSON: A floated free-kick is flicked on for Jordan Thompson who heads home the opener
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  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • HEREFORD remain four points outside the play-off positions with four matches to play after a frustrating 1-0 defeat by Gloucester City
  • The Bulls started brightly and Ryan McLean created a chance which fell to James Vincent whose effort was deflected wide.
  • Former Hereford loanee Ollie Hulbert should have done better when a corner into a mass of bodies fell to the forward whose poor strike was straight at goalkeeper Brandon Hall.
  • Hereford were limited to few chances in the opening 35 minutes with Ryan McLean and Andre Wright both seeing efforts blocked.
  • A rare Bulls corner was met by Ryan Lloyd but he also saw his effort deflected wide.
  • McLean had an opening moments before half-time with Luke Haines' long throw-in headed down for the midfielder who blazed his volley wide.
  • The second half continued with neither side able to make a breakthrough with Lucas Tomlinson trying his luck from range but his effort floated wide.
  • The opening goal came on 71 minutes when a floated Gloucester free-kick was flicked on and Jordon Thompson was on hand to head home.
  • Five minutes later Hulbert should have doubled City's lead after Hereford got caught on the break with the striker running through on goal but firing wide.
  • That miss sparked Hereford into life with substitute Harry Pinchard seeing his searching ball cleared before Jared Hodgkiss shot wide from outside the box.
  • With Hereford throwing men forward they were hit on the break with Hulbert crossing for Louis Hall who took a touch before seeing his effort saved.
  • At the other end Gloucester remained alert to the pressure when Pinchard's free-kick fell for McLean whose effort was blocked.
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  • TEAM NEWS
  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines, Pearce, Egan, McLean, Owen-Evans, Lloyd (Touray 89), Vincent (Patten 72), Revan, Wright (Pinchard 59)
  • Subs: Klukowski, Njie,
  • Three changes from the side that beat AFC Telford United
  • Pollock is out of the squad and replaced by Pearce.
  • Vincent comes in off the bench for Pinchard
  • Wright comes back in and replaces Patten who is dropped to the bench.
  • Njie makes his fourth league bench appearance for Hereford.
  • He is yet to appear in a league game and has been on the bench three times the last of those coming against Blyth at home on November 16th
  • Gloucester City: Wiles-Richards, Leadbitter, James, Thompson, Hall, Martinez, Dawson, O'Sullivan, Hulbert, McClure, Tomlinson
  • Subs: Armstrong, Harrison, Green, King, Sheaf
  • Former Bulls players Tommy O'Sullivan and Olly Hulbert both start against their former side
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  • Attendance: 2,826 (798 Hereford)
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  • OTHER SCORES
  • Westbury 5 Westfields 0
  • Cranfield 1 Hereford Pegasus 0
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC have made their first ever visit to the new home of Gloucester City hoping to keep their play-off hopes alive.
  • The Bulls come into the game four points off the play-off positions with five games remaining.
  • Gloucester City sit in 18th nine points above bottom side Guiseley.
  • Their home record on the 3G surface is won five, drawn seven and lost six.
  • The Bulls are in 11th and four points outside the play-off positions.
  • Their away record is won five, drawn five and lost eight.
  • Hereford beat Gloucester City 2-1 at Edgar Street in January with Jaanai Gordon and Tom Owen-Evans both scoring

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