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  • GOALS
  • Hereford FC 1 Arsenal under-23 0
  • 1) After 36 seconds Ryan McLean wins a loose ball plays in Tyrone Barnett who chips it over the goalkeeper and into the net.
  • Hereford FC 1 Arsenal under-23 1
  • 13) Good work on the left by Joel Ideho with a ball over to James Sweet who heads the ball home
  • Hereford FC 1 Arsenal under-23 2
  • 16) Hereford get caught on the counter-attack with the pace of Billy Vigar opening them up before placing a ball into the box for Joel Ideho to fire home
  • Hereford FC 1 Arsenal under-23 3
  • 70) Kido Taylor-Hart put a ball into the Hereford box which goalkeeper Seb Osment failed to hold and Khayon Edwards bundled home
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  • Attendance: 2,456 (291 in the away end)
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  • KEY MONENTS
  • 1) After 36 seconds McLean wins a loose ball plays in Barnett who chips it over the goalkeeper and into the net 1-0 to Hereford
  • 4) McLean again driving at Arsenal sees his shot take a deflection into the palms of goalkeeper Tom Smith.
  • 8) Zak Lilly heads behind the Hereford goal as Nathan Butler-Odeji causes problems.
  • From the resulting corner Zack Awe heads off the crossbar for Arsenal.
  • 13) Good work on the left by Joel Ideho with a ball over to James Sweet who heads the ball home 1-1.
  • 16) Hereford get caught on the counter-attack with the pace of Billy Vigar opening them up before placing a ball into the box for Joel Ideho to fire home, 2-1 Arsenal
  • 23) Hereford pass the ball around at the back resulting in Brad Wade taking a heavy touch and chased down by Ben Cottrell but the ball fires off the Arsenal skipper and wide
  • 28) Harry Pinchard picks out Storey with an absolute peach of a cross but the marksman fires wide on the volley.
  • 45) With the last play of the half Hereford come forward with McLean picking out Storey at the back post who sees his headed effort cleared off the line by the last defender.
  • 57) Storey releases McLean running in on goal but he fails to release an effort and Arsenal recover the chance
  • 68) Anderson for Hereford picks out a Hereford trialist who rattles the crossbar with his headed effort
  • 70) Kido Taylor-Hart put a ball into the Hereford box which goalkeeper Seb Osment failed to hold and Khayon Edwards bundled home, 3-1 Arsenal.
  • 79) Marcelo Flores shows quick feet and then sends a shot at goal which Seb Osment saves well.
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  • TEAM NEWS
  • Hereford: Wade, Hodgkiss, Haines, Lilly, Evans, Lloyd, McLean, Durojaiye, Pinchard, Barnett, Storey
  • Subs: Osment, Derricott, Summers, Latty-Fairweather, Campbell, Jones, Trialists x6
  • Arsenal under-23: Smith, Sweet, Quamina, Foran, Awe, Azeez, Butler-Odeji, Olayinka, Vigar, Cottrell (c), Ideho
  • Subs: Ibrahim, Hillson, Sagoe, Francis, Jeffcott, Flores, Lewis, Edwards, Taylor-Hart, Monlouis
  • Listed on the side of team sheet (not quite sure what that means): Patino, Ogungbo, Cirsan
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC host a talented Arsenal under-23 side at Edgar Street in their second pre-season friendly.
  • The Bulls suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hednesford Town in their opening friendly.
  • A crowd of over 2,000 people are expected at Edgar Street this evening.
  • Arsenal under-23s finished third in the Premier Division 2 - Division One last season with Manchester City winning the league.
  • They played National League South side Woking with a young side losing 3-2.
  • The Arsenal senior team are in the USA with some making the trip but others have not.

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