Hereford UNITED finally got on the goal trail as they romped to a 7-0 victory at Pershore Town.

The difference between the sides was emphasised by the fact that United scored six of their goals in the first half with five coming in 13 minutes.

They looked odds-on to complete a double figure victory before they took the foot off the pedal in the second half allowing Town back into the game.

Director of football Graham Turner sent a strong team although he played a number of players in unusual positions. This allowed the Bulls to field two strikers on trial up front and they both impressed.

Former Stourport Swifts front-man Kerry Giddins helped himself to a first half hat-trick and former Tranmere forward Andy Moran notched two. Steve Piearce got in on the act as he scored a brace himself.

The scoreline would have been greater but for the work of Pershore keeper Neil Turner, who made a string of good saves, and Matt Clarke and Moran had goals disallowed for handball and offside.

Pershore: Turner, Pennington, Jew, Cotton, Fulloway, Jones, Brain, Gregory, Upton, Cox, Concannon P. Subs used: Gilchrist, Haines, Scarrott, Concannon T, Jones, Burrow.

Hereford: Baker, Williams, McIndoe, Piearce, Clarke, Lane, Hanson, Beale, Giddins, Moran, Pitt. Subs used: Snape, Elmes, Gardiner, Robinson.

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