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Hereford 2 Alfreton Town 1 as it happened and live scores


Hereford v Alfreton Town minute by minute and live scores

By Ben Goddard

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  • Hereford 1 Alfreton 0
  • 18) Tom Owen-Evans does well to keep the ball in and plays to Kyle Finn who gets to the byline before crossing for Mike Symons to tap home.
  • Hereford 1 Alfreton 1
  • 87) A silly free-kick is put home after being taken quickly Reece Styche beats Liburd and is put home by substitute Craig Hobson
  • Hereford 2 Alfreton Town 1
  • 90+1 James Roberts put Hereford back ahead from the penalty spot firing home low after Milke Symons was brought down inside the box.
  • JAMES Roberts scored an injury time penalty as Hereford clinched a first league victory since August to move out of the bottom three.
  • Hereford had the best chance of the early exchanges as Danny Greenslade's free-kick found Mike Symons who out-muscled the defender only to see his header cleared off the line by Adam Curry.
  • However, his effort may not have stood anyway as the off-side flag was raised.
  • The Bulls took an 18th minute lead when Tom Owen-Evans played through Kyle Finn who got to the byline before crossing for Mike Symons to tap home.
  • Owen-Evans almost doubled their lead moments later with vicious volley which was just saved.
  • Alfreton could have been level after 27 minutes when James Clifton's cross caused havoc in the Bulls' box but was headed over amid a mass of bodies by a visiting player.
  • Owen-Evans was causing the visitors a host of problems and his speculative shot rattled the bar before Tommy O'Sullivan hit the post from the rebound.
  • The visitors started the second half with a James Clifton long throw which went close but eluded everybody.
  • Hereford found their feet as the half progressed and Harvey Smith headed wide from a corner before George Lloyd saw his effort saved when driving into the box.
  • The Bulls went close again on 71 minutes as George Lloyd released Kyle Finn and he crossed to Mike Symons who was just beaten to the ball by the last defender.
  • James Roberts was next to try his luck at goal as a Owen-Evans free-kick dropped down to him, but the midfielder saw two efforts blocked.
  • With seven minutes to go Kyle Finn put in a dangerous low cross into a crowd of players which was just tipped wide.
  • However, the game turned with three minutes remaining when Alfreton equalised from a quickly taken free-kick Reece Styche beat his defender and crossed into Craig Hobson to head home.
  • Just as the game looked destined for a draw Mike Symons was fouled inside the box resulting in a penalty.
  • James Roberts stepped up and fired into the bottom corner from the penalty spot to secure the victory.
  • Attendance: 2,082 with 35 away fans
  • Hereford start: Yates, Thomas, Greenslade, O'Sullivan (Roberts 71), Cullinane-Liburd, Smith (c), Dinsley, Owen-Evans, Finn, Lloyd, Symons
  • Subs: White, Murphy, Dielna, Horsell
  • Just the one change for Hereford from last Saturday's win with Tommy O'Sullivan starting in replace of Mike McGrath, who left the club earlier this week.
  • Alfreton Town: Ramsbottom, Clackstone, Allan, Lynch, Riley, Curry, Clifton, Hotte, Peniket, Platt, Bateson (Chettle 57)
  • Subs: Styche, Nicholson, Hobson, Chettle 57, Clarke
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  • Hereford return to league action today looking for that elusive first win since August 14- a run of 14 games.
  • The poor league form has seen the Bulls drop to second from bottom but visitors Alfreton are only in 13th six points better off than Marc Richards' side.
  • Alfreton have had to bring in loan players due to having several players out suspended at the moment.
  • Ex-Bull Richard Peniket starts for them this afternoon.
  • Alfreton come into the tie in equally poor form having won only one in their last five and that was against Nuneaton.

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