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Hereford FC 2 Billericay Town 1- FA Trophy 1st Rnd as it happened and scores


Hereford v Billericay Town- FA Trophy First Round live

By Ben Goddard

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  • Hereford 0 Billericay Town 1
  • 4) Alfie Potter's ball into the box is deflected down to Ross Lafayette l to fire home from close range.
  • Hereford 1 Billericay Town 1
  • 37) Tom Owen-Evans levels from the penalty spot after being fouled inside the box.
  • Hereford 2 Billericay Town 1
  • 82) George Lloyd put Hereford ahead running onto a searching Tommy O'Sullivan cross.
  • Hereford had the first chance of the game when Mike Symons' swiveled before chipping through to George Lloyd who fired wide while driving at goal.
  • However, at four minutes the Bulls were behind after Alfie Potter's ball into the boxa lucky deflection falling for Ross Lafayette to fire home.
  • Hereford probed for a leveler and Jordan Cullinane-Liburd saw his headed effort cleared off the line by Moses Emmanuel.
  • The hosts went agonisingly close again after 20 minutes when George Lloyd rifled his effort off the post.
  • Lloyd was in again four minutes later after Mike Symons had won a ball inside the box but sent his effort well over from inside the box.
  • Kyle Finn was next to go close for the hosts but he was denied by a last ditch tackle and the ball looped into the goalkeeper's arms.
  • The leveler eventually came on the 37th minute when Tom Owen-Evans was brought down inside the box and fired the penalty down the middle.
  • Billerachy responded after the break and Moses Emmanuel met Callum Kennedy's cross but put his headed effort wide.
  • As the heavy rain made playing conditions tricky the Bulls probed for a winner and Jordan Cullinane-Liburd saw his close range effort saved following a goalmouth scramble.
  • Lloyd was next to go close but saw his effort blocked by a mass of bodies after the ball fell to the striker inside the box.
  • At the third time of asking George Lloyd put the Bulls ahead after Symons held the ball up for Tommy O'Sullivan who found the striker at the back post.
  • 1,097 attendance with 45 away
  • Hereford start: Yates, Thomas, Greenslade, Wesolowski (O'Sullivan 15), Cullinane-Liburd, Smith, Dinsley, Owen-Evans, Finn (Roberts 67), Lloyd, Symons
  • Subs: Gowling, Dielna, Horsell
  • Billericay Town: Julian, Kizzi, Kennedy, Waldren, Rooney, Deering (c), Lafayette, Howells, Emmanuel, Potter, Aransibia
  • Subs: Clifford, Gordon-Stearn, Jahraldo-Martin, Shokunbi, Hunte
  • Emmanuel Moses starts for the visitors and has scored seven goals this season and is their leading scorer.
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  • Any possible replay or postponement will take place this Tuesday.
  • The winners from today receive £6,000 and a place in the next round
  • Hereford host Billericay Town in the FA Trophy first round this afternoon after previously knocking out FC United of Manchester.
  • The Bulls have been without a competitive game for two weeks after last weekend's game against Guiseley was postponed.
  • Hereford could welcome new signings Josh Gowling, Joel Dielna and James Wesolowski into their team for their debuts.

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