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Leamington 2 Hereford FC 2 as it happened and live scores


Leamington v Hereford FC as it happens and live scores

By Ben Goddard

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  • Leamington 0 Hereford 1
  • 33) An initial shot from Owen-Evans came back out to James Waite who is sharpest to the loose ball and nets from inside the box.
  • Leamington 1 Hereford 1
  • 44) Jack Edwards levels for Leamington as he strikes on the edge of the box into the top corner.
  • Leamington 1 Hereford 2
  • 45) Tom Owen-Evans earns Hereford a penalty as he is pushed inside the box before getting up and firing his side back ahead.
  • Leamington 1 Hereford 2
  • 61) A frailing arm from James Waite connects with the Leamington player and he is shown a straight red.
  • Leamington 2 Hereford 2
  • 84) Leamington leveled from the penalty spot as Colby Bishop fired home after Tom Owen-Evans tangled with a forward inside the box.
  • After a slow opening the hosts had an unlikely early chance as a long ball found Colby Bishop who forced Matt Yates into a close-range save.
  • Leamington came forward again and after several attempts were cleared Ahmed Obeng shot wide.
  • In reply Tom Owen-Evans tried his luck from distance, but his effort flew well over.
  • A windy afternoon saw the ball drift nicely for Bishop whose header was saved by Yates.
  • The Breakes' best chance fell to Obeng on 22 minutes when he had space inside the box but his effort was deflected wide.
  • Hereford responded and Eliot Richards ghosted past his marker to latch onto a long ball before seeing his effort saved.
  • James Waite sent a warning to the hosts shooting into the bottom corner only to be denied.
  • Moments later the teenage forward netted after Owen-Evans' initial effort was loose and Waite capitalised.
  • The Breakes were level a minute before the break as Jack Edwards rifled his shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.
  • However, they were level for just a minute as Tom Owen-Evans was pushed inside the box before getting up and firing into the bottom corner.
  • Waite was causing more problems at the start of the second half as he struck just wide as the ball sat up for him.
  • Referee Scott Simpson then changed the game as he awarded a straight red card to James Waite for a trailing arm which caught the head of his opposing number.
  • Leamington looked for an equaliser and Jack Edwards almost found it as he controlled inside the box before seeing his effort blocked.
  • Hereford were almost handed a certain winner with 13 minutes remaining as Eliot Richards capitalised on a defensive mistake but rattled the outside of the post with his shot.
  • Leamington were controversially level from the penalty spot on 84 minutes when Colby Bishop fired home after Tom Owen-Evans tangled with a forward inside the box.
  • Jack Edwards had the chance to win the tie for Leamington after the ball fell to him at the back post, but the striker blazed over.
  • Hereford: Yates, Thomas, Greenslade, Cullinane-Liburd, Oates, Gowling, O'Sullivan, Owen-Evans, Richards (Finn 90), Waite, Lloyd (Symons 68)
  • Subs: Smith, Wharton, Roberts
  • HEREFORD have traveled to Leamington this afternoon looking to make it three wins on the bounce.
  • The Brakes sit two points above the Bulls in 14th but have a game in hand over their opposition.
  • With a win today Hereford could move 10 points clear of the bottom three if results went in their favor.
  • Mike Symons could return to the Hereford side while James Waite could make his first start for the Bulls
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