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Herefordshire FA XI 2 FA XI 2 as it happened


Herefordshire FA XI v FA XI minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • 21) Shaquille Whittingham is unmarked inside the box and heads home from a corner
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  • 22) James Roberts fires his penalty down the middle after Kyle Finn was tripped inside the box.
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  • 47) Low ball into the corner of the box and James Molyneux takes a touch before firing past the goalkeeper.
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  • 80) George Forsyth's free-kick hits the wall before falling to Ben Whitehead who slides home
  • The opening chance fell to Westfields forward Jamie Molyneux who cut inside before forcing a save by the goalkeeper's legs and James Roberts forced another save with the rebound.
  • John Mills on his Edgar Street return had a golden chance to put his side ahead after a terrible back-pass by Will Christopher saw the striker ghost in before being taken down by Harvey Rivers.
  • Mills stepped up but stroked his shot wide.
  • The game then exploded with two goals in two minutes with Shaquille Whittingham heading home from a corner on the 21st minute.
  • A minute later Kyle Finn was tripped inside the box and James Roberts fired the spot kick home.
  • The Herefordshire XI ended the first half on the front foot with Roberts seeing his effort saved shortly before Kyle Finn played in Mills, who shot just wide.
  • Two minutes after the break Jamie Molyneux fired the hosts ahead turning a low ball into the box and taking a touch before firing into the bottom corner.
  • The hosts had a glorious chance to seal the victory as Molyneux crossed for Roberts, who was only denied by a last ditch Robbie Cundy clearance.
  • Whittinghan was causing a host of problems for the hosts and he latched onto a ball across the box before firing over.
  • With 10 minutes remaining the FA XI equalised when George Forsyth's free-kick hits the wall before falling to Ben Whitehead who slide his shot home.
  • Whitehead had another chance two minutes later as Dan King's driven cross found the striker who fired wide.
  • Attendance: 336
  • Herefordshire XI: Hill, Gwynne, Rawlings, Wharton, Green (Plane 71), Edwards (Khaki 59), Finn (Wildig 81), Dinsley, Mills (Jones 83), Roberts, Molyneux (Moreira 63)
  • Unused sub: Purdie
  • Sam Gwynne is the HFA skipper.
  • So Jahquil Hill starts for the Herefordshire XI tonight and I'm not sure whether he has been to the county before or not.
  • He played for Hereford away at Sporting Khalsa before disappearing for Wrexham.
  • Hill is in after Matt Gwynne was injured last night playing for Worcester
  • The FA XI: Rivers, Christopher, Binns, Cundy, Brown, Forsyth, Raynes, Spalding, Anderson, Powell, Whittingham
  • Subs: Spalding, Hannah, King, Macdonald, Whitehead
  • A Herefordshire FA XI play an FA XI to mark the 125th anniversary of the Herefordshire FA this evening.
  • John Mills is due to return to Edgar Street for this first time since leaving in the summer as part of a Herefordshire XI side managed by former team-mate Rob Purdie with Ryan Green as his assistant

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