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Hereford FC v Darlington minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hereford 0 Darlington 1
  • 12) Edge of the box Tom Elliot chests it down before rifling over Matt Yates
  • Hereford 0 Darlington 2
  • 37) Josh Gowling is dispossessed by Wilson Kneeshaw with a poor back-pass and the striker pulls it back for Stephen Thomson to slide home a second.
  • Hereford 1 Darlington 2
  • 58) Corner comes back out to Kieran Thomas who fires low in off the post
  • Hereford 2 Darlington 2
  • 67) Finn crosses to Mike Symons who beats the goalkeeper from close range.
  • Hereford 3 Darlington 2
  • 70) Owen-Evans sends the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot after a handball from a Kyle Finn cross is awarded.
  • Hereford 4 Darlington 2
  • 90+1: Greenslade wins the ball in the corner and crosses across the face of goal to Lance Smith who slots home on his return
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Hereford started well and Danny Greenslade's free-kick was just headed wide through a crowd by the visitors' William Smith.
  • The resulting corner was flicked on for Josh Gowling, who instead of shooting put it back inside the box.
  • With their first chance Darlington took a 12th minute lead when a defensive header fell at the feet of Tom Elliot, who shot outside the box over Matt Yates and into the net.
  • The Bulls looked to respond immediately and Mike Symons found space out wide before his cross come shot skimmed the top of the bar.
  • Darlington should have been two ahead after just 31 minutes when Jordan Cullinane-Liburd misplaced a pass back to goalkeeper Matt Yates.
  • Stephen Thompson took advantage and beat the goalkeeper only to be denied by a goal-line clearance by Danny Greenslade.
  • The second goal eventually came on the 37th minute after Josh Gowling was dispossessed by Wilson Kneeshaw before the striker pulled it back for Stephen Thomson to slide home.
  • Eliot Richards almost replied immediately but was denied by the foot of goalkeeper Jake Turner from close range.
  • As the half-time whistle approached Turner again denied the Bulls picking a Kieran Thomas shot out of the top corner.
  • Darlington had another golden chance minutes into the second half but Wilson Kneeshaw was only denied by a last gasp Danny Greenslade block.
  • However, it was Hereford who struck a goal back after 58 minutes when Kieran Thomas fired home off the post from inside the box.
  • Tom Owen-Evans was only denied by the bar with a fiercely hit shot from outside the box.
  • However, on the 67th minute Hereford were level after Kyle Finn's cross to Mike Symons was bundled into the net.
  • Just three minutes later the Bulls were ahead after Finn's cross was met by an arm resulting in a penalty which Tom Owen-Evans dispatched.
  • Darlington looked to respond again and Mitchell Glover's low cross was cleared off the goal-line by Jordan Cullinane-Liburd before Danny Greenslade made a vital block moments later.
  • The victory was sealed in the 91st minute as Lance Smith, on his return from injury, slotted home after Danny Greenslade crossed from the byline.
  • STATS
  • Lance Smith returns to the bench after being out since September.
  • Hereford: Yates, Oates, Greenslade, Thomas, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling (c), O'Sullivan, Owen-Evans, Richards (Smith 84), Roberts (Finn 59), Symons
  • Subs: Wesolowski, Wharton, Hill
  • LIVE SCORES
  • RUGBY
  • Midlands Premier
  • Broadstreet 19 Luctonians 30
  • FOOTBALL
  • MIDLANDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
  • Premier Division
  • Coventry United 2 Westfields 1
  • Division Three
  • Alcester Town 1 Bartestree 0
  • WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL LEAGUE
  • Premier Division
  • Malvern Town 1 Hereford Lads Club 4
  • Pegasus Juniors 1 Cradley Town 3
  • Wellington 5 Tividale 1
  • PRE-MATCH
  • Hereford host Darlington at Edgar Street this afternoon as they look to move away from the bottom three.
  • After a good run of results over Christmas the Bulls have just one win in their last four matches.
  • Hereford, who sit in 18th, have won two in their last six matches which both came away from home and sit 10th in the league form guide.
  • Today's visitors Darlington sit in 16th and just one point ahead of the Bulls.
  • They have won just three away from home this season.

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