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Hereford FC 0 Brackley Town 2 as it happened


Hereford FC v Brackley Town minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • Hereford 0 Brackley 1
  • 19) Outside the box Carl Baker pings his shot into the top corner. One to remember but the Bulls backed off.
  • Hereford 0 Brackley 2
  • 74) Jak Hickman puts a cross into his own net as it deflects off his leg while under pressure
  • Brackley, on the back of a good run of form, started well and James Armson had the opening chance of the game when a free-kick beat everybody and found him at the back post.
  • However, the midfielder took a terrible touch and wasted the chance.
  • At the other end a looped corner had goalkeeper Danny Lewis in trouble as he dropped the initial cross, but a foul was given.
  • Brackley had the lead after 19 minutes after the Bulls back off allowing Carl Baker to fire his shot from outside the box into the top corner.
  • The Bulls looked to respond immediately and Danny Greenslade looped his free-kick just over the bar.
  • Ndlovu was causing the Bulls a host of problems and almost doubled the visitors' lead but sent his effort just over the bar from a Shepherd Murombedzi cross.
  • Brackley had a golden chance to double their lead after the break as a quick break resulted in James Armson beating the goalkeeper before Matt Lowe tripped on the ball with the goal at his mercy and Greenslade cleared.
  • Ndlovu was next to threaten the Bulls' goal after beating Jordan Cullinane-Liburd but saw his cross cleared off the line by substitute Louis Ezwele.
  • Matt Yates was next to keep the Bulls in the tie with a close range save to deny James Armson.
  • The introduction of James Waite helped to change momentum of the tie and Lance Smith looked to cross into the path of Tom Owen-Evans,
  • However, the midfielder was denied by a last ditch block.
  • Just as Hereford looked for a route back into the tie they were hit by a sucker punch on 74 minutes as Ellis Myles' cross was put into his own net by Jak Hickman while under pressure.
  • Brackley probed for further goals and Shane Byrne sent a free-kick inches wide before Ndlovu saw an effort sail just over.
  • Attendance: 1,512 with 32 away
  • One change in the starting line-up from Saturday with Lance Smith starting ahead of Kyle Finn.
  • No goalkeeper on the bench tonight for Hereford as Jahquil Hill remains absent.
  • Hereford: Yates, Hickman, Greenslade, Wesolowski, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling (Ezewele 45), O'Sullivan, Owen-Evans, Richards, Smith, Symons (Finn 72)
  • Subs: Wharton, Waite, Roberts
  • Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, Murombedzi, Byrne, Hall, Dean (c), Lowe, Armson, Ndlovu, Baker, Walker
  • Subs: Fairlamb, Nti, Jeffers, Prosser, Jackson
  • Hereford play host to Brackley Town this evening for the third meeting between the sides this season.
  • Top goal scorer for the Bulls is Tom Owen-Evans on eight league goals.
  • Hereford have won their last two games at home. The Bulls have won seven, drawn four and lost six league games at Edgar Street so far this season.
  • Brackley won at home 2-0 in the league and at Edgar Street 3-1 in the FA Trophy.
  • On their last visit to Edgar Street in January scoring for the visitors were Byrne, Ndlovu and Jeffers
  • Lee Ndlovu is the visitors top goal scorer on nine goals this season.
  • Brackley have won six, drawn four and lost six away from home this season.
  • The visitors have won their last two away games at Darlington and Blyth.

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