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Altrincham FC v Hereford FC minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Altrincham 1 Hereford 0
  • 54)James Poole is brought down as the ball is threaded through to Jordan Hulme and despite three Hereford players being back they fail to make a challenge and Hulme fired into the bottom corner.
  • Altrincham 1 Hereford 1
  • 65) Hereford catch the visitors with a quick break and Tom Owen-Evans curled his shot home from the edge of the box
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • A Tom Owen-Evans goal on his return to the side secured Hereford a 1-1 draw with Altrincham
  • Preparing for their play-off games Altrincham started brightly and Jordan Hulme beat the off-side trap after 10 minutes before rounding Matt Yates only to be denied by a goal-line Jordan Cullinane-Liburd clearance.
  • Hereford were let off again five minutes later when striker Yousifu Ceesay went down on the byline claiming for a penalty but referee Andy Sykes waved away the appeal.
  • Yousifu Ceesay was also causing Hereford problems on the left and his deflected shot fell nicely for the Bulls to clear.
  • As Alty increased the pressure Chadwick saw his looping shot picked out of the top corner by Matt Yates.
  • After being introduced at half-time Kyle Finn almost had an immediate impact for the visitors but saw his curling shot just tipped wide.
  • However, Alty took the lead nine minutes into the second half after Hereford failed to close down Jordan Hulme when running through on goal before the striker found the bottom corner.
  • Hulme was almost through again moments later but was denied by a last ditch Eliot Richards tackle.
  • Moments later Ceesay crossed onto the head of Jake Moult, but he headed wide.
  • Against the run of play Hereford were level on 65 minutes when a quick break resulted in Tom Owen-Evans ran forward before picking his spot from the edge of the box.
  • Looking for a victory and an improved play-off position the hosts looked for a winning goal.
  • Shaun Densmore came within inches of finding the net after a quick passing move resulted in him heading wide off the post.
  • STATS
  • Hereford: Yates, Hickman, Greenslade, Thomas, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling (c), Richards, Owen-Evans, Liburd (Finn 45), Waite, Symons
  • Subs: Ezewele, Wharton, Wesolowski, O'Sullivan 63
  • Just the one Hereford change with O'Sullivan dropped to the bench and replaced by Tom Owen-Evans.
  • Jahquil Hill is dropped from the bench
  • Altincham: Thompson, Densmore, Hampson, Harrison, Hannigan, Moult (c), Chadwick, Harrop, Hulme, Poole, Ceesay
  • Subs: Hancock, Williams, Dolan, Richman, Wynne
  • LIVE SCORE
  • West Midlands Premier
  • Lads Club 4 Wellington 1
  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC travel to play-off side Altrincham this afternoon looking for a first win in four matches.
  • Hereford are looking to improve on their 1-1 draw with another play-off side AFC Telford United on Saturday.
  • The Bulls have had mixed results on the road recently with one win, one draw and one defeat in the last three matches.
  • Hereford currently sit in 18th but could move up four places with victory this afternoon.
  • Altrincham have all but secured a play-off place but will be looking to secure it with a single point this afternoon.
  • The hosts sit in 5th place with a home record of nine wins,five draws and six defeats.
  • The sides drew 1-1 when they met in November with James Roberts scoring for the Bulls
  • Alrincham were beaten 2-1 by Brackley Town during their last home game but beat Chorley 5-3 in their previous home match.
  • The Robins, also known as Alty, have Mark Styche, on 16 league goals this season with five coming while playing for Darlington.

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