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Hereford FC v Boston United minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hereford 0 Boston 1
  • 33) Nicky Wroe takes the corner and Matt Yates punches it down for Tom Clare to tap into an empty net.
  • Hereford 0 Boston 2
  • 76) Brad Abbott makes no mistake from the penalty spot firing into the bottom corner after Josh Gowling was judged to have fouled Ryan Qualter.
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • HEREFORD FC suffered an eighth home defeat of the season as Boston United took a 2-0 victory.
  • Hereford started brightly with loanee winger Jak Hickman creating space before crossing for Mike Symons, who flicked his header wide.
  • Boston took a surprise 33rd minute lead after goalkeeper Matt Yates could only tip Andi Thanoj's dipping shot wide.
  • Nicky Wroe's resulting corner was punched down by Yates for Tom Clare to tap into an empty net.
  • Hereford looked to respond immediately and Jak Hickman's corner was headed over by Jordan Cullinane-Liburd.
  • The hosts went even closer moments later as Rowan Liburd saw his effort blocked off the line after Hickman's free-kick was flicked down for the striker.
  • At the opposite end Kieran Thomas had a heart in mouth moment as his clearance just flew past his own post.
  • Hereford probed again before the break as Liburd headed down to Tom Owen-Evans whose deflected effort was just saved by George Willis.
  • The resulting corner was headed over by Cullinane-Liburd.
  • Clare could have had his second goal just after the break when he beat the off-side trap and despite Jordan Culliane-Liburd making a last ditch tackle the striker managed to put his effort just wide.
  • Straight up the other end Rowan Liburd put his effort over in front of goal before Tommy O'Sullivan saw his powerful shot saved.
  • Despite having to withstand Boston possession the Bulls almost pulled level as James Waite's shot on the turn was just saved by George Willis.
  • Moments later Rowan Liburd saw his header sail over the bar.
  • Despite looking for a route back into the tie Boston sealed the points with a second goal after 73 minutes.
  • Josh Gowling was judged to have fouled Ryan Qualter inside the box allowing Brad Abbott to scuff his penalty into the bottom corner.
  • Waite had another chance to pull a goal back with four minutes remaining after the ball was flicked through a crowded box for the striker, but he put his effort over.
  • STATS
  • Hereford: Yates, Hickman (Wharton 45), Greenslade, Thomas, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling (c), O'Sullivan, Owen-Evans, Liburd, Richards (Finn 73), Symons (Waite 45)
  • Subs: Ezewele, Wesolowski
  • Boston United: Willis (c), Middleton, Jackson, Thanoj, Qualter, Hawkes, Wroe, Abbott, Clare, Rollins, Smith
  • Subs: Johnson, Parkin, Gray,
  • A change for Boston pre-match with Ryan Cresswell withdrawing and Cameron Hawkes coming off the bench to start.
  • That mean Boston have just three substitutes named
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC host Boston United in their final league game of the season.
  • The Bulls have recorded four draws in their last five matches. The hosts currently sit in 17th but could move up two places with victory this afternoon.
  • Boston's who sit in 11th place have an away record of eight wins, four draws and eight defeats.
  • Boston had lost three games on the bounce before beating Ashton United 2-1 on Monday afternoon.
  • Boston won the corresponding home fixture 3-1 back in October with Brad Allot, Hine and Slew on the score sheet while George Lloyd netted the only goal for Hereford.
  • Hereford are on a run of four draws and a defeat in their last five matches.

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