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Hereford FC v Cheltenham Town minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hereford 0 Cheltenham Town 1
  • 20) A low cross finds Will Boyle who takes a touch before firing home.
  • Hereford 1 Cheltenham Town 1
  • 41) Good chasing by Nicholson allowing Liburd to win the ball who passes to Styche who chips it over the goalkeeper.
  • Hereford 1 Cheltenham Town 2
  • 45) Chris Clements has the first shot from a tight angle and Brandon Hall's save finds George Lloyd to tap home.
  • Hereford 2 Cheltenham Town 2
  • 53) Simeon Maye's corner finds Jordan Cullinane-Liburd at the back post and he scores on his occasion
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • HEREFORD came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with League Two side Cheltenham Town.
  • The Bulls started well and forced goalkeeper Scott Flinders into action early on after Reece Styche played in Jordan Nicholson, but his low shot was saved.
  • The visitors responded but Brandon Hall was equal to Luke Varney's header before Ben Tozer sent a free header wide moments later.
  • Cheltenham did take a 19th minute lead after a low Reece Cole cross found Will Boyle who took a touch before firing home.
  • The Robins almost doubled their lead on the 29th minute when Luke Varney put a dangerous cross into the box, but nobody was on hand to tap it home.
  • Simeon Maye almost made his first Edgar Street impact after winning the ball in the middle and releasing striker Rowan Liburd.
  • The striker beat the goalkeeper only to see Grant Horton clear his effort off the line.
  • Reece Styche scored his first Edgar Street goal for Hereford after 41 minutes after strike partner Rowan Liburd won the ball before playing in Styche to chip the advancing goalkeeper.
  • On his return last season's loanee George Lloyd scored against his side moments before the break.
  • Chris Clements' initial shot from a tight angle was parried by Hall into the path of Lloyd do finish.
  • The Bulls responded after the break and Jordan Cullinane-Liburd had an early chance with a free header off a Simeon Maye free-kick but sent it over.
  • Moments later Cullinane-Liburd did pull the Bulls level heading home Simeon Maye's cross at the back post.
  • After leveling the Bulls looked the better side and Kieran Thomas shot wide in a good position before Styche rattled the post from long range.
  • STATS
  • Attendance: 648 (66 away)
  • Hereford: Hall, Pope (Jagger-Cane 16), Riley, Thomas, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling, Nicholson (Finn 73), Maye ( Davies 89), Liburd (Bishop 79), Styche (Symons 73), Trialist
  • Subs: Kamilo, Davis-Austin, Powell
  • Cheltenham: Flinders, Long, Cole, Tozer, Thomas, Broom, Boyle, Debayo, Lloyd, Varney
  • Subs: Lovett, Raglan, Bowry, Clements, Campbell, Addai, Brennan, Ince, Lawrence, Chamberlain, Amear
  • PRE-MATCH
  • Welcome back to the first game at Edgar Street of the 2019/20 season.
  • Tonight the Bulls host League Two side Cheltenham Town. The Bulls will be looking for an improved overall performance to their 2-1 defeat to Yeovil Town on Friday night.
  • Cheltenham are the only senior league side the Bulls will face in pre-season.
  • Cheltenham suffered a 2-1 defeat at Stratford Town in their first pre-season game
  • George Lloyd, who was on loan at Hereford last season, featured for Cheltenham at Stratford on Saturday

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