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Ludlow FC v Hereford FC minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHT
  • Ludlow 0 Hereford 1
  • 45) Dovey's back-pass sees Griffiths in trouble as he is closed down by Bray who beats the goalkeeper and nets.
  • Ludlow 0 Hereford 2
  • 54) Kyle Finn's effort rattles the bar before falling to Liam Bishop who nets from close range.
  • Ludlow 0 Hereford 3
  • 64) Liburd holds the ball off before playing in Thomas who rifles into the bottom corner.
  • Ludlow 0 Hereford 4
  • 78) Jagger-Cane creates an opening and plays through Liburd who slides past the goalkeeper.
  • Ludlow 0 Hereford 5
  • 89) Rhys Davies does well to find space and find Tom Owen-Evans inside the box who slides home
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • The Bulls failed to make an impact in the opening 15 minutes with Alex Bray coming closest with a shot wide.
  • Jacob Jagger-Cane was next to go close after being played into the box by Kyle Finn.
  • But his shot was denied by the leg of goalkeeper Liam Griffiths.
  • At the opposite end Ludlow almost took an unlikely lead when a quick break resulted in King having a free header at the goalkeeper.
  • Ryan Lewis then fed through Chris Breakwell whose low shot was saved.
  • Ludlow goalkeeper Griffiths was the stand-out player denying Liam Bishop with his leg before also denying Pope and Finn.
  • Bulls midfielder Finn kept probing and sent a free-kick inches wide before also blazing over.
  • The opener eventually came moments before half-time when hero of the half Griffiths was caught in possession and Alex Bray closed him down before walking into an empty net.
  • The Bulls started the second half how they finished the first and Bray almost netted his second after meeting Finn's cross at the back post, but couldn't find the target.
  • Martin Riley was next to test the Ludlow defence but his header was saved by Griffiths before the clearence was deflected onto the bar and then the post.
  • The second goal came in the 54th minute when Kyle Finn's effort rattled the bar before falling to Liam Bishop who netted from close range.
  • Hereford made a host of changes mid-way through the second half and substitute Rowan Liburd held the ball up for Kieran Thomas to net a third.
  • Liburd was on the score sheet moments later after being played through by Jagger-Cane and sliding past the goalkeeper.
  • Hereford hit their fifth goal came with a minute remaining with Rhys Davies finding space before crossing to Tom Owen-Evans to slide home.
  • TEAMS
  • Hereford: Hall, Bray, Davies-Austin, Jagger-Cane, Gowling, Pope, Finn, Thomas, Symons, Bishop, Davies
  • Subs: Powell, Trialist, Liburd, Styche, Riley, Cullinane-Liburd, Owen-Evans
  • Ludlow: L Griffiths, Dary, Dovey, Whitticase, Good, Williams (C), Lewis, Williams, Breakwell, D Griffiths, King,
  • Subs: Guilbert, Roche, Davies, Bull, Crowther, Byatt, Millard, Mear
  • So youngsters Rhys Davies, Liam Bishop and Connor Davies-Austin all start for the Bulls today.
  • Tom Owen-Evans returns to the bench following his slight knock while Mike Symons makes his first start of pre-season
  • SCORES
  • Horndene 4 Westfields 2
  • English Bricknor 1 Hereford Pegasus 4
  • Undy 1-1 Wellington
  • PRE-MATCH
  • The Hereford team for today and Wednesday night's friendly will be taken by Will Morford and Tim Harris as Marc Richards is away on a family holiday.
  • That is due to him working in education
  • Hereford have traveled to Ludlow FC this afternoon for their sixth pre-season friendly.
  • The Bulls have won two, drawn one and lost two so far this pre-season.

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