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Gloucester City AFC v Hereford FC minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Red card Gloucester City
  • 21) Jake Jackson was held by Cullinane-Liburd they both went bundling over and handbags followed as Jackson kicked his opposition to get his leg free
  • Gloucester City AFC 0 Hereford FC 1
  • 32) Kieran Thomas hits it into the bottom corner from outside the box. It was an inch perfect effort after Raheem Hanley worked the ball out wide and crossed.
  • Red for Gloucester
  • 69) Fabien Robert is sent off for a second yellow after a foul on Nicholson
  • Gloucester City AFC 0 Hereford FC 2
  • 80) Owen-Evans makes no mistake from the penalty spot and cooly steps up and fires home after Styche was brought down.
  • AS IT HAPPENED
  • Hereford beat the nine men of Gloucester City thanks to a Kieran Thomas strike and Tom Owen-Evans penalty.
  • Gloucester had a big chance to take a 12th minute lead when Marlon Jackson won the initial ball which then fell Zach Kotwica, but he put it wide from inside the box.
  • However, City were reduced to 10-men after 21 minutes after Jake Jackson was held by Cullinane-Liburd.
  • They both went bundling over and handbags followed as Jackson kicked his opposition to get his leg free seeing him sent off.
  • With the extra man the Bulls went close to taking the lead but Jordan Liburd's lobbed shot was saved by a flying Zach Jeacock.
  • The Bulls were ahead after 32 minutes when Kieran Thomas fired an inch perfect effort into the bottom corner from outside the box.
  • Bulls goalkeeper Brandon Hall was called into action before the break to stop a direct Joe Hanks free-kick.
  • Jared Hodgkiss almost doubled Hereford's lead after the break but he headed Jordan Nicholson's searching cross wide.
  • Gloucester's uphil task was made harder on the 69th minute when they were reduced to nine men.
  • Fabien Robert was sent off for a second yellow after a foul on Nicholson.
  • Despite being down to nine-men Gloucester came within inches of equalising when substitute Joe Parker rifled an effort goalwards.
  • However, Thomas was on hand to deflect the effort over the bar.
  • Bulls substitute Reece Styche had an immediate impact earning a penalty less than a minute after entering play.
  • Tom Owen-Evans was on hand to fire home the spot kick in front of the traveling Bulls fans.
  • SCORE UPDATE
  • Westfields 4 Longlevens 1
  • STATS
  • Attendance: 1,570 (1,000 away)
  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Riley (Pope 45), Thomas, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling, Nicholson (Ash 73), Jagger Cane, Liburd, Owen-Evans, Hanley
  • Subs: Symons, O'Sullivan, Styche
  • Just the one change as Owen-Evans starts ahead of Styche.
  • Gloucester: Jeacock, Thomas, Harper, Hamilton, Avery (c), Knowles, Kotwica, Hanks, M Jackson, J Jackson, Robert
  • Subs: Richards, Parker, Hainault, Smith, King
  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC have made the short trip to the Jubilee Ground in Evesham for their tie against Gloucester AFC.
  • Hereford will be looking for their first league win of the season after drawing 2-2 with Spennymoor Town on Saturday.
  • Gloucester won 2-1 at Blyth Spartans on Saturday thanks to a Joe Hanks penalty and a header from Marlon Jackson.
  • Meanwhile Hereford drew 2-2 with Spennymoor Town with Jordan Nicholson and Tom Owen-Evans scoring.
  • Marc Richards left Gloucester in October along with assistant Will Morford and video analyst Luke Brick.
  • Former Gloucester players in the Bulls squad include: Keiran Thomas, Mike Symons, Danny Greenslade and Tom Owen-Evans.
  • Gloucester have former Hereford players Marlon Jackson and Jennison Myrie-Williams in their squad.

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