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Chester v Hereford FC minute by minute updates and scores

By Ben Goddard

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    HEREFORD suffered an afternoon to forget after Chester put them to the sword and ran away with a 4-1 victory.
  • The Bulls failed to get to grips with their hosts and were two goals down by the break.
  • After half-time the rout continued as clinical Chester netted two more before Jordan Cullinane-Liburd pulled back a consolation goal.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Chester 1 Hereford 0
  • 20) Joel Taylor did well to cross and the initial effort by Matty Hughes was saved but Akwasi Asante was on hand to fire home.
  • Chester 2 Hereford 0
  • 29) Gowling was beat by Asante to the long ball. He collects before playing in Anthony Dudley who takes a touch before finding the bottom corner.
  • Chester 3 Hereford 0
  • 52) Hereford stand off their men resulting in Bradley Jackson finding Akwasi Asante and it's game over.
  • Chester 4 Hereford 0
  • 78) Substitute Danny Elliott rises to head home a floated cross.
  • Chester 4 Hereford 1
  • 89) Hereford bundle home from a corner through Jordan Cullinane-Liburd
  • AS IT HAPPENS
  • Bradley Ash had the opening chance for the Bulls and sent a curling effort just wide of the post.
  • However, Chester came within an inch of an opener when Hereford turned off from a short free-kick and Matty Hughes found an unmarked Gary Stopforth head, but he finds the bar before being blocked away.
  • On the 20th minute Chester were ahead after Matty Hughes shot was saved only for Akwasi Asante to fire home the rebound.
  • The gaps in the Hereford defence were exposed again on the 29th minute when Asante beat Josh Gowling in the air. He played in Anthony Dudley who took a touch before finding the bottom corner of the net.
  • Hereford looked to respond and Simeon Maye saw his effort saved before Mike Symons fired wide.
  • Bradley Ash should have pulled a goal back with a free header after rising highest, but put his effort wide.
  • It looked game over on the 52nd minute when Jackson opened up the Bulls defence before finding Asante to slide home.
  • Chester could have had a fourth but a Anthony Dudley's header at the front post sailed high and wide.
  • Substitute Danny Elliott did eventually make it four after rising highest to head home a floated Bradley Roberts cross.
  • It could have been five moments later as Bradley Jackson raced through on goal, only to be denied by the foot of Brandon Hall.
  • The Bulls responded with Tom Owen-Evans and Raheem Hanley both forcing smart saves.
  • With a minute left on the clock the Bulls did bundle an effort home through Jordan Cullinane-Liburd.
  • STATS
  • Attendance 2,573 (423 away)
  • Hereford: Hall, Thomas, Hodgkiss, Maye, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling (c), Nicholson ( Hanley 45), Jagger Cane, Symons (Styche 69 ), Liburd (Owen-Evans 45), Ash
  • Subs: Pope, O'Sullivan,
  • So three changes from the Brackley Town draw.
  • Thomas is in for Hanley; Jagger Cane in for Owen-Evans, O'Sullivan out for Symons
  • Chester: Griffiths, Roberts, Taylor, Burton (c), Livesey, Grand, Jackson, Stopforth, Asante, Hughes, Dudley
  • Subs: Murray, Waters, Waring, Elliott, Mahon
  • SCORE UPDATES
  • Uhlsport Hellenic League
  • Premier
  • Westfields 0 Lydney Town 0- full-time
  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD have made the relatively short trip to Chester this afternoon.
  • The Bulls will be looking to return to winning ways following their 1-1 draw with Brackley on Saturday.
  • Chester coming into today’s tie unbeaten in the league and on the back of a 1-0 win at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.

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