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Hereford FC 0 Boston United 0 as it happened and scores


Hereford FC v Boston United as it happens and scores

By Ben Goddard

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    HEREFORD played out a goalless draw with Boston United as new manager Russell Slade earned his first point in charge.
  • The Bulls went within an inch of taking the lead early on when Bradley Ash's low shot was fumbled an inch wide by goalkeeper Peter Crook.
  • Boston responded and Simon Ainge saw his header drop just wide.
  • Tom Platt was next to go close for the Pilgrims but saw his effort at the back post saved by Brandon Hall.
  • The quick inter-change of the United forwards had the Bulls in trouble and only a last ditch Martin Riley tackle denied Brad Abbott a certain goal.
  • The Bulls started the second half well and Reece Styche played through strike partner Rowan Liburd, but his effort was saved at a tight angle.
  • Raheem Hanley was next to go close as a long throw fell for the winger, but his powerful volley was blocked.
  • With Martin Riley down injured Boston capitalised and Dom Knowles fired into the side-netting at the back post.
  • At the other end Tommy O'Sullivan almost opened the scoring in front of the Meadow End, but his volley was blocked.
  • Boston were only denied a certain opener by a Kieran Thomas header off the goal-line from Luke Shields' header.
  • In injury time Tom Owen-Evans had a chance to win the tie but headed Raheem Hanley's corner wide at the front post.
  • Attendance: 2,498 (57 away)
  • Hereford: Hall, Thomas, Hodgkiss (c), Maye (Hanley 45), Cullinane-Liburd, Riley (Owen-Evans 62), Pope, Jagger Cane (O'Sullivan 26), Liburd, Styche, Ash
  • Subs: Nicholson, Bray
  • Uhlsport Hellenic League
  • Premier Division
  • Brimscombe & Thrupp 3 Westfields 3
  • Buildbase FA Vase
  • First Round Qualifying
  • Heather St John's FC 3 Hereford Pegasus 0
  • HEREFORD FC play their first game under manager Russell Slade this afternoon.
  • The Bulls lost both games against Boston United last season and are looking to bounce back from from their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Chester.
  • After today's match the Bulls will have a break of two weeks with Tuesday night's trip to Leamington and next Saturday's home match against Gateshead due to Reece Syche, Rowan Liburd and Raheem Hanley called up for international duty.
  • Hereford currently sit in 8th with a record of two wins, two losses and a draw.
  • Boston are in 13th with a record of two wins, a loss and three draws.
  • Boston did the league double over Hereford last season winning 2-0 at Edgar Street on the final day of the season and 3-1 in Lincolnshire in October.
  • The visitors also beat Altincham 5-0 on Bank Holiday Monday.