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Hereford FC 5 Truro City 2 as it happened and scores


Hereford FC v Truro City as it happens and scores

By Ben Goddard

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    HEREFORD kept their FA Cup dreams alive by scoring four goals in the second half during a 5-2 win over Truro City.
  • Hereford 0 Truro City 1
  • 10) Brandon Hall is put under pressure with a poor back-pass and rushes his clearance allowing Truro to come forward and the defence opens up for Ryan Law to slide home.
  • Hereford 0 Truro City 2
  • 17) A corner comes into the box and is headed off the Bulls bar before coming down to Niall Thompson to score within a mass of bodies.
  • Hereford 1 Truro City 2
  • 21) Rhys Styche fires low and finds the net from the penalty spot after Jordan Nicholson saw his cross hit and hand inside the box.
  • Hereford 2 Truro City 2
  • 52) Rowan Liburd does well to pull the ball down and finds Nicholson who turns and finds the bottom corner.
  • Hereford 3 Truro City 2
  • 69) Rowan Liburd fires into the goal at the back post from a free-kick which Tom Owen-Evans flicks on for the striker to net.
  • Hereford 4 Truro City 2
  • 84) Nicholson's free-kick is a good one and is met at the back post by Vincenti which is saved but in off Symons.
  • Hereford 5 Truro City 2
  • 88) Liburd is pulled down inside the box and is awarded a penalty.
  • Peter Vincenti steps up on his debut and scores down the middle.
  • With their first break forwards Truro took a 10th minute capitalising on a Hereford error.
  • A poor back-pass to Brandon Hall put the Bulls under pressure and City broke quickly playing through Ryan Law, who found the bottom corner of the goal.
  • The visitors had a second goal with just 17 minutes played after a corner was headed against the bar.
  • Amid a mass of bodies Niall Thompson was able to stab the ball home from close range.
  • However, the Bulls pulled a goal back on the 21st minute when Jordan Nicholson's flick caught a hand and a penalty was awarded.
  • Reece Styche made no mistake firing low into the net.
  • After pulling the goal back Hereford started to make inroads and Jordan Nicholson saw an effort blocked.
  • Loanee signing Peter Vincenti was next to test the City defence and beat the off-side trap before James Ward deflected his effort into the side-netting.
  • City would have doubled their lead but for two clearances from Jordan Cullinane-Liburd off the goal-line moments before the break.
  • Hall played himself into trouble after almost handling outside the box before releasing it for Niall Thompson.
  • He chipped the goalkeeper but Gowling was on hand to clear the danger.
  • The Bulls were level on the 52nd minute after Rowan Liburd pulled the ball down and found Jordan Nicholson who found the bottom corner.
  • Substitute Liburd was causing the visitors problems and saw his looping effort saved.
  • At the other end Thompson almost stunned Edgar Street when his 57th minute bullet strike from outside the box rattle the bar.
  • The Bulls completed the come-back on the 69th minute when Liburd fired home at the back post after a free-kick was flicked on for the striker.
  • After his earlier heroics Cullinane-Liburd was on hand once again to save the Bulls has he made a vital block to stop Luke Jephcott's effort.
  • The Bulls completed the victory with a fourth goal in the 84th minute when Vincenti forced an initial save only for Mike Symons to bundle home.
  • At the opposite end Truro threw everything forwards and Kieran Thomas was forced to make a goal-line clearance.
  • However the game was put beyond any doubt two minutes from time with Vincenti scoring from the penalty spot after Liburd was bundled down.
  • Attendance 1,115 (22 away)
  • Hereford: Hall, Thomas, Bodenham, Maye (Liburd 45), Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling (c), O'Sullivan, Owen-Evans, Styche (Symons 45), Vincenti, Nicholson
  • Subs:, Finn, Jagger Cane, Ash, Pope, Burwood
  • So four changes in the Bulls line-up today from Tuesday night.
  • Hodgkiss is out injured and replaced by Owen-Evans
  • Pope is dropped to the bench and replaced by Maye
  • Ash is dropepd for O'Sullivan
  • Jagger Cane is out for Vincenti
  • Truro City: Hamon, Davis, Law, Ward, Gafaiti, Richards (c), Keats, Dean, Thompson, Jephcott, Booth
  • Subs: N'Diaye, Steadman, Rooney, Yetton, Garside, Battle, Mbayo
  • There is also a return from a loan spell at Stourbridge for Kyle Finn.
  • Uhlsport Hellenic League
  • Premier Division
  • Binfield 2 Westfields 3
  • Division One West
  • Hereford Pegasus 6 Cheltenham Saracens 2
  • Bluefin Sports (UHL) Challenge Cup
  • Second Round
  • Highworth Town Res 1 Wellington 1
  • National 2 North
  • Hinckley 23 Luctonians 17
  • Midlands 1 West
  • Hereford 30 Droitwich 26
  • HEREFORD FC host Truro City in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup this afternoon.
  • The two met at the same stage last season with the Edgar Street game ending 0-0 before Hereford won a dramatic replay 4-3

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