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Darlington v Hereford FC minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • Darlington 0 Hereford 0
  • Tommy O'Sullivan is harshly sent off for handling a ball he was never going to get for a second yellow card.
  • The hosts sent a warning sign after 14 minutes with Omar Holness sending a stinging effort just wide.
  • Hereford's task was made harder on the 27th minute when Tommy O'Sullivan received his second yellow card.
  • His second booking came after needlessly handling the ball which was running away from the midfielder.
  • Ex-Darlington man Reece Styche had the Bulls first effort on goal after turning two markers and firing into the side-netting.
  • Darlington came closest to an opener when Tyrone O'Neil's header was saved by Brandon Hall before Kieran Thomas cleared the rebound off the line.
  • Moments later Adam Cambell put his effort just wide from inside the box.
  • With the last touch of the first half the Bulls almost took the lead when Stephen Dawson found Peter Vincenti whose headed effort was saved from under the bar.
  • Hall, in the Hereford goal, was forced into action again after the break saving Alex Storey's low effort.
  • After clearing off the goal-line in the first half Thomas came his side's savior.
  • Moments later as Darlington threw everything at goal Jared Hodgkiss blocked Will Hatfield's effort off the line.
  • Darlington looked most dangerous on the break and Omar Holness flicked an effort wide following a counter-attack from a Bulls free-kick.
  • Darlington substitute Stephen Thompson was next to test Hall and forced a low save with a fired effort.
  • Attendance: 1,388
  • Hereford: Hall, Thomas, Hodkiss, Pollock, Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling (c), Allen (Nicholson 84), Dawson, Styche (Mooney 87), Vincenti (Sodeinde 49), O'Sullivan
  • Subs: Pope, Bodenham,
  • No place in the squad for: Symons, Liburd, Owen-Evans or Ash who have all traveled.
  • Two changes from the starting 11 at Southport
  • IN Hodgkiss, Allen
  • OUT: Pope, Ash
  • Darlington: Connell, Hedley, Liddle, Wheatley, Storey, Galbraith, Rivers, Hatfield, Campbell, Holness, O'Neil
  • Subs: Laing, Thompson, Watson, Donawa, Bascome
  • Hellenic League
  • Hereford Pegasus 2 Wellington 3
  • National League 2 North
  • Luctonians 15 Otley 20
  • HEREFORD will be looking to break a run of two away league defeats when they travel to Darlington this afternoon.
  • Darlington has missed this morning's heavy rain, but the rain is due to hit about 2pm in the North East.
  • The Bulls suffered recent away defeats at Southport (3-2) and Bradford Park Avenue (3-2).