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Hereford FC v Alfreton Town minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hereford 0 Alfreton Town 1
  • 5) The visitors catch the Bulls napping and Daniel East curls his long range volley into the net.
  • Hereford 1 Alfreton Town 1
  • 12) Sodeinde whips a ball into the box and it bounces off the defender Ryan Qualter's head and into the net.
  • Hereford 1 Alfreton Town 2
  • 50) The following corner is headed up by Gowling and comes down into a crowd allowing Amari Morgan-Smith to rifle home.
  • GOALS early in the first and second halves from Daniel East and Amari Morgan-Smith sent Hereford to their first home league defeat of the season.
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Alfreton, who had lost their previous three league matches, started with a bang.
  • After three minutes the free head of Shane Killock forced Brandon Hall into a full-stretch save.
  • The opening goal came two minutes later when Daniel East curled his long range volley into the net.
  • The visitors could have doubled their lead but for a fine Hall save to deny Danny Clarke's low shot.
  • Bulls forward Victor Sodeinde was causing a host of problems on the left and his whipped cross was glanced into the net by Alfreton captain Ryan Qualter for the 12th minute equaliser.
  • Nottingham Forest loanee Sodeinde caused more problems for the defence and latched onto a defensive error before seeing his deflected effort off the goalkeeper trickle wide.
  • Defender Joshua Clackstone almost shocked the Bulls again after getting the wrong side of the defence before blazing over.
  • Dale Whitham was next to threaten the Bulls goal, but his header from a long throw was straight at Hall.
  • At the opposite end Brad Ash forced Jack Atkinson into action after finding himself through on goal.
  • Similar to the first half the Bulls were again slow starting and Kieran Thomas was needed to make a last ditch block to deny Danny Clarke a certain goal.
  • However, the Bulls didn't take their warning and on the 50th minute they failed to clear a corner and Amari Morgan-Smith was on hand to rifle home.
  • The Bulls took their time to respond and their closes attempt at an equaliser saw Ash fire just over the bar after meeting a free-kick from a tight angle.
  • SCORES
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  • STATS
  • Attendance: 1,821 (19 away)
  • Hereford make six changes from the side that drew at Darlington.
  • Hereford: Hall, Thomas, Bodenham, Pope (Owen-Evans 67), Cullinane-Liburd, Gowling, Sodeinde, Dawson, Symons (Mooney 67), Ash (Bray 81), Nicholson
  • Subs: Riley, Pollock
  • OUT: Hodgkiss, Pollock, Allen, Styche, Vincenti, O'Sullivan
  • IN: Bodenham, Pope, Sodeinde, Symons, Ash, Nicholson
  • News is that Reece Styche and Rowan Liburd are on international duty with Gibralta. There was an injury concern over Peter Vincenti.
  • Alfreton Town: Atkinson, Clackstone, Thacker, Whitman, Smith, Qualter (c), Killock, Branson, Clarke, Morgan-Smith, East
  • Subs: Bacon, Andrew, Blake, Bennett, Grice
  • PRE-MATCH
  • WELCOME to Edgar Street after a long time on the road the Bulls will be looking to return to winning ways against Alfreton Town.
  • Hereford are unbeaten this season at home and their last home league match was on September 28 against Kettering Town (1-0 win).
  • Since then the Bulls have played four away games. Winning one, drawing one and losing two.
  • Both sides sit on 22 points going into tonight's match Hereford in 12th and Alfreton in 11th.
  • However, the visitors have played one more game than the Bulls.
  • Alfreton have lost their last three league matches and suffered a 3-0 defeat at Chester on Saturday.

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