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Hereford 2 York City 2 as it happened

By James Thomas

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    Hereford FC earned a point in a closely-fought 2-2 draw against one of the favourites for the title this season.
  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss (c), Greenslade, Pope, Bodenham, Cullinane-Liburd, Vincenti, Dawson, Styche, Nicholson, Allen.
  • Subs: Pollock, Symons, Owen-Evans, Mooney, Bray.
  • York City: Jameson, Griffiths, Ferguson, Newton, McNulty, King, Moke, Bond, Burrow, Green, Kempster.
  • Subs: Langstaff, McLaughlin, Tait, Durrell, Whitley.
  • SCORE UPDATES
  • 8' | Hereford 0 - York City 1
  • York hit Hereford on the break and Alex Kempster's strike takes a deflection before beating Brandon Hall in goal for Hereford.
  • 35' | Hereford 1 - York City 1
  • A poor clearance from York keeper Pete Jameson, who had to rush out to the corner flag as the ball unexpectedly stayed in play, fell straight to Danny Greenslade.
  • He quickly picked out the head of Peter Vincenti in the box who firmly planted the ball in the back of the net.
  • 72' | Hereford 2 - York City 1
  • Reece Styche makes no mistake from the penalty spot as he fires home, following a foul on Alex Bray just inside the area.
  • 80' | Hereford 2 - York City 2
  • Jordan Burrow equalises for York.
  • He was waiting at the back post for David Ferguson's cross.
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Hereford came into tonight's game after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Farsley Celtic on Saturday which was marred with controversy.
  • The Bulls are without a win in the league since October 1, and York will be a tough test for Russell Slade's side.
  • Attacking the Blackfriars End in the first half, Hereford had plenty of possession in the opening stages of the game, without really testing visiting keeper Pete Jameson.
  • An ambitious effort from Reece Styche with five minutes on the clock saw his strike from distance just whistle wide of the upright with the goalkeeper at full stretch.
  • York City took the lead three minutes later as they hit Hereford on the break, as Alex Kempster's shot took a deflection to beat Brandon Hall in goal.
  • Danny Greenslade then saw a shot from outside the box blocked by Steve McNulty, and shouts for a penalty were swiftly dismissed by the referee moments later.
  • After being picked out by Jason Pope, Styche made progress and broke into the box, but he couldn't get a shot away before he felt he was fouled.
  • There were further chances for Hereford as Taylor Allen shoots just over the crossbar after being teed-up by Stephen Dawson, followed by a long-range effort from Styche which sailed comfortably into the arms of the keeper.
  • Hereford equalised around 10 minutes from half time, with some great work in the lead up to the goal.
  • A poor clearance from York keeper Pete Jameson, who had to rush out to the corner flag as the ball unexpectedly stayed in play, fell straight to Danny Greenslade.
  • He quickly picked out the head of Peter Vincenti in the box who firmly planted the ball in the back of the net.
  • After half time York came out with fired up to try and regain the lead, and three good efforts within the first 15 minutes were saved by Brandon Hall.
  • In the 52nd minute, a free kick fell nicely for David Ferguson, whose effort from outside the area was blocked by Bulls captain Jared Hodgkiss.
  • Moments later Andy Bond force Hall into saving his shot, after getting onto the end of a good cross from the right. The third chance also saw a smart block from Hodgkiss, denying Jordan Burrow his first goal of the game.
  • In front of the Meadow End, Forest Green Rovers loanee Taylor Allen somehow saw his shot kept out of the net. Stephen Dawson picked out the 19-year-old with a neat pass, but his low shot from 12-yards was saved by the feet of the keeper.
  • Hereford still looked lively, and the introduction of Alex Bray to the action in place of Peter Vincenti saw fresh legs on the pitch.
  • Midway through the second half, Bray had linked up well with Stephen Dawson to break into the box but was brought down. Reece Styche stepped up to take the spot kick, making no mistake to fire past Jameson.
  • The lead was short-lived for Hereford as 10 minutes later Jordan Burrow leveled. He was on-hand at the back post to turn David Ferguson's cross into the back of the net as York once against hit Hereford on the break.
  • Hereford continued to look vulnerable when hit with a counter-attack from York, with a cross-come-shot from Elliot Durrell is cleared by Hodgkissover his own cross bar. York substitute Macaulay Langstaff was lurking waiting for the ball to fall to him.
  • Despite a final push from Hereford for all three points, it wasn't to be.

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