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Hereford FC 2 Kidderminster Harriers 1 as it happened


Hereford FC v Kidderminster Harriers live updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • Hereford 1 Kidderminster 0
  • 51) Pope's free-kick comes back for Jordan Cullinane-Liburd who is taken down as he shoots for a penalty.
  • Victor Sodiende steps up and fires home.
  • Hereford 2 Kidderminster 0
  • 80) Dawson jinks into the box and puts it into the danger area and Cliff Moyo puts it into his own net.
  • Hereford 2 Kidderminster 1
  • 90+1: The ball comes into the box and Kiddy get under it and Milan Butterfield forces it into the net.
  • On his first appearance this season young goalkeeper Brandon Powell was forced into a 19th minute save to deny Ashley Hemmings' effort which was spilled before being cleared by Kieran Thomas.
  • The Bulls showed encouraging signs in the opening 23 minutes and Victor Sodiende was played in before jinking the defence and seeing his effort blaze off Kelsey Mooney.
  • At the other end Richard Peniket came within an inch of heading his side ahead after meeting Ryan Johnson's cross.
  • Harriers were the more dominant of the sides and on the 39th minute a Alex Prosser corner into a crowded box was headed goalward by Cliff Moyo only to be cleared off the line by Stephen Dawson.
  • However, it was the Bulls who took a 51st minute lead thanks to a Victor Sodeinde penalty.
  • Jason Pope's free-kick came back for Jordan Cullinane-Liburd who was taken down as he shot and Sodeinde made no mistake from the penalty spot.
  • Kidderminster responded with Hemmings denied by a Kieran Thomas challenge before Richard Peniket headed over under pressure.
  • Sodiende had a chance to double the hosts' lead but he fired his volley over from a Jared Hodgkiss cross.
  • Ed Williams almost leveled the tie on the 72nd minute with a stabbed effort wide from inside the box.
  • As the Bulls looked to secure the victory Sodiende had two efforts go close.
  • And then in the 80th minute Stephen Dawson jinked his way into the box before crossing for Cliff Moyo to put the ball into his own net.
  • In the first of six added minute of injury time Harriers pulled a goal back as Ashley Hemmings bundled a free-kick home.
  • Attendance: 2,508 (488 away)
  • Hereford: Powell, Hodgkiss, Greenslade, Pope, Pollock, Cullinane-Liburd, Thomas, Dawson, Mooney (Vincenti 88), Bray (Allen 76), Sodeinde
  • Subs: Styche, O'Sullivan,, Whitlock
  • So that's four changes for the Bulls.
  • Powell, Hodgkiss, Pollock and Bray earn a place in the starting 11 with Hall, Vincenti, O'Sullivan dropping to the bench and Nicholson out of the squad.
  • Nicholson has picked up an injury ruling him out of the squad.
  • Kidderminster Harriers: Mannion, Austin, Davidson, R Williams, Moyo (c), Johnson, Prosser, Butterfield, Peniket, Hemmings, Shenton
  • Subs: E Williams, Palmer, Freemantle, Scott, Higginson
  • Oliver Shenton, who scored two past Hereford on Boxing Day starts for Harriers.
  • Only one change from the side that won on Boxing Day with Peniket in for Freemantle.
  • HEREFORD FC will be looking for a first win in 12 league matches when they host local rivals Kidderminster Harriers today.
  • Harriers won 3-1 at Aggborough seven days ago and will be looking to record a festive double over their rivals.
  • Hereford sit in 17th going into today's game and could move up to 14th with a win.
  • Meanwhile Kidderminster are in 15th and could move up to 12th if they complete a local derby double over their rivals.
  • Following their win against Hereford on Boxing Day, Kiddy lost 2-0 at Brackley on Saturday while the Bulls lost 2-1 against Leamington.

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