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By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Blyth Spartans 0 Hereford FC 1
  • 33) Owen-Evans nets at the far post as a Dan Jones corner is taken very quickly and is met by the midfielder.
  • Blyth Spartans 0 Hereford FC 2
  • 35) Owen-Evans curls his effort into the net after decent build up play he keeps calm and slides his effort home.
  • Blyth Spartans 0 Hereford FC 3
  • 72) Lenell John-Lewis runs at the defence before firing his effort into the back of the net
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • The Bulls started well and Yani Klukowski had the opportunity to give them a lead when a Dan Jones free-kick fell nicely for him inside the box, but his effort flew into a crowd of players.
  • Moments later loanee Kelsey Mooney felt he deserved a penalty following a push in the back, but the referee waved away his appeal.
  • Blyth had the chance to open the scoring on 14 minutes after Paul Blackett opened the visitors up before finding Thompson whose first effort was saved by a charging Paul White, before his rebound was fired over.
  • Klukoski opened up the defence on 28 minutes and saw his low effort deflected to Tom Owen-Evans who sliced his effort at the goalkeeper.
  • After the half-hour mark Hereford then scored two quick goals.
  • Owen-Evans showed the warning signs crossing for Lenell John-Lewis, but his effort was bundled away.
  • However, moments later Hereford had their 33rd minute open when a quick Dan Jones corner was met by Owen-Evans.
  • Two minutes later Owen-Evans doubled his side's tally curling the ball past the goalkeeper.
  • Before the break the Bulls could have furthered their lead with Klukoski beating the defence and cutting the ball back from the byline, but his pass back was cleared.
  • Blyth had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping them in the tie as he denied Klukoski with a full-stretch save.
  • At the other end Hereford failed to clear their lines allowing Elsdon to send his volley inches wide.
  • Blyth were having their best spell of the tie and Guy was found unmarked inside the box, but sent his close range effort over.
  • However, it was the Bulls who sealed the points with a third goal.
  • With 18 minutes remaining the defence backed off the marksman who took advantage and rifled his shot home.
  • Despite the game being gone Blackett remained a threat for the Spartans and turned his marker inside the box, but blazed wide.
  • STATS
  • Hereford: White, Hodgkiss, Pollock (McQuilkin 72), Grimes, Owen-Evans (Finn 79), Digie, John-Lewis (Nabi 84), Lloyd, Klukowski, D Jones, Mooney
  • Subs: Camwell, Coke,
  • Four changes for the Bulls from the side that lost against Bradford
  • IN: Pollock, Digie, Klukoski, Mooney
  • OUT: Wright, Haines, Finn, A Jones
  • Blyth: Young, Alex, Thackray, Elsdon, Cunningham, Cain, Thomson, Heslop, Blackett, Griffiths, Guy
  • Subs: Evans, Dart, Gbolhan, McKeown, Russell
  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC have made the long trip to Blyth Spartans for their fourth National League North fixture.
  • The Bulls have won one, drawn one and lost one so far this season in the league.