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By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hereford 1 Chorley 0
  • 60) Defender Jared Hodgkiss takes a shot outside the box and his effort is deflected massively off Scott Leather and into the net.
  • The deflection sent the ball in the opposite direction.
  • Hereford 1 Chorley 1
  • 84) Arlan Birch's cross floats over Kennedy Digie and is headed home by Lewis Reilly
  • Hereford 1 Chorley 2
  • 87) Andy Halls' low shot deflects off Hodgkiss and into the net.
  • Hereford 2 Chorley 2
  • 89) John-Lewis heads Jones' corner into the top corner of the net.
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Hereford, looking for a first home win, started well and Dan Jones sent an early effort over.
  • Chorley marksman Elliot Newby ran at the defence before playing in Ollie Shenton whose deflected effort flew just wide across goal.
  • At the other end Lenell John-Lewis held the ball up for Tom Owen-Evans whose low effort was palmed wide by goalkeeper Matt Urwin.
  • Newby was the focal point of the Chorley attack and crossed for Mike Calveley who headed over.
  • Newby himself forced Paul White into a low save as Hereford backed off from the marksman.
  • At the opposite end James McQuilkin found space outside the box and forced Urwin into a low save.
  • A minute into first half stoppages McQuilkin had the best chance of the half but blazed over after Kelsey Mooney found him with a brilliant pass.
  • Defender Jamie Grimes almost broke the deadlock for Hereford as he rose highest to meet Dan Jones' cross but saw his header saved.
  • Hereford took the lead on the hour mark with skipper Jared Hodgkiss seeing his effort deflect off Scott Leather the opposite direction and into the net.
  • Chorley were asking themselves how they weren't level with 15 minutes remaining.
  • Arlan Birch saw his close-range effort rattle the post before his team-mate put the deflection wide off a Hereford shirt.
  • From the resulting corner Paul White made a double save from a melee of players to deny Lewis Reilly.
  • Chorley did level with six minutes remaining after Birch's cross floated over Kennedy Digie and was headed home by Lewis Reilly.
  • With three minutes left Andy Halls' low shot deflects off Hodgkiss and into the net to give Chorley an 87th minute lead.
  • However, they led for just two minutes with John-Lewis heading a corner into the top corner of the net.
  • STATS
  • Hereford: White, Hodgkiss, Grimes, Coke, Owen-Evans (Finn 80), Digie, John-Lewis, McQuilkin (Nabi 76), Lloyd, D Jones, Mooney (Brown 71)
  • Subs: Camwell, Whittingham
  • IN: Coke for Klukowski
  • Demetri Brown returns to the bench
  • Chorley: Urwin, Birch, Leather (c), Smith, Baines, Halls, Newby, Calveley, Shenton, Hall, Cardwell
  • Subs: Reilly, Tomlinson, Henry, Garratt
  • Elliot Newby plays on his 25th birthday while Harvey Smith returns to Edgar Street.
  • TEAM RECORDS
  • Hereford 13th: P5, W2, D1, L2
  • Last time out: Hereford 0 Gloucester City 1
  • Chorley 21st: P6, W1, D1, L4
  • Last time out: AFC Telford United 0 Chorley 1 (Elliot Newby)
  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC will be looking for a first home win of the season when they entertain Chorley this afternoon.
  • The Bulls have won two, drawn one and lost two so far this season in the National League North.
  • However, both defeats have come at Edgar Street.
  • Last season Chorley were playing in the National League Premier after winning the play-offs the previous season to gain promotion.
  • In the 2018/19 season:
  • Chorley 1 Hereford 0
  • Hereford 1 Chorley 1