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Leamington v Hereford FC minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Taylor Allen, who played for Hereford last season, had the first meaningful effort on 12 minutes firing across goal but his effort was saved by Brandon Hall.
  • Hereford looked for a response and Tom Owen-Evans fizzed a ball into the box and Jared Hodgkiss just failed to connect five yards out.
  • After his screamer against Kidderminster Chris Camwell fancied his chances and shot wide.
  • Dan Waldron beat Jared Hodgkiss for pace and forced Brandon Hall into a save from a tight angle.
  • At the opposite end a quick Bulls move saw Kyle Finn's effort blocked by a crowd of players.
  • On his full debut George Forsyth almost gave Hereford the lead but headed wide after meeting a corner.
  • Loanee Kelsey Mooney had his side's best chance on 56 minutes flicking the ball up inside the box before sending a volley over.
  • At the opposite end Allen remained a threat and his dipping shot looked to have Hall beaten but flew over the bar.
  • STATS
  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines, Forsyth (McQuilkin 76), Grimes, Camwell, Coke, Owen-Evans (Dylan Jones 88), Finn, Lloyd, Mooney
  • Subs: White, Nabi, Whittingham,
  • Forsyth, Coke, and Mooney come in to the Bulls starting line-up replacing an absent John-Lewis along with Dylan Jones and James McQuilkin who drop to the bench.
  • Lenell John-Lewis has been influential for everything right that Hereford have done this season.
  • Whether it's drawing in defenders or scoring crucial goals. He will be a huge miss for Hereford today.
  • As a result the Bulls have had to strengthen their midfield with physical ball winners.
  • Leamington: Weaver, Martin, Morley, Maye, Morrison, Lane, Osbourne, Gittings, Allen, Edwards, Waldron
  • Subs: Anderson, Meredith, Taylor, Clarke, English
  • Lance Smith is missing from the Leamington side but Simeone Maye does start against his former side.
  • Herefordshire raised Dan Meredith is on the bench for Leamington today after being released by West Brom.
  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC will be hoping for a third league win on the bounce and fifth in all competitions at Leamington this afternoon.
  • The Bulls' last two league outings have seen them beat promotion hopefuls Kidderminster Harriers 3-1 and AFC Fylde 2-1.
  • Leamington- 11th- P12; W4; D5;L3
  • Only one home defeat at home to Boston United on the opening day of the season.
  • Hereford- 16th- W4; D3; L3
  • Away from home the Bulls have won two, draw one and lost one.
  • Leamington won 2-1 at Edgar Street last season while Hereford won 2-0 earlier in the season at Leamington with Josh Gowling scoring.