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By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hereford 1 Brackley Town 0
  • 50) Tom Owen-Evans keeps an over-hit Chris Camwell corner in and somehow pulls it back to Michael Bakare who fires into the net.
  • Hereford 2 Brackley Town 0
  • 65) Camwell with a marvelous effort from 30 yards out he picks out the bottom corner with the goalkeeper well beaten.
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Brackley almost took the lead within the opening two minutes when a quickly taken free-kick resulted in skipper Gareth Dean firing an effort just over the bar.
  • Kyle Finn went closer at the opposite end with his strike from range beating the goalkeeper but falling over the bar and onto the top of the netting.
  • In a first half of few chances Shep Murombedzi tried to unlock the defence controlling the ball on the edge of the box before scuffing his effort well wide.
  • On his Bulls debut Michael Bakare had his first glimpse of goal on 47 minutes but his effort was blocked by Ellis Myers.
  • Three minutes later Bakare slotted home on his Hereford debut.
  • Chris Camwell's over-hit corner was kept in by Tom Owen-Evans who found Bakare to fire home.
  • Finn was next to test Brackley goalkeeper Danny Lewis who saved his deflected effort.
  • Another wonder strike from Camwell doubled Hereford's lead on 65 minutes picking out the bottom corner from 30 yards out with the goalkeeper well beaten.
  • Camwell almost sealed the victory on 70 minutes with his direct free-kick beating the goalkeeper before flying just wide.
  • Brackley then had two chances within minutes of each other to get back into the tie.
  • Firstly Matt Lowe saw his effort deflected over by Jamie Grimes after the defender made an earlier mistake.
  • Moments later a long-range sizzling effort from Ethan Coleman was just palmed wide by goalkeeper Brandon Hall who initially looked in trouble.
  • Joey Butlin almost had his first Bulls goal late in the tie meeting substitute James McQuilkin's cross before heading wide.
  • STATS
  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines, Pollock, Grimes, Camwell (Klukowski 78), Butlin, Owen-Evans (McQuilkin 85), Finn, Lloyd, Bakare (McLean 72)
  • Subs: White, Digie,
  • Hereford make two changes from the side that beat Leamington
  • Ben Haines is back in for Kennedy Digie
  • Michael Bakare makes his debut in place for James McQuilkin
  • Brackley Town: Lewis, Myles, Walker, Coleman, McNally, Dean (c), Lowe, Murombedzi, Ndlovu, Armson, York
  • Subs: Mitford, Chambers, Tee, Cullinane-Liburd, Franklin
  • Jordan Cullinane-Liburd is dropped to the bench on his return to Edgar Street
  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD FC face Brackley Town tonight in their first league game since January 2.
  • The Bulls have voted to 'null and void' the season but the vote has yet to be concluded.
  • Hereford have signed 34-year-old Michael Bakare on a 'short-term' deal ahead of tonight's game.
  • He signed from Welsh Premier League side Connah’s Quay Nomads where he has scored 30 goals during a three-year spell and made over 80 appearances.
  • They have also signed pacey forward Ryan McLean on loan from Newcastle Town.
  • The 21-year-old joins from Newcastle Town where he used his 'lightning pace' to devastating affect scoring nine goals in 10 games this season.
  • Both players will be available for tonight's game.
  • Form guide
  • Hereford: P12; W4; D5; L3
  • Have been without a league game since January 2.
  • Eight games unbeaten in all competitions
  • Brackley Town: P15; W7; D6; L2
  • Last league game on February 6 (2-1 home win over Chorley)
  • The last time Brackley met Hereford was 18 months ago when the sides drew 1-1.
  • Tom Owen-Evans scored the equaliser seven minutes from time.