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Hereford FC 1 Hornchurch 3 FA Trophy final minute by minute updates


Hereford FC v Hornchurch FA Trophy final minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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  • 12) A short corner and Camwell crosses low to Tom Owen-Evans who pulls away and slides the ball home via a deflection.
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  • 75) A long throw is headed onto the bar by Grimes and Charlie Ruff is underneath to tap the ball home.
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  • 87) Ruff sends a long ball into the box which is headed back down to Nash free inside the box who fires home
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  • 90+4: That's it Hornchurch hit on the break and Ellis Brown outruns Hains, he is through before slotting past Hall
  • Hornchurch had the first sight on goal with Liam Nash firing across goal for a comfortable Brandon Hall save.
  • However, it was the Bulls who took the lead after 12 minutes firstly Tom Owen-Evans saw an effort blocked.
  • However, moments later a short corner routine saw the midfielder pull back away from the crowd and slide the ball home.
  • At the other end Jamie Grimes was called into action to block a menacing looking shot.
  • Joey Butlin felt harshly done by as he headed wide in a dangerous position but claimed he was barged by Mickey Parcell.
  • Michael Bakare was next to go close for Hereford turning to create space before chipping the ball over.
  • The Bulls were starting to take control and Lewis Butroid should have done better with an angled shot inside the box.
  • Chris Camwell was next to go close forcing a save from Joseph Wright to deny his direct free-kick moments before Luke Haines flicked a header wide.
  • Hornchurch almost levelled three minutes into the second half when Joe Christou flicked the ball over the ball after it was rifled at him inside the box.
  • Moments after coming on Charlie Ruff almost had an equaliser chesting the ball down before firing towards goal only for Hall to save.
  • Jared Hodgkiss saved the Bulls after 17 minutes as Liam Nash beat the off-side trap and the goalkeeper but not the Hereford skipper who cleared off the line.
  • However, on 75 minutes Hornchurch were level after a long throw-in was headed onto his own by bar Jamie Grimes only for the ball to drop nicely for Charlie Ruff underneath the bar to tap the ball home.
  • The Bulls responded with Kyle Finn seeing his deflected effort fly wide before Bakare's header was also wide.
  • Three minutes before the end Hornchurch took the lead with Ruff sending a long ball into the box which was headed back down to Liam Nash free inside the box who fired home.
  • Hereford were visibly tired and Ellis Brown outran Luke Hains before slotting past Hall to make it 3-1.
  • Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines, Grimes, Camwell (McQuilkin 74), Butlin, Owen-Evans, Finn Kouhyar 88), Lloyd, Bakare (Klukowski 90), Butroid
  • Subs: White, Pollock, Digie, Jones,
  • Luke Haines given the nod over Kennedy Digie, a quicker player and reads the game very well but not as physically commanding as Digie.
  • Maziar Kouhyar could be the secret weapon in the Hereford attack. The Afghanistan international is clearly very talented but has suffered injuries in his career.
  • Hornchurch: Wright, Parcell, Sutton, Clark, Hayles, Muldoon, Christou, Spence (c), Higgins, Nash, Brown
  • Subs: Thackway, Stimson, Winn, Ruff, Hassan, Dickson, Cooper
  • HEREFORD FC face Hornchuch looking to win the FA Trophy for the first time as Hereford United or the reformed club.
  • The boss will be led by manager Josh Gowling and are on a run of 12 games unbeaten ahead of the final.
  • Exactly five years ago to the day Hereford suffered a 4-1 defeat in the FA Vase final against Morpeth Town.
  • Today they look to put that right in the FA Trophy final.
  • Hereford have beaten: St Neots, Nantwich, Stamford, and Leamington, Aldershot and Woking on route to Wembley.
  • Hornchurch have beaten: Tonbridge Angels, Dulwich Hamlet, Kings Lynn Town, Maidstone United, Darlington, and National League play-off contenders Notts County
  • Neither side have played a competitive game for two months since the FA Trophy semi-final