HEREFORD FC continued their fine home form with a 3-1 win over Scarborough Athletic in the National League North.

Alex Babos put the Bulls in front before Jason Cowley doubled his side’s lead, and despite a Frank Mulhern penalty threatening to make it a nervy finale for the hosts, Yusifu Ceesay netted to secure the three points.

An even start to the game saw Alex Purver find Aiden Rutledge in the 16th minute and his subsequent volley flew just wide of the post.

Rutledge was found once more a few minutes later when a free-kick fell to him inside the box but this time his effort was blocked by centre-half Paul Downing.

Hereford took the lead in the 34th minute when Ceesay slid a ball through from the edge of the area to Babos who slotted it under onrushing goalkeeper Alex Whitely.

Scarborough started the second half brightly and Curtis Pond was on hand to deny Luca Colville from close range in the 48th minute.

The home side, however, doubled their lead after 50 minutes when a loose pass from Scarborough gifted the ball to Cowley who lobbed Whitely from the edge of the box.

The Seadogs found a way back into the game when Harry Green was brought down by Babos in the box allowing Mulhern to convert from the spot and make it 2-1 after 73 minutes.

Hereford extended their lead once more in the 81st minute after a driving run from Tom Pugh saw the midfielder slide in Ceesay who finished past Whitley to secure the three points.

Paul Caddis’ side were close to adding a fourth in stoppage time when Ethan Freemantle was through on goal but his effort was saved comfortably by Whitley.

Hereford: Pond, Skinner, Teixeira, Downing, Ceesay (Tolley 81), Babos, Cowley (Freemantle 72), Cranston, Pugh, Mendes (Livingstone 51), Southern

Unused Subs: Stanley, Rooney