JIMMY SPENCER broke Hereford hearts as his 94th minute winner consigned Paul Caddis’ side to their first defeat in four matches.

The Bulls looked in control of the closing stages but were unable to find a breakthrough and with one minute remaining Spencer stepped up to secure a rare home win for Curzon.

The first chance of the match fell to Hereford’s Andy Williams after a whipped free-kick from Alex Babos found the striker inside the box but he was unable to bring the ball under control.

The Nash, who are hunting a play-off place of their own, responded in the 19th minute when Ryhs Hughes slid Stefan Mols through on goal but the forward could only fire his effort wide.

A neat turn from Williams on 35 minutes saw the striker try to place his shot into the corner of the net but goalkeeper Joshua Ollerenshaw was able to make the save.

Williams was involved again three minutes later when he went down in the box after being held but his penalty appeal was waived away by the referee.

Curzon found themselves under pressure on the stroke of half-time when Ollerenshaw was unable to collect the ball, sparking a goalmouth scramble before the hosts eventually cleared.

The beginning of the second half saw the visitors on the front foot once more with Kieran Phillips firing a shot off from six yards out, forcing Ollernshaw into producing a fine save.

Hereford continued to create chances with Phillips being found inside the box on the hour mark but Ollerenshaw was on hand to deny the forward again.

Curzon reminded the Bulls of their counter-attacking threat when a swift break saw the ball drop to Spencer in the box whose effort was denied only by a fine Curtis Pond save.

Substitute Yusifu Ceesay could have won it for Hereford in stoppage time when he was played through on goal by Williams, but his shot was denied by the legs of Ollerenshaw.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 94th minute when Spencer fought past Nathan Cameron at the back post to head home Craig Mahon’s cross and break Hereford hearts.

Hereford: Pond, Skinner, Hudson, Lyden (Southern 67), Downing, Babos, Williams, Rooney (Cowley 58), Howkins, Cameron, Phillips (Ceesay 73)

Unused subs: Sterry, Walby