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By Ben Goddard

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hereford 1 Westfields 0
  • 59) An Ismail corner is headed home by Bird into the back of his own net
  • Hereford 2 Westfields 0
  • 72) Victor Sodeinde shows a piece of class racing past his marker and then picking his spot into the bottom corner
  • Hereford 2 Westfields 1
  • 83) Stoneman crosses and it's miss cleared before Fields fire home through a low Sean Powell shot.
  • ROLLING MATCH REPORT
  • Victor Sodeinde should have given Hereford a second minute lead when Zeli Ismail placed a perfect ball to the forward who miss-kicked his effort.
  • Bulls' goalkeeper Nykah Liburd-Hines was forced into action running out to block a run clear of Jamie Bird.
  • At the opposite end Sodiende blazed over and then Pa Njie saw his cross narrowly miss his strike partner at the back post.
  • On his first appearance of the season Yan Klukowski saw his volleyed effort blocked.
  • Five minutes before the break Bird was through on goal but was denied by Liburd-Hines who was quick off his line.
  • Straight up the other end Ismail found Sodeinde who looked to beat goalkeeper Matt Apperley who was equal to his effort.
  • Westfields felt they deserved a 51st minute penalty when Harrison Summers broke into the box and went down under a challenge by Patrick Fini but referee Josh Marchant waved away their appeals.
  • Desperate to score against his former side Bird saw his rifled effort into the ground just held by goalkeeper Liburd-Hines.
  • Just before the hour Bird did get his goal, but into the back of his own net, heading a Bulls corner into the Fields net.
  • Looking to redeem himself Bird whipped in a free-kick which was flicked on beating everybody but flying wide.
  • After withstanding some Fields pressure the Bulls broke quickly and Sodeinde beat his marker racing into the box and then picking out the bottom corner to make it 2-0.
  • Bulls goalkeeper Liburd-Hines denied Fields a way back into the tie with 11 minutes remaining making a fine save from Dan Stoneman.
  • Sean Powell did pull a goal back with seven minutes remaining firing low after Hereford failed to clear a Stoneman cross.
  • Fields had another big penalty shout in injury time when Cawley Cox was through on goal before being sandwiched by two Bulls defenders with referee Merchant deciding the defender had taken the ball.
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  • Attendance: 414
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  • TEAM NEWS
  • Hereford: Liburd-Hines, Fox, Ismail (Morris 73), Sheers, Andoh (Marsh 81), Klukowski (Derricott 76), Njie, Fini, Price, Bennett, Sodeinde
  • No Harry Pinchard tonight which may point to a start against Kiddy on Saturday.
  • Klukowski is set to make his first appearance of the season for Hereford while Njie makes his debut.
  • Westfields: Apperley, Sylvester, Powell, Davies, Kahaki, Iddles, Stoneman, Mcdonald, Greaves, Bird, Summers
  • Subs: Cox, Honey, Hurrell, Csernik, Havard
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  • PRE-MATCH
  • HEREFORD host Westfields in the Herefordshire FA County Cup quarter-final this evening at Edgar Street.
  • Josh Gowling's side come into the match after four straight league wins but the Bulls manager says he will field a mixture of players needing minutes and youths this evening.
  • The Bulls beat Bromyard 3-0 in the previous round and Westfields won 6-0 at Kington.
  • Already though to the semi-final are Hereford Pegasus and Hartpury University.
  • While Shobdon face Clee Hill on December 4 in the final quarter-final.
  • Hereford are expected to make a host of changes from the side that beat Chester 1-0 on Saturday.
  • Meanwhile, Westfields have less options for changes from the side that drew 1-1 before losing on penalties at Coventry United in the FA Vase.
  • Westfields play in the Hellenic Premier (step five of non-league) while Hereford play in the National League North (step two).
  • No extra-time if the score is level at full-time straight to penalties