Hereford FC v Rochdale – FA Cup minute by minute updates

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  • 15) Cian Hayes picks out the run of Ian Henderson who heads home from an off-side position.
  • 19) Rochdale beat the off-side trap and pull the ball back perfectly for Adam Clayton who forces Curtis Pond to save down low.
  • 20) Tyrese Sinclair turns outside the Bulls box and sends a looping shot which rattles the top of the crossbar.
  • 26) Kyle Howkins' ball is flicked on to Adam Rooney who between the two defenders fires his effort which is just tipped over by Louie Moulden.
  • 39) A ball into the box finds Cian Hayes whose effort on the turn is comfortably saved by Curtis Pond.
  • 42) Alex Babos jinks with the ball into the box before pulling the ball back for Aaron Skinner whose effort is well blocked.
  • 51) Alex Babos forces the goalkeeper to make a full-length save.
  • 66) Rochdale open Hereford up and Cian Hayes is perfectly placed, only for his effort to be saved by Curtis Pond.
  • 68) A Bulls free-kick is headed on over a group of players to Ethan Freemantle unmarked who fires wide from a tight angle.
  • 73) Harvey Gilmour with a floated free-kick which is floated towards goal only for Pond to tip it over.
  • Hereford 1 Rochdale 0
  • 78) Alex Babos wins the ball 25 yards out and threads the ball to Ethan Freemantle who slides the ball under the goalkeeper
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  • Hereford: Pond, Skinner, Livingstone, Teixeira, Downing, Ceesay, Babos, Tolley (Stanley 65), Rooney (Arthur 75), Freemantle (Cranston 85), Howkins
  • Subs: Sterry, Southern, Cameron
  • Rochdale: Moulden, East, Ebanks-Landell, Sinclair, Clayton, Keohane, Oduroh, Hayes, Gilmour, Ferguson, Henderson
  • Subs: B Kelly, Rodney, Uchegbulam, Afuye, Edwards, Burgess
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  • Hereford have already won two FA Cup games at Edgar Street beating lower graded Anstey Nomads (2-0) and Cambridge City (3-0).
  • Last season the Bulls knocked out National League side Bromley on their way to the first round when they lost to Portsmouth.
  • Rochdale were relegated from League Two last season and make their first FA Cup appearance of the season.
  • The visitors were also knocked out in the first round last season at the hands of Bristol Rovers.
  • The Bulls have won two of their last four games in the National League North with FA Cup games interrupting the league programme.
  • Hereford played out a 0-0 draw at South Shields last weekend and sit 16th on 14 points after 11 games.
  • Rochdale head to Edgar Street without a win in four league matches. The visitors drew 2-2 at Maidenhead last weekend which followed a 2-0 defeat at Solihull Moors.
  • The Dale are in 10th position after 15 games on 20 points.


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