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  • 5) Rhys Hughes whips in a free-kick from 25 yards out which flies just wide of the post for Curzon Ashton.
  • 6) Babos whips in a free-kick to Andy Williams but the marksman struggles to get a shot away and the ball is cleared.
  • 19 Hereford are hit on the counter-attack with Hughes beating Howkins and finding Mols. The Nash forward runs in on goal before firing wide.
  • 35) Andy Williams turns and then tries to place his shot into the corner, but goalkeeper Ollerenshaw saves.
  • 38) Williams goes down under pressure claiming a penalty before the ball drops to Adam Rooney who sends his half-volley over.
  • 45+1) Right on the half-time whistle Curzon goalkeeper Ollerenshaw misses the ball sparking a goal-line melee before the ball is cleared.
  • 47) Kieran Phillips has the ball six-yards out but his effort at goal is denied by a fine Ollerenshaw save.
  • 59) Pond's long ball forward finds Cowley on-side but his touch is a poor one and allows the goalkeeper to gather.
  • 60) Phillips with an effort for Hereford which goalkeeper Ollerenshaw saves.
  • 80) Babos' free-kick comes out to Skinner who misses his effort. Curzon hit on the counter-attack and Spencer is in on goal only to be denied by a fine Curtis Pond one-handed save.
  • 90+1) Yusifu Ceesay finds himself in on goal but is denied by the goalkeeper.
  • 90+3) Southern sends his volley just wide from a Babos cross as Hereford piled forward looking for a winner.
  • Curzon Ashton 1 Hereford 0
  • 90+4) Nathan Cameron was beaten to the ball by Jimmy Spencer and heads home a Craig Mahon cross
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  • Hereford: Pond, Skinner, Hudson, Lyden (Southern 67), Downing, Babos, Williams, Rooney (Cowley 58), Howkins, Cameron, Phillips (Ceesay 73)
  • Subs: Sterry, Walby
  • Kieran Phillips makes his first start today for Hereford after four substitute appearances and a single goal.
  • Mendes and Teixeira are both suspended so Phillips comes in for Teixeria, while Rooney replaces Cowley.
  • Ceesay is back on the bench where leading scorer Cowley also sits.
  • Curzon Ashton: Ollerenshaw, Poscha, Sinclair, Spencer, Hayhurst, Waring, Mols, Richards, Mahon, Barton, Hughes
  • Subs: Kenyon, Campbell, Allen, Taylor, Lewis
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  • HEREFORD have travelled to Curzon Ashton today for a crunch game in the National League North play-off race.
  • Coming into today's match there is just a single point separating the sides.
  • The Bulls currently sit in 8th position and a single point outside the play-off positions.
  • Meanwhile, Curzon are in 9th position.
  • The Bulls come into today's game having won two in their last five matches - including beat Southport 2-1 last weekend.
  • Paul Caddis' side have away form of six wins, three draws and eight defeats.
  • Unlike most of the fellow play-off challengers Curzon's away form is better than at home.
  • Ashton have won seven, drawn three and lost eight on their home turf this league campaign.
  • Jason Cowley sits on the bench today's but leads Hereford's goal scoring with 11 goals to his name.
  • The Nash skipper Jimmy Spencer starts today and has nine goals to his name.
  • The Nash have really struggled in the league lately with three defeats in their last four.
  • Today's hosts were beaten 3-1 against Darlington on Tuesday night.

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