Sam Smith's second-half strike ensured Hereford maintained their unbeaten start to the season with victory over 10-man Tamworth.

The decisive moment came when the ex-Lincoln and Cambridge forward found the top corner with a superb effort.

The Lambs went close to an equaliser when Jack Evans' free-kick was brilliantly saved by keeper Rhys Evans.

Their hopes of an equaliser faded after Duane Courtney was sent off for a wild challenge on Josh O'Keefe.

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hereford 1-0 Tamworth FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Smith 51

    Hereford

    • 01 Evans
    • 02 Leadbitter
    • 03 Bush
    • 05 McDonald
    • 06 Graham yellow card
    • 08 O'Keefe
    • 16 Artus
    • 18 Pilkington (Sharp 55)
    • 09 Walker
    • 11 Smith
    • 15 Rankine (Collins 90+3)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Collins,
    • 07 Purdie,
    • 19 Gwynne,
    • 10 Sharp,
    • 17 Brown

    Tamworth

    • 01 Belford
    • 02 Evans
    • 06 Richards-Everton yellow card
    • 15 Courtney red card
    • 19 Capaldi
    • 21 Thomas
    • 07 Kerry (Todd 63 yellow card)
    • 08 Baker
    • 11 Jones (Woolery 75)
    • 10 Byfield (Hendrie 82)
    • 17 Peniket

    Substitutes

    • 23 Wren,
    • 12 Harris,
    • 16 Hendrie,
    • 18 Woolery,
    • 20 Todd
    Ref: Adam HopkinsAtt: 1,864
    HEREFORD
    TAMWORTH

    Possession

    • Hereford 54%
    • Tamworth 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Hereford 4
    • Tamworth 4

    Attempts off target

    • Hereford 6
    • Tamworth 5

    Corners

    • Hereford 5
    • Tamworth 8

    Fouls

    • Hereford 13
    • Tamworth 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:20 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+4:05 Foul by Dominic Collins on Jack Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
    • Correction - 90:00+2:56 Substitution Dominic Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Rankine.
    • 90:00+2:56 Substitution Dominic Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Rankine.
    • 90:00+0:35 Ben Richards-Everton concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Sharp. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:38 Jack Evans sends in a cross. Rhys Evans safely holds on.
    • 88:54 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Evans. Clearance by Sam Smith.
    • 88:20 Chris Bush challenges Kaiyne Woolery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Evans.
    • 85:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Rankine by Andy Todd. Free kick crossed by Chris Bush. Josh O'Keefe is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford. Cameron Belford safely holds on.
    • 84:24 Booking
    • 84:05 Foul by Ben Richards-Everton on Michael Rankine, free kick awarded. Ben Richards-Everton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Frankie Artus. Cameron Belford safely holds on. Kaiyne Woolery challenges Luke Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:39 Jack Evans takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
    • 82:59 Ben Richards-Everton fouled by Michael Rankine, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Thomas takes the free kick.
    • 81:54 Jack Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Bush.
    • 80:56 Substitution (Tamworth) makes a substitution, with Stuart Hendrie coming on for Darren Byfield.
    • 79:18 Andy Todd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frankie Artus. Chris Bush takes the free kick.
    • 78:08 The ball is sent over by Sam Smith.
    • 75:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Sharp on Richie Baker. Jack Evans crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 74:56 Unfair challenge on Ben Richards-Everton by Sam Smith results in a free kick. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
    • 74:15 Substitution Kaiyne Woolery comes on in place of Jake Jones.
    • 73:18 Corner from the right by-line taken by Tony Capaldi.
    • 72:56 Jack Evans produces a cross that goes out of play.
    • 71:40 Corner taken by Jack Evans from the left by-line.
    • 69:02 Booking
    • 67:41 Sent off
    • 67:37 Duane Courtney concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh O'Keefe. Duane Courtney is sent off. Free kick taken by Danny Leadbitter. Luke Graham booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 66:47 Tony Capaldi crosses the ball. Michael Rankine manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:15 Short corner taken by Tony Capaldi.
    • 65:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Thomas by Michael Rankine. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:02 Booking
    • 64:50 Foul by Andy Todd on Sam Smith, free kick awarded. Chris Bush takes the free kick. Andy Todd receives a yellow card.
    • 64:01 Sam Smith takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
    • 63:30 Dan Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Todd.
    • 62:56 The referee blows for offside against Darren Byfield. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.
    • 62:18 Substitution Lloyd Kerry goes off and Andy Todd comes on.
    • 62:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Rankine on Ben Richards-Everton. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 61:35 Richie Baker challenges Frankie Artus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Bush takes the free kick.
    • 61:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Baker on Frankie Artus. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:55 Foul by Josh O'Keefe on Jake Jones, free kick awarded. Jack Evans produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Rhys Evans catches the ball.
    • 59:02 Unfair challenge on Chris Bush by Richard Peniket results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Bush.
    • 56:58 Frankie Artus challenges Richard Peniket unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Evans crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 56:19 The ball is sent over by Lloyd Kerry. Luke Graham makes a clearance.
    • 55:22 The ball is delivered by Chris Bush. Clearance made by Lloyd Kerry.
    • 54:23 Substitution Chris Sharp comes on in place of Danny Pilkington.
    • 52:06 Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Pilkington. Header by Rod McDonald goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 51:36 Centre by Jake Jones. Rhys Evans catches the ball.
    • 50:24 GOAL - Sam SmithHereford 1 - 0 Tamworth Sam Smith scores a right footed goal. Hereford 1-0 Tamworth.
    • 49:45 Sam Smith delivers the ball. Clearance by Ben Richards-Everton.
    • 45:53 Centre by Michael Rankine.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:15 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+0:36 Darren Byfield challenges Michael Rankine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Bush crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 44:28 The referee blows for offside against Darren Byfield. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.
    • 43:16 The referee blows for offside against Richard Peniket. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:22 The ball is sent over by Danny Pilkington. Sam Smith takes a shot. Cameron Belford safely holds on.
    • 41:43 A cross is delivered by Jake Jones. Clearance by Chris Bush.
    • 39:15 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
    • 38:10 Corner taken by Tony Capaldi. Header by Darren Byfield misses left.
    • 38:00 Richard Peniket delivers the ball. Clearance by Rod McDonald.
    • 37:44 Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Rhys Evans blocks the ball.
    • 34:48 Luke Graham challenges Darren Byfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
    • 34:35 The ball is sent over by Dan Walker. Duane Courtney manages to make a clearance.
    • 32:59 Short corner taken by Tony Capaldi from the right by-line. Richard Peniket takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Graham. Corner taken by Tony Capaldi. Rod McDonald manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:52 Frankie Artus concedes a free kick for a foul on Duane Courtney. Shot on goal comes in from Tony Capaldi from the free kick. Fine finger tip save by Rhys Evans.
    • 30:10 Rod McDonald challenges Richard Peniket unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:05 The ball is sent over by Jake Jones.
    • 27:55 Dan Walker crosses the ball. Cameron Belford catches the ball.
    • 25:51 Centre by Dan Walker.
    • 23:57 Jake Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Rankine. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.
    • 19:57 Danny Pilkington crosses the ball. Clearance made by Wayne Thomas. Corner taken by Frankie Artus from the right by-line. Cameron Belford catches the ball.
    • 17:27 Chris Bush delivers the ball. Shot by Michael Rankine missed to the left of the net.
    • 13:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Rankine by Ben Richards-Everton. Chris Bush has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.
    • 10:48 Dan Walker delivers the ball. Michael Rankine takes a shot. Cameron Belford safely holds on. Corner taken by Danny Pilkington from the right by-line. Header by Rod McDonald misses to the right of the target. Free kick awarded for a foul by Lloyd Kerry on Chris Bush. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:26 Luke Graham challenges Darren Byfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Capaldi has a direct shot on goal from the free kick and misses the left post.
    • 5:34 Corner taken by Danny Pilkington from the left by-line. Header at goal by Luke Graham goes over the frame of the goal.
    • 4:41 Corner from the right by-line taken by Frankie Artus. Clearance by Wayne Thomas.
    • 4:21 The ball is sent over by Dan Walker. Wayne Thomas gets a block in.
    • 3:13 Corner taken short by Jack Evans.
    • 0:26 Jake Jones takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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