Hereford United striker Jon Brown struck his first goal for the Bulls to settle the outcome against Forest Green Rovers at Edgar Street.

The 23-year-old summer signing had failed to find the net in 15 matches.

But he produced the game's only goal, finding the bottom left corner from inside the box when the visitors failed to deal with Micah Evans' cross.

Brown went close to a second with a 67th-minute header, before Rovers sub Steve Brogan fired an effort just wide.

Forest Green had also gone close when Al Bangura's powerful drive was palmed away for a corner by keeper Dan Lloyd-Weston, who also denied Marcus Kelly after Danny Wright had seen a low shot saved.

The Bulls' second straight 1-0 home win lifts Martin Foyle's men up a place to 16th in the Conference Premier.

That is now nine points clear of danger going into the New Year's Day return home derby meeting with Kidderminster Harriers.

Rovers, who are just two points better off in 14th, are also back in action on New Year's Day at Aldershot, who they beat 3-1 on Boxing Day.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Hereford United

  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
  • 05 McDonald Booked
  • 03 Bush Booked
  • 06 Graham
  • 12 Collins (Leadbitter - 67' )
  • 08 O'Keefe
  • 24 Lathrope
  • 17 Brown
  • 15 Rankine (Walker - 79' )
  • 23 Evans
  • 10 Sharp (Edge - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 20 Odhiambo
  • 14 Edwards
  • 09 Walker
  • 22 Edge

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye Booked
  • 16 Racine
  • 06 Bennett
  • 11 Forbes
  • 04 Bangura
  • 23 Barry
  • 24 Kelly (Brogan - 73' )
  • 09 Wright (Alabi - 63' )
  • 07 Norwood
  • 14 Taylor (Barnes-Homer - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 28 McHugh
  • 19 Styche
  • 18 Barnes-Homer
  • 17 Brogan
  • 29 Alabi
Ref: Simon Bennett
Att: 1,848

Match Stats

Shots

8 16

On target

2 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hereford United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hereford United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

89:59 Booking

Booking Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:44

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers).

89:44

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

87:02

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

87:02

Kieran Forbes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Jamie Edge replaces Chris Sharp.

83:15

Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Brogan with a cross.

82:34

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

82:34

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

79:36

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Michael Rankine.

76:51

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

76:51

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

76:13 Booking

Booking Rod McDonald (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:05

Attempt missed. Stephen Brogan (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Barnes-Homer with a cross.

74:30

Foul by Kieran Forbes (Forest Green Rovers).

74:30

Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

74:05

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

74:05

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

73:33

Attempt missed. Stephen Brogan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

72:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Stephen Brogan replaces Marcus Kelly.

72:19

Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

71:03

Hand ball by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

66:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Dominic Collins.

66:44

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Rankine with a cross.

64:14

Attempt saved. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63:52

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

62:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Matty Taylor.

62:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Alabi replaces Daniel Wright.

62:26 Booking

Booking Chris Bush (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:15

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

62:15

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

61:28

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Forbes with a cross.

55:26

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53:36

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

53:36

Damon Lathrope (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

51:48

Foul by Micah Evans (Hereford United).

51:48

Sam Russell (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

51:07

Offside, Hereford United. Chris Sharp tries a through ball, but Chris Sharp is caught offside.

48:16

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

48:16

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

47:40

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

47:02

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

47:02

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

45:57

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

45:57

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Hereford United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hereford United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

41:18

Foul by Micah Evans (Hereford United).

41:18

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

39:52

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

39:52

Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

39:25

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

38:08

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

38:08

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

36:21

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

35:38

Corner, Hereford United.

35:24

Attempt blocked. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:27

Attempt blocked. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:47

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

31:08

Foul by Micah Evans (Hereford United).

31:08

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

30:09

Foul by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

30:09

Damon Lathrope (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

27:25

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

27:13

Attempt saved. Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Micah Evans with a cross.

24:28

Attempt blocked. Kieran Forbes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23:23

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

23:23

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

21:50

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

21:50

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

21:12

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

20:52

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Anthony Barry.

20:21

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

19:38

Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

18:29

Attempt missed. Micah Evans (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

16:05

Hand ball by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

15:09

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Hereford United).

15:09

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

14:22

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from outside the box is saved.

13:36

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

13:36

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

12:00

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

12:00

Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

11:23

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

11:23

Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

8:47

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

7:16

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

7:16

Damon Lathrope (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

5:45

Hand ball by Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers).

4:41

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

3:27

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Bush with a cross.

2:48

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

2:48

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

0:29

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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