Hereford 0-2 Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury boosted their League Two promotion chances with a hard-fought victory over Midlands rivals Hereford.

James Collins skipped through the Bulls defence and smashed in a low drive to open the scoring midway through the first half.

Nicky Featherstone went close to equalising but his 30-yard effort was kept out by Shrews keeper Ben Smith.

The visitors sealed the win when Tom Bradshaw nodded in from a back header by Shane Cansdell-Sheffiff.

The result puts Shrewsbury back into the third automatic promotion slot, one point ahead of Wycombe in fourth.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Hereford manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"They're third in the league, they don't concede goals, they are a force to be reckoned with and we are fifth or sixth from bottom.

"What we have to do is try our hardest to get something out of the game and we have had our moments.

"But unfortunately the two goals that we conceded have been poor from our account."

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