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Hereford United 0-1 Barnet

Ahmed Abdulla's header helped Barnet record only their second victory in 10 matches as they edged past Hereford.

The visitors nearly opened the scoring after five minutes but Keanu Marsh-Brown's long range effort was saved by Rhys Evans.

Marsh-Brown then turned provider when he crossed from the left and Abdulla nodded in from close range.

The home side almost equalised after the break but Graham Stack saved Ross Dyer's scuffed volley.

Barnet debutant Carl Fletcher lasted 56 minutes before being taken off, the 33-year-old former Plymouth Argyle manager having helped the visitors to a much-needed win.

On-loan Hereford striker Richard Brodie is now back at Gateshead after completing his one-month loan at Edgar Street, in which he scored once in eight appearances.

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 1Evans
  • 6Graham
  • 3Bush
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McDonald
  • 19Gwynne
  • 7PurdieSubstituted forSharpat 76'minutes
  • 36Dyer
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forOdhiamboat 67'minutes
  • 15Rankine
  • 23KransSubstituted forBrownat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 14Edwards
  • 10Sharp
  • 17Brown
  • 16Artus
  • 20Odhiambo

Barnet

  • 29Stack
  • 30Stephens
  • 6Saville
  • 5Acheampong
  • 20Vilhete
  • 39FletcherSubstituted forByrneat 57'minutes
  • 14Abdullah
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forNurseat 88'minutes
  • 15CadoganBooked at 72mins
  • 19Villa López
  • 38Dani LópezBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMengerinkat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Mengerink
  • 13Jupp
  • 8Byrne
  • 22Allen
  • 28Nurse
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,632

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 0, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Barnet 1.
Corner, Barnet.
Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).
Anthony Acheampong (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).
Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jon Nurse replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.
Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.
Foul by Anthony Acheampong (Barnet).
Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).
Anthony Acheampong (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United).
Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Offside, Barnet. Marciano Mengerink tries a through ball, but Marciano Mengerink is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Sharp replaces Robert Purdie.
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