National League
Hereford1Cambridge0

Hereford United 1-0 Cambridge United

Michael Rankine

Cambridge saw their lead at the top of the Conference Premier cut to one point as they suffered only a second league defeat of the season at Hereford.

Michael Rankine scored the only goal, capitalising on a mistake in the U's defence to fire left-footed past keeper Chris Maxwell and in off the post.

Cambridge had chances to level but Josh Gillies curled a shot wide and Adam Cunnington fired into the side netting.

Second-placed Luton cut the U's lead at the top with a 4-2 win over Gateshead.

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 3Bush
  • 12CollinsBooked at 70mins
  • 6Graham
  • 5McDonald
  • 16Artus
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 24Lathrope
  • 15Rankine
  • 23EvansSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 19Gwynne
  • 14Edwards
  • 20Odhiambo
  • 9Walker
  • 17Brown

Cambridge

  • 1MaxwellBooked at 83mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 2RobertsSubstituted forTaitat 56'minutes
  • 4Coulson
  • 6MillerSubstituted forSpillaneat 74'minutes
  • 29Gillies
  • 18Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Champion
  • 24ArnoldSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 46'minutes
  • 9Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 22Spillane
  • 32Brown
  • 14Tait
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 5Bonner
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,558

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0.
Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Hand ball by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).
Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.
Corner, Hereford United.
Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Chris Maxwell (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).
Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Richard Tait (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Michael Spillane replaces Ian Miller.
Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).
Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Micah Evans because of an injury.
Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).
Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Micah Evans (Hereford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Micah Evans (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Richard Tait replaces Kevin Roberts.
Corner, Hereford United.
Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).
Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).
Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Nathan Arnold.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Foul by Damon Lathrope (Hereford United).
Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Damon Lathrope (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Micah Evans (Hereford United).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Cambridge United.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).
goal

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