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Hereford United 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

Hereford United striker Jon Brown

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.

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 5McDonaldBooked at 77mins
  • 3BushBooked at 63mins
  • 6Graham
  • 12CollinsSubstituted forLeadbitterat 67'minutes
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 24Lathrope
  • 17Brown
  • 15RankineSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes
  • 23Evans
  • 10SharpSubstituted forEdgeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 20Odhiambo
  • 14Edwards
  • 9Walker
  • 22Edge

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 12Asafu-AdjayeBooked at 90mins
  • 16Racine
  • 6Bennett
  • 11Forbes
  • 4Bangura
  • 23Barry
  • 24KellySubstituted forBroganat 73'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forAlabiat 63'minutes
  • 7Norwood
  • 14TaylorSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 63'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Booking

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers).
Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).
Kieran Forbes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Jamie Edge replaces Chris Sharp.
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.
Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Michael Rankine.
Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).
Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
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.
Foul by Kieran Forbes (Forest Green Rovers).
Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).
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