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Hereford United 0-2 Wrexham

Johnny Hunt gives Wrexham the lead against Hereford

Wrexham ended a difficult week with a win which condemned troubled Hereford United to a fifth straight defeat.

Johnny Hunt pounced on Joe Clarke's cross to stab home from six yards into the roof of the net for the opening goal after nine minutes.

Substitute Rob Ogleby doubled Wrexham's lead, stabbing home from six yards for his eighth goal of the season.

The visitors never looked like losing against a Hereford side that barely troubled keeper Andy Coughlin.

Wrexham's first victory in six games came at the end of a week in which they parted company with manager Andy Morrell, then lost 5-0 at leaders Luton.

Hereford have now lost five successive matches, shipping 16 goals and scoring just once, since the sale of midfielder Josh O'Keefe to local non-league rivals Kidderminster Harriers on January deadline day.

The Bulls remain six points clear of the relegation zone, with 12 games of the season to go.

Bulls manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We started quite well but, one cross, back of the net and then the confidence seemed to drain out of the players. Obviously, a lot of them haven't played much football and don't know how to handle it. I wish I had a few more Luke Grahams and Don Collins.

"All we can do is encourage and work with the nine fit players we've got for next week. There's two with bad injuries. So we go to Braintree with exactly what we've got.

"When Sam Smith came on, they are all booing which I think is totally unacceptable because they need some encouragement. It's a difficult time for everybody around this club. But they can vent it at me, because I'm picking up all the rubbish as usual."

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"It means everything because it's the end of four or five hard days that we've had since the Luton defeat and the lads deserve it.

"They've worked so well Thursday and Friday. I thought in the first half we were absolutely magnificent and their keeper's made some good saves.

"The second half was just a solid, professional performance. We gave nothing away and we thoroughly deserved the win."

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 1EvansSubstituted forLloyd-Westonat 46'minutes
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 12CollinsBooked at 80mins
  • 3Bush
  • 6Graham
  • 4James
  • 7Purdie
  • 16Artus
  • 10SharpSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes
  • 17BrownSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 9Walker

Substitutes

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 32Bowen
  • 20Edge
  • 30Williams
  • 11Smith

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 5Livesey
  • 2WrightBooked at 79mins
  • 3AshtonBooked at 83mins
  • 14Tomassen
  • 12Keates
  • 29Carrington
  • 6Clarke
  • 16Hunt
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 9BishopSubstituted forOglebyat 24'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mayebi
  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 17Clowes
  • 21Evans
  • 15Ogleby
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,884

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 0, Wrexham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Wrexham 2.
Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).
Joe Clarke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).
Stephen Wright (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Dominic Collins (Hereford United) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Kingsley James with a cross.
Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).
Kingsley James (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).
Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).
Cory Williams (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).
Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Stephen Wright (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).
Sam Smith (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
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