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Hereford United 3-2 Alfreton Town

Dominic Collins

Hereford United staved off relegation with a crucial win over Alfreton Town.

The away side opened the scoring through John Akinde but Hereford levelled when Kingsley James rounded the goalkeeper to score.

The Bulls took the lead when Dominic Collins headed in Frankie Artus's corner and made it 3-1 when James picked out Jarrod Bowen who fired home.

A nervous finish was set up when Akinde set up Shaun Harrad to finish but Hereford held on to record a vital win.

Hereford go into the final game of the season against Aldershot needing a win and for Chester to slip up against Salisbury to avoid relegation from the Conference Premier.

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 7Purdie
  • 3BushBooked at 53mins
  • 4James
  • 6Graham
  • 12Collins
  • 33MurphySubstituted forEdgeat 28'minutesBooked at 31mins
  • 16Artus
  • 11Smith
  • 15RankineSubstituted forWilliamsat 86'minutes
  • 32BowenBooked at 72minsSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Walker
  • 14Edwards
  • 17Brown
  • 22Edge
  • 30Williams

Alfreton

  • 1Wildsmith
  • 25Jones
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 7Law
  • 6Kempson
  • 4Westwood
  • 10Bradley
  • 8ShawSubstituted forPokuat 63'minutes
  • 18Akinde
  • 12MeadowsSubstituted forHarradat 63'minutes
  • 26Hoganson

Substitutes

  • 3Franklin
  • 9Clayton
  • 15Worsnop
  • 23Poku
  • 24Harrad
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
2,445

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 3, Alfreton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 3, Alfreton Town 2.

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

Foul by Cory Williams (Hereford United).

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 3, Alfreton Town 2. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Michael Rankine.

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Law.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town).

Rob Purdie (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

Kingsley James (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

Michael Hoganson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Jonathan Brown replaces Jarrod Bowen because of an injury.

Booking

Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 3, Alfreton Town 1. Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kingsley James with a cross.

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United).

Chris Westwood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

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