Hereford recorded their first win in 10 matches to ease their relegation fears as they defeated 10-man Burton Albion.
Will Evans scored his first career goal to put the Bulls ahead with a strike from the edge of the penalty area after Joe Colbeck's cross was not cleared.
Burton's Andrew Corbett was sent off for fouling Tom Barkhuizen, who had his resulting penalty saved by Ross Atkins.
Yoann Arquin sealed the victory with a 25-yard shot as Burton suffered their second home league defeat this season.
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Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:
"I wasn't disappointed by the effort. I thought we worked hard and I thought we created the best chances. We definitely had the most chances and I think we had more chances on goal.
"We just didn't have that killer instinct in the final third which we've had up to now all season.
"We can't keep conceding two goals, whether it's home or away. We need to clear the ball better and today we didn't have the rub of the green or the decisiveness that we've had up to now."
Hereford United manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford and Worcester:
"It was a fantastic way to start the New Year but to be honest me and the boys expected it.
"We've performed so well over the last four to five weeks without getting the results and we knew it was only a matter of time before we got back to winning ways.
"Young Will scores goals like that every day of the week in training and Yoann's was a Premier League standard goal.
"Once we got into the game I thought our pace, energy and power up front shone through and they found us really hard to contain."