Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Hereford United 0.
Cambridge United continued their unbeaten start to the season as loan signing Kwesi Appiah's strike gave them a narrow win over Hereford United.
Appiah fired home from 25 yards to put the Conference Premier leaders ahead as they piled on the early pressure.
Josh Coulson almost added a second, but his long range effort was tipped around the post by Rhys Evans before Liam Hughes' volley hit the bar.
Hereford threatened through Sam Smith and Jonathan Brown but could not score.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Bulls manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester:
"I'm a little bit gutted that we lost. We've run one of the favourites right to the wire.
"We looked a bit nervy in the first 15 minutes but we changed it to 4-3-3 and, after that, we more than matched them.
"Football's hard sometimes. We've hit a few injuries again. Kingsley James is struggling with his right knee. But we've got to take a lot out of a performance like this."
- 17HughesSubstituted forSpillaneat 81'minutes
- 9CunningtonSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 56'minutes
- 3BushBooked at 46mins
- 4JamesSubstituted forPurdieat 51'minutes
- 19GwynneSubstituted forSharpat 71'minutes
- 18PilkingtonSubstituted forWalkerat 64'minutes
- 17BrownBooked at 40mins
- 24BrodieBooked at 51mins
- Justin Amey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Hereford United 0.
Attempt missed. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).
Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Robert Purdie (Hereford United).
Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).
Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).
Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).
Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).
Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).
Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Michael Spillane replaces Liam Hughes.
Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter with a cross.