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Cambridge United 1-0 Hereford United

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."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 6Miller
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Coulson
  • 14Tait
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Champion
  • 18Berry
  • 17HughesSubstituted forSpillaneat 81'minutes
  • 9CunningtonSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 56'minutes
  • 21Appiah

Substitutes

  • 22Spillane
  • 13Norris
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 24Arnold
  • 16Austin

Hereford United

  • 1Evans
  • 6Graham
  • 3BushBooked at 46mins
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McDonald
  • 4JamesSubstituted forPurdieat 51'minutes
  • 19GwynneSubstituted forSharpat 71'minutes
  • 18PilkingtonSubstituted forWalkerat 64'minutes
  • 17BrownBooked at 40mins
  • 11Smith
  • 24BrodieBooked at 51mins

Substitutes

  • 20Odhiambo
  • 7Purdie
  • 12Collins
  • 10Sharp
  • 9Walker
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
3,381

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamHereford United
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Hereford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Hereford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

  5. Post update

    Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Robert Purdie (Hereford United).

  7. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).

  9. Post update

    Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

  11. Post update

    Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

  13. Post update

    Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

  15. Post update

    Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

  17. Post update

    Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Michael Spillane replaces Liam Hughes.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter with a cross.

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