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Hereford United 4-1 Southport

Michael Rankine attacking for Hereford United.

Michael Rankine struck twice against lowly Southport as Hereford pulled further clear of the foot of the table.

The Bulls led at the break after Jonathan Brown swept home a Chris Brown cross and Rankine doubled the lead from long range just after the break.

Two minutes later, Dan Walker tapped in before Steve Akrigg headed home to give the visitors a ray of hope.

However, Akrigg was sent off for a second yellow card and Rankine completed the rout with a late goal.


Hereford United

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 6Graham
  • 12CollinsSubstituted forLeadbitterat 72'minutes
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Bush
  • 8O'KeefeSubstituted forEdgeat 81'minutes
  • 16ArtusSubstituted forPurdieat 87'minutes
  • 9Walker
  • 17Brown
  • 15RankineBooked at 9mins
  • 10Sharp


  • 1Evans
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 30Williams
  • 7Purdie
  • 22Edge


  • 1Hurst
  • 2Smith
  • 5FlynnBooked at 45mins
  • 4AkriggBooked at 87mins
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 6BrownBooked at 64mins
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forOsaweat 73'minutes
  • 10Ledsham
  • 18George
  • 29Dillon
  • 25Brodie


  • 28Daly
  • 21Osawe
  • 19Wimmer
  • 8Milligan
  • 11Almond
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Match Stats

Home TeamHereford UnitedAway TeamSouthport
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hereford United 4, Southport 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hereford United 4, Southport 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

  4. Post update

    David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Hereford United 4, Southport 1. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Bush with a cross.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Robert Purdie replaces Frankie Artus.

  8. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Steve Akrigg (Southport) for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Steve Akrigg (Southport).

  10. Post update

    Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Jamie Edge replaces Josh O'Keefe.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

  15. Post update

    Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Flynn (Southport).

  17. Post update

    Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Osayamen Osawe replaces John O'Sullivan.

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