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Welling United 0-1 Hereford United

Kingsley James

Kingsley James' fine strike boosted troubled Hereford's survival hopes as they secured a vital win over Welling.

The Bulls, who were given seven days to settle an outstanding tax bill by the High Court on Monday, almost went ahead when a Frankie Artus long-range effort was tipped over by Lee Butcher.

James scored the only goal of the game on 61 minutes, firing into the bottom left corner from outside the box.

The home side piled on the pressure but Hereford stood firm to claim victory.

The Bulls had not won in 13 matches since 25 January but, after enjoying a first victory for new boss Peter Beadle, the Bulls now sit one point above the relegation zone with four matches left.

That includes what could be a defining game on the last day of the season at fellow strugglers Aldershot.

Hereford United chairman David Keyte:

"What a great feeling it was to listen to the commentary from Welling on the radio as the players and Pete Beadle registered a crucial away win.

"It was only marred by Aldershot winning away from home as well but that now brings Southport and Chester back into the dogfight at the bottom.

"We should not underestimate the job that Pete Beadle and Steve Jenkins have done already in lifting these players, who have only been paid in part payments for the last two months, to such a performance."

Line-ups

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 38Taylor
  • 6BenderBooked at 77mins
  • 14Hudson
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 21Beautyman
  • 8Clarke
  • 37AjalaSubstituted forHealyat 76'minutes
  • 32Wakefield
  • 35Sho-Silva
  • 10LafayetteBooked at 18mins

Substitutes

  • 33Healy
  • 27Day
  • 3Obersteller
  • 13Turner
  • 5Karagiannis

Hereford United

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 12Collins
  • 6Graham
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 30mins
  • 7Purdie
  • 4James
  • 16Artus
  • 33Murphy
  • 18PilkingtonSubstituted forBrownat 68'minutes
  • 32Bowen
  • 15RankineSubstituted forSmithat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bush
  • 30Williams
  • 17Brown
  • 11Smith
  • 22Edge
Referee:
Declan Ford
Attendance:
480

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamHereford United
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 0, Hereford United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United).

  4. Post update

    Lee Clarke (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).

  6. Post update

    Sam Smith (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

  8. Post update

    Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Michael Rankine.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

  11. Post update

    Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

  13. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Beautyman (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  17. Booking

    Tom Bender (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bender (Welling United).

  19. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Joe Healy replaces Toby Ajala.

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