National League
Hereford UnitedHereford United3AlfretonAlfreton Town2
Dominic Collins

Hereford United staved off relegation with a crucial win over Alfreton Town.

The away side opened the scoring through John Akinde but Hereford levelled when Kingsley James rounded the goalkeeper to score.

The Bulls took the lead when Dominic Collins headed in Frankie Artus's corner and made it 3-1 when James picked out Jarrod Bowen who fired home.

A nervous finish was set up when Akinde set up Shaun Harrad to finish but Hereford held on to record a vital win.

Hereford go into the final game of the season against Aldershot needing a win and for Chester to slip up against Salisbury to avoid relegation from the Conference Premier.

Line-ups

Hereford United

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 7Purdie
  • 3BushBooked at 53mins
  • 4James
  • 6Graham
  • 12Collins
  • 33MurphySubstituted forEdgeat 28'minutesBooked at 31mins
  • 16Artus
  • 11Smith
  • 15RankineSubstituted forWilliamsat 86'minutes
  • 32BowenBooked at 72minsSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Walker
  • 14Edwards
  • 17Brown
  • 22Edge
  • 30Williams

Alfreton

  • 1Wildsmith
  • 25Jones
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 7Law
  • 6Kempson
  • 4Westwood
  • 10Bradley
  • 8ShawSubstituted forPokuat 63'minutes
  • 18Akinde
  • 12MeadowsSubstituted forHarradat 63'minutes
  • 26Hoganson

Substitutes

  • 3Franklin
  • 9Clayton
  • 15Worsnop
  • 23Poku
  • 24Harrad
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
2,445

Match Stats

Home TeamHereford UnitedAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hereford United 3, Alfreton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hereford United 3, Alfreton Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

  4. Post update

    Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Cory Williams (Hereford United).

  7. Post update

    Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

  10. Post update

    Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Hereford United 3, Alfreton Town 2. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Michael Rankine.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

  14. Post update

    Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Law.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town).

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