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Thursday 14th December 2017

 



barcud-coch
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Dec 14, 2017, 11:05 PM

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Hereford 0 Fleetwood Town 2

Edgar Street: Emirates FA Cup Second Round Replay

Tonight's hosts were the last remaining non-league hope in this season's FA Cup, following defeats for AFC Fylde and Woking on Tuesday, and it was Fleetwood Town that was the barrier the Bulls hoped to overcome to maintain representation in the third stage of the competition. Both clubs knew that a home tie with Leicester City was the reward for tonight's victors and further live television coverage on BBC One in early January. Hereford had put in a highly-creditable performance at their League One opponents in the original tie on the Lancashire coast nearly a fortnight ago after taking the lead through Calvin Dinsley. The Cod Amy equalised six minutes later courtesy of Devante Cole but neither side was unable to find the decisive winning goal despite their best attempts. Hereford came into this evening's cup tie in fifth place in the Evo-Stick Southern League Premier Division table following a 4-1 home victory over Basingstoke Town on Saturday afternoon. The visitors found themselves just below the halfway point in the League One table after last weekend's 2-0 defeat at former FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic. A near capacity crowd was expected at Edgar Street this evening, with the home tickets having sold out, but there were some doubts whether Fleetwood Town had sold their full allocation for this replay.

Having probably learned their football lesson from the first encounter, the visitors started on the front foot, as they saw a half volley fired wide from 20 yards out in the fifth minute before forging ahead when Cian Bolger headed in from a 10th minute corner. That early goal certainly seemed to quieten the home support down a little but Hereford responded in the 22nd minute when the ball was worked across the Fleetwood Town penalty area but Reffell could only find the side netting with his effort. The Cod Army responded four minutes later when Sowerby went on a surging run but he eventually pulled his low shot across goal from just outside the Hereford penalty area. The hosts came close to equalising nine minutes before the interval but Deaman could not keep his header down following a cross from the left flank. the visitors doubled their lead 13 minutes after the interval when a cross from the right was headed narrowly over the crossbar by a home defender but Bolger scored from the ensuing set piece. The Bulls showed some signs of improvement after the break and Calvin Dinsley fired over from the edge of the penalty area in the 62nd minute after the ball was pulled back to him after a good passage of play. John Mills saw his 25 yard free-kick narrowly fly over the crossbar three minutes later and Dinsley saw an effort from a similar distance in open play narrowly clear the target in the 76th minute. The Lancashire club seemed to be content to sit back and hit Hereford on the counter attack in the closing stages and Cole went on a surging run but saw his low effort saved by Horsell. But the damage had been done a long time ago as the Bulls' epic cup adventure finally came to an end after starting three months ago.

2017/18 Statistics
Goals: 443
Matches: 99.5
New Grounds: 12


leominster
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Dec 15, 2017, 7:49 AM

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Re: [barcud-coch] Thursday 14th December 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Also at the Hereford game. Fleetwood were a class above their hosts but Hereford were never totally out of the match and kept trying to play football to the end. Attendance was 4,235 with 140 away fans. Ticket prices were reasonable, just 13 in total for seats in the main stand for myself and my son.


codofthenorth
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Dec 15, 2017, 10:57 AM

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Re: [leominster] Thursday 14th December 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Another one at Edgar Street....Took advantage of the Chairman's offer of free coach travel and tickets for the tie. The three coaches left at 2.15pm and wasn't long before we were stuck in traffic South of the Thelwall... for an hour and a bit. Progress was painfully slow and further delays on joining the M5 made our ETA about 1930.Five hours 20 min's non stop for 180 miles, glad it wasn't Friday traffic. Got off the coach and after a quick nip into the souvenir shop,we took up our seats in the Stand. Could have done with a few hours to soak up the ambiance of Hereford, another time maybe...it's been years since I last visited, early 80's I think.
The game was a case of 'job done'...never spectacular, not a great performance but through to face Leicester City on the BBC in January. Not sure this will lead to a return of Jamie Vardy on the hallowed turf at Highbury, depends on the respect they have for this tournament at this early stage, for them. Had to feel for the Hereford fans, great vocal support tonight and a massive job done clearing the pitch and getting the game on. I like the ground, nice and tight for viewing, remains three sided...just as well, they had to pile the snow somewhere along with the wheelbarrows and snow shovels.
A steady run back through the roadworks until they decided to close the M6...after diverting through Wigan back home for 0235.



So Many Grounds....So little time!!


leominster
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Dec 15, 2017, 11:27 AM

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Re: [codofthenorth] Thursday 14th December 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Glad you enjoyed your night and sorry to hear about the nightmare journeys. The club recently extended the lease on the ground which means they are planning at some stage to develop the currently empty Greyfriars end of the ground. I think the hope is that this will be done sooner rather than later. The plan is to build a new stand - seated I think - with retail units built into the back facing out on to the road to generate additional income.


codofthenorth
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Dec 15, 2017, 7:56 PM

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Re: [leominster] Thursday 14th December 2017 [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

That's interesting,with the Stand brought closer to the pitch, that'd complete the ground nicely.



So Many Grounds....So little time!!

 
 


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