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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bulls Sail past Holme Lacy into the Semi Final of the HFA Challenge Cup

The Quarter Final of the Herefordshire FA Challenge Cup saw the Bullls meet Holme Lacy at Edgar Street tonight. Hereford FC playing in White were lead out by Captain Joel Edwards and attacking towards the Blackfriars end in the first half, in front of a crowd of 423 fans. 

Hereford started with pressure on Holme Lacy, playing in Navy Blue, and continued with consistent attacking play throughout the match. Strong performance from Sinclair in the opening minutes saw the first goal to the Bulls in less than 10 minutes from a confident pass into the area from Lewis Clarke. Maintaining possession for most of the game Hereford had several chances to increase their advantage but a weak attempt by Molyneux, a close call from Clarke forcing the keeper to have 2 attempts at pushing the ball over the bar, a shot going wide for Plummer and Williams and another rattling the upright, Sinclair having the keeper at full stretch to clear another and Huntbatch being denied by a shot tipped over the bar, meant the Bulls going into half time still only 1-0 up. 

The second half saw Hereford take the match to Holme Lacy again with an excellent solo run from Molyneux, beating the keeper but hoofing it over the bar. The floodgates were then opened as Williams pushed a side ball in to take the Bulls 2-0 up followed by an attacking run from Edwards again beating the keeper allowing Molyneux to shoot from a yard out to make it 3-0 Hereford. Within minutes Molyneux was back on the edge of the box, forcing a mistake from the keeper for an easy walk in shot into the net to make it his 2nd of the night and taking the Bulls 4-0 up. Further attempts at goal from Moyneux, Williams shot blocked, Edwards shot saved by the keeper and Huntbach double attack with a header straight at the keeper and 10 yarder high over the bar failed to increase the goal count. 

Harris in goal was put under very little pressure as the Bulls pulled ahead. Credit to the Holme Lacy fans who maintained their singing throughout the match and there were some heavy, late challenges that were not acknowledged by the Ref. 

Bulls News MOTM

There were younger players on the field tonight, all pulling their weight, Williams and Sinclair both working the ball, Plummer with some excellent breaks and crosses into the area, double goals from Molyneux, Clarke, again solid at number 2 and some great defending by Preece but for me the MOTM goes to Joel Edwards for some great defending and clearances, a shot at goal, an excellent turn of speed down the pitch and most impressively taking the ball from 1 player in the centre circle and successfully beating a 2nd player with poise and skill to feed to Plummer whose shot goes just wide.

TEAM: M Harris, Clarke, Davies, Edge, M Preece, Edwards (c), Sinclair, Huntbatch, Molyneux, Plummer, Williams

SUBS: Frankin, Symons, McDonald, G Preece, A Harris

Next Match: Hereford are away to Bridgewater Town on Saturday 19th November 2016 – KO 3pm