After a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of Wednesday’s Westminster Terror Attack, the Bulls got the game underway and took the lead with just five minutes on the clock.
Eight minutes later it was Mills again with a good run down the wing, but his cross was deflected behind for the first corner of the game. Mike Symons got his head to Pablo Haysham’s delivery at the far-post, but George Colson cleared the ball off the line, but only as far as Jamie Molyneux. The ex-Westfields midfielder headed the ball towards goal, with Salisbury’s stopper unable to get enough on it to prevent Hereford from doubling their lead.
Moments later the visitors were living dangerously as Franklyn Clark cut the ball back to Jesse Waller-Lassen, but Alex Harris pulled off a fine save to keep the Bulls' early two goal lead intact.
As Salisbury looked vulnerable at the back, Rob Purdie could’ve extended the Bulls’ lead with 29 minutes on the clock, but he fired his low-drive wide of the mark.
With Evesham taking the lead at home to Taunton on the half hour mark, and Wimborne also finding the back of the net before half time, Hereford were just 45 minutes away from back-to-back promotions.
John Mills then saw his shot take a deflection, but Hereford couldn’t make the most of the resulting corner.
Att: 1,807 with 565 in the away enclosure