Hereford ended a run of three successive league defeats as they battled to gain a point at Cheltenham.

The hosts came closest to scoring in the first half but Darryl Duffy's effort from Marlon Pack's corner was cleared off the line by Stefan Stam.

Hereford's best chance fell to Sam Winnall, who beat two home defenders but fired an angled shot well wide.

Bulls goalkeeper David Cornell ensured it finished goalless with an acrobatic fingertip save from Pack's shot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"It was a disappointing scoreline but the performance was excellent. We were the team that was going to win it but we didn't make the keeper work enough.

"Sometimes it just doesn't go for you, we had a couple kicked off the line, a couple of bad decisions when we've been in good positions and Josh (Lowe) missed a chance that I've never seen him miss in my life.

"We had 24 goal opportunities so we've got keep working at being more clinical rather than being ruthless and just getting the shot away."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Cheltenham Town

  • 12 Butland
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Andrew Booked
  • 06 Elliott
  • 15 Bennett
  • 07 Pack
  • 08 Low
  • 16 Penn
  • 09 Duffy (Goulding - 60' )
  • 14 Spencer (Smikle - 81' )
  • 23 Mohamed

Substitutes

  • 01 Brown
  • 22 Jombati
  • 11 Smikle
  • 25 Summerfield
  • 10 Goulding

Hereford United

  • 28 Cornell Booked
  • 02 Green
  • 03 Heath Booked
  • 24 Stam
  • 06 Purdie
  • 08 Featherstone
  • 11 Lunt
  • 18 Clist
  • 10 Facey
  • 21 Barkh'zen (Pell - 90' )
  • 26 Winnall (Arquin - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 38 Hoult
  • 05 Townsend
  • 04 Pell
  • 14 McQuilkin
  • 09 Arquin
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 3,011

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

5 3

Corners

11 5

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:39 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:52

Yoann Arquin challenges Keith Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Marlon Pack from the free kick, David Cornell makes a save.

90:00 +2:06 Substitution

Substitution Tom Barkhuizen goes off and Harry Pell comes on.

89:35

Tom Barkhuizen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack. Danny Andrew takes the indirect free kick.

88:56

Jeff Goulding is caught offside. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.

87:39

Keith Lowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoann Arquin. Kenny Lunt takes the free kick.

86:28

Danny Andrew shoots direct from the free kick.

86:28 Booking

Booking The referee shows Joe Heath a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

86:19

Joe Heath concedes a free kick for a foul on Russell Penn.

84:18

The ball is delivered by Robert Purdie, Alan Bennett makes a clearance.

82:19 Substitution

Substitution Yoann Arquin is brought on as a substitute for Sam Winnall.

82:19

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

80:31 Substitution

Substitution Brian Smikle on for James Spencer.

79:29

Sam Winnall takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a save.

79:00

Tom Barkhuizen is penalised for a handball. Steve Elliott restarts play with the free kick.

77:36

The official flags Jeff Goulding offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

76:24

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Marlon Pack misses to the left of the target.

76:15

Centre by Keith Lowe, clearance by Stefan Stam.

75:07

The ball is delivered by Joshua Low, clearance by Ryan Green.

74:35

Joshua Low takes a shot. David Cornell makes a save.

73:40

The referee gives a free kick against Tom Barkhuizen for handball. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

72:30

Foul by Nicky Featherstone on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

72:02

The ball is delivered by Tom Barkhuizen, save by Jack Butland.

71:15

Shot from just outside the box by Russell Penn goes over the bar.

69:30

The ball is sent over by Kenny Lunt, clearance by Steve Elliott.

68:59

Kaid Mohamed gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Barkhuizen. Free kick taken by Simon Clist.

68:03

The ball is sent over by Tom Barkhuizen.

67:26

The ball is swung over by Tom Barkhuizen, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

66:49

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Clist, clearance made by Keith Lowe.

65:43

Robert Purdie crosses the ball, clearance made by Alan Bennett.

65:15 Booking

Booking Danny Andrew goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

64:52

Danny Andrew challenges Sam Winnall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Clist takes the direct free kick.

64:16

The ball is swung over by Tom Barkhuizen.

63:34

Nicky Featherstone takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Marlon Pack.

62:54

The offside flag is raised against Sam Winnall. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.

61:18

Tom Barkhuizen sends in a cross, Jack Butland makes a save.

59:50 Substitution

Substitution Jeff Goulding joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darryl Duffy.

59:22

Joshua Low produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

58:40

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Andrew, save by David Cornell.

57:48

Marlon Pack decides to take the corner short.

57:30

Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Green.

56:18

Kaid Mohamed produces a cross.

55:10

Corner from left by-line taken by Marlon Pack.

54:53

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Clearance by Ryan Green.

53:56

Inswinging corner taken by Marlon Pack, save by David Cornell.

53:09

James Spencer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

52:36

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew from the left by-line to the near post.

52:12

Outswinging corner taken by Marlon Pack, clearance by Stefan Stam.

51:45

Danny Andrew sends in a cross, Joshua Low takes a shot. Clearance by Stefan Stam.

50:18

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Featherstone, clearance made by Steve Elliott.

49:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Featherstone played to the near post, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

49:37

The ball is delivered by Tom Barkhuizen, clearance made by Keith Lowe.

46:56

Tom Barkhuizen takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:30

Kaid Mohamed produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

44:07

Kaid Mohamed crosses the ball, save made by David Cornell.

42:24

Danny Andrew takes the inswinging corner, Steve Elliott produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

39:54

Tom Barkhuizen is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jack Butland takes the free kick.

38:08

The ball is crossed by Danny Andrew, clearance made by Ryan Green.

37:02

The ball is sent over by Danny Andrew, clearance by Ryan Green.

34:43

James Spencer is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Green restarts play with the free kick.

34:30

Sam Winnall takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Bennett.

33:29

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Andrew from the left by-line, Alan Bennett has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

29:48

Darryl Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Green. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.

28:36

Corner taken by Marlon Pack from the right by-line, Kenny Lunt makes a clearance.

25:16

Russell Penn handles the ball and concedes a free kick. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.

24:18

Sam Winnall has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

21:42

Corner taken by Marlon Pack, Close range header by Steve Elliott goes over the bar.

19:23

Centre by Joshua Low.

16:50

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Barkhuizen from the right by-line.

16:06

Unfair challenge on Sam Winnall by Danny Andrew results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Purdie.

14:28

Alan Bennett produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

12:46

Free kick crossed right-footed by Marlon Pack from left wing, Nicky Featherstone makes a clearance.

12:46 Booking

Booking David Cornell goes into the referee's book.

12:29

Unfair challenge on Russell Penn by David Cornell results in a free kick.

10:59

Corner taken by Marlon Pack from the right by-line.

10:46

Joshua Low delivers the ball, clearance made by Ryan Green.

9:53

Delroy Facey is caught offside. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

6:37

Unfair challenge on Tom Barkhuizen by Danny Andrew results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Simon Clist.

5:25

The referee blows for offside against Sam Winnall. Jack Butland takes the free kick.

4:12

Centre by James Spencer, Stefan Stam makes a clearance.

3:26

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Delroy Facey misses to the left of the target.

2:28

Simon Clist fouled by Russell Penn, the ref awards a free kick. Stefan Stam takes the direct free kick.

1:33

Shot from outside the box by Joshua Low misses to the left of the goal.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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