First-half goals from Terry Gornell and James Collins sent Shrewsbury fourth in League Two with victory over Hereford.

Nicky Featherstone fired wide for the Bulls before Gornell, who had already shot into the side netting, headed home Joe Jacobson's cross from close range.

Collins doubled the Shrews' lead when he latched on to Matt Richards's pass to beat Adam Bartlett from 18 yards.

The hosts tried to fight back after the break but Chris Neal saved from Joe Colbeck and Yoann Arquin.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hereford United manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"In the first half we had a number of opportunities that we haven't made the most of.

"The difference between the two sides was they were more clinical.

"They've had their two chances and have scored twice."

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's a great result for us - and one we deserved.

"Coming to a place like Hereford is always going to be difficult, especially with the local derby element.

"We won the game in the first half, and while the second half was scrappy we did enough to contain Hereford.

"It was nice to see the two main strikers get the goals - and they were two good goals, the first well worked, the second a good individual strike."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Hereford United

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Green
  • 05 Townsend
  • 12 Purkiss
  • 04 Pell
  • 06 Purdie
  • 08 Featherstone
  • 17 Colbeck
  • 34 Evans (Elder - 68' )
  • 09 Arquin (Peniket - 77' )
  • 10 Facey (Barkh'zen - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Cornell
  • 27 Clucas
  • 21 Barkh'zen
  • 25 Elder
  • 26 Peniket

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 15 Regan
  • 07 Wright
  • 14 Richards
  • 19 McAllister
  • 23 Taylor
  • 09 Collins
  • 24 Gornell

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 04 McAllister
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Ainsworth
  • 26 Sawyers
Ref: Naylor
Att: 3,515

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

5 6

Corners

4 5

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:55

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Sharps.

90:00 +2:59

Richard Peniket concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Grandison. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:01

Close range effort by James Collins misses to the right of the goal.

86:21

David McAllister takes a shot. Ryan Green gets a block in.

84:02

Joe Colbeck has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

83:15

The ball is sent over by Robert Purdie, clearance by Joe Jacobson.

82:08

Nathan Elder produces a cross.

80:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Peniket. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

79:52

Jon Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Colbeck. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Colbeck.

78:22

Foul by Jermaine Grandison on Nathan Elder, free kick awarded. Robert Purdie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

78:07

The referee blows for offside against James Collins. Ryan Green restarts play with the free kick.

76:43 Substitution

Substitution Richard Peniket comes on in place of Yoann Arquin.

75:46

Mark Wright takes a shot. Ryan Green gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Yoann Arquin.

72:31

The ball is crossed by Robert Purdie.

72:08

David McAllister challenges Harry Pell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Green.

67:48

Tom Barkhuizen delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

67:48 Substitution

Substitution Will Evans leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Elder.

67:48

Mark Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Pell.

64:06

Centre by Yoann Arquin, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

63:20

Unfair challenge on James Collins by Michael Townsend results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Richards, save by Adam Bartlett.

62:00

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the left by-line.

61:44

Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Regan.

60:34

The referee blows for offside. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

58:10

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck to the near post, Effort from the edge of the box by Nicky Featherstone goes wide of the left-hand upright.

57:28

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line. Nicky Featherstone takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Richards.

57:15

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Jacobson.

54:40

The ball is delivered by Ben Purkiss.

53:47

Foul by Harry Pell on David McAllister, free kick awarded. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

53:02

Corner taken by Mark Wright, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

52:15

Will Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. Mark Wright crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Ben Purkiss makes a clearance.

51:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Wright.

48:43

Tom Barkhuizen sends in a cross.

47:58

The ball is sent over by Carl Regan, Ben Purkiss manages to make a clearance. The assistant referee flags for offside against Terry Gornell. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.

46:59

Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line played to the near post, Harry Pell makes a clearance.

46:43

James Collins takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

45:28

Yoann Arquin crosses the ball.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Tom Barkhuizen comes on in place of Delroy Facey.

45:00 +2:43 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:59

Delroy Facey is ruled offside. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:14

A cross is delivered by Robert Purdie, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

44:39

Mark Wright challenges Will Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Purkiss from right channel.

42:06

A cross is delivered by Ben Purkiss, Joe Jacobson makes a clearance.

40:52

Joe Colbeck challenges Matthew Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

38:09

Matthew Richards fouled by Will Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

37:36

Will Evans has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

36:51

Jon Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Pell. Robert Purdie restarts play with the free kick.

35:15

Harry Pell crosses the ball.

33:20

The official flags James Collins offside. Ben Purkiss takes the direct free kick.

31:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McAllister by Harry Pell. Carl Regan restarts play with the free kick.

29:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Evans by James Collins. Ben Purkiss takes the free kick.

27:54

Harry Pell challenges James Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

26:48

Assist by Matthew Richards.

26:48 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Hereford 0 - 2 Shrewsbury James Collins finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hereford 0-2 Shrewsbury.

26:28

The ball is sent over by Yoann Arquin, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

25:03

Will Evans takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

24:25

Mark Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoann Arquin. Joe Colbeck crosses the ball in from the free kick, James Collins makes a clearance.

20:26

Yoann Arquin produces a cross, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

20:14

James Collins challenges Ryan Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yoann Arquin takes the direct free kick.

18:33

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Delroy Facey misses to the left of the goal.

16:50

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

15:13

Joe Jacobson provided the assist for the goal.

15:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Terry Gornell - Hereford 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Terry Gornell scores a headed goal from close range. Hereford 0-1 Shrewsbury.

15:11

Joe Jacobson delivers the ball,

14:33

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance made by Delroy Facey.

13:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Delroy Facey. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

12:51

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Green. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

11:44

Joe Colbeck produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Sharps.

9:41

Mark Wright crosses the ball, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

8:37

A cross is delivered by Yoann Arquin.

8:05

The ball is sent over by Yoann Arquin, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

5:05

The offside flag is raised against Joe Colbeck. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

4:07

Jon Taylor takes a shot. Harry Pell gets a block in.

3:40

The ball is swung over by Joe Colbeck, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

3:07

Jon Taylor produces a cross, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

2:39

The ball is sent over by Delroy Facey, clearance by Joe Jacobson.

1:58

Effort from the edge of the box by Terry Gornell goes wide of the left-hand post.

1:11

Shot from outside the penalty box by Nicky Featherstone goes wide right of the goal.

0:38

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Colbeck to the near post, Mark Wright makes a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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