Hereford beat AFC Wimbledon to pick up their first win in eight games, and their first on home soil since October.

Lyle Taylor hooked in Ben Purkiss's cross to give the hosts the lead, while Jack Midson and Sammy Moore missed chances for the Dons.

Tom Barkhuizen made it 2-0 when he tapped in Taylor's low cross after a swift counter attack.

Midson then struck a post before pulling one back with a firm header, but the Bulls held on.

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Hereford United boss Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I think it proves how much the players do want to do it.

"I've never questioned them. They're an honest bunch of lads who really work hard and I'm proud of them.

"The last week has been an unbelievable roller-coaster ride. It's a week I'll never forget, and one that will define us as a football club.

"Tom's (Barkhuizen) going to be one hell of a player. He's a great kid, wants to learn, and just happens to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time."

AFC Wimbledon manager Terry Brown told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm bitterly disappointed, really got the hump, nothing much to like about the result.

"The performance, well, a difficult bumpy pitch with wind - you're never going to get a good game of football, it's never suited to our style.

"Not quite enough desire up front and we are not good enough defensively.

"The issue isn't us scoring enough goals the issue is us conceding too many."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Hereford

  • 28 Cornell
  • 05 Townsend
  • 12 Purkiss
  • 22 Anthony
  • 06 Purdie
  • 11 Lunt
  • 18 Clist
  • 34 Evans
  • 10 Facey
  • 19 Taylor (Williams - 79' )
  • 21 Barkh'zen (Clucas - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 16 Williams
  • 17 Colbeck
  • 27 Clucas
  • 25 Elder

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 05 Stuart
  • 13 Bush
  • 17 Mitchell-King
  • 07 Hatton
  • 12 Jolley
  • 15 S Moore
  • 25 Moncur (L Moore - 79' )
  • 28 Knott (Yussuff - 62' )
  • 10 Midson
  • 27 Harrison (Euell - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Turner
  • 22 McNaughton
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 11 L Moore
  • 29 Euell
Ref: Attwell
Att: 2,147

Match Stats

Shots

6 16

On target

3 8

Corners

4 6

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:00

Jamie Stuart is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kenny Lunt restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:45

Chris Bush crosses the ball, Michael Townsend makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:12

The referee blows for offside against Delroy Facey. Chris Bush takes the indirect free kick.

87:40

The ball is crossed by Chris Bush, Delroy Facey makes a clearance.

86:29

The ball is sent over by Samuel Hatton, save made by David Cornell.

86:15

Samuel Hatton produces a cross, blocked by Kenny Lunt.

85:03

The offside flag is raised against Kenny Lunt. Indirect free kick taken by Seb Brown.

82:10

Corner taken by Samuel Clucas from the right by-line to the near post.

80:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Jolley on Michael Townsend. Direct free kick taken by Ben Purkiss.

79:52

Centre by Chris Bush, save by David Cornell.

79:37

Samuel Hatton produces a cross.

78:58 Substitution

Substitution Luke Moore joins the action as a substitute, replacing George Moncur.

78:04 Substitution

Substitution Lyle Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Williams.

78:04

Will Evans challenges Sammy Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

76:22

Outswinging corner taken by Samuel Clucas, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Byron Anthony misses to the right of the target.

76:03

The ball is crossed by Ben Purkiss.

74:46

Centre by Samuel Hatton, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

73:37

Chris Bush fouled by Lyle Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

72:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Bush on Lyle Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Clucas.

70:41

Unfair challenge on Simon Clist by Christian Jolley results in a free kick. David Cornell takes the free kick.

69:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Christian Jolley. Direct free kick taken by David Cornell.

68:52

Shot by Lyle Taylor from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

67:11

The assist for the goal came from George Moncur.

67:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Midson - Hereford 2 - 1 Wimbledon Jack Midson fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Hereford 2-1 AFC Wimbledon.

66:26

A cross is delivered by Rashid Yussuff, Will Evans gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by George Moncur from the left by-line,

65:57

The offside flag is raised against Lyle Taylor. Seb Brown takes the indirect free kick.

61:23 Substitution

Substitution Jason Euell comes on in place of Byron Harrison.

61:23 Substitution

Substitution Billy Knott leaves the field to be replaced by Rashid Yussuff.

61:23 Substitution

Substitution Samuel Clucas on for Tom Barkhuizen.

61:23

Jack Midson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Cornell takes the free kick.

59:09

Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Billy Knott results in a free kick. David Cornell takes the free kick.

57:41

Tom Barkhuizen sends in a cross, Mat Mitchel-King gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Barkhuizen, save by Seb Brown.

54:39

George Moncur takes a shot. Save by David Cornell.

53:54

Will Evans produces a drilled right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

52:59

Centre by Billy Knott.

52:30

Foul by Michael Townsend on Jack Midson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Bush.

51:36

Shot by Billy Knott from just outside the area goes over the net.

50:26

Christian Jolley produces a cross.

50:10

The ball is swung over by Christian Jolley, clearance by Ben Purkiss.

48:01

Corner from the right by-line taken by Billy Knott, Jack Midson takes a shot. Save by David Cornell.

47:17

Mat Mitchel-King challenges Will Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Cornell takes the free kick.

46:36

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Blocked by Byron Anthony. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Knott from the right by-line.

45:37

Delroy Facey takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:34 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:40

Drilled right-footed shot by George Moncur. Michael Townsend gets a block in.

45:00 +0:51

Kenny Lunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Stuart. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

42:10

A cross is delivered by Robert Purdie, save by Seb Brown.

39:32

Centre by Samuel Hatton. Byron Harrison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

38:45

Effort on goal by Samuel Hatton from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

36:10

Sammy Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Lunt. Ben Purkiss takes the direct free kick.

34:50

Jack Midson produces a drilled left-footed shot from just inside the area and strikes the post.

33:14

Assist by Lyle Taylor.

33:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Barkhuizen - Hereford 2 - 0 Wimbledon Tom Barkhuizen grabs a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Hereford 2-0 AFC Wimbledon.

33:07

Lyle Taylor crosses the ball,

31:48

Christian Jolley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

29:21

Samuel Hatton produces a drilled right-footed shot from 35 yards. Blocked by Robert Purdie.

27:34

Chris Bush has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

25:27

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Knott.

23:08

Foul by George Moncur on Lyle Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Clist.

21:44

The ball is swung over by Samuel Hatton, save by David Cornell.

20:51

Centre by Ben Purkiss, clearance by Sammy Moore.

19:14

A cross is delivered by Kenny Lunt, Mat Mitchel-King makes a clearance.

18:31

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Barkhuizen, Mat Mitchel-King manages to make a clearance.

18:21

Ben Purkiss sends in a cross, clearance made by Mat Mitchel-King.

17:27

Assist on the goal came from Ben Purkiss.

17:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Lyle Taylor - Hereford 1 - 0 Wimbledon Lyle Taylor scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hereford 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

17:19

Ben Purkiss crosses the ball,

16:57

Shot from outside the penalty box by George Moncur goes wide right of the goal.

16:36

Samuel Hatton produces a cross, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

15:35

Unfair challenge on Byron Harrison by Byron Anthony results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Samuel Hatton from the free kick, save by David Cornell.

11:37

Will Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Stuart. Free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

10:26

Shot on goal by Jack Midson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

7:55

Corner taken left-footed by Billy Knott from the right by-line, Will Evans manages to make a clearance.

7:41

Samuel Hatton delivers the ball, Tom Barkhuizen gets a block in.

7:08

Unfair challenge on Chris Bush by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick. Jamie Stuart takes the free kick.

6:41

Chris Bush crosses the ball, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

5:41

Christian Jolley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

5:14

The ball is crossed by Ben Purkiss, Seb Brown makes a comfortable save.

4:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by George Moncur. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

3:00

Shot from 25 yards from Billy Knott. Fantastic save by David Cornell. Corner taken by Billy Knott from the right by-line, Delroy Facey makes a clearance.

0:38

The ball is crossed by Byron Harrison.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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