Hereford boosted their League Two survival hopes with a hard-fought victory over Morecambe.

Jordan Burrow missed a golden opportunity for the hosts early on when he rounded Bulls keeper Dave Cornell but failed to find the target.

Lyle Taylor's cool left-footed volley beat Barry Roche from eight yards out to give Richard O'Kelly his first win as Hereford boss.

Roche did well to deny Taylor's cheeky effort and a Tom Barkhuizen strike.

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Hereford manager Richard O'Kelly told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"In the first half I thought we played really well and created some good opportunities.

"Then, in the second half it was backs to the wall, throwing your body in front of things and getting a fair of luck, I must say, but sometimes if you work hard you get that.

"I have only been here six days but the first thing (I noticed) when I came through the door was that there was a good team spirit.

"That's one of the things that helps any side in this situation as if you want to call yourself a team you have got to have a good work ethic and team spirit and they had that in abundance in the second half."

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

2 4

Corners

4 3

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:02 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:55

Phil Jevons crosses the ball, Nicky Featherstone manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Arquin on Will Haining. Free kick taken by Will Haining.

90:00 +3:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Samuel Clucas. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

90:00 +3:09

Lewis Alessandra crosses the ball, save by David Cornell.

90:00 +2:49

Lewis Alessandra delivers the ball, clearance made by Byron Anthony.

90:00 +1:31

Lewis Alessandra takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Yoann Arquin.

90:00 +1:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Will Evans. Phil Jevons takes the free kick.

89:55

Will Evans takes a shot. Barry Roche gets a block in.

88:38

Foul by Yoann Arquin on Izak Reid, free kick awarded. Will Haining delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

86:53 Substitution

Substitution Lyle Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Stam.

86:53

Danny Carlton fouled by Kenny Lunt, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis Alessandra sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Parrish goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:56

Effort from outside the area by Stewart Drummond goes wide right of the goal.

84:08

Phil Jevons is caught offside. Byron Anthony restarts play with the free kick.

83:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Purdie by Danny Carlton. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

82:31

Centre by Izak Reid, Header from close range by Stewart Drummond clears the bar.

81:06

Will Evans fouled by Phil Jevons, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Purkiss restarts play with the free kick.

76:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lyle Taylor played to the near post, Yoann Arquin produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

74:45 Substitution

Substitution Phil Jevons is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Burrow.

74:45 Substitution

Substitution (Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Stewart Drummond coming on for Garry Hunter.

74:27

Close range shot by Jack Redshaw goes over the bar.

73:35

Andy Parrish delivers the ball, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

71:45

The ball is delivered by Lyle Taylor, Izak Reid manages to make a clearance.

70:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lyle Taylor on Izak Reid. Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Haining, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

68:09 Substitution

Substitution Samuel Clucas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Barkhuizen.

66:16

Garry Hunter crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Townsend.

64:59

The offside flag is raised against Yoann Arquin. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

61:42

The ball is swung over by Yoann Arquin.

59:35

Lyle Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Izak Reid. Lewis Alessandra crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by David Cornell.

57:59 Substitution

Substitution Delroy Facey leaves the field to be replaced by Yoann Arquin.

56:48

The referee blows for offside against Jack Redshaw. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.

56:22

The offside flag is raised against Jordan Burrow. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

55:12

Kenny Lunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Carlton. Izak Reid delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

54:34

Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

54:25

Andy Parrish crosses the ball, blocked by Will Evans.

53:31

The ball is swung over by Lewis Alessandra, David Cornell makes a save.

52:09

Lewis Alessandra takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nicky Featherstone.

52:02

The ball is swung over by Andy Parrish, clearance made by Michael Townsend.

51:15

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Save by David Cornell.

50:36

Shot from just outside the box by Izak Reid goes over the bar.

46:35

Lyle Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Izak Reid. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Sean McGinty leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Redshaw.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:30

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis Alessandra, clearance made by Delroy Facey.

45:00 +0:21

The ball is sent over by Andy Parrish, clearance by Michael Townsend.

44:36

A cross is delivered by Sean McGinty, clearance made by Byron Anthony.

43:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Lewis Alessandra. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

43:13

The ball is sent over by Andy Parrish, clearance made by Ben Purkiss.

41:47

Izak Reid delivers the ball, Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save made by David Cornell.

37:44

Ben Purkiss delivers the ball.

36:49

Jordan Burrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Evans. David Cornell takes the free kick.

35:16

Short corner taken by Tom Barkhuizen from the left by-line, Tom Barkhuizen takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche. Lyle Taylor is ruled offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

34:59

Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Barry Roche gets a block in.

29:26

Shot from deep inside the area by Delroy Facey clears the bar.

26:59

Assist on the goal came from Delroy Facey.

26:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Lyle Taylor - Morecambe 0 - 1 Hereford Goal scored by Lyle Taylor from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Morecambe 0-1 Hereford.

26:25

Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Evans. Ben Purkiss restarts play with the free kick.

22:24

The ball is delivered by Izak Reid, save by David Cornell.

21:33

Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

20:14

The referee blows for offside. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

14:22

Andy Parrish sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Gary McDonald misses to the right of the goal.

11:48

Will Evans has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

10:44

Kenny Lunt takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Parrish. Outswinging corner from right by-line crossed in by Tom Barkhuizen, Andy Parrish makes a clearance.

9:28

The official flags Lewis Alessandra offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

8:23

A cross is delivered by Sean McGinty, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

7:14

Shot from just outside the area by Jordan Burrow goes over the bar.

4:03

Izak Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Delroy Facey. Direct free kick taken by David Cornell.

3:09

Sean McGinty delivers the ball, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

2:40

Centre by Danny Carlton.

1:17

Foul by Kenny Lunt on Lewis Alessandra, free kick awarded. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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