Plymouth Argyle were left to rue a host of missed first half chances as they drew with bottom side Hereford United in the League Two relegation battle.

Warren Feeney missed an early chance before pressurising Hereford defender Stefan Stam to score an own goal.

Nick Chadwick missed an open goal and Simon Walton hit the post with a penalty for Argyle before half time.

But Hereford came back after the break as Tom Barkhuizen coolly got an equaliser on 52 minutes for the Bulls.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

"I was very proud of them. We were disappointed to concede the goal but there were spells in the first half where we showed what we were capable of.

"Was it tactics, was it attitude? I don't know but we certainly gave it a go in the second half.

"Their penalty was missed. Was it a penalty? I couldn't see from where I was, I thought we might have had a shout in the second half.

"I think the rub of the green in a lot of decisions went against us today. We have to keep fighting to beat that. In training I'm the worst referee in the world so the lads are used to that sort of thing."

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher tells BBC Radio Devon:

"The lads did well first half and should have put the game out of sight.

"We were disappointed with the second half but it was one of those games to make sure you didn't get beat.

"It shows how far we've come when we're disappointed we haven't won.

"Every game you play, especially away from home you've got to see it through. I felt we did well with long throws and corners but were a little sloppy with the goal. We'll just go again on Monday."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Hereford United

  • 28 Cornell
  • 05 Townsend
  • 19 Chambers
  • 22 Anthony Booked
  • 24 Stam
  • 08 Featherstone
  • 11 Lunt
  • 34 Evans
  • 21 Barkh'zen (Clucas - 90' )
  • 25 Elder (Facey - 64' )
  • 26 Peniket (Colbeck - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Dalibard
  • 17 Colbeck
  • 27 Clucas
  • 09 Arquin
  • 10 Facey

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Purse
  • 22 Blanchard
  • 03 Williams
  • 08 Walton
  • 19 Wotton
  • 11 Feeney (Hourihane - 90' )
  • 29 Chadwick (Fletcher - 65' )
  • 31 Hemmings
  • 32 MacDonald (Young - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 15 Young
  • 20 Hourihane
  • 10 Fletcher
Ref: Langford
Att: 4,597

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

8 1

Corners

3 5

Fouls

13 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

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

90:00 +1:06 Substitution

Substitution Conor Hourihane replaces Warren Feeney.

90:00 +1:06 Substitution

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

90:00 +1:06

The referee blows for offside. Robbie Williams takes the indirect free kick.

88:44

Delroy Facey takes a shot. Save made by Jake Cole.

87:53

Effort from the edge of the area by Tom Barkhuizen goes wide of the right-hand post.

86:46

Joe Colbeck concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Williams. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

85:27

Warren Feeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Lunt. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.

84:45

The ball is sent over by Paul Wotton, James Chambers makes a clearance.

84:35

Robbie Williams produces a cross, clearance by Will Evans.

83:52

Kenny Lunt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Paul Wotton manages to make a clearance.

83:41

James Chambers takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Purse.

82:55

Darren Purse produces a cross, save made by David Cornell.

82:39

The ball is sent over by Luke Young, clearance by Nicky Featherstone.

82:19

Nicky Featherstone delivers the ball, Jake Cole makes a save.

80:49 Booking

Booking Byron Anthony receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

80:41

Unfair challenge on Luke Young by Byron Anthony results in a free kick. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.

80:01

Effort from the edge of the area by Warren Feeney goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78:25

James Chambers challenges Ashley Hemmings unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Paul Wotton, Close range headed effort by Maxime Blanchard misses to the right of the goal.

77:15

Will Evans challenges Simon Walton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Maxime Blanchard.

76:31

Delroy Facey sends in a cross.

75:10 Substitution

Substitution Luke Young on for Alex MacDonald.

75:01

Byron Anthony takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

73:43

Will Evans takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

72:13 Substitution

Substitution Joe Colbeck is brought on as a substitute for Richard Peniket.

72:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse by Richard Peniket. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Cole.

71:12

Corner taken by Paul Wotton, clearance made by Will Evans.

71:04

A cross is delivered by Robbie Williams, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

70:21

Effort from the edge of the area by Delroy Facey goes wide of the left-hand post.

69:16

Paul Wotton takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Delroy Facey.

69:09

Alex MacDonald produces a cross, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

65:43

Delroy Facey delivers the ball, Michael Townsend takes a shot. Save made by Jake Cole.

64:31 Substitution

Substitution Steve Fletcher on for Nick Chadwick.

63:43 Substitution

Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Delroy Facey coming on for Nathan Elder.

62:27

Foul by Michael Townsend on Warren Feeney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Williams.

58:06

Richard Peniket is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

57:46

A cross is delivered by Tom Barkhuizen, clearance made by Durrell Berry.

57:09

Richard Peniket takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

56:06

Tom Barkhuizen crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Elder on Maxime Blanchard. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

54:35

Nicky Featherstone sends in a cross, Byron Anthony takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

54:12

Nicky Featherstone sends in a cross, Robbie Williams makes a clearance.

53:33

Robbie Williams crosses the ball.

51:51

Assist on the goal came from Byron Anthony.

51:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Barkhuizen - Hereford 1 - 1 Plymouth Tom Barkhuizen grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Hereford 1-1 Plymouth.

51:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder by Maxime Blanchard. Byron Anthony crosses the ball,

47:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Nick Chadwick. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:10 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:41

Durrell Berry crosses the ball.

45:00 +1:47

A cross is delivered by Byron Anthony, Maxime Blanchard makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:36

Michael Townsend produces a cross, clearance by Darren Purse.

45:00 +0:17

Corner taken by Michael Townsend.

44:52

Richard Peniket takes a shot. Robbie Williams manages to make a clearance.

44:38

The ball is crossed by Kenny Lunt, clearance made by Darren Purse.

43:25

Robbie Williams crosses the ball, save by David Cornell.

41:09 Penalty

Penalty missed wide left by Simon Walton.

41:09

James Chambers challenges Warren Feeney unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

39:30

Corner taken by Paul Wotton from the left by-line, clearance by Stefan Stam.

39:20

The ball is delivered by Warren Feeney, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.

39:06

The ball is sent over by Robbie Williams, Stefan Stam makes a clearance.

37:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maxime Blanchard on Nathan Elder. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kenny Lunt, Maxime Blanchard manages to make a clearance.

36:27

Nick Chadwick has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

34:27

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

31:12

Nick Chadwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

30:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Williams by Richard Peniket. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Cole.

29:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Stefan Stam - Hereford 0 - 1 Plymouth Stefan Stam scores an own goal. Hereford 0-1 Plymouth.

28:52

Nick Chadwick concedes a free kick for a foul on David Cornell. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

28:39

The ball is delivered by Robbie Williams, save by David Cornell.

28:29

Alex MacDonald produces a cross, blocked by Byron Anthony.

26:57

Nick Chadwick fouled by Michael Townsend, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Wotton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26:13

Richard Peniket has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

23:59

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Wotton, Foul by Darren Purse on Stefan Stam, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

23:27

Nick Chadwick fouled by Will Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Walton.

23:01

Alex MacDonald sends in a cross, clearance by Stefan Stam.

20:01

Handball decision goes against Kenny Lunt. Robbie Williams has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

18:20

Warren Feeney takes a shot. Save by David Cornell.

16:31

Ashley Hemmings fouled by Will Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Wotton produces a cross, Header from close in by Alex MacDonald misses to the left of the goal.

14:55

A cross is delivered by Kenny Lunt, Maxime Blanchard manages to make a clearance.

13:43

James Chambers crosses the ball, Tom Barkhuizen takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jake Cole.

12:43

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Wotton.

12:36

Centre by Warren Feeney, Michael Townsend gets a block in.

7:59

The ball is delivered by Will Evans, Darren Purse makes a clearance.

4:47

Corner taken by Kenny Lunt from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range header by Michael Townsend goes over the crossbar.

0:56

Alex MacDonald crosses the ball, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

0:31

Tom Barkhuizen challenges Alex MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Purse.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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