Hereford scored three goals in 14 second-half minutes to secure a comfortable win at 10-man Alfreton.

Despite Alfreton's bright start, Marley Watkins rifled a volley into the top left-hand corner from the edge of the box to open the scoring for Hereford.

Striker Sean Canham tapped home his second goal of the season after 64 minutes to double the advantage.

Tom Nicholls then found the bottom corner from distance for 3-0, before Paul Denton was sent off late on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hereford manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"I thought we looked quite comfortable at times today but in the first half we had to defend that long throw.

"But we had worked hard on that in training this week and the lads knew what was coming.

"It's fingers crossed sometimes that they don't get the first or the second header.

"But once we had sorted that out I don't think we had a problem in the second half and we played some good stuff."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 03 Franklin
  • 05 Quinn
  • 12 Franks
  • 17 Streete Booked
  • 02 Law
  • 07 Brown
  • 10 Bradley
  • 19 Russell Booked (Tomlinson - 65' )
  • 09 Clayton (Denton - 77' Dismissed )
  • 11 Arnold

Substitutes

  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Meadows
  • 08 Denton
  • 15 Wilson
  • 21 Tomlinson

Hereford

  • 12 Hanford
  • 02 Gallinagh
  • 05 Townsend
  • 08 Carruthers
  • 14 Stam
  • 04 Pell
  • 07 Watkins
  • 18 Clucas (McQuilkin - 74' )
  • 20 Sammons (Evans - 70' )
  • 10 Canham
  • 21 Nicholls (Clist - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bittner
  • 15 Dalibard
  • 11 Clist
  • 16 McQuilkin
  • 17 Evans
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 690

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

8 6

Corners

3 7

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

93:04 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00

Short corner worked by James McQuilkin.

89:36

A cross is delivered by Marley Watkins, Theo Streete makes a clearance.

89:15

Short corner taken by James McQuilkin from the left by-line.

88:36

James McQuilkin takes a shot. Save by Dan Hanford.

86:10

Leigh Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Marley Watkins. Direct free kick taken by Andy Gallinagh.

83:17 Dismissal

Dismissal Tom Denton is sent off by the referee.

82:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Denton on Marley Watkins. Free kick taken by Marley Watkins.

81:16

Leigh Franks manages to make a clearance.

81:16 Substitution

Substitution Simon Clist is brought on as a substitute for Tom Nichols.

81:16

Inswinging corner taken by James McQuilkin,

80:27

Anton Brown has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

79:57

Sean Canham takes a shot. Dan Hanford makes a save.

78:42

Marley Watkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Anton Brown. Connor Franklin takes the direct free kick.

76:59

Will Evans challenges Anton Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Law takes the free kick.

76:00 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton goes off and Tom Denton comes on.

73:20 Substitution

Substitution James McQuilkin is brought on as a substitute for Samuel Clucas.

73:20

The referee blows for offside against Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Dan Hanford.

70:52

Josh Law takes a shot. Save made by Dan Hanford.

68:50 Substitution

Substitution Will Evans on for Ashley Sammons.

68:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Bradley on Ashley Sammons. Free kick taken by Dan Hanford.

67:12

Sean Canham provided the assist for the goal.

67:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Nichols - Alfreton 0 - 3 Hereford Tom Nichols fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-3 Hereford.

66:06

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save made by Dan Hanford.

64:06 Substitution

Substitution Ben Tomlinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Russell.

63:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Canham - Alfreton 0 - 2 Hereford Sean Canham grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-2 Hereford.

62:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Adam Quinn. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ashley Sammons,

61:45

Unfair challenge on Tom Nichols by Leigh Franks results in a free kick. Ashley Sammons takes the free kick.

61:08

Anton Brown produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

59:01

Sean Canham concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Quinn. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

56:33

A cross is delivered by Tom Nichols.

55:04

Andy Gallinagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Clayton. Direct free kick taken by Simon Russell.

54:04

The assist for the goal came from Marley Watkins.

54:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Marley Watkins - Alfreton 0 - 1 Hereford A goal is scored by Marley Watkins from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-1 Hereford.

50:28

Nathan Arnold is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dan Hanford.

49:52

The ball is sent over by Leigh Franks.

48:26 Booking

Booking Simon Russell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

48:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Simon Russell. Free kick taken by Andy Gallinagh.

47:14

Foul by Harry Pell on Dan Bradley, free kick awarded. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

45:43

Simon Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Townsend.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:04

Dan Bradley takes a shot. Save made by Dan Hanford.

45:00 +0:15

Andy Gallinagh takes the outswinging corner, save by Phil Barnes.

43:38

Theo Streete produces a cross, Paul Clayton takes a shot. Save made by Dan Hanford.

43:02

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save by Dan Hanford.

41:04

Dan Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Nichols. Michael Townsend takes the free kick.

40:30

The referee gives a free kick against Marley Watkins for handball. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

38:08

Theo Streete concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Nichols. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ashley Sammons.

36:09

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save by Dan Hanford.

33:33

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ashley Sammons, clearance by Paul Clayton.

33:33 Booking

Booking Theo Streete is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

33:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Sammons by Theo Streete.

31:01

Tom Nichols produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

29:58

Strike by Josh Law from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

28:35

Shot from long range by Dan Bradley goes wide of the left-hand upright.

26:49

Paul Clayton produces a cross.

26:06

Tom Nichols is caught offside. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

25:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ashley Sammons from the right by-line, Anton Brown makes a clearance.

24:44

The ball is delivered by Tom Nichols, Dan Bradley makes a clearance.

22:11

Foul by Michael Townsend on Nathan Arnold, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Josh Law.

20:47

A cross is delivered by Chris Carruthers, Adam Quinn manages to make a clearance.

17:15

Simon Russell takes the inswinging corner, Michael Townsend makes a clearance.

14:09

Ashley Sammons has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

13:17

Paul Clayton takes a shot. Save by Dan Hanford.

11:32

Leigh Franks delivers the ball, Dan Hanford makes a clearance.

8:15

Corner taken short by Sean Canham.

7:47

Marley Watkins crosses the ball, clearance made by Anton Brown.

5:50

Marley Watkins takes the inswinging corner, Adam Quinn makes a clearance.

4:57

Ashley Sammons takes a shot. Save made by Phil Barnes.

4:00

Unfair challenge on Dan Bradley by Harry Pell results in a free kick. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

3:28

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Save by Phil Barnes.

2:26

Centre by Nathan Arnold, clearance made by Stefan Stam.

0:00

The match begins.

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