Hereford hammered Tamworth to leave the Lambs just two points above the Blue Square Bet Premier drop zone.

The Bulls were 3-0 up at the break through two penalties from Josh O'Keefe and Rod McDonald's close-range finish.

The home side stretched their lead after the break with Sam Clucas's effort and a Kingsley James tap-in.

Tamworth limited the damage to their goal difference thanks to Joe O'Connor's own goal and a long-range strike from Lee Hendrie.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner Booked
  • 06 Graham
  • 26 McDonald
  • 27 Bush
  • 04 Connor
  • 07 Watkins (Jackson - 70' )
  • 15 James
  • 18 Clucas (Jones - 71' )
  • 21 O'Keefe (Smikle - 71' )
  • 10 Sharp
  • 19 Bowman

Substitutes

  • 03 Heath
  • 14 Stam
  • 20 Jones
  • 22 Smikle
  • 09 Jackson

Tamworth

  • 37 Mitchell
  • 02 Tait
  • 04 Wylde
  • 06 Marshall
  • 15 Courtney Booked
  • 17 Gudger Booked
  • 03 Kelly
  • 08 Hendrie Booked
  • 25 Lloyd (Perry - 46' )
  • 07 Cunnington (Wright - 61' )
  • 10 Byfield (Hendrie - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Oji
  • 13 Breedon
  • 28 Hendrie
  • 09 Wright
  • 33 Perry
Ref: Breakspear
Att: 1,424

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

7 4

Corners

3 5

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:13 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:59

Effort from the edge of the area by Marlon Jackson goes wide of the right-hand post.

90:00 +1:30

Marlon Jackson takes a shot. Richard Tait manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:38

Stuart Hendrie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Bittner takes the free kick.

89:05

Kingsley James sends in a cross.

88:46

Unfair challenge on Chris Sharp by Tom Marshall results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kingsley James.

87:53

Assist on the goal came from Marcus Kelly.

87:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Hendrie - Hereford 5 - 2 Tamworth A goal is scored by Lee Hendrie from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Hereford 5-2 Tamworth.

87:03

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by James Bittner.

82:03

Short corner worked by Lee Hendrie.

81:48

Stuart Hendrie takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

81:23

Tommy Wright produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

77:36 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Hendrie is brought on as a substitute for Darren Byfield.

77:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Connor by Tommy Wright. James Bittner takes the indirect free kick.

76:22

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

74:54

The official flags Ryan Bowman offside. Liam Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.

74:20

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Mitchell from the right by-line.

73:15

The assist for the goal came from Darren Byfield.

73:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Connor - Hereford 5 - 1 Tamworth Joe Connor scores an own goal. Hereford 5-1 Tamworth.

72:16

Darren Byfield takes a shot. James Bittner makes a save.

70:18 Substitution

Substitution Brian Smikle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joshua O'Keefe.

70:18 Substitution

Substitution Craig Jones on for Samuel Clucas.

69:16 Substitution

Substitution Marley Watkins goes off and Marlon Jackson comes on.

68:43

Marcus Kelly takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

66:30

Assist by Chris Sharp.

66:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Kingsley James - Hereford 5 - 0 Tamworth Kingsley James grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hereford 5-0 Tamworth.

65:41

Unfair challenge on Darren Byfield by Chris Bush results in a free kick. Richard Tait takes the free kick.

64:45

Ryan Bowman takes a shot. Save by Liam Mitchell.

61:35

Marcus Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samuel Clucas. Free kick taken by Joe Connor.

60:41

James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

60:41 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Wright on for Adam Cunnington.

60:41

The referee blows for offside against Adam Cunnington.

59:54 Booking

Booking James Bittner is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

58:20

Foul by Luke Graham on Kyle Perry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Hendrie.

57:43 Booking

Booking Lee Hendrie receives a caution.

56:54

Inswinging corner taken by Samuel Clucas, Luke Graham takes a shot. Clearance by Tom Marshall.

55:17

The offside flag is raised against Chris Sharp. Liam Mitchell takes the indirect free kick.

53:54

Kyle Perry concedes a free kick for a foul on Kingsley James. James Bittner takes the indirect free kick.

49:02

Marley Watkins provided the assist for the goal.

49:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Samuel Clucas - Hereford 4 - 0 Tamworth A goal is scored by Samuel Clucas from just outside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Hereford 4-0 Tamworth.

47:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kingsley James, Liam Mitchell fouled by Joshua O'Keefe, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.

46:55

Corner taken left-footed by Samuel Clucas.

46:24

Unfair challenge on Joshua O'Keefe by Lee Hendrie results in a free kick. Rod McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Perry comes on in place of Danny Lloyd.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Joshua O'Keefe - Hereford 3 - 0 Tamworth Placed penalty scored by Joshua O'Keefe. Hereford 3-0 Tamworth.

45:00 +0:56

Foul by Michael Wylde on Chris Sharp, Penalty awarded.

44:20

Free kick taken by Chris Bush.

44:20 Booking

Booking Duane Courtney is shown a yellow card.

44:09

Samuel Clucas fouled by Duane Courtney, the ref awards a free kick.

43:53

Chris Sharp takes a shot. Comfortable save by Liam Mitchell.

40:56

Kingsley James concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Lloyd. Tom Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

40:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Richard Tait. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Bush.

39:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Sharp on Duane Courtney. Liam Mitchell takes the indirect free kick.

38:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Lloyd on Marley Watkins. Samuel Clucas restarts play with the free kick.

37:52

Samuel Clucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Tait. Free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.

36:44

Ryan Bowman takes a shot. Save made by Liam Mitchell.

33:43

The referee gives a free kick against Lee Hendrie for handball. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

30:51

The official flags Chris Sharp offside. Liam Mitchell takes the indirect free kick.

28:17

Joshua O'Keefe provided the assist for the goal.

28:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Rod McDonald - Hereford 2 - 0 Tamworth A goal is scored by Rod McDonald from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Hereford 2-0 Tamworth.

28:06

Chris Bush delivers the ball,

25:07

Shot on goal by Duane Courtney from just inside the area goes over the target.

23:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Byfield. James Bittner takes the free kick.

18:55

Shot from outside the box by Samuel Clucas goes wide right of the target.

16:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Joshua O'Keefe - Hereford 1 - 0 Tamworth Joshua O'Keefe scores a placed penalty. Hereford 1-0 Tamworth.

15:49 Booking

Booking Connor Gudger is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

15:45

Penalty awarded for a foul by Connor Gudger on Ryan Bowman.

15:02

Joshua O'Keefe is ruled offside. Liam Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.

11:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Lloyd by Joshua O'Keefe. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Wylde.

10:27

Inswinging corner taken by Richard Tait from the right by-line.

9:17

Foul by Tom Marshall on Chris Sharp, free kick awarded. Chris Sharp takes the indirect free kick.

8:48

The offside flag is raised against Darren Byfield. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

7:00

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Hendrie, Effort from just outside the area by Danny Lloyd goes over the bar.

4:32

Lee Hendrie sends in a cross, James Bittner makes a save.

3:04

Corner taken left-footed by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line, save made by James Bittner.

1:49

The ball is swung over by Marcus Kelly.

1:21

Danny Lloyd sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Graham.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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