Hereford United striker Richard Brodie hit his first goal for the Bulls to earn a draw at high-flying Halifax.

The visitors broke the deadlock on eight minutes when Brodie fired the ball past Halifax keeper Matt Glennon.

The Shaymen hit back when Dan Gardner's superb 25-yard free kick was flicked into the back of his own net by Hereford striker Sam Smith.

The Bulls, who had lost their previous three matches, went close to a winner but Glennon kept out Smith's strike.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 02 Toulson
  • 03 McManus
  • 05 Pearson
  • 06 Lowe (McReady - 46' )
  • 15 Roberts
  • 20 Maynard
  • 22 Ainge
  • 10 Gardner (Holsgrove - 64' )
  • 18 Marshall Booked
  • 11 Gregory (Carver - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Senior
  • 08 Williams
  • 17 McReady
  • 19 Holsgrove
  • 21 Carver

Hereford United

  • 01 Evans
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 03 Bush
  • 05 McDonald
  • 06 Graham
  • 23 Green Booked
  • 04 James
  • 22 West (Odhiambo - 77' )
  • 11 Smith (Walker - 89' )
  • 17 Brown
  • 24 Brodie (Rankine - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Collins
  • 19 Gwynne
  • 09 Walker
  • 15 Rankine
  • 20 Odhiambo
Ref: Wigglesworth
Att: 1,362

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

3 7

Corners

8 3

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +0:33

Michael Rankine takes a shot.

88:21 Substitution

Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Dan Walker coming on for Sam Smith.

88:21

Centre by Marcus Carver. Chris Bush gets a block in.

87:51

The ball is swung over by Lois Maynard. Rhys Evans catches the ball.

85:39

Marc Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Smith. Chris Bush produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Matt Glennon catches the ball.

83:41

Sam Smith takes a shot. Matt Glennon turns it away with a diving stop. Corner taken by Paul Green. Simon Ainge makes a clearance.

82:58 Booking

Booking

82:40

Foul by Paul Marshall on Danny Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Danny Leadbitter takes the free kick. Paul Marshall goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

80:24

Foul by Jonathan Brown on John McReady, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Paul Marshall. Rhys Evans dives and deflects the ball away.Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Holsgrove. Chris Bush manages to make a clearance.

79:23

Lois Maynard takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

78:37

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Marshall. Chris Bush manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Marshall. Clearance by Chris Bush.

78:07

Marcus Carver produces a cross. Luke Graham makes a clearance.

76:10

Corner taken by Paul Marshall.

76:10 Substitution

Substitution Eric Odhiambo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael West.

76:10

Scott McManus delivers the ball. Clearance made by Luke Graham.

74:52

Michael Rankine takes a shot. Matt Glennon catches the ball.

71:38 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Carver on for Lee Gregory.

67:51 Substitution

Substitution Michael Rankine comes on in place of Richard Brodie.

66:07

Jonathan Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lois Maynard. Free kick taken by Matt Glennon.

65:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Leadbitter by Kevin Holsgrove. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.

63:05 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Holsgrove joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dan Gardner.

61:27

Jonathan Brown takes a shot. Matt Glennon turns it away with a finger tip save. Corner taken by Michael West. Clearance made by Marc Roberts.

60:28

The ball is crossed by Dan Gardner. Clearance by Chris Bush. Corner from the right by-line taken by Dan Gardner. Rhys Evans safely holds on.

57:37

John McReady takes a shot.

54:58

The ball is sent over by Lee Gregory.

52:18

Corner taken by Dan Gardner. Scott McManus takes a shot. Diving save by Rhys Evans.Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Marshall.

49:58

The referee blows for offside against Lee Gregory. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.

47:15

Richard Brodie takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

46:18

Luke Graham fouled by Lee Gregory, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.

45:43

Richard Brodie takes a shot.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution John McReady joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Lowe.

45:00 +2:59 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:37

Shot by Kingsley James went wide right of the target.

44:38

Unfair challenge on Dan Gardner by Kingsley James results in a free kick. Matt Glennon takes the free kick.

43:47

Unfair challenge on Paul Green by Matty Pearson results in a free kick. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.

42:59

Ryan Toulson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.

40:53

Foul by Marc Roberts on Richard Brodie, free kick awarded. Michael West crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance by Simon Ainge.

36:32

Scott McManus takes a shot. Rod McDonald gets a block in. Scott McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Rod McDonald. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.

34:13 Booking

Booking

34:00

Paul Green challenges Matty Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Green goes into the book. Matt Glennon restarts play with the free kick.

30:30

Dan Gardner provided the assist for the goal.

30:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Smith - FC Halifax 1 - 1 Hereford Own goal by Sam Smith. FC Halifax 1-1 Hereford.

29:42

Danny Leadbitter challenges Scott McManus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dan Gardner has an effort direct from the free kick.

27:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matty Pearson. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.

27:06

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Matt Glennon.

24:27

Matty Pearson fouled by Chris Bush, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Glennon takes the free kick.

23:07

Michael West sends in a cross. Matt Glennon catches the ball.

17:40

The ball is sent over by Chris Bush.

15:53

Corner taken by Dan Gardner. Rhys Evans safely holds on.

15:39

Jonathan Brown takes a shot. Matt Glennon catches the ball.

14:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Gregory. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.

9:52

Foul by Danny Leadbitter on Scott McManus, free kick awarded. Danny Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

8:54

Header by Matty Pearson goes harmlessly over the bar.

8:44

Dan Gardner takes a shot.

7:05

Michael West provided the assist for the goal.

7:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Brodie - FC Halifax 0 - 1 Hereford Richard Brodie slots the ball left footed into the goal. FC Halifax 0-1 Hereford.

5:37

Lois Maynard fouled by Paul Green, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Marshall.

3:09

Paul Green fouled by Lee Gregory, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Bush goes out of play.

2:13

Short corner taken by Michael West.

1:10

The ball is crossed by Lee Gregory. Rod McDonald manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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