Ahmed Abdulla's header helped Barnet record only their second victory in 10 matches as they edged past Hereford.

The visitors nearly opened the scoring after five minutes but Keanu Marsh-Brown's long range effort was saved by Rhys Evans.

Marsh-Brown then turned provider when he crossed from the left and Abdulla nodded in from close range.

The home side almost equalised after the break but Graham Stack saved Ross Dyer's scuffed volley.

Barnet debutant Carl Fletcher lasted 56 minutes before being taken off, the 33-year-old former Plymouth Argyle manager having helped the visitors to a much-needed win.

On-loan Hereford striker Richard Brodie is now back at Gateshead after completing his one-month loan at Edgar Street, in which he scored once in eight appearances.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Hereford United

  • 01 Evans
  • 06 Graham
  • 03 Bush
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 05 McDonald
  • 19 Gwynne
  • 07 Purdie (Sharp - 76' )
  • 36 Dyer
  • 09 Walker (Odhiambo - 67' )
  • 15 Rankine
  • 23 Krans (Brown - 63' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 14 Edwards
  • 10 Sharp
  • 17 Brown
  • 16 Artus
  • 20 Odhiambo

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 30 Stephens
  • 06 Saville
  • 05 Acheampong
  • 20 Vilhete
  • 39 Fletcher (Byrne - 57' )
  • 14 Abdullah
  • 07 Marsh-Brown (Nurse - 88' )
  • 15 Cadogan Booked
  • 19 Villa López
  • 38 Dani López Booked (Mengerink - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Mengerink
  • 13 Jupp
  • 08 Byrne
  • 22 Allen
  • 28 Nurse
Ref: Lee Swabey
Att: 1,632

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

1 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hereford United 0, Barnet 1.

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Barnet 1.

90:00 +3:56

Corner, Barnet.

90:00 +3:21

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

90:00 +3:21

Anthony Acheampong (Barnet) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:44 Booking

Booking Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:02

Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

89:02

Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

87:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Jon Nurse replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

85:45

Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

83:03

Foul by Anthony Acheampong (Barnet).

83:03

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

82:27

Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box.

81:42

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

81:42

Anthony Acheampong (Barnet) wins a free kick.

79:49

Foul by Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United).

79:49

Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.

77:46

Offside, Barnet. Marciano Mengerink tries a through ball, but Marciano Mengerink is caught offside.

76:15

Attempt blocked. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Sharp replaces Robert Purdie.

71:34 Booking

Booking Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:30

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

71:30

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

69:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Marciano Mengerink replaces Dani López.

69:09

Attempt blocked. Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Eric Odhiambo replaces Dan Walker.

66:07

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

62:47

Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

62:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Jonathan Brown replaces Kevin Krans.

58:03

Foul by Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet).

58:03

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

56:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Mark Byrne replaces Carl Fletcher.

55:11

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

55:11

Kevin Krans (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

53:34

Attempt saved. Ross Dyer (Hereford United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Michael Rankine with a cross.

52:56

Attempt blocked. Dani López (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:41

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

51:41

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) wins a free kick.

48:27

Corner, Barnet.

48:03

Corner, Barnet.

47:45

Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

47:01

Corner, Barnet.

45:00

Second Half begins Hereford United 0, Barnet 1.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hereford United 0, Barnet 1.

45:00 +0:56

Foul by Dani López (Barnet).

45:00 +0:56

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:07 Booking

Booking Dani López (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:50

Offside, Barnet. Keanu Marsh-Brown tries a through ball, but Keanu Marsh-Brown is caught offside.

39:52

Foul by Anthony Acheampong (Barnet).

39:52

Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

37:15

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

35:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 0, Barnet 1. Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.

33:35

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

30:11

Foul by Dani López (Barnet).

30:11

Ross Dyer (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

29:30

Corner, Hereford United.

29:16

Attempt blocked. Luke Graham (Hereford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Purdie.

28:53

Corner, Hereford United.

28:31

Corner, Hereford United.

26:38

Hand ball by Ross Dyer (Hereford United).

25:09

Foul by Dani López (Barnet).

25:09

Sam Gwynne (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

22:17

Attempt missed. Luke Graham (Hereford United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Purdie.

21:46

Corner, Hereford United.

19:44

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

19:44

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick.

16:33

Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Kieron Cadogan with a cross.

15:48

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Purdie.

15:27

Corner, Hereford United.

14:33

Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).

14:33

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

13:03

Foul by Rod McDonald (Hereford United).

13:03

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick.

12:22

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

12:22

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

8:31

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

5:13

Corner, Barnet.

5:01

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

4:39

Corner, Barnet.

3:17

Foul by Ross Dyer (Hereford United).

3:17

Anthony Acheampong (Barnet) wins a free kick.

1:46

Foul by Sam Gwynne (Hereford United).

1:46

Luisma (Barnet) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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