Cambridge saw their lead at the top of the Conference Premier cut to one point as they suffered only a second league defeat of the season at Hereford.

Michael Rankine scored the only goal, capitalising on a mistake in the U's defence to fire left-footed past keeper Chris Maxwell and in off the post.

Cambridge had chances to level but Josh Gillies curled a shot wide and Adam Cunnington fired into the side netting.

Second-placed Luton cut the U's lead at the top with a 4-2 win over Gateshead.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Hereford United

  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
  • 03 Bush
  • 12 Collins Booked
  • 06 Graham
  • 05 McDonald
  • 16 Artus
  • 08 O'Keefe
  • 24 Lathrope
  • 15 Rankine
  • 23 Evans (Walker - 68' )
  • 10 Sharp

Substitutes

  • 19 Gwynne
  • 14 Edwards
  • 20 Odhiambo
  • 09 Walker
  • 17 Brown

Cambridge United

  • 01 Maxwell Booked
  • 03 Taylor
  • 02 Roberts (Tait - 56' )
  • 04 Coulson
  • 06 Miller (Spillane - 74' )
  • 29 Gillies
  • 18 Berry
  • 11 Dunk
  • 08 Champion
  • 24 Arnold (Sam-Yorke - 46' )
  • 09 Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 22 Spillane
  • 32 Brown
  • 14 Tait
  • 19 Sam-Yorke
  • 05 Bonner
Ref: Lee Swabey
Att: 1,558

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

3 0

Corners

0 0

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

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

90:00 +5:00 Full time

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

90:00 +3:22

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:39

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

90:00 +2:39

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

89:59

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

87:25

Hand ball by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

86:35

Offside, Hereford United. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

84:56

Corner, Hereford United.

84:42

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:54

Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

82:21 Booking

Booking Chris Maxwell (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79:41

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

79:41

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

79:05

Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

77:10

Attempt missed. Richard Tait (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

76:48

Corner, Cambridge United.

75:17

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

75:17

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

73:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Michael Spillane replaces Ian Miller.

73:41

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

73:41

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

69:07 Booking

Booking Dominic Collins (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:00

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

69:00

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

67:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Micah Evans because of an injury.

63:43

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).

63:43

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

62:41

Attempt saved. Micah Evans (Hereford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

60:16

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

58:47

Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

57:23

Attempt missed. Micah Evans (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

55:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Richard Tait replaces Kevin Roberts.

48:17

Corner, Hereford United.

47:04

Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

47:04

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

45:54

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

45:54

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Nathan Arnold.

45:00

Second Half begins Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

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

45:00 +0:15

Corner, Cambridge United.

44:29

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Hereford United).

44:29

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

43:26

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

43:26

Damon Lathrope (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

42:14

Foul by Micah Evans (Hereford United).

42:14

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

41:26

Corner, Cambridge United.

36:50

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

36:50

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

36:04

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

36:04

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

32:41

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

24:33

Corner, Cambridge United.

23:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

21:48

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

21:48

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

20:59

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

20:59

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

19:21

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

19:21

Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

16:39

Foul by Micah Evans (Hereford United).

16:39

Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

16:13

Corner, Cambridge United.

15:41

Corner, Cambridge United.

15:18

Attempt saved. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11:54

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

11:54

Damon Lathrope (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

11:09

Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

10:25

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

7:30

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

7:30

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

7:08

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

7:08

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

3:40

Corner, Cambridge United.

1:40

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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