Hereford grabbed a point at Forest Green thanks to Chris Bush's goal.

The hosts started well as Anthony Barry's shot was parried onto the post by Dan Lloyd-Weston, while Al Bangura's header was cleared off the line.

James Norwood set up Marcus Kelly to put Forest Green ahead, before Danny Wright's shot flew over the crossbar.

But Bush's turn and shot from Jonathan Brown's pass secured his side a draw, before the home side's Dale Bennett was shown a red card for dissent.

Substitute Reece Styche twice went close to winning it for Rovers, his second attempt brilliantly saved by Lloyd-Weston, while Sam Russell saved one on one from Michael Rankine at the other end.

Cash-strapped Hereford, who have this week had a winding-up order served on them by HM Revenue and Customs, were playing their first game in 12 days, since beating Forest Green 1-0 at Edgar Street on 28 December.

After successive postponements due to the wet weather, their timely run of just one defeat in four games has lifted them to 16th in the Conference Premier - eight points clear of trouble.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bulls manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"It was a fantastic hard-earned point. We had to weather the storm in the first 15 minutes, but then we started to believe in ourselves.

"These are the ones of the best teams in the league. They have quality players from the level above, if not more.

"But we have a good team spirit. Numbers are small, but we just get on with it and grind out performances.

"It was a top drawer finish from Chris Bush. People say his defending has to improve but he gives us so much in other ways."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 27 Binnom-Williams (Brogan - 61' )
  • 16 Racine (Turley - 46' )
  • 06 Bennett Dismissed
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 23 Barry
  • 04 Bangura
  • 24 Kelly Booked
  • 07 Norwood Booked
  • 09 Wright (Styche - 82' )
  • 29 Hughes Booked

Substitutes

  • 17 Brogan
  • 05 Turley
  • 19 Styche
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 13 Bulman

Hereford United

  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
  • 05 McDonald
  • 06 Graham
  • 03 Bush
  • 12 Collins Booked (Leadbitter - 66' )
  • 16 Artus (Walker - 66' )
  • 08 O'Keefe
  • 17 Brown
  • 23 Evans
  • 10 Sharp
  • 15 Rankine

Substitutes

  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 09 Walker
  • 07 Purdie
  • 22 Edge
  • 14 Edwards
Ref: Kevin Johnson
Att: 1,077

Match Stats

Shots

21 3

On target

6 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

17 7

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Hereford United 1.

90:00 +5:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Hereford United 1.

90:00 +4:55

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

90:00 +4:13 Booking

Booking Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +4:01

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +4:01

Micah Evans (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:09 Dismissal

Dismissal Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card for dissent.

90:00 +1:26

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box.

90:00 +0:39

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

90:00 +0:24

Attempt saved. Reece Styche (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

87:17

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

87:17

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

86:41

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

86:41

Reece Styche (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

84:37

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83:46

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

83:46

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

82:10

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

81:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Styche replaces Daniel Wright.

76:28

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

75:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Hereford United 1. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Brown with a cross.

73:02

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

73:02

Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

71:12

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

69:54

Hand ball by Stephen Brogan (Forest Green Rovers).

68:31

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

68:31

Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

67:52

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

67:52

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

67:34

Attempt blocked. Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Dominic Collins.

65:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Frankie Artus.

65:08 Booking

Booking Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:54

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

64:54

Daniel Lloyd-Weston (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

62:49

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

62:07

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

61:22

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

61:22

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

60:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Stephen Brogan replaces Jerome Binnom-Williams because of an injury.

57:01

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot misses to the right.

53:53

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

52:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Hereford United 0. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

50:41

Attempt saved. Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

49:50

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

49:50

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

48:33

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

48:33

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

46:34

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jamie Turley replaces Aarran Racine because of an injury.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +0:37

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers).

45:00 +0:37

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

44:49

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

44:49

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

43:19

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

40:33 Booking

Booking James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:04

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

40:04

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

38:07 Booking

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

37:48

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

37:48

Jerome Binnom-Williams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

36:22

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

32:40

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

32:40

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

30:58

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

30:58

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

24:24

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

24:24

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

23:36

Attempt missed. Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

23:05

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

22:43

Attempt saved. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

18:55

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

18:29

Corner, Hereford United.

17:20

Corner, Hereford United.

16:37

Corner, Hereford United.

15:54

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

15:54

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

14:40

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

13:55

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

13:55

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

12:26

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

9:14

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

9:14

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

8:57

Attempt blocked. Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

8:42

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

8:28

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

8:00

Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

7:35

Attempt blocked. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

6:20

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

6:20

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

4:24

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

4:24

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

2:41

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ed Asafu-Adjaye with a cross.

0:34

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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