Wrexham ended a difficult week with a win which condemned troubled Hereford United to a fifth straight defeat.

Johnny Hunt pounced on Joe Clarke's cross to stab home from six yards into the roof of the net for the opening goal after nine minutes.

Substitute Rob Ogleby doubled Wrexham's lead, stabbing home from six yards for his eighth goal of the season.

The visitors never looked like losing against a Hereford side that barely troubled keeper Andy Coughlin.

Wrexham's first victory in six games came at the end of a week in which they parted company with manager Andy Morrell , then lost 5-0 at leaders Luton.

Hereford have now lost five successive matches, shipping 16 goals and scoring just once, since the sale of midfielder Josh O'Keefe to local non-league rivals Kidderminster Harriers on January deadline day.

The Bulls remain six points clear of the relegation zone, with 12 games of the season to go.

Bulls manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We started quite well but, one cross, back of the net and then the confidence seemed to drain out of the players. Obviously, a lot of them haven't played much football and don't know how to handle it. I wish I had a few more Luke Grahams and Don Collins.

"All we can do is encourage and work with the nine fit players we've got for next week. There's two with bad injuries. So we go to Braintree with exactly what we've got.

"When Sam Smith came on, they are all booing which I think is totally unacceptable because they need some encouragement. It's a difficult time for everybody around this club. But they can vent it at me, because I'm picking up all the rubbish as usual."

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"It means everything because it's the end of four or five hard days that we've had since the Luton defeat and the lads deserve it.

"They've worked so well Thursday and Friday. I thought in the first half we were absolutely magnificent and their keeper's made some good saves.

"The second half was just a solid, professional performance. We gave nothing away and we thoroughly deserved the win."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Hereford United

  • 01 Evans (Lloyd-Weston - 46' )
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 12 Collins Booked
  • 03 Bush
  • 06 Graham
  • 04 James
  • 07 Purdie
  • 16 Artus
  • 10 Sharp (Smith - 65' )
  • 17 Brown (Williams - 78' )
  • 09 Walker

Substitutes

  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
  • 32 Bowen
  • 20 Edge
  • 30 Williams
  • 11 Smith

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 05 Livesey
  • 02 Wright Booked
  • 03 Ashton Booked
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 12 Keates
  • 29 Carrington
  • 06 Clarke
  • 16 Hunt
  • 26 Anyinsah
  • 09 Bishop (Ogleby - 24' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 25 Bailey-Jones
  • 17 Clowes
  • 21 Evans
  • 15 Ogleby
Ref: Richard Martin
Att: 1,884

Match Stats

Shots

5 9

On target

1 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hereford United 0, Wrexham 2.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Wrexham 2.

90:00 +0:22

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

90:00 +0:22

Joe Clarke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

87:24

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

87:24

Stephen Wright (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

86:21

Attempt saved. Dominic Collins (Hereford United) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Kingsley James with a cross.

85:46

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

85:46

Kingsley James (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

82:11 Booking

Booking Neil Ashton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:57

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

81:57

Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

81:19

Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).

81:19

Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

79:43 Booking

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

79:33

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

79:33

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

78:51 Booking

Booking Stephen Wright (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:28

Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).

78:28

Sam Smith (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

77:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Jonathan Brown.

77:24

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

76:14

Corner, Wrexham.

75:58

Attempt blocked. Steve Tomassen (Wrexham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

74:03

Corner, Hereford United.

69:54

Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

69:54

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

67:14

Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

67:14

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

66:24

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

66:24

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

64:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Chris Sharp.

63:29

Foul by Johnny Hunt (Wrexham).

63:29

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

58:58

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

55:47

Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

54:54

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

54:54

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

51:48

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

51:48

Stephen Wright (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

50:55

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

50:55

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

50:11

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

47:41

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

47:08

Hand ball by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Lloyd-Weston replaces Rhys Evans because of an injury.

45:00

Second Half begins Hereford United 0, Wrexham 2.

45:00 +4:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hereford United 0, Wrexham 2.

45:00 +1:36

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

45:00 +1:21

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

45:00 +1:21

Rob Purdie (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:06

Attempt blocked. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:14

Foul by Kingsley James (Hereford United).

45:00 +0:14

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

44:23

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johnny Hunt with a cross.

42:51

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

41:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 0, Wrexham 2. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Carrington with a cross.

39:29

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

39:29

Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

38:36

Attempt saved. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Johnny Hunt with a cross.

33:34

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

33:34

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

33:11

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dan Walker.

32:56

Corner, Hereford United.

32:30

Attempt blocked. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frankie Artus.

31:35

Foul by Danny Livesey (Wrexham).

31:35

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

31:08

Attempt saved. Dean Keates (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

29:06

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

29:06

Stephen Wright (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

28:33

Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).

28:33

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

27:30

Corner, Wrexham.

27:12

Attempt saved. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Johnny Hunt with a cross.

25:56

Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

25:56

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

23:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby replaces Andy Bishop because of an injury.

18:53

Foul by Rob Purdie (Hereford United).

18:53

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

17:58

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

17:58

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

13:36

Foul by Steve Tomassen (Wrexham).

13:36

Chris Sharp (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

13:00

Offside, Hereford United. Chris Sharp tries a through ball, but Chris Sharp is caught offside.

9:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 0, Wrexham 1. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Clarke with a cross.

1:44

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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