Burton Albion 0-2 Hereford

Hereford recorded their first win in 10 matches to ease their relegation fears as they defeated 10-man Burton Albion.

Will Evans scored his first career goal to put the Bulls ahead with a strike from the edge of the penalty area after Joe Colbeck's cross was not cleared.

Burton's Andrew Corbett was sent off for fouling Tom Barkhuizen, who had his resulting penalty saved by Ross Atkins.

Yoann Arquin sealed the victory with a 25-yard shot as Burton suffered their second home league defeat this season.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

Peschisolido laments Burton attacking

"I wasn't disappointed by the effort. I thought we worked hard and I thought we created the best chances. We definitely had the most chances and I think we had more chances on goal.

"We just didn't have that killer instinct in the final third which we've had up to now all season.

"We can't keep conceding two goals, whether it's home or away. We need to clear the ball better and today we didn't have the rub of the green or the decisiveness that we've had up to now."

Hereford United manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

Bulls win was coming says Pitman

"It was a fantastic way to start the New Year but to be honest me and the boys expected it.

"We've performed so well over the last four to five weeks without getting the results and we knew it was only a matter of time before we got back to winning ways.

"Young Will scores goals like that every day of the week in training and Yoann's was a Premier League standard goal.

"Once we got into the game I thought our pace, energy and power up front shone through and they found us really hard to contain."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 05 James
  • 08 Corbett Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 15 Austin
  • 06 McGrath (Gurrieri - 56' )
  • 11 Palmer
  • 13 Taylor (Bolder - 66' )
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 10 Zola
  • 29 Kee (Richards - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Moore
  • 20 Blanchett
  • 21 Gurrieri
  • 26 Bolder
  • 09 Richards

Hereford

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Green Booked
  • 05 Townsend
  • 20 Dalibard
  • 24 Stam
  • 17 Colbeck
  • 18 Clist
  • 34 Evans
  • 09 Arquin (Heath - 90' )
  • 10 Facey (Elder - 72' )
  • 21 Barkh'zen Booked (Clucas - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Cornell
  • 03 Heath
  • 04 Pell
  • 27 Clucas
  • 25 Elder
Ref: Webb
Att: 3,322

Match Stats

Shots

20 9

On target

12 6

Corners

10 2

Fouls

4 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:09 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:21

Free kick taken by Tony James.

90:00 +3:21 Substitution

Substitution Joe Heath joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yoann Arquin.

90:00 +3:21

Yoann Arquin is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

90:00 +2:42

Andres Gurrieri takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Townsend.

90:00 +1:28

Justin Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Townsend. Andres Gurrieri takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Elder. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, Joe Colbeck manages to make a clearance.

89:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett. Short corner taken by Chris Palmer. Benoit Dalibard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Chris Palmer.

89:22

The ball is sent over by Jacques Maghoma, clearance by Nathan Elder.

88:48

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Michael Townsend gets a block in.

86:20

Centre by Chris Palmer, Close range headed effort by Calvin Zola misses to the right of the goal.

85:45

Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, Yoann Arquin manages to make a clearance.

83:35

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, Calvin Zola has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

83:02

Yoann Arquin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma. Ryan Austin takes the direct free kick.

82:12

Chris Palmer has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

79:21

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Palmer, clearance made by Michael Townsend.

78:52

Ryan Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Chris Palmer takes the free kick.

77:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Yoann Arquin - Burton 0 - 2 Hereford Yoann Arquin fires in a goal from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 0-2 Hereford.

75:01

Yoann Arquin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Palmer. Aaron Webster restarts play with the free kick. Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett. Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner. Aaron Webster takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

74:26

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

72:58

Joe Colbeck takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Calvin Zola.

71:57 Substitution

Substitution Delroy Facey leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Elder.

70:02 Substitution

Substitution Samuel Clucas is brought on as a substitute for Tom Barkhuizen.

67:38

Delroy Facey takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.

65:25

Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Palmer. Chris Palmer crosses the ball, Calvin Zola has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution Adam Bolder joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cleveland Taylor.

65:25

The ball is swung over by Chris Palmer, Ryan Green makes a clearance.

64:53

Corner taken by Tom Barkhuizen from the right by-line.

64:40 Penalty

Penalty taken by Tom Barkhuizen is saved by Ross Atkins. Burton Albion 0-1 Hereford.

63:31 Dismissal

Dismissal Andrew Corbett is sent off by the referee for professional foul.

63:23

Foul by Andrew Corbett on Tom Barkhuizen, Penalty awarded.

57:50

Tony James produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

57:29

Chris Palmer takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

55:58 Substitution

Substitution John McGrath leaves the field to be replaced by Andres Gurrieri.

50:02

John McGrath takes the free kick.

50:02 Booking

Booking Tom Barkhuizen shown a yellow card.

49:48

Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Will Evans results in a free kick.

49:13

Simon Clist has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

48:03

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

45:20

Andrew Corbett takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Will Evans. Cleveland Taylor takes the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Calvin Zola. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Justin Richards replaces Billy Kee.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:20

The ball is crossed by Joe Colbeck.

44:58

Centre by Cleveland Taylor, Billy Kee takes a shot. Michael Townsend gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer. Close range headed effort by Aaron Webster goes wide of the left-hand upright.

41:30

Unfair challenge on Tom Barkhuizen by John McGrath results in a free kick. Tom Barkhuizen crosses the ball in from the free kick. Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

40:16

Effort from the edge of the box by Delroy Facey goes wide of the left-hand upright.

38:47

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Bartlett. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

37:03

Joe Colbeck crosses the ball.

33:43

Will Evans handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Chris Palmer restarts play with the free kick.

32:56

John McGrath takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

30:15

Close range shot by Calvin Zola goes wide of the left-hand upright.

29:21

Tom Barkhuizen has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

28:08

Simon Clist restarts play with the free kick. Will Evans takes a shot.

28:08 Booking

Booking Andrew Corbett goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

27:58

Andrew Corbett concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoann Arquin.

27:07

Chris Palmer takes the direct free kick.

27:07 Booking

Booking Ryan Green is cautioned.

26:58

Unfair challenge on Aaron Webster by Ryan Green results in a free kick.

26:48

Billy Kee sends in a cross, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

25:32

Joe Colbeck is caught offside. Ryan Austin takes the free kick.

22:48

Assist by Joe Colbeck.

22:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Evans - Burton 0 - 1 Hereford Goal scored by Will Evans from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 0-1 Hereford.

22:05

The official flags Yoann Arquin offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

21:19

Foul by Benoit Dalibard on Cleveland Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

21:00

Delroy Facey takes a shot. Tony James gets a block in.

19:12

The ball is sent over by Ryan Austin, Billy Kee takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

17:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Austin by Joe Colbeck. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

16:45

Aaron Webster produces a cross, save by Adam Bartlett.

15:34

Chris Palmer delivers the ball, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

14:51

Joe Colbeck challenges Cleveland Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Palmer, clearance by Yoann Arquin.

14:02

The referee blows for offside against Jacques Maghoma. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

13:24

A cross is delivered by Andrew Corbett, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

9:55

Delroy Facey is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.

7:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Calvin Zola. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

3:16

The offside flag is raised against Billy Kee. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

1:38

Unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Joe Colbeck results in a free kick. Chris Palmer takes the free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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