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Hereford United 1-0 Cambridge United

Michael Rankine

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.

Line-ups

Hereford United

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 3Bush
  • 12CollinsBooked at 70mins
  • 6Graham
  • 5McDonald
  • 16Artus
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 24Lathrope
  • 15Rankine
  • 23EvansSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 19Gwynne
  • 14Edwards
  • 20Odhiambo
  • 9Walker
  • 17Brown

Cambridge

  • 1MaxwellBooked at 83mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 2RobertsSubstituted forTaitat 56'minutes
  • 4Coulson
  • 6MillerSubstituted forSpillaneat 74'minutes
  • 29Gillies
  • 18Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Champion
  • 24ArnoldSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 46'minutes
  • 9Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 22Spillane
  • 32Brown
  • 14Tait
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 5Bonner
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,558

Match Stats

Home TeamHereford UnitedAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hereford United 1, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

  5. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

  14. Post update

    Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

  19. Post update

    Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Michael Spillane replaces Ian Miller.

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