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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
Goal!

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92:34 +2.34

O'Neil Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor. James McQuilkin shown a yellow card.

92:13 +2.13

The official flags Joe Colbeck offside. Patrick Ada restarts play with the free kick.

91:41 +1.41

Kenny Lunt fouled by Clayton Donaldson, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

89:07

Foul by Stuart Fleetwood on Matt Tootle, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Westwood. Stuart Fleetwood is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Ajay Leitch-Smith is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Miller.

88:02

The offside flag is raised against Clayton Donaldson. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.

86:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by O'Neil Thompson on Joel Grant. Ashley Westwood takes the indirect free kick.

86:31

Joe Colbeck has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

86:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Valentine by Joel Grant. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

85:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stuart Fleetwood. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

83:45

A cross is delivered by Kenny Lunt, save by Rhys Taylor.

83:01

Mathieu Manset concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Blanchett.

81:38

Janos Kovacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Direct free kick taken by Clayton Donaldson.

81:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Artell on Mathieu Manset. Free kick taken by James McQuilkin.

78:02

Effort from the edge of the area by Mathieu Manset goes wide of the right-hand post.

76:24

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James McQuilkin.

76:16

The ball is delivered by Ryan Green, save by Rhys Taylor.

76:16

Ryan Green crosses the ball, Rhys Taylor makes a save.

72:43

James McQuilkin sends in a cross, Matt Tootle makes a clearance. Corner taken short by James McQuilkin, Centre by Stuart Fleetwood, clearance by David Artell.

69:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by O'Neil Thompson on Lee Bell. David Artell restarts play with the free kick. O'Neil Thompson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

68:10

Calvin Zola goes off and Joel Grant comes on.

66:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Blanchett on Joe Colbeck. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

66:03

Matt Tootle crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Green.

64:20

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mathieu Manset. David Artell takes the direct free kick.

63:02

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

62:03

Foul by Luke Murphy on Ryan Green, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by James McQuilkin from right channel, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.

61:18

Joe Colbeck produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

59:42

Calvin Zola takes a shot. O'Neil Thompson gets a block in.

58:39

Ashley Westwood takes the inswinging corner, Janos Kovacs makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, clearance made by Janos Kovacs.

58:27

Matt Tootle delivers the ball.

56:53

(Hereford) makes a substitution, with Kenny Lunt coming on for Sean Canham.

55:49

Shaun Miller crosses the ball, save by Adam Bartlett. Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, clearance by Janos Kovacs.

55:44

Shaun Miller crosses the ball, clearance made by Michael Townsend.

55:33

The ball is sent over by Matt Tootle.

52:49

A cross is delivered by James McQuilkin, Close range header by Janos Kovacs misses to the right of the goal.

51:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McQuilkin by Lee Bell. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.

46:04 +1.04

Shaun Miller produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:27 +0.27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Manset on Matt Tootle. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.

43:58

Handball decision goes against Calvin Zola. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

43:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Calvin Zola. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

41:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Murphy on Joe Colbeck. The free kick is delivered right-footed by James McQuilkin from right wing, Matt Tootle makes a clearance.

40:29

Shot by Matt Tootle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

39:45

Outswinging corner taken by James McQuilkin, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

39:28

James McQuilkin takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

39:08

Short corner taken by Sean Canham.

38:52

Shot from outside the box by James McQuilkin misses to the left of the target.

38:27

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

37:09

Ryan Valentine delivers the ball.

35:57

Shaun Miller has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

34:00

O'Neil Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bell. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Blanchett.

33:20

The ball is crossed by Lee Bell, save by Adam Bartlett.

31:53

Sean Canham challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

30:07

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Patrick Ada has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

28:38

Shot by Ashley Westwood from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

27:21

The ball is swung over by Mathieu Manset, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

26:15

The official flags Ashley Westwood offside. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.

24:26

Ryan Valentine concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Ryan Valentine is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Ashley Westwood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by O'Neil Thompson. Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Green.

19:58

Unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Ryan Valentine results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Westwood. Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Luke Murphy takes a shot. Shaun Miller gets a block in. Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

19:43

Mathieu Manset takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Tootle.

18:54

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James McQuilkin, Lee Bell makes a clearance.

18:42

Ryan Green delivers the ball, blocked by Shaun Miller.

18:25

The ball is swung over by Mathieu Manset.

15:00

Centre by Stuart Fleetwood. Corner taken by James McQuilkin from the left by-line, Janos Kovacs scores a headed goal from close in. Crewe 0-1 Hereford.The assist for the goal came from James McQuilkin.

13:44

Clayton Donaldson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

12:48

Shot by Mathieu Manset from a long way out goes over the net.

11:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Mathieu Manset. Free kick crossed by Ashley Westwood, save by Adam Bartlett.

6:11

Joe Colbeck fouled by Shaun Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

5:43

Unfair challenge on Lee Bell by O'Neil Thompson results in a free kick. Danny Blanchett takes the free kick.

5:04

Mathieu Manset gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

2:37

Calvin Zola is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

2:04

James McQuilkin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

2:04

O'Neil Thompson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

The match gets underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The second half kicks off.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview


Alex to monitor Donaldson

Crewe hope Clayton Donaldson will be fit for the opening-day visit of Hereford.

The striker suffered a knee injury in a pre-season friendly against Wrexham last weekend.

"It was a nasty whack and at the time it looked serious so he came off," said Alex boss Dario Grad. "I think he has done a little bit of damage around the knee but the medical team have told me he has a chance of playing so we shall see."

Donaldson has been playing alongside Calvin Zola and Shaun Miller as part of a three-pronged attack during pre-season.

AJ Leitch-Smith and Byron Moore are on standby should Donaldson not make the start of the campaign.

With Steve Phillips still recovering from shoulder surgery, on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper Rhys Taylor is likely to make his debut with fellow summer signings Danny Blanchett, David Artell, Lee Bell and Adam Dugdale all competing for starts in defence.

Simon Davey has a fully-fit squad to select from for his first match as Hereford boss.

Davey was brought in over the summer to replace the outgoing Graham Turner and has wasted no time in the transfer market, completely rebuilding United`s squad with over 20 comings and goings.

New signing Janos Kovacs has been appointed captain while the likes of Stuart Fleetwood, Joe Colbeck and O'Neil Thompson, among others, will be pushing for starting berths at Gresty Road.

The loss of Marc Pugh and Gavin McCallum will surely be felt but Davey will be confident of getting off to a bright start against the Alex, and he will be keen to avoid a repeat of last season when the Bulls had to wait until December for their first league win on the road.

Striker Mathieu Manset was the club`s only injury concern earlier this week as he battled to overcome a knock but he has now returned to training and is expected to be in contention.

Formation:433Manager: Simon Davey

Crewe

Formation: 433Manager:

Hereford

  • Rhys Taylor
  • Matt Tootle
  • David Artell
  • Patrick Ada
  • Danny Blanchett
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Luke Murphy
  • Lee Bell
  • Clayton Donaldson
  • Calvin Zola
  • Shaun Miller
  • SUBS
  • Ben Garratt
  • Joel Grant
  • Byron Moore
  • Mat Mitchel-King
  • Ajay Leitch-Smith
  • Adam Dugdale
  • Nick Powell

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Match Report

Kovacs goal enough for Bulls Janos Kovacs scored on his Hereford debut as Simon Davey`s new-look side claimed a 1-0 win at Crewe. The Bulls, who included six debutants, started on top, but Clayton Donaldson should have put the Alex ahead after 14 minutes. Luke Murphy's excellent throughball put Donaldson one-on-one with goalkeeper Adam Bartlett, but the striker dragged his shot wide. Two minutes later the visitors were ahead. Hungarian Kovacs rose unchallenged to head home James McQuilken's corner. Crewe pressed for a leveller, but Calvin Zola could not capitalise when Bartlett fumbled Ashley Westwood's free-kick. Shaun Miller then missed a trio of chances, including a tricky side-footed finish at the far post with an empty net at his mercy. Goalkeeper Rhys Taylor kept the Railwaymen in it, tipping over McQuilken's curling goalbound effort. Westwood carved open another great chance for Zola, but the striker delayed his shot and Kovacs got in a vital block. Matt Tootle almost snatched an equaliser, but Bartlett did well to smother ball before the full-back could shoot.

possession


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