Hereford 1-2 Swindon- Report
Report of match 18th February 2012
Hereford 1-2 Swindon- Report.
Robins flying high after victory
Swindon kept up their promotion challenge with a nailbiting 2-1 victory over struggling Hereford.
A first-half penalty from Paul Caddis and a close range shot from Paul Benson after the break made it six npower League Two wins in a row for the Robins.
Rob Purdie pulled one back for the Bulls, but Swindon held firm to keep their promotion push on track.
Hereford were the first to have an attempt on goal with Joe Colbeck lashing a cross from Nathan Elder inches wide of the Swindon post.
Swindon responded with Luke Rooney driving a 30-yard shot straight at Hereford goalkeeper Adam Bartlett at the right hand post.
Back came the hosts with Will Evans having a goalbound shot blocked by goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and from the rebound, Jonathan Smith cleared off the line from a low drive from Byron Anthony.
Swindon, however, stepped up the pressure forcing Hereford to defend in depth with goalkeeper Bartlett diving full length to punch away an inswinging corner from Matt Ritchie.
The Robins eventually took the lead in the 39th minute through Caddis who scored from the penalty spot after Benson had been upended in the area.
Swindon struck again in the 62nd minute when Benson scored from close range after Bartlett failed to hold onto the ball in the six yard box.
Hereford, however, hit back to reduce the deficit two minutes later when Purdie lashed the ball into the roof of the net from over 20 yards.
|Competition: npower League Two Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Edgar Street Attendance: 3,068|
|1 - 2||Swindon Town
Caddis 39 (pen)
|-||Match ends, Hereford United 1, Swindon Town 2.|
|90||Second Half ends, Hereford United 1, Swindon Town 2.|
|88||Corner, Hereford United.|
|84||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|83||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|82||Substitution, Swindon Town. Alan Connell replaces Billy Bodin.|
|80||Corner, Hereford United.|
|79||Corner, Hereford United.|
|70||Substitution, Swindon Town. Raffaele De Vita replaces Luke Rooney.|
|68||Substitution, Hereford United. Delroy Facey replaces Nathan Elder.|
|66||Substitution, Swindon Town. Oliver Risser replaces Jonathan Smith.|
|65||Simon Clist (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|65||Goal! Hereford United 1, Swindon Town 2. Robert Purdie (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Bartlett.|
|63||Substitution, Hereford United. Harry Pell replaces Will Evans.|
|62||Goal! Hereford United 0, Swindon Town 2. Paul Benson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Bodin with a cross.|
|58||Will Evans (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|57||Substitution, Hereford United. Lyle Taylor replaces Joe Colbeck.|
|47||Corner, Hereford United.|
|-||Second Half begins Hereford United 0, Swindon Town 1.|
|45+3||First Half ends, Hereford United 0, Swindon Town 1.|
|45||Corner, Hereford United.|
|42||Corner, Hereford United.|
|39||Goal! Hereford United 0, Swindon Town 1. Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.|
|36||Corner, Hereford United.|
|33||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|32||Kenny Lunt (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|30||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|28||Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|20||Robert Purdie (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|4||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|