AFC Telford 0 Hereford 0 - Report and pictures

By Luke Hatfield | AFC Telford United | Published:

AFC Telford and Hereford battled out an entertaining but fruitless 0-0 draw at the New Bucks Head as Rob Edwards continues to prepare his side for his first season in the National League North.

In a tight first half, Edwards' men struggled to make a breakthrough, courtesy of an organised Hereford side.

However, the Bucks were lucky to make it past the first 45 minutes level, after Jasbir Singh's challenge on John Mills resulted in a penalty for the hosts.

But the goalkeeper quickly atoned for his mistake, diving low to his left to save Mills' spot-kick to keep the scores level.

Hereford continued to stay strong against Edwards' side, but with both teams holding their own the first-half came to a close without a goal to speak of.

The second half began tentatively, with neither side managing to assert any form of dominance.

The Bucks looked the more likely side to break the deadlock heading into the hour mark though, but still failed to construct any guilt-edge chances of note against the Bulls.

The hosts' good work nearly paid off after Mathew Barnes-Homer found himself unmarked in the penalty area, only to put his headed effort wide.

The pressure continued to build on the Hereford goal when John Marsden struck the post, quickly followed up by Jack Rea who saw his follow-up fly over the bar.

Telford saw a scare of their own heading into the final ten minutes, as Shane Sutton deflected a strike wide with Singh wrong-footed before Barnes-Homer cleared a dangerous near-post corner away from the Bucks' area.

Pressure was applied further by Edwards' charges, but the visiting fans thought they might have stolen the win late on, but Singh did just enough to force the visitors final effort wide.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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