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Hereford FC 1 Woking 0 - FA Trophy minute by minute updates


Hereford FC v Woking - FA Trophy minute by minute updates

By Ben Goddard

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    Hereford will face Hornchurch at Wembley on May 22 after Hornchurch beat Notts County on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
  • Hereford 1 Woking 0
  • Michael Bakare again opened up the defence before finding Joey Butlin who guided his header past the goalkeeper
  • It was Woking who had the game's opening chance when defender Moussa Diarra met a floated cross but headed wide.
  • Diarra then made a key block at the other end to deny Hereford a certain goal after Michael Bakare had opened up the defence.
  • Bakare created the opening goal on 22 minutes unlocking the defence before finding the header of Joey Butlin who guided his header home.
  • Hereford went close again five minutes later with Chris Camwell's pin-point cross being put behind his own goal by Ben Gerring.
  • At the other end a one-two released Sam Ashford whose low effort was saved by Brandon Hall.
  • Luke Haines was next to save the Bulls as a free-kick dropped down inside the box and looked destined to hit the net, but the loanee cleared.
  • Hereford quickly broke on the counter-attack but Bakare saw his low effort saved by Craig Ross.
  • Ross kept his side in the tie on the 50th minute with a one-handed save to deny Jamie Grimes' close-range header.
  • Woking did have the ball in the back of the net on 58 minutes after Diara won the initial header but Ashford was judged to be off-side when netting.
  • On the hour Hereford had three big chances to seal the tie.
  • Firstly Chris Camwell saw his effort fly narrowly wide under pressure by the goalkeeper.
  • Moments later Bakare opened up the defence and saw his deflected effort loop up to Lewis Butroid who fired wide with the goal at his mercy.
  • Tom Owen-Evans was next to go close but he too was denied by a Ross save before Kyle Finn drilled the rebound wide.
  • With seven minutes remaining Butlin had a golden chance to seal the win beating the off-side trap and through on goal.
  • However, his heavy touch allowed goalkeeper Ross to collect.
  • HEREFORD: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines, Grimes, Camwell (Pollock 84), Butlin, Owen-Evans, Finn, Lloyd, Bakare, Butroid
  • Subs: White, Digie, McQuilkin, Klukowski, Rowe, Kouhyar
  • Starting 11 is the same that beat Aldershot in the last round.
  • New signing Maziar Kouhyar makes the bench in place for Dylan Jones.
  • WOKING: Ross, Casey, Cooper, Gerring, Diarra, Ferdinand, Kretzschmar, Lofthouse, Ashford, Loza, Dalby
  • Subs: Cook, Smith, Jarvis, Muir, Napa, Block, Smith
  • HEREFORD FC host Woking today (3pm) at Edgar Street in the semi-final of the FA Trophy.
  • The winner will receive £15,000 and a place in the Wembley final in front of 'limited fans' on May 22.
  • Hereford
  • Hereford have been without a game since beating Aldershot on penalties in the quarter-final on February 27.
  • However, they are unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions.
  • A run which goes back until December 8 at Chester.
  • Woking
  • Have played seven games since their quarter-final win over Torquay United a month ago.
  • Two wins, two draws and three defeats in that time.
  • The FA Trophy so far:
  • Hereford FC: St Neots Town (3-0); Nantwich Town (0-1); Stamford AFC (0-2); Leamington (1-0); Aldershot (1-1, 5-3 penalties)
  • Woking: Dover Athletic (2-1); Bromley (1-1, 6-7 penalties); Sutton United (0-1); Torquay United (1-0)