Match Report: Lincoln City vs. Hereford United

Lincoln City were at home against Hereford United on Saturday, November 17th, looking to extend their nine game unbeaten run.

Lincoln City extended their unbeaten streak to ten games after their 3-2 victory against Hereford at The 12th Imp Sincil Bank Stadium. Photo: Tom Larken.

City started well, applying pressure from the offset after a clearance deflected off Jamie Taylor’s back, giving him an opportunity to cross the ball. However, nobody was there to get an effort on goal.

Adam Smith worked the left flank well, creating a corner, following a good run starting from the half way line. Power took the corner short to Taylor, who returned it to Power, delivering a cross deep into the box, but the Bull’s keeper, Bittner claimed easily.

It was Hereford’s turn to break through right back, Gallangh, making a run from deep within his own half. The ball fell to McQuilkin, who crossed, but Farman caught it easily.

Lincoln got a free-kick 25 yards out in a good attacking position, but Power struck the ball high, wide and handsome. Not the best effort from the Imps’ playmaker.

Fancying their chances, Hereford broke, and defender Will Evans took a shot from 30 yards, but Farman was able to save it with ease.

Taylor came close to opening the scoring, after some great work from Adam Smith. He crossed the ball in for Taylor, whose header was tipped over by Bittner.

A Lincoln attack saw Clist bring down Jamie Taylor, resulting in a yellow for the Hereford player.

Just after the two minutes of additional time at the end of the first half were announced, Jamie Taylor grabbed the limelight once again, with an audacious 40-yard lob, giving the Imps the lead. Taylor’s 11th goal of the season for Lincoln City.

The second half started slowly, with chances being few and far between. Stam flew in on Alan Power early on, earning the Hereford defender a yellow card.

Hereford grabbed the equaliser through Ryan Bowman, slotting the ball past Farman comfortably from 12 yards out.

Straight away, Lincoln managed to pull ahead via a Joe Heath own goal. Dan Gray produced a long throw into the box and, after substitute Oliver flicked it on, the Hereford defender bundled it in to his own net.

Minutes later, Jake Sheridan was brought down in the box, resulting in a penalty. Up stepped super-sub Colin Larkin, who sent Bittner the wrong way, as he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom left corner.

The Bulls pulled one back through centre-half, Will Evans, who put the ball away from outside of the Lincoln box, to make it 3-2.

Hereford failed to find another goal, meaning the Imps extend their unbeaten run to ten matches ahead of their FA Trophy tie away at Tamworth on November 24th.

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