Slough stop Hereford run.
If Jon Taylor had hair at the start of last night's game he would certainly have pulled the lot out during the game. The same team that held Poole to a goalless draw only 3 days earlier produced a performance in this match that defied belief. Men against boys may be a fraction too harsh a term to use, nevertheless the fight and determination on show at Poole were rarely in evidence this time around.
The game started in much the same vein as Poole with Luke Williams having to block a shot from Dobson who was through on goal in the 6th minute.
The bulls could have scored on 15 had Akinde beaten the 17 year old Gogich in the Slough goal. Roberts and Vetier played their usual high tempo game with Yafai linking well and produced a number of chances that went begging.
Jeffries and Akinde seemed to having their own wrestling match on occasions, one nasty challenge by Jeffries on Akinde though should have been dealt with by the referee and wasn't.
Dobson and Knight for Slough were constantly probing with a number of crosses and corners producing chances for Harris which Williams dealt with.
One Dobson freekick from just outside the area brought a fine save low down to his left from Williams.
At the other end a hacked clearance from a Slough defender ricocheted off of Gary O'Neills shin and cannoned into a post. Yafai worked himself a good opening but took to much time on the ball, and then the same player did a 'Gascoigne' flicking the ball over the defenders head but not quite managing to connect with the volley. Steve Vetier made a brilliant run into a good position and then fluffed his shot.
At the other end Slough playing into a gusty wind up the slope were always dangerous through Dobson but as halftime approached with sides all square both sides would have settled for that score.
Slough though took the lead in the second minute of added time when after an extended period of treatment for Vetier everyone seemed to have switched off allowing Ed Smith to score to put the home side into the lead.
HT: Slough 1 Hereford 0.
The second period was very much a carbon copy of the first with both sides having a number of chances to register.
Dobson continued to torment the Bulls back four, while up front for Hereford Akinde was easily contained by Jeffries.
As the game drew on the gusty conditions worsened and both sides struggled although the Bulls looked the more likely to score.
Delroy Gordon headed a Vetier freekick just wide, while at the other end the best move of the game saw Luke Knight played in and his shot brought another fine save from Williams.
Sullivan replaced O'Neill, while Kone came on for O'Reilly as Jon Taylor re-jigged the shape of the side dropping Javia Roberts into left back behind Kone replacing him at wide left.
Josh Hawker almost converted a corner but his flying attempt to reach the ball just failed.
Mor-Diop then replaced Akinde, just before another hammer blow resulted in Slough's second goal.
The ball was worked down the flank eventually reaching Dobson who volleyed the ball across the six yard box for Smith to add his second of the night.
Hereford pressed and Diop just missed with a header.
FT: Slough 2 Hereford 0.