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Posted Tue 28 Jan 14 at 21:30 PM

REPORT: HEREFORD 1-1 HARRIERS

Josh Gowling's header helped Harriers pick up a midweek point at Hereford United as the two rivals played out a 1-1 draw at Edgar Street.

It was the home side who fashioned a good chance to score inside five minutes and it came via influential midfield player Josh O'Keefe as he wrestled some room in the area to fire a shot off towards Lewis that sailed narrowly past the goalkeeper's upright.

O'Keefe then planted a header wide from a corner after 16 minutes with the Bulls having negotiated a spell of Harriers pressure, Michael  Gash soon after almost in on goal after good work from Adrian Cieslewicz to supply the ball.

Just past the midway point of the first half, the hosts went close again as Danny Jackman was forced to deflect Dan Walker's effort up and away for a corner that Michael Rankine headed over the target, before Rankine then teed up Frankie Artus who also struck well off target.

It wasn't an enthralling first half but early in the second there was a good opening for Harriers as skipper Kyle Storer crossed into the area and aimed for the head of Freddie Ladapo who just narrowly missed out on making contact with it.

On the hour mark Jon Brown fired another volley over the target as he watched a shot drop onto his boot only to send it high of Lewis's bar, but soon after we had a goal and it was United's as Josh O'Keefe dropped a fine, looping header over everybody and into the net as the hosts kept the ball a alive from a corner.

The lead lasted just a couple of minutes, however; Harriers worked out their first attempt at goal of the night up at the other end as a fine Storer cross was whipped into the box - the mopped top of Josh Gowling was on hand to steer it beautifully into the bottom corner with 'keeper Lloyd-Weston rooted to the spot.

Artus then almost immediately put the Bulls back in front but Lewis was alive to his swirling shot as he got behind it and parried it away, Danny Jackman up at the other end then curling a cross of his own just past the post.

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