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Good Day For Hereford As Other Contenders Lose

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Saturday proved a very good one for Hereford FC as they beat one of their promotion rivals in Weymouth and saw fellow contenders King`s Lynn Town and Kettering Town both lose to leave the Bulls seven points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik League South Premier table.

Hereford`s newest recruit, Jennison Myrie-Williams, signed this week following his release from Vanarama National League side Torquay United, opened the scoring to break the deadlock 10 minutes into the second half.

And then Keyon Reffell doubled the Bulls lead on 69 minutes to confirm victory in front of a splendid crowd of 2,766 at Edgar Street.

King`s Lynn made the long journey to Devon to take on a Tiverton Town side who had been beaten by Kettering at Ladysmead in midweek.

But the Yellows moved back to within five points of a top five spot, thanks to a late, 87th minute Tom Bath winner.

However, the Poppies weren`t able to follow up that good win at Tivvy as they were beaten 2-0 at the Meadow by a Chesham United side who are now fifth.

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, the Generals broke the deadlock in the 68th minute through Lewis Toomey.

And a second from Shane Bush with 11 minutes remaining killed off any hopes of a Kettering comeback.

Slough Town are just a point behind Chesham in sixth after a 2-1 Arbour Park win over mid-table St Neots Town.

The Rebels got off to a great start with a goal inside the opening minute from recent signing Perry Coles.

And Coles, making his home debut, made it 2-0 with a minute to go before the break.

However, in first half injury-time, Nabil Shariff reduced the deficit to give the Saints hope.

Slough held firm in front of 615 to keep in the play-off race.

The same can`t be said for Banbury United though, who were held to a 1-1 home draw by fourth-bottom Kings Langley to fall six points behind the top five.

It looked though as if Elliot Sandy`s goal 11 minutes from time was going to be enough for the Puritans, but Jorell Johnson popped up with an equaliser for Kings 4 minutes into stoppage time.

There was another defeat for bottom-markers Gosport Borough as Lee Thomas` goal 4 minutes into the second half proved to be enough for Stratford Town at Privett Park.

Second-bottom Dunstable Town pulled four points clear of Boro after earning a point from a 1-1 draw at the Avenue Stadium against Dorchester Town.

Ashley Pope gave the Magpies a 33rd minute lead that Charlie Black levelled 6 minutes into the second half.

Elsewhere, an early 5th minute Guri Demuria goal eventually proved enough to give Basingstoke Town the points at the Camrose against Hitchin Town, while a Jack Bowen goal 8 minutes before the break did likewise for Biggleswade Town at the Carlsberg Stadium against Redditch United.

Frome Town suffered a fourth successive defeat, 4-0 at the Pro-Kit against Bishop`s Stortford.

Afolabi Akinyemi after 16 minutes had the only goal of the opening half.

He scored again 8 minutes from time and that was sandwiched by a pair of Jamie Cureton efforts on 70 and 79 minutes.

Third-bottom St Ives Town suffered a 4-2 home defeat to Farnborough.

After leading through a 19th minute Tom Knowles effort, the Saints found themselves 3-1 down to goals from Connor Calcutt and an Andrew Harris-Sealy brace.

Dubi Ogbonna reduced the arrears to one in the 65th minute, but Michael Elias-Fernandes made sure for Boro with a fourth 18 minutes from time.

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