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Sadly For Bulls It`s Heads Your Out!

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Hereford`s famed giantkilling feats could not be stretched even further on Thursday night as the Evo-Stik League South Premier club bravely bowed out of this season`s Emirates FA Cup in their Second Round replay at Edgar Street against SkyBet League One side Fleetwood Town.

But actually getting the game on at all was a terrific achievement by the Bulls, who were grateful to supporters in assisting taking off tons of snow from the covered pitch and allow the tie being shown live on BT Sport to go ahead.

Fans of this particular guise of Hereford FC, who are the phoenix club from the old Hereford United outfit who went bust in December 2014 have known nothing but success in the main and have come a long way since winning the Midland League title in 2015/16.

In truth, they were unable to fully stretch the Cod Army, whose boss Uwe Rosler was determined his name wasn`t going to forever be associated with an FA Cup upset!

His opposite number, Peter Beadle will, however, have been massively disappointed with the nature of both of Fleetwood`s goals as they were identical and didn`t come from open play.

The first goal came in the 10th minute when a George Glendon corner was firmly headed past Hereford `keeper Martin Horsell by skipper Cian Bolger from just outside the six-yard box.

Hereford fought back and Keyon Reffell will have been disappointed not to at least have tested Fleetwood `keeper Alex Cairns shortly afterwards rather than shoot wide.

And just before the hour-mark, the Cod Army effectively booked a home Third Round tie with Premier League Leicester City and a reunion with former striker Jamie Vardy when they doubled their lead.

It was identical to the first goal, with a Glendon corner being powerfully headed home by Bolger.

Calvin Dinsley came close for the hosts soon afterwards and a free-kick from top scorer John Mills struck the side netting when fans on the opposite side of the goal cheered as they thought it had gone in.

But it`s the end of the road for Hereford for this season and they can now concentrate on yet another promotion attempt.

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