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Important Wins For Bulls, Poppies & Rebels

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There may have only been four matches in the Evo-Stik League South Premier on Tuesday night but they all had significance at either end of the table.

League leaders Hereford FC moved four points clear of second-placed King`s Lynn Town after being taken all the way by mid-table Frome Town at Edgar Street before claiming a 1-0 victory.

In front of a crowd of 1,685, John Mills scored the only goal of the game for the Bulls.

Kettering Town have a couple of games in hand on those above them and pulled to within two points of third-placed Weymouth after a 4-1 Latimer Park win over a Royston Town side whose own excellent attempt for a top five spot themselves took a severe blow.

A crowd of 500 saw the Crows take an early 2nd minute lead through Adam Murray.

And it wasn`t until 7 minutes into the second half that Brett Solkhon grabbed the home side`s equaliser.

Then, on 56 minutes came the turning point of the game when Royston had Sam Corcoran dismissed for a rash challenge on Michael Richens.

Two minutes later, Matt Stevens put the Poppies in front and 3 minutes after that, Aaron O`Connor made the points safe with a third – Lindon Meikle adding a fourth in stoppage time.

Slough Town moved six points clear of sixth-placed Chesham United after they mirrored Kettering`s result at third-bottom St Ives Town.

And, like the Poppies, Slough also had to come back from being a 27th minute Peter Clark goal behind to win.

Simon Dunn pulled the Rebels back on level terms from the penalty spot on 42 minutes and then right on the half-time whistle, Warren Harris made it 2-1 to the visitors.

Five minutes into the second half, Ben Harris added Slough`s third and then 4 minutes into time added on at the end of the game, Manny Williams made it 4-1.

Tiverton Town kept their outside play-off hopes alive with a 2-1 win at Stratford Town.

The Devonians had a great start with a goal inside the opening minute from Jamie Short.

Ben Stephens eventually pulled Stratford back on level terms 6 minutes after the break, but Levi Landricombe won it for the Yellows 10 minutes from time.

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