Port Vale earned victory over Hereford as both sides finished with 10 men.
Craig Davies put the home side ahead when he rounded Adam Bartlett and slid the ball into an empty net.
Leon Constantine headed against the post for the visitors before Vale's Lewis Haldane was dismissed for a second yellow card.
Marc Richards added a second for Vale before Bulls defender Ryan Valentine was also sent off for a late challenge on Sean Rigg in stoppage-time.
Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:
"I think it was a sending-off that could have been avoided.
"The sending off put us in a spot of bother, but the game should have been dead and buried at half-time.
"As they forced us back we changed our system but I don't think you will see a better goal than our second this season."
Hereford manager John Trewick told BBC Hereford & Worcester:
"It's been a common symptom of matches recently where we have lost narrowly and the opposition have not had to work too hard for the goal they have got.
"We had a few chances and hit the post, but when your chances come you have got to take them."
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Saturday, 30 January 2010
04 Griffith (Howland 83 yellow card)
26 Taylor yellow card
09 Richards yellow card
14 Dodds (Loft 83)
25 Davies (Rigg 64)
32 Haldane yellow card, red card
03 Valentine yellow card, red card
11 Tolley (Mcquiokin 32)
15 Gwynne yellow card
23 Done (McCallum 75)
08 Elford-Alliyu (Manset 71)
Ref: HorwoodAtt: 4,686
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+5:33 The referee blows for the end of the match.
90:00+4:55 Booking Caution for Marc Richards.
90:00+4:55 Sent off Ryan Valentine shown a red card for second bookable offence.
90:00+1:26 Assist by Lee Collins.
90:00+1:26 GOAL - Marc Richards:Port Vale 2 - 0 Hereford A goal is scored by Marc Richards from close range low into the middle of the goal. Port Vale 2-0 Hereford.
89:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Collins by Gavin McCallum. Chris Martin takes the indirect free kick.
84:39 Booking David Howland booked.
84:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin McCallum by Adam Yates. Free kick taken by Kenny Lunt.
83:02 Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the right by-line, Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a save.
82:13 Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Doug Loft coming on for Louis Dodds.
82:13 Substitution David Howland is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Griffith.
81:15 Shot from deep inside the area by Sean Rigg clears the bar.
79:48 Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save made by Chris Martin.
77:29 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Constantine. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
77:10 James McQuilken takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a save.
76:32 Marc Pugh takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Collins.
74:08 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Gavin McCallum coming on for Matt Done.
73:42 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marc Pugh.
72:49 Mathieu Manset has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
70:48 Substitution Mathieu Manset comes on in place of Lateef Elford-Alliyu.
69:55 Handball decision goes against Marc Richards. Indirect free kick taken by Kenny Lunt.
67:40 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marc Pugh, Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Leon Constantine results in
a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Martin.
65:46 The referee blows for offside against Leon Constantine. Chris Martin takes the indirect free kick.
63:23 Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Sean Rigg coming on for Craig Davies.
63:09 Shot from inside the six-yard box by Lateef Elford-Alliyu goes wide right of the target.
61:44 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, save by Chris Martin.
60:47 Inswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Marc Richards.
59:14 Craig Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Valentine. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.
54:35 Louis Dodds produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
54:01 Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor, save by Adam Bartlett.
52:53 Darren Jones challenges Craig Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Yates.
50:11 Booking Kris Taylor goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
49:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Gwynne by Kris Taylor. Sam Gwynne restarts play with the free kick.
47:56 The ball is sent over by Sam Gwynne, clearance made by Lee Collins.
45:01 The second half kicks off.
45:00+3:11 The match has reached half-time.
45:00+1:58 Corner taken by Marc Pugh from the right by-line, clearance by Tommy Fraser.
43:06 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marc Pugh, clearance by Lee Collins.
41:29 Corner taken by Marc Pugh, Chris Martin fouled by Leon Constantine, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by
39:52 Sent off Lewis Haldane dismissed for second bookable offence.
38:37 Corner from the right by-line taken by Marc Pugh, Lee Collins manages to make a clearance.
34:19 Craig Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Valentine. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.
32:33 Booking The referee cautions Lewis Haldane for unsporting behaviour.
30:54 Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
30:54 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with James McQuilken coming on for Jamie Tolley.
30:54 Booking The referee cautions Sam Gwynne for unsporting behaviour.
30:46 Sam Gwynne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane.
29:52 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh played to the near post, Leon Constantine takes a shot.
25:54 Marc Pugh fouled by Kris Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matt Done from right
channel, save made by Chris Martin.
25:30 Craig Davies is ruled offside. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.
23:53 The ball is sent over by Louis Dodds, Strike from close range by Marc Richards clears the bar.
22:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Constantine. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Martin.
21:34 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh played to the near post, Marc Richards manages to make a clearance.
19:24 Jamie Tolley challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Martin.
18:52 Louis Dodds produces a drilled left-footed shot from inside the penalty area and hits the post.
18:28 Marc Richards takes a shot.
16:35 Craig Davies is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
15:58 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kris Taylor, Keith Lowe makes a clearance.
15:58 Booking Ryan Valentine goes into the book.
15:45 Ryan Valentine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane.
14:16 Unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane by Sam Gwynne results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Tommy Fraser, Effort on goal
by Louis Dodds from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
12:33 Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Constantine. Sam Gwynne takes the indirect free kick.
11:13 Corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor, clearance made by Jamie Tolley.
10:13 Tommy Fraser takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Bartlett makes a save.
8:43 Louis Dodds provided the assist for the goal.
8:43 GOAL - Craig Davies:Port Vale 1 - 0 Hereford A goal is scored by Craig Davies from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Hereford.
7:05 Corner taken right-footed by Tommy Fraser from the left by-line, Darren Jones makes a clearance.
2:56 Louis Dodds produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
0:40 Leon Constantine has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
0:00 The referee starts the match.
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