Mathieu Manset's second goal was the deciding factor
Mathieu Manset's winner edged Hereford past fellow League Two club Lincoln in a pulsating FA Cup second round replay.
Manset put the Bulls ahead with a left-foot shot but Jamie Clapham levelled from close range before Delroy Facey forced the ball home to put City ahead.
Stuart Fleetwood swept in an equaliser and restored United's lead with a long-range shot but Ashley Grimes levelled.
Kenny Lunt set up Manset to book a third round tie at Wycombe before United's Ryan Green was sent off.
Green, who had earlier been booked, was dismissed in stoppage time for a deliberate handball.
Before Manset's clincher, Hereford had twice hit the woodwork while Janos Kovacs missed an easy header.
They now travel to Adams Park on Tuesday night.
Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire: "We had enough chances to win and if you score three goals at home you should win the match. We've conceded four goals too many, but if you look at the back four we had to put out today we were probably going to have to score four or five to win.
"I couldn't fault the lads for effort and commitment, they've given everything but we've conceded too many poor goals today.
"I'm disappointed because I thought we had a fantastic chance of going through, especially the way the game was panning out but you can't concede four goals at home and look to get through."
Hereford manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "That open style is always the way I wanted to play when I was a player and it is something that hopefully I can continue to bring into the side.
"We have just got to make sure that if we are going to do that we are tight at the back and that we consolidate there.
"If you are going to keep the ball then you have got to be good at getting it back and you have to make sure you defend well."
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Saturday, 8 January 2011
The FA Cup
05 Swaibu yellow card
28 Hoyte (Kerr 9)
07 Carayol (Hutchinson 46)
02 Green two yellow cards, red card
09 Manset yellow card (Bauza 79 yellow card)
Ref: MathiesonAtt: 1,794
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:14 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
90:00+3:15 Ryan Green is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Albert Jarrett.
90:00+3:15 Sent off Ryan Green sent off.
90:00+1:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Albert Jarrett by Ryan Green. Jamie Clapham restarts play with the free kick.
89:22 Foul by Michael Townsend on Ben Hutchinson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie Clapham from right channel.
89:22 Booking Caution for Guillem Bauza.
88:04 James McQuilkin fouled by Scott Kerr, the ref awards a free kick. James McQuilkin takes the free kick.
86:32 Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.
85:16 Unfair challenge on Kenny Lunt by Scott Kerr results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
82:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delroy Facey by Ryan Green. Albert Jarrett crosses the ball from the free kick
left-footed from left channel, save by Adam Bartlett.
78:51 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Guillem Bauza coming on for Mathieu Manset.
77:21 Ben Hutchinson has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
76:56 James McQuilkin takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon.
75:31 Moses Swaibu challenges Nicky Featherstone unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McQuilkin shoots direct from the free
73:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Stuart Fleetwood. Joe Heath fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,
Joe Anyon makes a save.
71:22 The assist for the goal came from Stuart Fleetwood.
71:22 GOAL - Mathieu Manset:Lincoln City 3 - 4 Hereford Mathieu Manset gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal.
Lincoln City 3-4 Hereford.
70:20 Ashley Grimes has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
69:00 Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.
67:23 Short corner worked by Albert Jarrett.
66:37 James McQuilkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Kerr. Paul Green takes the direct free kick.
65:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Hutchinson on Janos Kovacs. Janos Kovacs takes the free kick.
61:24 Effort from the edge of the box by Ashley Grimes goes wide of the left-hand upright.
59:30 Corner taken right-footed by James McQuilkin, Janos Kovacs has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
58:45 James McQuilkin takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Moses Swaibu.
52:31 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Albert Jarrett, Headed effort from inside the area by Paul Green misses to the left
of the target.
48:38 Long distance shot from James McQuilkin misses to the left of the target.
47:17 GOAL - Ashley Grimes:Lincoln City 3 - 3 Hereford Ashley Grimes finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Lincoln City
46:27 The offside flag is raised against Stuart Fleetwood. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
45:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Fleetwood by Scott Kerr. Free kick taken by Ryan Green.
45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
45:01 Substitution Ben Hutchinson on for Mustapha Carayol.
45:00+3:45 It is the end of the first-half.
45:00+3:29 Mathieu Manset challenges Moses Swaibu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
45:00+3:05 Booking Mathieu Manset is given a yellow card.
45:00+2:13 The assistant referee signals for offside against Delroy Facey. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
45:00+1:12 Stuart Fleetwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.
43:52 Ashley Grimes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
42:06 GOAL - Stuart Fleetwood:Lincoln City 2 - 3 Hereford Stuart Fleetwood fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-3 Hereford.
40:50 Foul by Cian Hughton on Kenny Lunt, free kick awarded. James McQuilkin delivers the ball, Michael Townsend takes a shot.
38:44 The offside flag is raised against Ashley Grimes. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.
38:28 Short corner taken by Albert Jarrett.
36:37 Corner taken by Mustapha Carayol, Shot from just outside the area by Luke Howell misses to the right of the target.
Correction - 35:19 GOAL - Stuart Fleetwood:Lincoln City 2 - 2 Hereford Stuart Fleetwood fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-2 Hereford.
35:19 Mathieu Manset provided the assist for the goal.
35:19 GOAL - Stuart Fleetwood:Lincoln City 2 - 2 Hereford Stuart Fleetwood fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-2 Hereford.
31:52 Corner taken by Albert Jarrett, save by Adam Bartlett.
30:16 Ryan Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol. Albert Jarrett has a direct shot on goal from
the free kick, save made by Adam Bartlett.
30:16 Booking Ryan Green is shown a yellow card.
27:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Cian Hughton on Kenny Lunt. Joe Heath restarts play with the free kick.
23:19 GOAL - Delroy Facey:Lincoln City 2 - 1 Hereford Delroy Facey fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-1 Hereford.
19:54 Header from deep inside the area by Luke Howell goes over the bar.
17:53 Effort from the edge of the box by Stuart Fleetwood goes wide of the right-hand upright.
16:09 Effort from just inside the penalty box by Stuart Fleetwood strikes the post.
15:36 Mustapha Carayol challenges James McQuilkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
14:09 Mathieu Manset fouled by Moses Swaibu, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by James McQuilkin from right
channel, Joe Anyon makes a save.
14:09 Booking Moses Swaibu receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
10:59 The ball is delivered by Mustapha Carayol, Effort from deep inside the area by Ashley Grimes misses to the right of the target.
8:49 Substitution Scott Kerr replaces Gavin Hoyte.
7:02 Corner taken by Joe Heath from the right by-line to the near post, Moses Swaibu makes a clearance.
5:58 GOAL - Jamie Clapham:Lincoln City 1 - 1 Hereford Jamie Clapham fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-1 Hereford.
4:52 Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.
Correction - 3:25 GOAL - Mathieu Manset:Lincoln City 0 - 1 Hereford Mathieu Manset fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 Hereford.
3:25 GOAL - Mathieu Manset:Lincoln City 0 - 1 Hereford Mathieu Manset gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal.
Lincoln City 0-1 Hereford.
2:53 Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.
0:00 The referee gets the game underway.
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