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Crystal Palace 2-1 Hereford

Nick Carle and John Oster grabbed their first goals for Crystal Palace to see off League One Hereford.

The Eagles fell behind on 40 minutes when Moses Ashikodi's header went in off the underside of the bar.

But they hit back almost straight away when Carle's left-footed shot flew past helpless Bulls keeper Darren Randolph.

Oster, who only joined Palace 24 hours earlier, then produced a bizarre debut winner when his cross fooled Randolph and dropped into the net.


Crystal Palace: Flahavan, Butterfield, McCarthy, Fonte, Hill, Ifill (Fletcher 46), Carle, Oster (Scannell 84), Derry, Moses (Djilali 58), Andrew.
Subs Not Used: Wilkinson, Hills, Thomas, Ertl.

Goals: Carle 45, Oster 49.

Hereford: Randolph, Rose, Oji, Beckwith, Threlfall, Johnson (Guinan 79), Smith, Taylor (Easton 79), Diagouraga, Done (Hudson-Odoi 68), Ashikodi.
Subs Not Used: Samson, Breen, Gwynne, Macleod.

Booked: Ashikodi.

Goals: Ashikodi 41.

Att: 3,094

Ref: Trevor Kettle (Rutland).


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