Tom Barkhuizen (52 mins)
own(Stefan Stam) (30 mins)
npower League 2
, Apr 6, 2012
Ground: Edgar Street , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 4,597
Clucas back in Bulls clan Hereford welcome back midfielder Sam Clucas for their must-win clash at home to Plymouth on Good Friday.
Clucas has made a speedy recovery from an ankle injury to return to the fold, missing only last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Rotherham having been forced off against Crewe the week previous.
Fellow midfielder James McQuilkin will again be assessed having sat out against the Millers with a knock, as will Benoit Dalibard although the game may come too early for the defender as he looks to make his long-awaited return from a hamstring injury.
Midfielder Simon Clist (ankle) is not yet ready despite also nearing his comeback, Rob Purdie (hamstring) and Joe Heath (groin) remain on the sidelines.
The Bulls prop up the npower League Two table, four points from safety, knowing victory against fourth-bottom Plymouth is vital if they are to have any real chance of survival.
Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher has no new injury or suspension worries to contend.
Fletcher switched to an attack-minded line-up for the crucial 1-0 home success over Bradford last time out, with Alex MacDonald and Ashley Hemmings included on either flank to support strikers Juvhel Tsoumou and Nick Chadwick.
Onismor Bhasera and Conor Hourihane made way so Fletcher could name an aggressive XI, and both will be hoping for recalls at Edgar Street.
On-loan Bournemouth striker Steve Fletcher came off the bench to make his debut against the Bantams and he is pushing for a first start with the Pilgrims, who could go seven points clear of the relegation zone with a victory on Good Friday.
Hereford vs Plymouth
Last modified 17:37 06/04/12
Honours even between Bulls and Pilgrims Hereford and Plymouth shared the spoils in League Two's bottom-of-the-table clash after it ended 1-1 at Edgar Street.
An own goal from Hereford skipper Stefan Stam gifted Plymouth the lead in the first half but, after Simon Walton missed a penalty, Hereford levelled seven minutes after the restart when Tom Barkhuizen rifled home his 11th league goal of the season.
The Pilgrims took the lead in the 30th minute when Stam looped the ball into his own net under pressure from Warren Feeney.
Six minutes later Nick Chadwick missed a gilt-edged chance to put Plymouth in front when he shot wide of the empty Hereford goalmouth from 10 yards.
Plymouth captain Walton then missed an even better opportunity from the spot, shooting straight at the foot of a post after James Chambers had fouled Feeney in the area.
Hereford, however, rallied early in the second half and Barkhuizen rifled the ball past Jake Cole and into the roof of the net from eight yards for the equaliser.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|21||Tom Barkhuizen(sub 90)|
|26||Richard Peniket(sub 72)|
|25||Nathan Elder(sub 63)|
|10||Delroy Facey(sub 63)|
|17||Joe Colbeck(sub 72)|
|27||Samuel Clucas(sub 90)|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|32||Alex MacDonald(sub 75)|
|29||Nick Chadwick(sub 64)|
|11||Warren Feeney(sub 90)|
|20||Conor Hourihane(sub 90)|
|15||Luke Young(sub 75)|
|10||Steve Fletcher(sub 64)|