Lions Return To Nethermoor With Hereford Visit

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The Lions are back at Nethermoor for just the second time in 2019 after four consecutive away games when Hereford visit on Tuesday night for a 7:45pm kick-off. 

Having suffered a 3-0 defeat on Saturday Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill’s side returned with just a point from the three league away games but did secure a semi-final spot in the West Riding County Cup.

The loss at Chorley followed on from the 4-0 County Cup win at Yorkshire Amateur on Tuesday night. The only point across the three Vanarama National League North games came at Chester after a 1-0 defeat at Southport started the mid-season North West tour.

In that time two new additions have signed on loan with George Cantrill and Josh Langley playing both league games since their arrival.

The Bulls meanwhile also have two points to their name in 2019 with draws against Chorley and Nuneaton Borough but defeat to Kidderminster Harriers on New Year’s Day and an Buildbase FA Trophy exit at Brackley Town have stopped them adding to their tally.

Sitting just one place and three points behind ourselves in the Vanarama National League North table Hereford name former Lions loanee James Roberts and James Wesolowski in their squad managed by former Gloucester City boss Tim Harris.

Following defeat at Chorley Joint Manager Marcus Bignot said “Very tough game against the top of the table and they are there for a reason, they are definitely the best side we have played this season.”

“We came in at half-time and spoke about the first half and the positive was the 1-0 scoreline, we were still in the game. To concede so early on was a blow, it was a very good goal from them and then the game ran away from us. They showed their quality today and where we need to be.”

Looking at the opponents Bignot stressed “If we can learn from today’s defeat we will be better for it, Chorley have been at this for a number of years in trying to get out of this league.”

Ahead of the visit of Hereford Marcus is looking for a reaction “At the moment Tuesday night is certainly a crunch fixture, we were mindful of that today. Tuesday night is important, it is an opportunity to bounce back from today and I am looking forward to see how the lads respond.”

Speaking of Andy Halls’ red card being rescinded Bignot said: “I am glad my gut feeling on the day was right, I am glad to see common sense prevail and have Andy Halls available, a lot of hard work went into it so credit to the people at the club for that.”

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