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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bulls go out of Cup

Cardiff City defeated Hereford United 2-1 in the fourth round FA Cup game at Edgar Street this afternoon, but the Bulls gave a good account of themselves particularily towards the end of the game.

Theo Robinson scored the Bulls goal with around 15 minutes to go after Cardiff had gone two ahead. Full report to follow.

The gate was 6855 with 1498 from Cardiff. No serious trouble was reported inside the ground.

Perhaps surprisingly the BBC stats for the game suggested that Hereford had 55% of possession and Cardiff 45%. However stats on Setanta put possession as 50.7% for the Bulls and 49.3% for the Bluebirds which would appear to be more realistic.

Both sides had seven shots on target. But Cardiff had eight corners against just three for Hereford. And Hereford, mainly Robinson, were caught offside eight times.

Just two bookings in the game. Paul Parry of Cardiff and Theo Robinson of Hereford were yellow carded.

One match sponsor put Dean Beckwith as their Hereford man of the match, the other sponsor gave it to Theo Robinson.

However Beckwith was awarded an eight for his performance. Brown, Collins, Smith and Rose received a seven each for their hard work. The remainder of the team were given sixes apart from Kris Taylor and substitute Clint Easton who had a five each.

Kevin McNaughton was Cardiff's top player with an eight. Amidst several with a seven was former Bull Paul Parry.