Match 32
7th January 1992
Football League (Autoglass) Trophy
Hereford (a)

Brain walks tall as Hereford cut dieng Exeter. 

7th January 1992
Football League (Autoglass) Trophy

Hereford United 2
Exeter City 1

Hereford United qualified for a home match against Walsall in the first round of the Autoglass Trophy when they col- lected another Third Division scalp at Edgar Street last night. They added the name of Exeter to that of Torquay who they beat in their previous group match and their hero was diminutive Simon Brain. The pint-sized striker netted with two headers inside the penalty box when surrounded by taller Exeter defenders.

He gave Hereford a flying start when he headed home a free-kick from skipper Derek Hall in the fourth minute. When Exeter settled, only a timely clearance by Peter Heritage denied Gary Chapman and then David Titterton cleared off the line during a goalmouth scramble. When Hereford hit back Nigel Vaughan went close with a flying header, but just before half time Exeter striker Steve Moran intercepted a faulty back pass by Hall and shot straight at Alan Judge. Exeter, however, drew level within two minutes of the restart when a faulty clearance presented Gary Marshall with a close-range equaliser. The Third Division club dominated exchanges for long periods, but Herelord regained the lead when Brain netted again in the 76th minute with a glancing header from a Shane Jones cross. Back came Exeter and after Moran had missed a close- range chance Marshall netted with a cracking shot, but the score was disallowed because another player was offside. Exeter will now visit West Bromwich Albion in the first round.

Brain (4 mins 1-0)
Marshall (47 mins 1-1)
Brain (76 mins 2-1)

Judge, Wade, Theodosiou, Heritage. Devine. Vaughan (Burton 87) Narbett Titterton, Robinson (S Jones 72), Brain

EXETER (4-4-3)
Miller, Hiley, Cook Brown Daniels Whiston Wimbleton, Robson Marshall Moran. Chapman (Hodge 72) Sub not used: Cooper.

Referee: Mr J.W Lloyd (Wresham) Attendance: 1.564.

Hereford Man of the Match
Simon Brain