Hereford ended a run of four consecutive home defeats with a 2-0 victory over Bradford in an entertaining contest at Edgar Street.

Frenchman Mathieu Manset headed home their first in the 33rd minute, with teenage striker Jake Jervis snapping up the second in the 81st minute.

Eighteen-year-old Jervis, who has joined Hereford on a month's loan from Birmingham, lobbed the ball over the top of the Bradford goalkeeper on his debut.

Play switched from end to end in the first half, with both goalkeepers Adam Bartlett and Matt Glennon making good saves.

Hereford keeper Bartlett palmed away a shot from Gavin Grant and then made a flying save to stop a header from Gareth Evans.

Bradford stopper Glennon also saved a close-range effort from Darren Jones on the goal-line before Hereford took the lead.

Full-back Ryan Valentine headed a corner from Marc Pugh back across the Bradford goalmouth for Manset to head home from two yards.

After the break both sides missed early chances, with Pugh rifling wide of the near post while down at the other end Bradford's midfielder Evans drilled over from eight yards with only Bartlett to beat.

Hereford survived a let-off when Bradford substitute Mark McCammon headed a corner from Robbie Threlfall onto the foot of the post.

Jervis then clinched the victory when he lobbed the ball over the top of Glennon from 10 yards.

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