STOURPORT Swifts put in a outstanding performance on Tuesday night to beat highly fancied Hereford in front of a record crowd at Walshes Meadow.

Swifts doubled their previous best attendance as over a 1,000 Hereford fans made the trip after their opening day win over Brocton on Saturday.

A staggering 1,321 fans crammed in to the Walshes to see a game packed with incident as both sides started strongly.

Dominic Richards in the Swifts goal again looked confident, and dealt well with a low free kick from Pablo Haysham.

Hereford’s 47 goal top scorer John Mills also looked hungry to add to this season's tally.

After 39 minutes, James Baldwin broke free on the right and was brought down by Hereford defender Nathan Summers to concede a penalty.

Ben Maund stepped up to blast his spot kick high to Harvey Rivers’ right, with Summers red carded for the tackle.

Despite their ten men, Hereford pressed hard for an equaliser after the break, and only some outstanding defending from Willets and Wollacot at the back prevented them getting back on terms.

On the hour Mills was inches away from a Purdie cross, and Richards saved well from Haysham and kept out a fierce header from Mills just inside the post.

With seven minutes left, Joe Phillips raced clear and stepped past two challenges to fire a low left foot shot past Rivers to make it 2-0.

Swifts are away to Brocton on Saturday in the extra-preliminary Round of the FA Cup (3pm ko).

Swifts: Richards, Hanson, Willets, Wollacot, Hyde, Robinson, Hurrell, Hill, Baldwin, Maund, Phillips. Subs: Hickman, Rogers.