Bulls carry on fighting
Hereford edged off the bottom of the table after a 0-0 draw with Northampton secured their opponents' npower League Two status.
It took a goal-line clearance from skipper Clarke Carlisle to hold on to the point when he cleared a low shot from Nicky Featherstone in the second half to secure the crucial point.
The Cobblers also survived a let-off in stoppage time when Featherstone rifled the ball against the post from 25 yards, but the ball rebounded to safety.
Hereford swept forward from the kick off with Tom Barkhuizen having a rising shot turned over the crossbar by visiting goalkeeper Neil Kitson. Full-back James Chambers also drilled a 25 yard shot wide of the Cobbler's goalmouth seven minutes later.
Northampton hit back again with both Ben Tozer and Adebayo Akinfenwa both having shots cleared off the line by Hereford's defenders Will Evans and Rob Purdie before the interval.
After the restart play switched from end to end before Barkhuizen missed a guilt-edged chance to put the Bulls in front when he shot wide in the 59th minute. But only a super save by Hereford keeper Adam Bartlett stopped Akinfenwa putting the Cobblers in front a minute later.