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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Rowe Offered Chesterfield Manager's Position

James Rowe has been offered the vacant manager's position at Chesterfield according to GloucestershireLive.

He was interviewed yesterday.

Gloucester have put Rowe on 'gardening leave' until his future is clarified. 

He will not be involved with their game at Gateshead this evening. 

Update 1pm: Departure from Gloucester confirmed.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Gloucester Manager Shortlisted For Chesterfield Job

Gloucester manager James Rowe is being looked at by Chesterfield who sacked their manager John Pemberton last week.

According to GloucestershireLive there has been an official approach for Rowe who has been at Gloucester for twelve months. 

Gloucester currently top the National North League whilst Chesterfield are 21st in the National League.

Tuesday Dec 1st Fixtures May Be Moved To Wednesday

Always depending on the fine print but the news that fans are set to be allowed back into sporting events from December 2nd may mean that some clubs with fixtures on December 1st may ask if they can delay by one day.

One such example is Hereford's National North League fixture at AFC Telford which is currently to take place on Tuesday December 1st.

Given that up to 2,000 supporters might be able to attend if it was moved to Wednesday, it's almost bound to be discussed by Telford's board. Whether away supporters would be able to attend is, as yet, unknown but looks unlikely.

Meanwhile given the news about supporters returning to watch games, will the recent £11m promised to National League clubs have to cover the remainder of the season not just the next three months?

Obviously the income from supporters through the gates will be welcomed but whether gate income returns to anywhere near usual remains to be seen.

Find out when you'll be allowed back into Edgar Street


Fans will finally be allowed to watch Hereford play at Edgar Street for the first time in 10 months.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed earlier today that spectators will be allowed into indoor and outside events in Tier 1 and 2 regions with capacities set.

You have to go way back to February 29 for the last time fans were allowed to watch the Bulls at Edgar Street, but that is set to change next month. Hereford's next home game is set to be against AFC Fylde on December 12, with away matches at Darlington and Chester also set to be played in front of supporters on the 5th and 8th respectively.

Prior to the national lockdown being implemented, Herefordshire was a Tier 1 region. The Government has said a maximum of 4,000 fans will be allowed to watch outside events in Tier 1 areas from December 2; however it is understood that will only be the case if 4,000 is above half of the stadium's capacity. Therefore, it is likely that restrictions will still be in place and clubs will still have to ensure they adhere to Covid regulations.  

Fans allowed to return after lockdown ends

Spectators will be allowed to return to sports stadiums in low risk areas after December 2.

A maximum of 4,000 fans can watch games in Tier 1 areas and 2,000 in Tier 2. 

However, no fans will be allowed in Tier 3.

Herefordshire was placed in Tier 1 prior to the national lockdown being implemented. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that England will return to the regional tiered system when the lockdown ends on December 2; however it is not clear if Herefordshire will remain as a Tier 1 region.

Six Midweek National North Fixtures

There are six National North League fixtures due to be played tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. There were seven but the game between Hereford and York has been postponed because York have Covid-19 issues.

Darlington v Bradford PA

Farsley Celtic v Chester

Gateshead v Gloucester

Kettering v Guiseley

Kidderminster v Alfreton

Leamington v AFC Fylde

Review Panel Set To Meet Today

A review panel set up by the National League to look at how the recent £10M lottery grant was distributed to member clubs is set to meet later today.

However, as yet, who is sitting on the panel has not been revealed.

And it isn't known what the panel's terms of reference are. 

Last week another £11m was promised to the National League, part of a Sports Winter Survival Package. There will be pressure on the League to ensure this latest grant is distributed in a way that helps all member clubs. No doubt the review panel will look at this issue.

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Who And When?


For the second in BN's series of Who And When, another picture taken by Andy Compton at Edgar Street some years ago.

So who was the player, who were the opposition and what was the date of the game.

Last week's picture featured Chris Price. Also in the picture wearing No 5 was probably Stuart Cornes.

And it's still uncertain which game it was or who it was against. Any more thoughts? If so please e-mail: bullsnews@hotmail.com



 

Burr Pleased With Coke's Performance

In his post match interview after Hereford's 2-2 draw with Chorley, assistant manager Steve Burr spoke about several of the players.

"I was pleased with Giles (Coke) because he's been on the sidelines for a while," said Burr.

"I thought he was very good.

"He got hold of the ball, showed his class, got on it.

"We've had to move things around a bit, Ben (Pollock) is still injured. we missed him.

"But Giles took his opportunity.

"I thought James McQuilken, his second game starting, got on the ball as well and created one or two things.

"Demetri (Brown) since he's been here has been plauged with injuries and he needs a free run now of getting him self fit.

"He's obviously come from a lower level so there's lots to do with him.

"Hopefully he can have a run of being fit and not picking up any niggling injuries. That's the main thing."

Next for Hereford is Kettering at Edgar Street on Saturday.

"We watched Kettering early on in the season when they played Bradford.

"I think teams that come here with our set-up and everything they look forward to coming here but that's when we miss the crowd.

"We got in front today and with the crowd here we would have been on the front foot.

"That's no excuse but it's a big help when you've got your supporters in the ground so teams are relishing coming here because there's no crowd on their back."

Saturday, November 21, 2020

What Is National League 'Methodology' Asks Maidstone Co-Owner

Maidstone is one of the nine clubs calling for National League to explain the 'methodology' used to distribute the recent £10M funding from the National Lottery.

Co-owner Terry Casey has written to Non-League Paper to explain his views.

"The board refers to the ‘methodology’ but still have not been prepared to explain the methodology behind the allocation of the money," says Casey.

"We are all aware that the most fundamental element of the distribution is that over £6 million will be sent to just 23 of the member clubs, leaving the remaining £3.9 million to 44 clubs.

"With the balance of distribution so grotesquely distorted in favour of the higher placed clubs, it is difficult to find that their statement ‘the board do not represent their own clubs’ has any credibility.

"The fact is that these clubs have already each been given £75k more than clubs in the south and north divisions.

"The board, who are heavily conflicted, also state that ‘the distribution fully complied with the terms of the agreement with Camelot’.

"The fact is that Camelot (who run the National Lottery) have made it clear that they do not want to be compromised by having a position on this matter.

"The board members are denying any involvement as they are conflicted but by their statement they are obviously heavily involved.

"The members state that ‘the majority of the clubs are perfectly happy with the distribution’.

"These are the clubs who been given many times more in compensation than they have lost.

"Under those circumstances they have every right to be ‘perfectly happy’.

"The National League and the government reassured us that the funding would be distributed according to lost gate revenue. This has not happened.

"It has put our very existence into turmoil while others are enjoying their windfall." 

A Draw At Hereford Is A Good Result Said Vermiglio

Chorley FC manager Jamie Vermiglio was disappointed to have conceeded late in the game at Edgar Street this afternoon after going 2-1 ahead but overall he seemed pleased with his side's performance.

"It's got to be positive really," said Vermiglio.

"We're away from home. To take a draw away from Hereford is a good result. A draw away from home in any league is generally a good result.

"My over-riding feeling at the moment is one of sheer frustration, one of annoyance, with the way the game evolved.

"We were probably a little bit short in the first half, they looked the more dominant team.

"We looked more likely to score in some ways with more clear cut chances. They had one in the half. But they were the better side in the first half.

"Second half first ten minutes we were sluggish and slow. Changed the shape a little bit and as a result of that we got on the front foot. There was confidence about us.

"We got ourselves in to the game, scored a good goal with a deflected shot which we probably deserved on the second half balance of play.

"But I feel really frustrated with that last five/ten minutes when we could have shut up shop.

"We conceeded a corner. Their lad has beaten one of us in the air, it's going to happen. Could have been cleared off the line I thought.

"They were only going to come at us so a sense of frustration at the end.

"But when I reflect a draw away from home at Hereford is a good result."

We've Thrown The Points Away Said Burr

Hereford FC's Steve Burr felt that the Bulls had thrown the points away after going 1-0 up against Chorley.

"It's another game where at home we've thrown the points away," said Burr speaking to BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"I thought we played some good stuff today and once we went 1-0 up in the second half I really felt we were going to win comfortably.

"But for whatever reason that didn't happen and it's disappointing we haven't got maximum points today.

"Chorley are quite a resiliant side and I know they've been struggling with their league performances but they had a good win in the Cup and they look forward to Peterborough next weekend.

"I think their position in the table is probably a bit false because they've only played a handful of games like ourselves.

"When you are in a position like we were today, we managed to break them down and we got a bit fortunate with the goal and the deflection, if you are going to be up there competing you've got to kill teams off and it just didn't happen.

"I think in some ways we've got to be grateful in the end that we got a point out of it.

"I'm a believer that you create things all around the park. You want your front men to get amongst the goals, thankfully Lenell popped up with the equaliser today.

"We seem to be creating a lot of chances but it's just finishing things off in that final third.

"You work on all sorts of things to put them right and I think with the chances that came our way I'm a believer that you need goals from all areas of the park.

"Things have changed a lot since I played when there was always a twin striker.

"We've been playing two down the middle and we still create chances but not finishing them off so it's just one of those at the minute.

"I think we would be more concerned if we were not creating chances. James McQuilken had a great chance just before half-time to score and he's missed.

"And to be fair Chorley had a few efforts and probably felt they could have scored more in the second half.

"Overall once we got in front we should have really turned the screw and gone on and won comfortably.

"After we scored we never got hold of the ball for whatever reason. We tended to sit back. For me you go on to get another and another. There's no instruction to go in front and then sit back. You can't do that because you are not going to win games."

It Feels Like A Loss Says Grimes

Hereford defender Jamie Grimes spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcester after this afternoon's 2-2 home draw with Chorley FC. It's was an exciting end to the game for any neutrals watching but not for Hereford fans.

"It was not what we wanted," said Grimes.

"We went one up and we wanted to see it out and get the 1-0 win, we've been pretty good at that this season.

"In the end it feels like a loss to be honest. It was an exciting end for the neutral but not for us, we wanted to win the game.

"They got their goal, they got their second goal, in the end I thought we did well to get the point which at home we want to win games and we thought we should have won today.

"We changed the way we kicked, we kicked down the hill, tried to get at them early and I think we did that without scoring a goal in the first half.

"It was really disappointing our second half. Although we scored first we can't be conceeding two goals in a half. 

"Fair play to them, they went 1-0 down and they changed the way they played. They started playing and cut us open really. When we go a goal up we've got to be able to see the game out, we've got to have a bit of composure."

Grimes was asked about Chorley's first goal. 

"We've had our conversations about that. We're not happy about it. It felt like no-one really got tight, it wasn't good enough really so we need to go to the training ground and work on it so it doesn't happen again."

Any positives?

"Giles Coke is good, he never gives the ball away and gives us that experience in there. He did well today.

"Positive as well was that we scored from a set piece, we looked dangerous from set pieces I think and that's something we've been working on in training so we want to score a few more..

"We want to win our home games, we went ahead. Even when we were drawing we felt like we should be winning the game. Coming away with a point felt like two points dropped.

"We're disappointed but we've got a full week of training to put it right for Kettering next week.

"We feel we've been the better team in all the games but it's just getting that goal, getting that first win and then getting on top of teams. We need to make this place a fortress really. We haven't quite done that so far.

"It's been a really strange start to the season. We play and we get a game called off and then we're playing again. We've not really got any rhythm so this is our chance to get a few games in a run and hopefully get a few results."

John-Lewis rescues point in dramatic finish

Lenell John-Lewis scored a dramatic goal as Hereford claimed a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Chorley.

'The Shop' netted in the 89th minute just as it looked like Chorley were going to go home with the three points. Hereford led 1-0 with six minutes remaining but two goals in the space of three minutes saw Chorley amazingly turn the game around in their favour.

Jared Hodgkiss' deflected shot had earlier put Hereford ahead in the 59th minute, while Chorley also hit the post. The draw means the Bulls pick up their first home point of the season following two defeats.

Hereford manager Josh Gowling made one change to the team that lost to Gloucester in midweek, with Giles Coke replacing the injured Yan Klukowski. There was also a welcome return to the substitutes bench for Demetri Brown following a long injury lay off.

Meanwhile, Harvey Smith - who was previously on loan at Hereford from Bristol City - lined up for Chorley.

Hereford forced a free-kick in the fourth minute, but James McQuilkin's set piece failed to find Kelsey Mooney. The ball was eventually squared to Dan Jones, who fired over.

Chorley - who had two players booked in the opening five minutes - then saw a shot by Ollie Shenton deflect behind for a corner.

At the other hand, Tom Owen-Evans warmed the hands of Chorley goalkeeper Matt Urwin with a shot, while Mike Calveley headed over for the away side.

McQuilkin had a shot saved in the 23rd minute before the Bulls midfielder had a great chance to open the scoring on the stroke of half time. However, he blazed over when well placed.

Hereford also had a great chance in the 54th minute when Jamie Grimes headed straight at Urwin before the Bulls did take the lead five minutes later, albeit in fortuitous circumstances. Hodgkiss' shot took a huge deflection which deceived Urwin and went in the opposite direction.

Brown then came off the bench for a rare appearance in the 71st minute before Chorley had a couple of great opportunities to equalise, Arlen Birch saw his header strike the post while Lewis Reilly also went close.

However, Reilly did get on the scoresheet in the 84th minute when he headed home Birch's cross before Chorley unbelievably went ahead three minutes from time. After seeing his goal for Hereford deflect in off a Chorley player, Hodgkiss this time could only divert Andy Halls' low cross past White and gift the away team an unlikely lead.

However, in a mad finish to the game, Hereford were able to at least get something when John-Lewis headed home Dan Jones' cross.

Overall, Josh Gowling's side will be extremely disappointed that they did not pick up their first home win of the season as they were seemingly in control for most of the second half. In the end, at least they picked up a point and again John-Lewis showed his worth to the team. But the way the goals were conceded were poor and, at the other end, Hereford had plenty of chances to win the game comfortably, although Chorley did have opportunities themselves.

If Hereford want to be in the promotion mix this season, they have to take their chances and kill teams off, otherwise there will be more games where they will be going home disappointed. They have another home game next Saturday when they entertain Kettering, a match in which anything other than three points will be demoralising

Hereford: White, Hodgkiss, Grimes, Coke, Owen-Evans (Finn 80), Digie, John-Lewis, McQuilkin (Nabi 76), Lloyd, D Jones, Mooney (Brown 71). Subs not used: Camwell, Whittingham.

Today's National North League Results

Eight games took place in the National North League this afternoon.

Alfreton 0 Darlington 2

Brackley 1 Chester 1

Bradford PA 1 AFC Telford 2

Curzon Ashton 0 Leamington 3

Farsley Celtic 2 Kidderminster 2

Gateshead 4 Southport 1

Guiseley 1 Gloucester 2

Hereford 2 Chorley 2

Hereford are now 13th with eight points from six games.

Gloucester lead the table with 21 points from nine games.

 

Chances for Bulls but it remains goalless

Hereford have had chances during the first half of this afternoon's National League North match against Chorley, but it remains 0-0.

James McQuilkin had the Bulls' best chance on the stroke of half time, but sent his effort over the bar when well placed.

Tom Owen-Evans also forced away goalkeeper Matt Urwin into a save, while at the other end, Ollie Shenton had an effort deflected behind for a corner and Elliiot Newby headed over.

Kevin Charlton - An Appreciation


Following the sad news about Kevin Charlton’s passing on Thursday, Club Historian Ron Parrott, with a heavy heart, has compiled the following “Appreciation” and pen-pic detailing Kevin’s full playing career:-

 

“It’s been a devastating few weeks at Edgar Street with the passing of several former players and one of our beneficiaries so it was particularly upsetting to hear about the passing of former Hereford United goalkeeper Kevin Charlton on Thursday, aged 66. He passed away peacefully in hospital in Bangor, North Wales having experienced poor health for a number of years, a challenge that apparently, he faced with good humour and courage. Kevin first came to newly-promoted Hereford United in the summer of 1975 with a lot to prove and it wasn’t long before he was a regular in what many fans considered to be Hereford United’s best team ever. We walked away with the old Third Division championship and Kevin was a star. At 5'9" he was not the tallest of goalkeepers but he had great technique and was very acrobatic, which more than made up for his lack of inches and he notched up 45 appearances in that remarkable first season. He later enjoyed even greater success with Telford United and just two years ago, he became only the second player to be voted into their “Hall of Fame”. Kevin will be sadly missed.”

 

 

Appearances: 65 (65+0 sub.) Goals: 0

Seasons played: 1975/76 to 1977/78

Born Atherstone 12th September 1954, died Bangor, North Wales 18th November 2020

 

 Kevin joined Wolves as a 15-year-old in 1969 and went on to serve an apprenticeship but unfortunately, he was third-choice keeper and spent most of his time in the Intermediate League and Reserve sides. Despite making the bench in a Texaco Cup match at Ipswich, Kevin never made the first-team and left to sign for AFC Bournemouth for £3,500 in the summer of 1972. Kevin made over 50 appearances at Dean Court over a three-year stay and in his last season, he was voted runner-up in the Hampshire Sports Personality of the Year Award, before leaving in June 1975 to sign for Hereford United.

 

At 5'9" Kevin was not the tallest of goalkeepers but he had great technique and was very acrobatic, which more than made up for his lack of inches. A lifelong Liverpool fan, Kevin had also been a diabetic all his life and it wasn't unusual for someone to be sent out to procure an emergency Mars Bar before a game. He was a key member of the 1975/76 Third Division championship winning side and kept goal in 45 games for probably United's best team ever. He was a bit of a character in the dressing room and popular with the fans and fellow players alike. The following season, Kevin had to compete with Tommy Hughes but still played 19 times in the old Second Division. His final season was 1977/78 but he only played one game before dropping down to non-league football with Bangor City in North Wales.

 

Having made the decision to go part-time in the Northern Premier League, Kevin took a job as a rep, selling books, maps and guides for a local wholesaler. He and his wife Valerie, set up home in Anglesey, where they enjoyed wonderful views of Snowdon and they lived there for over 30 years. Kevin spent three happy years with the Citizens until he was signed from Bangor City for Telford United by then manager Gordon Banks in February 1980. He commuted 100 miles each way and soon became an integral part of the Telford United side that achieved huge success in the 1980s, helping to put the club and town on the map. Kevin played in three FA Trophy finals, winning two of these at Wembley. He also won three England semi-pro caps and featured in two wonderful FA Cup runs, to the Fourth Round in 1983/84 and going one round further the following season. After 10 years at the Buck’s head, Kevin had notched up 525 appearances and kept a clean sheet in 150 of them. He then briefly returned to League football with Scarborough in September 1988 but only managed three more appearances before ending his career with second brief spells at Bangor and Telford before finally retiring from the game. Kevin became a good golfer too and his son Jim, played football for Morecambe. In 2018, Kevin was proud to become the second member of Telford United's "Hall of Fame".

Team news for today's game versus Chorley

Hereford make one change for today's home match with Chorley, with Giles Coke replacing the injured Yan Klukowski.

Demetri Brown also makes a welcome return to the substitutes bench following injury.

White, Hodgkiss, Grimes, Coke, Owen-Evans, Digie, John-Lewis, McQuilkin, Lloyd, D Jones, Mooney. Subs: Camwell, Finn, Brown, Nabi, Whittingham.

Follow The Bulls This Afternoon Against Chorley

Several ways to follow the Bulls this afternoon as they take on Chorley in a National North league fixture, kick-off 3pm.

The game is being streamed - go to: https://page.inplayer.com/hereford-fc/

BBC Hereford and Worcester will also have full match commentary with Keith Hall both on 94.7FM locally and on the internet. 

Telford Chairman Wants New Grants Shared 'Appropriately'

AFC Telford chairman Andy Pryce would like to see the latest promise of funds to help National League clubs shared out 'appropriately'.

Some clubs were unhappy how the first funds, worth £10M in total, were awarded.

"It’s very welcome, it’s needed at this level to make sure all 66 clubs survive and kick-off next year," Pryce said as reported by the Shropshire Star.

"I just hope the National League work together with the football clubs and distribute the funds appropriately – whether it’s fair or not – between the clubs.

"Work with the clubs on a method of how the money is distributed, and not just pick a figure out of the sky.

“Lets work together with all 66 members of the National League and help clubs properly. We haven’t heard when we’ll see it and how we will see it.

“We don’t want to bite our noses off to spite our face about the money. If we didn’t have it things would be very, very different at AFC Telford United."

 

Today's National North League Fixtures

There are eight National North League fixtures set to take place this afternoon.

Alfreton v Darlington

Brackley v Chester

Bradford PA v AFC Telford

Curzon Ashton v Leamington

Farsley Celtic v Kidderminster

Gateshead v Southport

Guiseley v Gloucester

Hereford v Chorley

The games at Boston, Kettering and York have all been postponed.

 

 

 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Tomorrow's Game Between Hereford And Chorley Will Be Streamed

This from Hereford FC:

Bulls fans will be able to access an enhanced live stream of our home league match against Chorley FC.

Kick-off 3pm Saturday 21st November.

The game will be streamed live and produced with the following features:

● Six camera coverage

● In-game replays

● Matchday graphics

● Full commentary from Radio Hereford FC

Supporters will need to register to buy and watch the match.

Match passes are from £10 with options available if you are watching with friends or family.

(Please note, these options will not allow multiple people to access the stream on different devices. It is only a suggested payment should you be watching the match with others in the same room)

The payment platform is provided by InPlayer and support can be found at https://support.inplayer.com

Coverage starts at 2.50pm.

To purchase live stream please go to:  https://page.inplayer.com/hereford-fc/

Buy your Match Pass now to watch the live-stream!

Match preview - Hereford FC vs Chorley FC


Hereford FC’s busy current schedule continues as they host lowly Chorley at Edgar Street on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

The feisty midweek defeat to high-flying Gloucester made it two losses in two home games so far this season. In terms of making Edgar Street an intimidating place for away teams to visit, it’s more flaccid bouncy castle than scary fortress at the moment, but that can all change in the blink of an eye, assuming that the blink takes 90 minutes, which I suppose is more a nap than a blink.

That turnaround in fortunes can start here, against an away team that has propped up the table all season until an likely win at Telford in midweek lifted them above Kettering.

Josh Gowling’s anger at losing against Gloucester was good to see, and if he’s expressing it in public the players are presumably getting the full hairdryer in the dressing room too, and if so they’ll be keen to put things right here to avoid it all getting shouty again.

The Magpies have had an eventful few years, getting promoted from National League North two seasons ago via the play-offs, only to then finish bottom of National League Premier in 2019/20, and now looking like contenders to repeat the trick, currently sitting second bottom of the NLN.

In that promotion season, Chorley left it late to beat the Bulls 1-0 at home, before a certain J. Gowling struck late to cancel out a Josh ‘The Ghost’ O’Keefe goal in a 1-1 draw at Edgar Street. O’Keefe has now retired, so the virtual inevitability of him scoring in this one is no longer inevitable. In fact it’s impossible, which is much better.

Chorley have had an atrocious start, losing four of their six league games before the recent upturn, but that league form contrasts sharply with their exploits in the FA Cup. Remarkably, they’re still in the competition, and travel to Peterborough for a second round match next weekend, having dumped 2013 winners Wigan out in the previous round. Adam Henley and Will Tomlinson have joined the club in time for this match. Henley made nearly 100 appearances for Blackburn at Premier League and Championship level, and Tomlinson was with Mansfield last season.  

For the hosts, Yan Klukowski looks a doubtful starter after picking up a knock in midweek. With Luke Haines back at parent club Swindon, Ben Pollock absent on Tuesday, and Andrai Jones no longer around, midfield options are slightly more limited than they might have been, but Giles Coke could come in for his first start for the club, and newcomer Richard Whittingham may join him. Despite sounding a bit like an estate agent partial to a knitted tank top, Whittingham’s energy could liven things up in the middle of the park.

As for Coke, his CV suggests that he should be an influential member of the team this season, and although that hasn’t been the case yet any shortage of numbers in midfield could be the chance he needs to cement his place in the side and start creating chances for the front two. Luckily, one first-choice midfield player who will be available is Tom Owen-Evans, who has been alone in sharing goalscoring duties with Lenell John-Lewis in league matches so far this season, and whose suspension after a somewhat soft pair of yellow cards on Tuesday doesn’t kick in until next Saturday.

Up front, with the feeling that The Shop, if fit and firing, won’t go too many games this season without scoring, and strike partner Kelsey Mooney yet to find the net, surely the omens are good that one or both of them can do the business here, just in terms of the law of averages if nothing else. Apologies if this sounds slightly straw-clutching. 

Despite Chorley’s midweek victory, this looks like an excellent opportunity to get a first home win, although I may have said precisely that ahead of the Bradford game. However, there’s a lingering feeling that the league table could be fibbing a little in terms of Chorley’s position, and those two players they’ve brought in look to be proper quality with decent pedigrees.

COYW

Bulls 13/10 To Defeat Chorley

Hereford are around 13/10 to win their National North League game against Chorley tomorrow afternoon.

Last Tuesday Hereford narrowly lost to leaders Gloucester 1-0 whereas Chorley won 1-0 at AFC Telford.

Currently Hereford are 13th in the table, Chorley are 21st.

Form Guide:

Hereford DWLWL

Chorley LLDWW

Hereford 13/10  Draw 5/2  Chorley 9/5

 

Hereford Are A Good Side Said Chorley Manager

Chorley are the visitors to Edgar Street tomorrow afternoon for a National North League fixture and manager Jamie Vermiglio is hopeful his side canadd to their three match unbeaten run.

“It’s another difficult game for us,” Vermiglio told the Chorley Guardian.

“They are a good side who move the ball well.

“Their results have been a little bit up and down but we will prepare for them.

“We are three games unbeaten and that’s what we have got to tell ourselves. We have to take confidence from that and kick on. Two or three more wins and we will be in a much stronger position.”

 

Chorley Sign Second Player Ahead Of Hereford Game

Following on the signing of midfielder Willem Tomlinson revealed this morning, Chorley have announced a second signing ahead of tomorrow's game at Hereford.

Defender Adam Henley, who has two Welsh caps, has joined after training with the club for several weeks.

The 26 year old is a former Bradford City and Blackburn Rovers player.

FA Trophy Dates

Revised dates for the FA Trophy have been released.

Hereford enter the competition in the second round.

First round: Tuesday December 8th

Second round: Tuesday December 15th

Third Round: Saturday December 19th.

Chorley Sign Midfielder Ahead Of Hereford Game

Chorley FC have signed midfielder Willem Tomlinson a former Blackburn Rovers youngster.

The 22 year old left Mansfield last September. Last season he made 22 appearances for them.

He is expected to be in the Chorley squad against Hereford tomorrow afternoon at Edgar Street.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

HUST Statement On Change Of Club Chairman

The HUST Board on behalf of its members, has issued a statement following the news that Andrew Graham has stepped down as Club Chairman, with Rob Crawford having been appointed as the new Chair at the last Hereford FC Board meeting.

HUST would like to express our sincere thanks to Andrew Graham in that he has agreed to remain as an HND. HUST is well aware of how hard Andrew has worked during his tenure as Hereford FC Chair.

In particular, much of the improvement in relations between our two boards has been down to him. As every fan knows, times have been difficult over the last year or so, especially with COVID-19 impacting on so much of what goes on at Edgar Street. It can never be easy running a Football Club with limited resources, even with our great fan base. So HUST would like to formally acknowledge the tremendous amount of work Andrew has done.

Peter Sell, HUST Chair, has expressed his delight that Rob has been appointed, saying “Rob is an experienced businessman, as well as being a big fan of Hereford FC. I, like my fellow board members, believe he will do an excellent job. That is especially in light of the improvements we have seen in the running of the club since he became involved. HUST will do everything it can to assist Rob, with support particularly from our Nominated Directors (HND’s) as well as fundraising to put as much money as possible into our club.”

Darlington Away Re-arranged For December 5th


Hereford will travel to Darlington for a re-arranged National North League on Saturday December 5th with a 3pm start.

This from Darlington:

Our home game against Hereford which was due to be played on 28th November but postponed because of our Emirates FA Cup tie, has now been re-arranged for Saturday 5th December, kick off 3pm at Blackwell Meadows.

Updated Fixture List:

Sat Nov 21: Chorley (h) 

Sat Nov 28: Kettering Town (h)

Tue Dec 1: AFC Telford Utd (a)
Sat Dec 5: Darlington (a)
Tue Dec 8: Chester (a)
Sat Dec 12: AFC Fylde (h)