Next Game: Preseason Friendly - Evesham Away on Tuesday 17th July at 7.45pm

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beadle Upbeat Despite Scraping Late Draw At Evesham

Hereford manger Pete Beadle was pleased with how preseason was coming along after a stoppage time equaliser meant his side avoided their first preseason defeat.

There was no sign of goalkeeper Jahquil Hill who was meant to be continuing his trial with Hereford tonight, but it’s reported he started for Wrexham in their friendly against Bangor.

Bulls Leave It Late To Avoid Defeat

Hereford drew 1-1 in their final away preseason friendly and last against lower-graded opponents.

The opening goal came for Evesham from Cory Simpson ten minutes before half time, following up Ewan Dunbar's shot which was denied by the upright.

Hereford weren't without chances, but lacked the final touch and rarely tested former Bull Harvey Rivers.

It wasn't until the first minute of stoppage time when they equalised thanks to Adam Hockey.

More to follow.

Bulls Fans Survey 2018

HUST has announced the release of its Annual Fans Survey. As always, all supporters are encouraged to complete it whether they are Trust members or not.
Last year’s survey, completed by over 500 fans, provided very good information for both the Football Club and the Trust.
The survey is available online, closing date is Sunday 26th August. It takes 10-15 minutes of your time and is easy to complete.
THANK YOU for your continued support

Matchday Volunteers Required

Hereford FC are looking for extra matchday volunteers to supplement their existing group.

With the move into the National League North more volunteers are required partly because it's hoped the number of visiting supporters will increase.

A meeting for both existing and new volunteers will be held at Edgar Street next Thursday starting at 6pm. 

Volunteer co-ordinator Tony Taylor will outline what roles are available and the benefits of becoming a volunteer.

An Evening of Soccer with Bulls boss Peter Beadle

The Hereford manager Peter Beadle is the latest to hold an “Evening of Soccer” at the Rankin Club, Corn Square, Leominster on Monday, 30th July, starting at 8pm
As part of the “Keep the Bulls Flying” initiative the event is priced at £10 which includes a half-time buffet, and entry into the night’s raffle. 
All proceeds from this summer’s series of sports-talks are raising funds for Hereford FC, the Supporters Trust, and the Hereford FC Academy.
The Bulls’ boss is expected to outline his final thoughts ahead of the Vanarama National League North opener against Blyth Spartans which takes place just five days later.
Doors open at 7pm, with the evening commencing at 8pm, with tickets available on a first-come, first served basis by emailing:

Once ordered supporters will receive an email confirming a specific ticket number, and payment details, but don’t leave it too late as demand for the event is expected to be high. 

A member of the present Hereford FC squad is also expected to be at the event for a Q&A session as the club look ahead to the new campaign. 

Last night a highly entertaining evening saw legends Dudley Tyler, Peter Timms and Billy Tucker in top form at the same venue. 

It's Evesham This Evening


Hereford FC travel to Evesham this evening for their last 'away' friendly this pre-season.

Manager Peter Beadle will have most, if not all, of the players who were given game time last Saturday at Sporting Khalsa available. He is also hopeful that both Eliot Richards and Mike McGrath may be fit enough to play some part in the game.

However Keyon Refell is likely to miss out as he recovers from an ankle problem.

Beadle continues to look for a defender to bolster his squad. Right back Jimmy Oates remains on trial with Exeter and is expected to play in at least two more friendlies for the Grecians before a decision is made whether to offer him a contract.

There are good facilities at the Jubilee Stadium and plenty of parking close-by. 

The friendly kicks off at 7.45pm.

Admission: £9 Adults, £6 concessions, £2 under 16, under 5 free

Sat Nav: WR11 2LN

Monday, July 16, 2018

Bermudian International On Trial At Hereford

Jahquil Hill With Jordan Liburd
One of the two new trailists who played in Saturday’s game at Sporting Khalsa was Jahquil Hill.

Represented by Oakmont Black Sports, who are also the agents of Jamie Bird and Jordan Liburd, the 21-year-old is currently at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ academy.

He’s just returned from a short spell in Canada, having previously played for Rushall Olympic and Stafford Rangers. It was reported that he was going overseas to train with Toronto and see what football was like in Canada.

This came after a spell on trial with then-League 1 side Chesterfield. Hill told the Royal Gazette he was keen to try his luck at the Spireites, but in the end it didn’t work out. While on trial he described himself as a free-agent who was still training and ‘doing the right’ things.

Before that in January 2017, Hill made his international debut for Bermuda in a 4-2 friendly loss to Canada. He’s since gone on to make a further five appearances for his country, the latest being a goalless draw against Barbados.

Beadle will give Hill another 45 minutes in tomorrow evening’s friendly at Evesham United, but it’s expected it will be another game where the goalkeeper won’t be fully-tested. 

Motherwell Reject Grimsby's Bid For Bowman

Ryan Bowman With Marley Watkins At Edgar Street - Andy Compton Picture
Motherwell have reportedly rejected a bid for striker Ryan Bowman by Grimsby.

The former Hereford United frontman recently signed a one year extension to his deal with the Scottish cub.

The Mariners five figure offer was well under Motherwell's valuation.

Bowman played for Hereford in the 2012/13 season making 39 appearances and scoring 15 goals.  He then moved to York and more recently has played for Torquay and Gateshead.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Scott Cooksey | Audio Interview

Former Hereford United Goalkeeper Scott Cooksey joins me for tonight's episode. The popular shot stopper was at Edgar Street from 2000-2002. Scott now works as a teacher in Solihul.

Find Out:
*How he actually joined Hereford United in the 1994/1995 season briefly.
*His respect for Graham Turner
*Keeping a number of clean sheets early in the campaign during the 2000/2001 season
*Playing against Burton in the FA Trophy Quarter Final live on Sky
*What went wrong against Forest Green in the 2nd leg of the FA Trophy Semi Final where we lost 4-1 going down 6-3 on aggregate.
*How a routine operation on his wrist ended up in him having to retire
*How he misses playing so much

The best of Scott Cooksey

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Beadle Building Up To National League North Campaign

Hereford have four preseason friendlies left to play, with three of those against League Two and Premier League opponents.

The Bulls have tried to ease themselves into preseason as the games get more testing closer to the start of the season.

After this Tuesday's game at Evesham United, Newport County, Forest Green Rovers and a Cardiff City XI will visit Edgar Street for the three friendlies on home turf.

"Those three games we maybe might have less of the ball than what we normally have," said Beadle.

"It'll give us a chance to work on our shape, work on different types of shape and how we try and nullify teams that are going to try and come to us in the next season that have got big players, big squads and play differently to what we do."

"Some of the lower-graded teams want us to go there because we are well-supported so we try and cherry-pick to a degree. We want to find nice pitches to play on and there's not many around at the moment with the weather that everyone's having. 

"We build up towards our first game of the season by playing teams that are probably going to be probably more like what we'll come up against when the season starts."

For the visit of a Cardiff City XI on Saturday July 28th, Hereford manager Pete Beadle admitted he had no idea what sort of the side the Premier League new-boys would bring, but hoped for a number of big names.

When the sides met last July, Cardiff ran out 5-1 winners as Craig Noone, Declan John and Stuart O'Keefe all featured in the game.

"We're hoping they'll bring a mixture [of players]," Beadle added.

"They've got two games on that day so we're hoping they'll split and go half and half but we don't know. We're just happy they're coming, they came last year and it was a difficult game for us because we had so many bodies missing.

"This year I think we might only have one missing so hopefully we might be able to give them a bit more of a test than we did last year."

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Under 18's beat Undy

Hereford under 18's recorded a 7-1 win over Welsh side Undy under 18 side this morning. 

Birch Joins Alvechurch


Former Hereford FC player Aaron Birch has joined Alvechurch.

'Delighted to secure the services of ex-Hereford, Sutton & Stourbridge player Aaron Birch. A supremely talented football playing midfielder who has been top drawer for us this preseason!'

Pictures From Sporting Khalsa

A selection of pictures from this afternoon's friendly between Sporting Khalsa and Hereford FC.

Hereford Win Their Third Friendly

Hereford may have won this afternoon's friendly at Sporting Khalsa by three goals to one but in truth it was difficult game for the players given the very warm conditions and the new artifical pitch. Temperatures reached 29C during the game.

One of the highlights for Hereford was the return of Ryan Green who played the whole of the second half. However three midfield players are still not fit, Eliot Richards, Mike McGrath and Keyon Reffell. And they were missed.

Manager Peter Beadle had a few less trialists on show as several have moved on. There were two new faces, young keeper Jahquil Hill and Tom Fry. Hill is at the Wolverhampton Acadamy and Fry has been on trial at Oxford.

Hereford took the lead on ten minutes after good work by Harry Franklin who fed the ball to Lance Smith. The striker got in front of two defenders and scored from six yards.

On 18 minutes Mike Symons scored the second. The lively Jamie Bird provided a cross into the goal area which the keeper came out for and missed. It was then struck by Smith. The ball hit the crossbar and fell back to Symons who made no mistake from a few yards out.

It wasn't all one way traffic by any means. Near the end of the first half Khalsa capitalised on a Hereford error when keeper Martin Horsell appeared to come out too far, the ball being lofted over his head and into the back of the net by Beckley.

HT: Khalsa 1 Hereford 2

At the start of the second half Beadle brought on Green, keeper Hill, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Danny Greenslade and Thomas. They replaced Smith, Horsell, Dinsley, Franklin, Hockey and Hall. 

On 50 minutes Hill saved a decent attempt from Beckley.

Efforts by Bird and White went wide whilst Myrie-Williams couldn't get enough power into a shot when well placed.

The heat was getting to the players and there was little action during the middle part of the second period.

Beadle brought Smith back on to replace Symons and Franklin to take over from Billy Murphy. A few minutes later Jordan Liburd was subbed with Fry coming back onto the pitch.

Just before the final whistle White scored Hereford's third goal after getting on the end of a pass from Smith.

All in all a slightly lack-lustre display by Hereford, probably understandable given the heat. Next is Evesham on Tuesday evening. At least it won't be so hot.

Hereford: Horsell, Hall, Liburd, Franklin, Fry, Murphy, Dinsley(C), Hockey, Bird, Symons, Smith.

Estimated attendance: 200

Beadle On Sporting Khalsa Win

Hereford manager Pete Beadle speaking after this afternoon’s 3-1 win at Sporting Khalsa.

Three Out Of Three For Hereford

Hereford won their third preseason friendly this afternoon with a 3-1 victory at Sporting Khalsa.

Lance Smith and Mike Symons scored the first two goals for Hereford, but Mykel Beckley pulled a goal back before the break.

As a quieter half followed, Harry White popped up with a goal just before the final whistle to restore the Whites' two-goal lead.

More later. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

HUST Family Fun Day in Association with Shobdon Aerodrome

In our series of “KEEP THE BULLS FLYING” Campaign of events and activities we are thrilled to be hosting a



HUST Family Fun Day in Association with Shobdon Aerodrome

Sunday 22nd July 2018

11am – 3pm 

Entry: Adults £5  Children £1

Come along and join us, bring a deckchair or a blanket and chill out in the relaxed atmosphere of the Aerodrome.

We will have a visit from some past players for you to have a selfie with and Keith Hall is going to host a “LIVE CHAT” with them for you to enjoy.

Or why not test your skills on the inflatable Human Football Table, Rodeo Bull and Speed Cage?

There will be Burgers and Hotdogs provided by Spitfire Catering, Ice Cream Puddings by Just VW Desserts

HUST are thrilled to be launching its very own Draught Beer “Flying Bull” at this event, courtesy of Swan Brewery

If you fancy being a Flying Bull, then why not take advantage of a Micro-Light Flight or a Skydive on the day.

Talking of Skydives, HUST Director, Joanie Roberts is taking to the skies and jumping out of a plane to raise more funds to Keep The Bulls Flying … not sponsored her yet?  Here is the link to make your donation to Joanie’s Skydive

Or better still, why not join her, tick this off your bucket list and add to the fundraising!!!

We will have music, face painting, our usual 50/50 Draw and be joined by RadioHerefordFC

Or you could just come and sit and watch the planes go by...

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors, Shobdon Aerodrome, The Hereford Music Shop, Corbett Creative, Rodeo Wrecks, Swan Brewery & TDJ Williams Waste Ltd

Come and share the fun  with us, hook up with fellow supporters, eat & drink, watch some planes, take some selfies and let’s make some money to KEEP THE BULLS FLYING!! 

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help on the day will have free entry for 2 adults and 2 children!! Please share this link with everyone you know!  See you there!

It's Sporting Khalsa Tomorrow

Hereford FC are back on the road for their third pre-season friendly tomorrow.

Here's some information from Sporting Khalsa:

Southern League Premier Champions Hereford will be the visitors on Saturday (kick off 3pm) for a very special occasion at the Aspray Arena.
This fixture marks the first game at the Noose Lane venue since the completion of a £1m revamp of the stadium and playing facilities.
Hereford are familiar opponents for Khalsa. After being reborn from the ashes of Hereford United, the club were placed in Midland Football League for the 2015-16 season, the first step of a journey which will surely see them regain their Football League status.
Winning the division in comfortable fashion, Hereford twice put Khalsa to the sword. First in February 2016, the Bulls won 4-0 at Edgar Street thanks to a virtuoso hat-trick performance by Sierra Leone magician Mustapha Bundu. In the return fixture, Hereford – already confirmed as champions – won 3-0.
That season, Hereford also reached the final of the FA Vase, losing 4-1 to Morpeth at Wembley.
Since waving goodbye to Khalsa, Hereford’s march has not missed a step. They romped to promotion from the Southern League South and West before winning their third championship in a row last season to take the Southern League Premier title.
Now a National League North outfit, Hereford are well on their way back to the status they enjoyed before the demise of Hereford United.
Pete Beadle’s side have already begun their pre-season, winning 5-0 at West Midlands Regional League neighbours Pegasus Juniors and following this up with a 3-0 win at Southern League Division One West outfit Cirencester Town.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

News Round Up

Nuneaton Borough have the access to their ground that they share with the town's rugby club blocked amid a row over the groundshare deal. Nuneaton Rugby club dumped two skips in front of the football club's access, meaning their preseason games currently can't go ahead unless they're played behind closed doors because they don't hold a safety certificate. The two clubs can't reach an agreement of new terms concerning the ground share.

Former Hereford United loanee James Baxendale has signed for Kidderminster Harriers having returned from a spell in the United States. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has been training with the Harriers for three weeks, and manager Neil MacFarlane told the club's official website that his attitude has been infectious and has married into the team spirit.

AFC Telford United won't be able to wear their new bespoke home strip this weekend as there's been an issue with its manufacturer. The club had planned to wear the kit for the visit of Aston Villa this Saturday, but internal technical difficulties within the system of manufacturers Hummel mean it will now be delayed until the beginning of August when the season kicks off.

Chester have lost the services of 'highly-rated' striker Jordan Archer who's joined League Two Bury for an undisclosed fee. Prior to the move, HITC Sport reported that Chester were resigned to the fact that Archer would be on the move having attracted the attention of a number of clubs.

Quickest Ever Hereford Goals

With Matt Healey recently rekindling memories of Hereford United’s quickest ever Football League goal at Edgar Street, it started Club Historian Ron Parrott wondering just how rare it has been over the years for goals to be scored within the first 60 seconds of a game and the results were quite surprising. Ron takes up the story:-

"As we all know, back in 1991/92 Peter Heritage scored United's quickest ever League goal, against Lincoln City after just 14 seconds and this set me off on the trail of other 'first-minute' goals. 

"As it turned out, Peter's fantastic record has only been beaten on one occasion, back in 1935/36 when a Welsh centre-forward from Penrhiwceiber made his debut against Cannock Town and scored within just 12 seconds of the kick-off and remarkably, went on to notch a hat-trick. 

"In all, a total of 28 Hereford players have achieved the feat at Edgar Street, with former favourite Ollie Kearns having done it three times, with goals after 31, 40 and 54 seconds (not all in the same game, I rapidly hasten to add!). Third on the all-time list is Adam Page, who cemented his feat as recently as last season."

The top 11 are as follows:-

"I then began to wonder whether any opposition players may have bettered 12 seconds and it turned out that a further 14 opposition players had also scored within a minute at Edgar Street. Top of this list was centre-forward Bill Hullett of the great Merthyr Tydfil side of the late 1940s and he equalled the 12 seconds record in a 2-0 Merthyr victory at Edgar Street in 1949/50. 

"With the bit now firmly between my teeth, I couldn’t resist the temptation to have a look at similar records away from home and lo and behold, there were a further three goal times that beat Peter Heritage’s record.

"Top of the list and therefore, Hereford’s quickest ever goal was Gary Beacock’s nine-second strike at Cwmbran Town in the Welsh Cup in 1983/84, followed by Cyril Beech’s 10-second strike at Chelmsford City in 1956/57 then Will Evans’ more recent 13-second goal at Macclesfield in 2011/12. Also worthy of note is Brian Owen’s 17-second wonder strike at Newcastle United in 1971/72."

The top ten away from home (out of a total of 22) are:-

"Finally, there have been no less than 35 occasions when when an opposing player has scored within 60 seconds of an away match, including a 12-second strike by Dominic Blizzard in a 4-1 defeat at Stockport County in January 2009 but sitting proudly at the top of the list and therefore claiming the record for the quickest ever goal scored during a Hereford match is centre-forward Terry Austin, who scored for Walsall against Hereford United in 1977/78 after an incredible seven seconds!"