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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

All Ticket At Westfields For Hereford FC Visit


Westfields game against Hereford FC set to be played on August 31st will be all ticket.

At present it's not known how many tickets Hereford FC will be given for the game. 

"Negotiations are continuing with many groups including the police, Hereford FC and catering firms," Westfields chief Andy Morris told the Hereford Times.

"There is a lot to do but I'm sure it will be worth it for both the supporters, players and everyone associated with the two clubs."

Tickets will cost £7 for adults and £5 for concessions 


UITC - Football Development Officer Appointed


United in the Community (UITC) the provider of the official player pathway into Hereford FC have today appointed Laura Davies as Football Development Officer.

Laura joins UITC from Wolves Community Trust where she was Premier League School Sport Coordinator developing a number a programmes for school children throughout Wolverhampton.

Originally from Hereford she began coaching at Hereford Sixth Form College before stints assisting the Herefordshire Football Association and abroad, on a number of various placements. A keen footballer herself Laura has also been coaching the Wolves Under 11s Girls Team.

Laura will predominantly be overseeing the Football Development Centre, the Schools Programme and assisting with coaching UITC’s Academy Teams.

Commenting on her new role, Laura Davies said:
“I’m looking forward to joining the team and providing more opportunities to those in the community. I feel as though this is an exciting time for everyone after recent events at Hereford FC and as a local myself, I couldn’t be happier to be involved”

Steve Brotherwood, Community Manager, said:
“I am delighted to have Laura on board at UITC. Her wealth of knowledge around Community Engagement, especially within her experiences of working with primary schools and community groups will enable us to take our programmes to the next level. “

Justin Ratcliffe, Trustee for Education, said:
“Laura has a strong football CV. She is joining us at an exciting time and brings with her some great experience of working alongside top coaches at Wolves“

Nicholas Vaughan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, said:
"We had over 30 applicants for this position and Laura stood out amongst our selection panel for her strong track record with schools engagement at Wolves coupled with her family roots to Hereford."

He added: "I would like to thank our Community Manager Steve Brotherwood, Tutor Adam Jones and Trustee Justin Ratcliffe for running a very thorough and professional recruitment process."

Laura starts work with UITC on Wednesday August 26th.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Second Half Pictures From Brimscombe

A selection of pictures from the second half of this evening's friendly between Hereford FC and Brimscombe and Thrupp
 
John Mills tries to get away from a Brimscombe defender
 
The first Brimscombe goal
John Mills goes around the goalkeeper
Mills gets a shot but it was saved by the goalkeeper


Hereford try to create another chance
Carlos Moreira came on for Hereford late on



First Half Pictures From Brimscombe

A selection of pictures from the first half of this evening's friendly between Hereford FC and Brimscombe and Thrupp












Second Half Pictures From Hereford U18's Friendly


A selection of pictures from the second half of this evening's under 18 friendly against Barry Town.

Greg Preece

Harvey Harris

Callum Maddy

Ben Scotford

Harvey Harris

Sam Oxley


First Half Pictures From Barry


A selection of pictures from the first half of this evening's friendly between Hereford FC under 18's and Barry Town under 19's.


Sam Oxley's First Goal Was Deflected

Matt Macdonald

Oxley Lining Up His Second Goal From Twenty Yards Out

Greg Preece

Matt Macdonald Nearly Tripped

Barry Watch As Hereford Clear



Double Hat-trick For Oxley Demolishes Barry


Oxley Scoring Hereford's Third Goal
Winger Sam Oxley scored a double hat-trick for Hereford FC's under 18's in this evening's friendly against Barry Town played at Cardiff University's Meadows.

Oxley scored Hereford's first goal, which might have taken a slight deflection, on seven minutes.

Two more followed on 14 and 16 minutes respectively.

Barry got one back early in the second half but Oxley was unlucky to make it four when his shot hit the top of the cross-bar.

Oxley Lifts The Ball Over The On-rushing Keeper
He soon made amends with number four, a dink over the keeper, on 70 minutes. Five and six followed shortly afterwards.

After the final whistle manager Steve Brotherwood spoke to BN.

"If we are being critical we probably didn't take enough chances.

"I know we scored six but it could have been double figures.

"I thought Sam was good. Obviously the lad scored all six so he can't have had that bad a game.

"It must be some sort of a record."

Manager Brotherwood Felt Matt Macdonald Was 'Probably The Best Player Not To Score'
The victory was all the more creditable given the Barry side were under 19's and the Hereford squad were without Carlos Moreira who travelled with the first team to Brimscombe and several others due to holidays or injuries.

"Really please to get the win."

Hereford: 1.Harris, 2.Purrington,3.Richmond, 4.Muirhead, 5.Clarke, 6.May (C),7.Oxley, 8.Gameson, 9.Preece, 10.Davies,11.MacDonald

Subs: 12. Harris, 14.Maddy, 15. Jones, 16. Scotford

Bulls Win Friendly 4-2


Hereford FC won this evening's friendly at  Brimscombe and Thrupp 4-2.

The Bulls were 3-0 ahead at half time with two goals from Pablo Haysham and one from Sol Wheatley.

John Mills scored in the second half but Brimscombe pulled the scoreline back to 4-2.

Moreira In Squad To Face Brimscombe


Youth teamer Carlos Moreira is in the Bulls squad that travels to Brimscombe and Thrupp for the last away friendly tonight.

The youngster almost joined Coventry City back in February but stayed with UITC and had a short spell with Wellington to gain first team experience towards the end of last season.

Meanwhile Adam Page, who is reported to be set to sign a loan deal at Edgar Street, played an hour for Cheltenham Town as a second string side drew with Bishops Cleeve last night. Page started on the bench but came on inside ten minutes due to injury.

Admission to Brimscombe is £5 Adults and £3 Concessions with Under 16's free. There is free car parking onsite with passengers expected to pay their admission fee on entry to the car park.


HUST Lottery Latest


The HUST Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 62 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:- 6 – 9 – 13 – 21

Should you have the winning combination, please contact prizebull@hufctrust.co.uk to claim the jackpot.

More details on the Prize Bull Lottery and entry forms are on the Prize Bull Lottery page.

Admission Prices At Stourport And Highgate


Admission prices for Hereford FC supporters attending the club's first two Midland League away games have been announced.

August 11th: Stourport Swifts £8 Adults, £4 Juniors with under 16's free with paying adult.

August 15th: Highgate £8 Adults, £4 Juniors 

UPDATE 12.30 Highgate have tweeted the following: As yet we haven't set a price for the Hereford game. We will have to cover additional costs but we're not out to rip fans off.

BN is uncertain whether this tweet relates just to Highgate supporters or both sets of fans. 


Monday, July 27, 2015

Clucas Sold For £1.3M


Sam Clucas Scores Against Telford In April 2013
Former Hereford United winger Sam Clucas has been sold by Chesterfield to Hull for £1.3M.

Clucas signed for Hereford United in November 2011 and made 58 appearances for the Bulls. 

He was voted player of the season in 2012/13.

He was 'sold' to Mansfield in June 2013 for just £20,000 plus a 15% selling on clause. The fee was decided at a tribunal.

Ticket Office Open For Dunkirk Sales Tuesday


The ticket office will be open from 10.30am on Tuesday until 4pm for sales of the opening League match against Dunkirk.

The windows by the old toilet block will be used for sales, which will be cash only. HUST junior members can get their £1 tickets by showing their membership cards at the point of purchase.

Sales continue online through the week, and will be next available directly from the club on Friday when the office will be open from 10am through to 8pm.

Meanwhile the club has said that tickets for next Saturday's friendly against Hull U21's will only be sold on the day.


£48,600 Raised For Macmillan Cancer Support


Bulls News are pleased to report that the takings from the 'Macmillan' car park at the recent Hay Festival were the highest ever recorded.

A total of £48,600 has been donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. The money is set to be spent in Herefordshire and Mid-Wales.

For the first time this year a number of spaces in the car park could be pre-booked either through Hay Festival or Park Jockey.

This service proved popular and will be available again next year.

Finally BN would like to thank everyone who supported the car park.

Win Tickets With Hartwell Hereford


Hartwell Hereford have kindly sponsored a kit van for Hereford FC kitman Roger Lloyd to use for the coming season. The van, complete with a football theme that was designed by Rachel Philo and Emma Malsom, will be used to transport all the training accessories and kit to and from training.

Roger receiving the van from John Wallace. Pic - Rachel Philo.
As part of their sponsorship, Hartwell Hereford are also running a competition with three pairs of hospitality tickets up for grabs.

The tickets – for the first competitive game at Edgar Street at the start of August – include pre-match hospitality, including food, drink and assisting in selecting the Man Of The Match.

One of the winners will also win the use of a new FORD KUGA for a weekend arranged near to the date of the game.

To enter the competition all you have to do is visit Hartwell Hereford and take a test drive in any new or used car and fill in an entry form available from Hartwell Hereford. The competition will end on Saturday the 1st August with the draw taking place the following Monday.


Langford Joins Board As Trust Director


The Board of Hereford FC and the HUST Board are pleased to announce that HUST Treasurer Mike Langford has been appointed to the Hereford FC Board as the third HUST Director of the Club.

Mike’s appointment was ratified by the Hereford FC Board last week with the necessary paperwork due to be filed at Companies House. He joins HUST Chairman Chris Williams and Vice Chairman Martin Watson on the football club board.

Mike worked for Lloyds Bank for 37 years and came to Hereford in 1988 to run the Business Centre. Mike spent the last 14 years as Senior Manager for Lloyds Corporate Banking, looking after the larger corporate businesses before retirement.

Speaking about his appointment Mike says he is keen to encourage supporter involvement at Edgar Street: “I think it is important that this club is run on a sound financial footing with as much supporter involvement as possible. This is a community focussed club and I’m pleased to see that we are all pulling in the same direction to make the club successful again.”


Dunkirk Put Hereford Tickets On Sale


Dunkirk FC are the visitors to Edgar Street for Hereford FC's first home League game of the season on August 8th.

They have posted the following information:

Tickets now on sale.

Tickets are now on sale for the opening league fixture of the season between Hereford FC and Dunkirk. Please note that this is an all ticket game so you will not be able to pay on the gate. Ticket prices are listed below:-
Adults £8
Concessions £7
Kids £3

Please use the below link for purchasing tickets for the game. I would advise that this is done a.s.a.p as the home ends of the stadium is selling out fast.
http://buytickets.at/herefordfc/
A coach will be leaving Dunkirk Football Club at 10:30am on the morning of the game. The price to travel on the coach is £10. Payment needs to be made a.s.a.p as seats are on a first come first served basis.
To book your coach please give the money to Philip Allen or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact him on 07748478996 or email philipallen1982@hotmail.co.uk


Mascot Packages At Edgar Street


This from Hereford FC:

Hereford FC is delighted to announce that matchday mascot packages for the 2015/16 season are now available.
The mascot package gives youngsters the chance to meet the players and management staff when visiting the dressing room ahead of the game, before then leading Hereford FC onto the field alongside the team captain.
The mascot will then pose for a photo with the match officials and the two captains before taking a seat in the stand to enjoy the game.
The price of the mascot package for 2015/16 is £125 to include a full home kit and four adult match tickets (in addition to the one for the mascot) or the equivalent.
Alternatively, if the mascot already has the full kit, the price of the package will be £75.
Although in normal circumstances we will only take one booking for a mascot package for a game, for our first Midland Football League fixture (on August 8th) we are taking up to eleven bookings for such a momentous occasion.
Three of these eleven places are already booked up, so please get in quickly if you want to be included as part of the first competitive fixture.
If you would like to know more about the mascot package for any Hereford FC home fixture, please e-mail commercial@herefordfc.co.uk, or call 01432 268 257.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tuesday's Friendly At Brimscombe And Thrupp


Hereford FC play their next friendly at Brimscombe and Thrupp on Tuesday evening with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Clive Baker is the chairman of Brimscombe and Thrupp FC and he has kindly given BN some details about the fixture
 
Brimscombe's Pitch
'Tuesday night sees our club Brimscombe and Thrupp FC play the second of our prestigious friendlies, this one against Hereford FC. Last Saturday saw us play Forest Green Rovers from the Conference Premier League and somehow we conjured a 1 – 0 victory. Tuesday night’s game against Hereford will be the first meeting for the clubs, and our supporters and players cannot wait to show them the friendly welcome and hospitality when they visit us. 

'We currently play our football in the Hellenic Premier League which is step 5 football and our club now boasts a new stand and new floodlights, we also have a fully stocked bar and food is available including a burger and kebab van in our car park which has ample parking space for our spectators. The ground itself is set in a bowl and is considered to be one of the most idyllic settings in the county and fantastic viewing.

'Directions to the ground are straightforward as from Gloucester you head towards Stroud then from Stroud take the A419 towards Cirencester. Approx. 3 miles out of Stroud you will see the pitch on the right-hand side just after the village of Thrupp.

'If there are coaches they can park in the layby on the opposite side of the ground as they might be slightly too big to get in our gate but for cars parking on the ground is plentiful. For those who like a beer there is a good pub (The Ship) in Brimscombe or in the football club itself.' 

The Sat-Nav is GL5 2SH

Entry prices are £5 Adults, £3 Concessions, and free for Under 16s.


HEREFORD SUPPORT ATTRACTS ATTENTION!

The Non-League Paper is reporting that The Midlands League has set up a special working party to advice its clubs how to handle big gates when they play Hereford FC at Home. 
The new Bulls were watched by around 2,000 fans when they played their first game, a friendly at Malvern Town. 
Many of the Midland Premier clubs do not even attract a tenth of that gate for their home games. 
Stourports Swift general manager and treasurer John McDonald said he has been told that Hereford could bring a similar number of fans to Walshes Meadow for the new club's first-ever away league game on August 11th. 
The fact that Hereford are just 30 miles away and the game will be played during the school holidays, while many of the clubs staff are away, have compounded his fears that Stourport will struggle to cope on the night. 
"They are in the wrong league," said McDonald who has notified the Football Association, Worcester FA, and local police over his fears. 
But league chairman Mike Joiner said "we have set up a working party to advise the 21 clubs before their home games against Hereford take place, and we look at each case on an individual basis. I'm sure in some cases it won't be needed. We are giving Hereford the chance to climb up the Pyramid. It is brilliant for everyone."
The FA said the new Hereford were placed at an appropriate level in accordance with current National League System regulations. 

Beadle To Decide About Second Keeper


Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle is yet to decide whether to sign a second keeper.

Reece Lovitt is currently on trial with the club and has put in some decent performances but Beadle has questioned whether his budget can justify back up to Harvey Rivers who signed as number one keeper several weeks ago.

"Hopefully Harvey will stay fit and to carry another keeper sometimes is an expense you could do without," Beadle told BN.

"You could probably take one on loan if and when the option occurs.

"Reece has come in and done great.

"He's looks comfortable and competent.

"We will keep an eye on him and see what he does."

Meanwhile Beadle's budget has been slightly increased partly to help with the signing of strikers John Mills and Pablo Haysham.

Luckily for the club they live within a couple of miles of each other and that will keep their travelling costs down.

And, probably on the back of the new signings, interest in season tickets continues with another twenty being sold yesterday. 

Finally, as ever, Steve Niblett has put together a gallery of photos from yesterday's game which can be seen at: http://www.steveniblettphotography.co.uk/p860147571


Pegasus Juniors 0-2 Hereford FC


Joel Edwards Leading Out The Hereford FC Players
Hereford FC made the short trip across the city to Old School Lane for another pre-season friendly. Manager Peter Beadle was back in the dug out following a short break that saw Matt Bishop take charge on Tuesday at Wellington. New signings John Mills and Pablo Haysham began life on the bench with two other new faces joining the squad. Harpbury student Siddiq Grant started in midfielder and Dean Lee was named on the bench. Lee is thought to be a former Monmouth and Westfields midfielder. Callum Craddock who played against Wellington on Tuesday was named on the Pegasus bench and Dan MacDonald appears to have left the club and returned to Monmouth. It is not known if Jamie Gregory and Sam Hunt have left or whether they were left out of the squad today.

Dale Hodges Receiving Treatment From Physio Jony Evans
The game started very scrappily with Dale Hodges going down early on following a strong tackle from a Pegasus player. Hereford began to threaten with Adam Page attempting to get a shot away but it was blocked by a defender. Nathan Hughes was next to threaten after he got past a defender, only to put his effort wide. Hereford continued to pile the pressure on with Dylan Bonella playing Rob Purdie in only for him to fire it over the Pegasus goal. 

Adam Page Gets Past Two Defenders Before Scoring Hereford's First Goal
The Bulls opened the scoring when Page fired a shot that was half saved by the goalkeeper, however he was unable to prevent it rolling in to the net. 

Page Lines Up His Second Goal
Two minutes later Page was again on the score sheet after hitting a shot from just outside the area beating the keeper and in to the bottom left corner. Hereford had a few more shots before the end of half without beating the keeper, the best of them fell to Hughes who had a great chance to make it 3-0 when he broke in to the box only to hit his shot wide. 

Keeper Relieved That Hughes' Shot Went Wide
The first half wasn't all one way traffic as Pegasus did manage to get a few shots that were saved by Lovett and they managed to get a couple of potential dangerous crosses in to the Hereford box only to be dealt with by the defence.

Half time: Pegasus Juniors 0-2 Hereford

The second half started slowly and appeared to be a different tempo than the first with most of the early action taking place in the middle of the park. Hereford did have a free kick on the 55th minute, however Hodge hit it high and over the goal. The action did seem to heat up half way through the second half when a tackle from King wasn't well received by the Pegasus player and led to a heated confrontation. It was unclear at first whether the referee had sent both players off, however he asked for both players to be substituted for a cooling down before they were allowed to return to the pitch later on. The anticipation levels rose a minute late when Beadle gave fans the first glimpse of John Mills and Pablo Haysham. 

John Mills Had A Couple Of  Half Chances
The game started to pick up with Sam Pearson hitting a free kick wide of the Pegasus goal before good link up play between Haysham and Mills led to Mills coming close to scoring on his debut, only to see the Pegasus keeper tip his effort on to the crossbar.

Full Time: Pegasus Juniors 0-2 Hereford
 

Attendance: around 1100

Hereford FC:  1 Reece Lovitt, 2. Will Haines, 3. Joel Edwards, 4. Siddiq Grant, 5. Tony James, 6. Nathan Summers, 7. Dale Hodges, 8. Dylan Bonella, 9 Nathan Hughes, 10. Rob Purdie, 11. Adam Page

Subs:12. Ben Miller, 14. Sol Wheatley, 15. Sam Pearson, 16. Pablo Haysham, 17. John Mills, 18. Reece King, 19. Dean Lee, 21. Harvey Rivers 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Second Half Pictures From Pegasus


A selection of pictures from the second half of this afternoon's friendly between Pegasus Juniors and Hereford FC.

Nathan Hughes

Dale Hodges

John Mills

Solomon Wheatley

Offside


First Half Pictures From Friendly At Pegasus


A selection of pictures from the first half of this afternoon's friendly between Pegasus Juniors and Hereford FC.

Joel Edwards Captained Hereford FC

Dylan Bonella

Dale Hodge With a Free-Kick

Adam Page In The Build Up To Hereford FC's First Goal
Page Celebrating With Nathan Hughes
Nathan Hughes Tries To Direct His Header At Goal


Beadle Pleased With Performance At Pegasus


Manager Peter Beadle With Physio Jony Evans At Pegasus This Afternoon
Speaking after this afternoon's friendly at Pegasus, Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle said he was very pleased with the performance of his squad.

"I just said to the players that's probably the sort of thing we are going to come up against week in, week out," Beadle told BN.

"They (Pegasus) were organised, they were fit, strong and physical.

"They tried to play in spells which was good for them and a good test for us.

"There were a few naughty challenges at times but we've got to expect that because that's what we are going to get.

"So it was a good workout in the fact that that's probably quite close to what we're going to be up against this season."

There were two new trialists on show.

Siddiq Grant
"Siddiq Grant has come to us from Hartpury. They speak of him very highly. 

"He hasn't played for a long while so he took a little while to get going but I thought as the game went on he got better and better. So we'll have another look at him.

"Dean Lee came on second half. Dean has been with us from the start but he fell off a ladder at work and twisted his knee so he's been out for a couple of weeks.

"Bearing in mind he hasn't really trained much before today, he showed his tenacious side today, he's very aggressive in his manner and I was very pleased with him as well."

Adam Page Fends Off A Pegasus Defender
Adam Page scored both Hereford goals.

"Adam played again today and did very well, took his two goals great and showed the quality he's got."

John Mills With A Shot
The latest signings, John Mills and Pablo Haysham, both came on midway through the second half.

"The new boys had a run out.

"They've had a long day today, they did a lot of stuff at the ground this morning with their signings.

"So it was good for them to have twenty minutes get their legs opened out a bit.

"Again they showed in spells what they are going to be capable of when things settle down and they get to know the players better, and the players know them better.

Pablo Haysham
"You've already seen together as a pair, Pablo feeding him in. They know each others game.

"It was promising to see them with the chances they had.

"As long as they're okay from today I'm sure they will get more game time on Tuesday."

So how the squad looking for numbers?

"Another three or four has gone this week and there may be one or two more this weekend as well.

"We are looking at 17, I think 17 is a good number. We've got the two young boys that have signed this week, great for the club and great for UITC. It's a nice connection which is what we've wanted.

"So we are at 15 including them so we are probably looking at three or four more for definite.

"And we are looking at all areas.

"We are probably looking at one more forward, one more midfield player, one more defender may be. 

"There are things going on and we've still got the boys here at the minute and we've got to speak to them this weekend as well."