Next Game:Bradford PA Away on Saturday 22nd December at 3pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Hereford Women's Game Called Off

This afternoon's game between Bartestree and Hereford Women has been postponed.

The pitch is waterlogged.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Chorley Back On Top Of National North

Just one game took place in the National North League this afternoon.

Chorley 3  Darlington 2

The win puts Chorley back on top of the table. Bradford PA, who play Hereford next Saturday, are now second.

Chorley 19/38
Bradford PA 20/38

Second Half Pictures From Hereford's Trophy Win

A selection of pictures from the secomd half of Hereford's 2-1 win over Billericay in the FA Trophy this afternoon.

Today's Goals From Edgar Street

There were three goals at Edgar Street in the FA Trophy tie this afternoon. Two were scored by Hereford and one by Billericay.

First Half Pictures From Hereford's Trophy Win

A selection of pictures from the first half of this afternoon's FA Trophy tie at Edgar Street where Hereford defeated Billericay 2-1.

Three Times A Winner

Hereford striker Mike Symons was selected as a man of the match by sponsors Scott and Son for his performance in the club's 2-1 win over Billericay in the FA Trophy this afternoon.

Symons has now been man of the match for the last three home games. His return to fitness seems to have been the catalyst for the better performances in the last month.

Commercial manager Martin Brain told BN that it was the first time this had happened since the club reformed.

In truth it's probably the first time it's ever happened.

We Dominated For The Majority Of The Game Said Captain Smith

Hereford captain Harvey Smith thought the Bulls dominated the majority of today's game.

He spoke to BN after the game.

Fantastic Group Performance Said Symons

Hereford striker Mike Symons praised the team's group performance and effort as they progressed in the FA Trophy this afternoon.

Full Credit To Hereford Said Billericay Manager

Billericay Town's manager Dean Brennan spoke to the press after this afternoon's FA Trophy match.

His side, who are second in the National League South, lost the tie 2-1.

The Lads Responded Well Said Richards

Hereford Head Coach Marc Richards said he was pleased with how well his players responded to going a goal down in this afternoon's game.

Ross Lafayette's goal after four minutes gave 'Ricay the lead at Edgar Street, but Hereford fought back with goals from Tom Owen-Evans and George Lloyd.

Report: Hereford 2 - Billericay Town 1

Hereford made it four games without defeat this afternoon as they beat Billericay Town 2-1 in the first round of the FA Trophy. Despite going a goal down in the fourth minute, a Tom Owen-Evans penalty before half time and a second half goal from George Lloyd saw Hereford progress.  

There was the one change to the side who started the game a fortnight ago against Alfreton, with Tommy O'Sullivan dropping to the bench as recent signing James Wesolowski was handed his first start, but it did mean no place in the team for Ryan Green.

Ahead of the game Hereford wouldn't really have known what to expect with several players leaving as the club aims to go full time.

Hereford had an early chance as Cheltenham Town loanee George Lloyd was sent on his way down the right by Mike Symons, but his shot from 18-yards went wide at the far-post with just the keeper left to beat.

Despite the bright start from Lloyd in particular, Hereford's inability to defend set pieces saw them go a goal down with four minutes on the clock. 

As it appeared Billericay's Joseph Kizzi headed the ball away from goal, Hereford failed to clear. With the ball falling for Alfie Potter struck 20-yards out, his effort took a deflection but Ross Lafayette lifted the ball over Bulls stopper Matt Yates to open the scoring.

Jordan Cullinane-Liburd was unlucky not to level the score nine minutes later. After debutant James Wesolosi won a corner for the Bulls, Cullinane-Liburd headed the delivery down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the net, but Moses Emmanel was well-placed to clear off the line.

Just 15 minutes into his debut, Wesolowski pulled up with an injury and Marc Richards was forced into making an early change as Tommy O'Sullivan came off the bench.

Having just had an effort saved off the line, the Whites were then denied by the woodwork as the searched for an equaliser. Tom Owen-Evans saw his shot blocked, but the rebound fell nicely for George Lloyd on the edge of the box, but his low drive struck the foot of the post before cleared.

Hereford had a number of half chances then that never really tested the keeper but weren't deterred by them. Their perseverance paid off in the 37th minute with Tom Owen-Evans levelling from the penalty spot.

The former Newport County man was bundled over in the box after Mike Symons headed down Keiran Thomas' cross, but he stepped up and duly dispatched the ball to pull Hereford back level.

The goal came just at the right time for Hereford and they continued to put plenty of pressure on 'Ricay and deservedly were level with the visitors at half time.

HT: Hereford 1 - Billericay Town 1

With rain lashing down at Edgar Street at the start of the second half, play was slow to get going after the restart. The first real chance of the half saw Billericay go close to retaking the lead, but Moses Emmanuel headed wide after getting on the end of a good cross from Callum Kennedy.

At the other end of the field a free kick for Hereford resulted in George Lloyd's effort being blocked. Tom Owen-Evans was fouled by Danny Waldren as he broke down the left flank, with the 'Ricay midfielder picking up a yellow for his troubles. Owen-Evans then floated the free kick into the box with Lloyd's low shot blocked in a congested area.

Jordan Cullinane-Liburd Trys To Connect With A Loose Ball
The Whites continued to push forward with very little in the way of chances in front of the Meadow End for Billericay. 

Captain Harvey Smith had the ball put behind by the keeper, with Jordan Cullinane-Liburd's header from the following corner punched clear.

In the 70th minute some good play down the left from Tom Owen-Evans saw him twist and turn his way into the box before laying the ball off to Tommy O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan then played the ball back to George Lloyd, but his low shot was once again blocked in the crowded box.

12 minutes later Hereford took the lead as George Lloyd grabbed his third goal in a white shirt. Mike Symons did what he does best in holding the ball up for Tommy O'Sullivan. The substitute then played a cross across the face of goal and Lloyd fired home to send the home side into raptures.

With the game entering the closing stages, a free kick for the visitors saw Callum Kennedy's delivery headed towards the target by Danny Waldren but Matt Yates is able to get his fingertips to the ball to deny him a goal.

FT: Hereford 2 - Billericay Town 1

Sponsors man of the match: Mike Symons

Hereford: Yates, Thomas, Greenslade, Wesolowski (O’Sullivan - 16'), Cullinane-Liburd, H. Smith (c), Dinsley, Owen-Evans, Finn (Roberts - 67'), Lloyd, Symons.
Subs not used: Gowling, Dielna, Horsell.

Billericay Town: Julian, Jizzi, Kennedy, Waldren, Rooney, Deering (c) (Clifford - 75'), Lafayette (Hunte - 64'), Howells, Emmanuel, Potter, Aransibia.
Subs not used: Gordon-Stearn, Jahraldo-Martin, Shokunbi.

Hereford's MP Recognised As A 'Grassroots Football Champion'

Left to right - Herefordshire FA chairman Steve Wilmot, Hereford MP Jesse Norman and Hereford Football Secretary Martin Watson
Hereford and South Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman has been recognised as a 'grassroots football champion' for his work on the government's select committee for sport.

Mr Norman, a Hereford supporter was awarded a doormat by Herefordshire FA Chairman Steve Wilmot at half time in today's game against Billericay Town for his work with the Departure of Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee on Grass Roots football.

He has also supported the applications for the proposed 3G football pitches in Hereford.

Hereford Progress In Trophy

Hereford came back from going a goal down early on to win this afternoon's FA Trophy first round tie 2-1 against Billericay Town.

Billericay opened the scoring in the fourth minute thanks to Ross Lafayette, but Tom Owen-Evans levelled from the penalty spot before the break.

A dominant second half performance from Hereford saw George Lloyd add a second goal eight minutes from time.

The win means Hereford can bank £6,000 in prize money and will be in the draw for the next round.

More later.

One National North Fixture This Afternoon

With most National North clubs, including Hereford who play Billericay, involved in the FA Trophy, there is just one fixture in that league this afternoon.

Chorley v Darlington 

If Chorley win they will go top and Bradford PA will drop to second.

Whatever the result Hereford will remain in 20th position in the table.

Plenty Of Tickets Available For Today's Trophy Game

There are plenty of tickets available in all areas of the ground for this afternoon's FA Trophy tie between Hereford and Billericay.

And those tickets have been reduced for the tie, compared with league prices at Edgar Street, after agreement between the two clubs.


Adults £12

Concessions £11

16 to 18: £3

Juniors £1


Adults £11

Concessions: £10

16 to 18: £2

Juniors £1

Please note it is all pay for this game.

Meanwhile for those unable to be at Edgar Street both BBC Hereford and Worcester and Radio Hereford FC will have full match commentary of the tie.