Next Game: Barnstaple Town Away On Saturday August 27th at 3pm

Thursday, August 25, 2016

U16's Match Photos

Photos from Thursday's U16's match with Gloucester City








U16's win


Hereford U16's beat Gloucester City U16's 6-0 this evening at Victoria Park. Hereford's goals were scored by Jake Spink, Jack Marston, Liam Bishop X 2, Luke Firkin and Tom Hayes. 

Hereford U16's: Joe Regan, Cam Godsall, Ben Vanstone, Tom Hayes, Rhys Davies, Jack Marston, Matt Mcleod, Charlie Greenhouse, Joe Mellars, Jake Spink and Callum Beckett. Subs: Tom Baycroft, Liam Bishop, Reece Edwards, Luke Firkin, Elliott Peeters-Vanstone, Cam Gauci and Luke Marston.

Hereford U16's next match is next Tuesday afternoon when they host Swansea City u16's. Kick off is 2pm at Victoria Park.

UITC sides in action this weekend:
Hereford U12s vs Kidderminster U12s at 10:30 am
Hereford U15s vs Kidderminster U15s 11:00 am

*both matches at Belmont

Stig 'Moves' To Worcester


Former Hereford FC commercial manager Chris Ammonds has taken on a new role as Group Press Officer for Santuary Housing based in Worcester.

'Stig' left Edgar Street last June after 14 months with the football club to return to being a 'freelance PR consultant'.


UITC Open Enrolment Day


Just got your GCSE results? Not sure what to do next with your education?

Come and have a discussion with Adam Jones the tutor of the Football & Education Scholarship. He will holding an open enrolment day on Thursday and will be able to give you some information regarding the course.

Thursday 25th August
Time: 13.00-16.30
Venue: Robert Owen Academy, Blackfriars Street, Hereford, HR4 9HS

Barnstaple Manager Hopes For Good Support


Barnstaple manager Barry Yeo is hopeful that supporters will get behind his team for the visit of Hereford on Saturday.

"I would hope that nearly everyone who is available to come to the game on Saturday would come," said Yeo as reported by the North Devon Journal.

"If we could get 800-plus it would be a great feat for the club. It would be nice for the lads to get that sort of support as they (Hereford) will have a great following.

"I want the lads to realise how far they have come, they deserve these kind of games for what they have done and I hope they enjoy it.

"We are expecting them to bring about 500 (fans) which is a credit to them"We want to do our best by making it a good day for them, but we have a job to do on the pitch.

"We will do some work on nullifying their threat and on being positive going forward.

"I can't go back (in history) and say how big the game is, but Hereford coming is something we could have only dreamed of a few years ago.

"They are on a great run already, which is the way it was always going to be."
 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Under 16's in action


Hereford under 16's are in action on Thursday as they host Gloucester City at Victoria Park.  Kick off is 6:45pm and all supporters are welcome to come along and support.

Victoria Park is at the end of Field Grove View in Hereford, post code is 
HR1 1AW.

Bowen Impressed In Debut For Hull


Former Hereford United youngster Jarrod Bowen impressed in his first team debut for Hull at Exeter last night.

Along with several other younger players, he was called into the first team for the League Cup Tie.

This edited article is from Hull FC:

Jarrod Bowen and Greg Olley both made their senior debuts for the Tigers in the victory at St James Park on Tuesday night and first team coach Stephen Clemence was impressed with their performance.

“They’ve been a part of things ever since we went to Portugal at the start of the summer,” said Clemence.
“I thought Greg Olley and Jarrod Bowen were particularly good on Tuesday night. They tired a little bit towards the end but they showed that they can definitely play at a higher level. They did themselves no harm at all. It was just unfortunate that we lost Josh Tymon and Greg Luer to injury during the game.

“But it’s always nice to see young players coming through and trying to make their way in the game. Now they need to try and keep themselves around the first team and carry on with their progression.

“The senior players can help with that. We spoke to a couple of them before the game to remind them of how the senior players would have helped them when they were making their debuts years ago, last night it was their turn to do that. There will be times when the younger players need support on the pitch, although Jarrod and Greg didn’t need much support on Tuesday night and took to it really well.

“We signed Jarrod from Hereford when he was 16 and he has progressed really well with the Academy. He’s done well with us all through pre-season.

“They still have a lot to do, but they can be proud of what they did against Exeter.”

Tumelty Leaves Edgar Street


Joe Tumelty
Winger Joe Tumelty has left Edgar Street and is expected to link up with Larkhall according to the Hereford OS.

Tumelty started the first half for Hereford last Saturday in the absence of Tristan Plummer but was subbed at half-time.
 

Hereford United Then And Hereford FC Now


Hereford FC historian Ron Parrott has spent sometime over the last few months helping out 'Herefordshire Life Through A Lens'.

'Ron Parrott, knowledgeable archivist and long-term fan of Hereford United, discusses how that epic match against Newcastle, in the FA Cup third round replay of 1972, changed things for the club. Parrott talks about then and now; the changing nature of the League, and how the game against Newcastle made the League pay attention to Hereford United, which was a non-league club at the time. Parrott describes how the club is thriving now and he tells us about the immense community spirit which surrounds the club today.'
  


HUST AGM Set For October 20th


This from HUST:

Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Hereford United Supporters’ Society Ltd (known as the Hereford United Supporters’ Trust) will be held at 7pm on Thursday October 20th at Radfords, Edgar Street Athletic Ground Hereford HR4 9JU.

Notice of Elections

There will be four vacancies on the Trust Board. Members interested in standing can download a Candidate Information Pack and Nomination form from the trust website here or request a copy from the Secretary. The Nomination Form must be completed and returned (with the candidate’s statement) to the Election Management Group by midday September 8th.
 

Should there be four or less candidates for the vacancies, there will not be a formal ballot of members but instead those people validly nominated will be put to the Annual General Meeting for an affirmative vote.

Call for Resolutions:

In addition to any resolutions that will be put forward by the Trust Board, members can submit their own resolutions to the meeting. Such a resolution must be submitted (in accordance with Rule 26 of the Society) to the Secretary by midday September 22nd. Please send any proposals to the Secretary at the above address, or by email to craig.goodall@hufctrust.co.uk.


Romulus 'Pitch' Repairs


Romulus pay their home games at Sutton Colefield's ground which is currently undergoing some repairs on their 3G pitch. Hereford visit the ground on Saturday week for an FA Cup tie.

This from Sutton Colefield FC

The required work to level the undulations in the pitch surface has been arranged.

Following the latest meeting with the FA and Labosport (the testing house), we have discussed what is required with a number of contractors. Based upon their experience of working on such pitches and their availability, we have instructed S and C Slatters to carry out the work on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August with Labosport also in attendance for immediate testing.

We therefore intend to proceed with our home game against Workington on Saturday 27th August at Coles Lane.
 

Club Office Open Today


Hereford FC's office and shop will open this morning from 10am.

Tickets for next Monday's game against Bishops Cleeve will be available to purchase.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

HUST Prize Bull Draw


Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 116 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:- 1 – 15 – 20 – 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.


Romulus Confirm Cup Tie Not All Ticket


Romulus FC have confirmed that their FA Cup Tie against Hereford on September 3rd is not all ticket.

However they would like tickets to be purchased in advance.

Prices are: £10 adults, £5 over 65 and under 18's, under 5's free. 

Please note that the game is to be played at Sutton Colefield whose ground has a 2000 capacity.
 

600 Expected To Watch Hereford At Barnstaple


Barnstaple FC are looking forward to the visit of Hereford FC next Saturday. 

“We could have anything in excess of 600 people travelling to us," manager Barry Yeo told the North Devon Gazette.

For Yeo and his assistant Karl Baggaley it will be their 150th game in charge.

“Obviously for the club it will be a great day, as well as for the lads and ourselves.

“To have them in our league, it’s one that everyone looks at, and everyone wants to get something from them, and everyone looks forward to playing them.

“I couldn’t say if I’ve done 150 games, I don’t know – all I know is we’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

“It’s not about what we do, it’s about what the lads do on the pitch, and hopefully we can do all we can to get a great result.”


Ladbrokes Follow John Mills


John Mills - Picture Copyright Ladbrooks And Used With Permission
Ladbrokes were represented at Hereford FC's FA Cup Tie against Alvechurch last Saturday.

They were there to follow striker John Mills who scored two of Hereford's goals.

Their 'report' on their day at Edgar Steet can be read at:


HUST Agenda For Next Meeting


This from HUST:

The agenda for the meeting of the HUST Board on 25th August 2016 will be as follows:
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of Last Meeting
3. UITC
4. HFC Feedback – Martin Watson invited
5. Annual accounts and audit requirements
6. Blackfriars End
7. Survey outcome – initial findings
8. Fundraising update – lottery and working group
9. Update from EMG
10. Selection of 2 retiring members
11. AOB



From The Archives - Hereford Win At Stalybridge


Fifteen years ago today Hereford United travelled to Stalybridge Celtic for a Conference League fixture.

Here's a report on the match:

Aug 23rd (2001):

STALYBRIDGE Celtic 0 - 2 Hereford United

Hereford United made just their second ever trip to Bower Fold today to play Stalybridge Celtic and in both encounters have collected maximum points after 3-0 and 2-0 victories. Graham Turner's side had to get back to winning ways following their humiliating 2-0 defeat at Nuneaton Borough on Tuesday night.

Stalybridge Celtic boss Paul Futcher named an unchanged side from the one that beat Morecambe 4-3 on Tuesday night, whilst Hereford's director of football Graham Turner made two changes, with Scott Goodwin dropping out injured and John Snape just dropping out for recent signing Christian James and on-loan midfielder Paul Webb.

The game started brightly with both sides putting themselves about, but it was soon clear that Hereford United were to be overrun by Stalybridge Celtic. The opening few minutes saw half chances from Elmes and Gavin Williams but Celtic soon started pressurising Matt Baker's goal. Ged Courtney squared the ball to Matt McNeil, and the striker hit it just wide.

Matt Baker was called into real action after twelve minutes when Courtney got in front of the Hereford defence, and Baker was forced to make a point blank save to prevent Celtic taking the lead. In midfield, Paul Webb did alot of shouting but little passing and tackling, although he did increasingly become promenant in the game later on. The defence also appeared suspect allowing too many Celtic attempts on goal.

Steve Bushell tested Baker again midway through the half, a low shot from twenty five yards being stopped by United's goalkeeper, and five minutes later Courtney narrowly missed a header with it flying just wide of the post. On the half hour, Bushell was one-on-one with Baker and was sure to take the lead, but hit narrowly wide as again poor finishing turned out to be United's saviour.

Stalybridge striker Matt McNeil was removed a minute later with a slight knock, and Andy Evans replaced him but the change made little difference to Hereford as on thirty two minutes, Paul Futcher's son Ben headed just wide from a free kick in an acute position to the right of goal. Celtic's domination of the game at this point was almost 70% of the possession.

A minute after Futcher's effort, Ian Rodgerson went down with a knee injury. Graham Turner had options on the bench so chose to remove him, and replaced him with John Snape who, so far, had been sorely missed in midfield. Initially the move made little difference. Matt Baker had to make a agile double save from a Celtic corner to keep Ben Futcher's headed effort out which was eventually cleared. It was only Baker's goakeeping and the excellent movement by the young Paul Parry which kept the travelling Hereford support of 200 or so content.

Ian Wright went close with three minutes left and in injury time, Hereford again defended desperately to keep Celtic out. Something had to change at the break.

And so it did. Midfielder Christian James was removed for Steve Piearce which gave United an extra attacking option. There were few chances in the opening minutes from either side but Stalybridge must have felt hard-done-by not to have been leading at half time after completely dominating the play.

On fifty eight minutes, Gavin Williams made a good cross for Rob Elmes to head goalwards beyond the far post. However, the ball rolled in front of goal with nobody on hand to tap in the effort. Two minutes later, Hereford had a corner. Paul Parry whipped it in from the left hand side for Rob Elmes to connect onto with his head. The effort was clean and strong, leaving goalkeeper Gary Ingham with no chance from six yards out.

Hereford suddenly came to life. Paul Webb headed over from a corner, Mark Williams missed the target by inches following a Gavin Williams cross, and Matt Baker had no problems when Futcher headed straight at him. With sixteen minutes left, Steve Bushell ran one-on-one past the Hereford defence to face Matt Baker, and somehow, the goalkeeper tipped the ball wide for a corner when it seemed almost easier to score.

A minute later, Stalybridge were made to pay for their missed effort. A long ball from the right hand side from Gavin Williams following good play between him and Clarke was to provide a challenging catch for the goalkeeper. He rushed out, missed it, and Rob Elmes was on hand to tap in from close range.

A late rally from Celtic could do nothing as Hereford United held on for their second win in three games. Stalybridge's inability to convert chances into goals cost them dear and Hereford managed to make the best of their efforts when they didn't play particularly well. A mention must go the referee Hatkins, who did well to keep the game flowing.

Hereford are just a point behind leaders Northwich Victoria on six points, whilst Jimmy Quinn's side have seven. Stalybridge have won one game out of three, but look good enough to stay up despite being favourites for the drop.

Starting XI: Matt Baker, Matt Clarke, Mark Williams, Paul Webb, Ian Wright (captain), Tony James, Ian Rodgerson (off, 31 minutes), Christian James (off, 45 minutes,) Rob Elmes, Gavin Williams, Paul Parry
Subs: John Snape (on, 31 minutes), Lee Evans, Steve Piearce (on, 45 minutes), Danny Davidson, Paul Marshall
Yellow cards: Ian Wright (57 minutes, foul,) Steve Piearce (90 minutes, foul)
Scorers: Rob Elmes (59 minutes, 74 mintues)
Attendance: 851
Man of the Match: Paul Parry
Referee: Mr. G. Hatkins (Bradford)

UNITED striker Rob Elmes was delighted with his two goals at Bower Fold against Stalybridge Celtic yesterday in the Nationwide Conference.

"I was on the spot to take advantage of Gary dropping the ball," said Elmes. "But to be fair it was a good cross from Gavin Williams that made him stretch. I checked my run in and pulled off to the back post. Their defence missed it and I just headed it in."

Stalybridge boss Paul Futcher was clearly disappointed with the defeat after dominating the game for the first half and most of the second.

"When you should have been two up at half-time losing the way we did is hard to take." said Futcher.

Meanwhile, Jan Molby has told the official Kidderminster Harriers website about Paul Webb's move to Hereford. “The period at Hereford should do him the world of good. Webby is the type of player that needs matches to get fit and I think he has around eight matches in the next month at Hereford in which he can do that”, Molby said.

“Webby knows he has a lot of work to do to push himself back into contention here and playing reserve football will not help his case”, Molby said, “I know Graham Turner is a big fan of his and I’m confident he will do a good job there.”
 

Barnstaple On Saturday


 
Barnstaple FC have advised travelling Hereford supporters to give themselves plenty of time for their journey to the game on Saturday.

"As it's a bank holiday, fans driving to Sat's game need to allow plenty of time for the journey. M5/A361 likely to be rammed!!"

As for parking:

"Advise using car parks + walking. From town centre turn left at Rolle St lights then down Pottington Rd."

The ground is at:

Mill Rd, Barnstaple EX31 1JQ which is on the top left of the map below.


Monday, August 22, 2016

AFC Wimbledon To Return Home


It looks almost certain that AFC Wimbledon will be playing at Plough Lane after a decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Khan has returned the planning application to the local council, Merton, whose spokesman confirmed the scheme would go ahead.

Since 2002 AFC Wimbledon have been playing their games at Kingston-upon-Thames but the capacity there is only 5,000. Not enough for the League One side.

Stephen Alambritis, the leader of Merton council, said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the mayor’s decision to hand the decision back to us and we look forward to the homecoming of this much-loved and well-deserving team. Merton wants to see AFC Wimbledon back on Wimbledon turf.

“The club has been very patient throughout the process and now the dream of players and fans alike, many of whom are local, is set to become reality.”

Comments by Khan are interesting especially given AFC Wimbledon are a new club, somewhat similar to Hereford FC.

“I have taken the time to consult local residents, businesses and other interested parties," said Khan.

"Having weighed up all of the evidence available to me I’m confident the stadium and the leisure facility proposed alongside it will be of great benefit to Londoners and the wider community for generations to come."
 

Young Bulls Draw Their Game Against Gloucester


UITC Under 18's played their first league game of the season at Leominster this evening. Hereford's UITC side drew 1-1 with Gloucester. This season the youngsters are competing in the Midland Floodlit Youth League.



Early in the second half Brandon Jennings put UITC ahead with a great effort from twenty or so yards but Gloucester equalised soon afterwards.



UITC: 1. Griffiths 2. Pugh 3. Clarke 4. Purrington 5. Jennings 6. Hayes 7. MacDonald 8. Muirhead 9. Oxley 10. Young 11. Meek
 
Subs: 12. J.Davies 14. Hurst 15. Preece




HUST Ask For Volunteers For Governance Group


The Board of HUST are asking for volunteers to join the governance working group to review our constitution and supporting documents?
 
It would suit someone with a background in law or corporate governance. People need not be experts in community benefit societies but a willingness to challenge and find solutions is required! 
 
The working group will run from now until the AGM on 20 October.


It is planned for all work and discussions to take place digitally over email rather than physical meetings.


Please contact Craig Goodall the Vice-Chairman responsible for Governance
craig.goodall@virgin.net