Next:Season 2020/21 - Starting Date To Be Confirmed - Possibly October 3rd

Play our Sports Club Lottery

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Hereford FC Phoenix Rising Video

Yesterday Hereford FC released a video to celebrate their first five years.

For anyone who hasn't seen it:


 

Video Of Adam Stansfield 2004/2005

Adam Stansfield scored 25 goals in his first season with Hereford United.

Here's three of them:

Scoring against Halifax. In a 3-2 loss. September 2004. https://youtu.be/g0VcaPMAr

Scoring at Carlisle in a 3-1 loss. October 2004 https://youtu.be/QHWuzVqp7O8 

The winner against Stevenage - April 2005
https://youtu.be/R12212lOaWQ

Ten Years Ago - Adam Stansfield Passed Away

Adam Stansfield
The former Hereford United striker Adam Stansfield passed away ten years ago. His life had been cut short by cancer.

In this article BN looks back to his first season with Hereford.

25 year old Adam joined Hereford United on a free transfer from Yeovil on Monday June 14 2004.

"I think he has a decent record, and if we supply him with chances he is more than capable of finishing them off," said manager Graham Turner.

"He just impressed me at Yeovil. He scored goals, around 16 in 30 games, which is better than 1 in 2, but he was unfortunate in his second session when he broke his leg.

"However, he started in seven games, and went on about 29 or 30 times, and he will score goals. He's got a bit of pace, and he is very, very mobile."


Yeovil manager Gary Johnson said letting Adam go 'was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made.'

"Adam called and asked my advice and it was a difficult decision for me to make. He's a great lad who trains 100% and plays 100%, but I had to make room to bring one or two in and I beleive Hereford are a club who play the sort of football that he could thrive on. I just hope this doesn't come back to haunt me and make me look an idiot for letting him go."

Adam nearly scored on his debut, a friendly at Ludlow.

'It took the Bulls just eight minutes to get the ball into the net from debutant Adam Stansfield, but he was in an offside position when he followed up a blocked shot from the impressive Danny Williams.' 

However Adam scored two goals at Evesham a week later. And another two against a strong West Brom side on August 4th.

Adam was given the number 9 shirt. He made his Conference League debut for the Bulls in their 3-1 win over Farnborough but wasn't on the scoring sheet. Three days later at Crawley he opend his account.

'Four minutes later, United got a deserved goal. Travis got the ball on the right from Stanley and crossed to the near post where Stansfield was on hand to head across goal and into the far bottom corner.' 

Two more goals for Adam at Northwich.

'Hereford took a fourteenth minute lead thanks to attacker Adam Stansfield. Pitman split the defence with a through ball to Brown with the outside of his boot, and then Brown layed the ball off to his strike partner to finish low into the net from eight yards. Stansfield doubled Hereford's lead three minutes later with a powerful header from Travis' left wing cross.' 

Speaking afterwards Adam described his goals.

"The ball came across from Pitman and I managed to strike it first time and it just squirmed underneath the keeper's dive," was how Stansfield described his first goal to BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"The second one was good work from Simon Travis down the wing. He checked back and whipped the cross in and I got my head on it over the keeper." 


Adam was demoted to the bench for a couple of games but came on at Leigh and scored twice.

"Adam has been unfortunate as he has been out of the side for the last three games but he's come on today and done a job," said fellow striker Lee Mills.  

Adam was voted Conference Player of the Month for September. But he wasn't starting every game.

"Adam must wonder what he has to do to get a starting place but I think that in the build up play at Accrington both David Brown and Lee Mills did very well," said Turner.

"Adam is more of a finisher and can improve on his combination play with other players"

A goal at Woking helped Adam cement his place in the team.

"Ten minutes before half time Stansfield doubled the Bull's advantage. The attacker won a free kick on the left that man of the match Purdie crossed in. The ball found it's way back to Purdie who crossed for a second time. Jalal missed the ball and it hit Stansfield on the shins and rolled into an unguarded net.''

A thigh strain picked up against Doncaster hampered Adam.

"He went into the  (Barnet) game not quite fit. We almost brought him off at half-time," said coach John Trewick.

Two goals for Adam at Southport helped Hereford into the second round of the FA Cup. However the second wasn't clear cut.

'Mills set up Stansfield with a cross from the left in the fifty eighth minute as Hereford started to cruise. Stansfield slotted the ball over the line at the far post. Despite a desperate attempt by the goalie to push the ball from behind the line the assistant referee signalled a goal and the Whites celebrated.' 

Another two goals at Canvey Island and one at Edgar Street against Forest Green. Half way through the season and Adam was top scorer with eleven.

Adam's goal on New Years Day wasn't enough against Exeter in the League. But his goal early in the game helped Hereford dump Accrington out of the FA Trophy.

'Danny Williams was the provider a few minutes later and it was Stansfield who managed to get goal side of his marker, and unleash a powerful shot across goal and into the far top corner from the left of the penalty area.'  

Meanwhile Weymouth manager Steve, brother of Gary at Yeovil, Johnson had his eyes on Adam.

"I put a substantial offer in for Adam but Hereford boss Graham Turner turned me down," Johnson told the Weymouth website.

"It's a shame because Stansfield would be an excellent signing but he is one of their leading scorers and naturally don't want to lose him."


A clash of heads during a home game against Dagenham led to Adam having to go to hospital with concussion. For several games afterwards Adam wasn't a regular starter. There was a lot of competition at Edgar Street at this time with Lee Mills and Danny Carey-Bertram sometimes preferred. 

However Adam was back amidst the goals in a 6-0 win over Farnborough on March 25th. 

'Boro may have been relieved when they saw that Carey-Bertram was being withdrawn, but his replacement, Adam Stansfield, got straight in on the act and scored having been on the pitch for only three minutes. He met Pitman's cross with a powerful header for six yards and beat the helpless Petterson for United's fourth.' 

Three days later, back in the starting eleven, Adam scored against Northwich.

'Purdie raced past three players on the left before crossing for Stansfield, who opened the scoring just after the half hour mark. His first touch took him neatly around his marker before he fired into the roof of the net at the near post.'

And then a very important goal against promotion rivals Stevenage on April 2nd.

'Play was switched to the left, where Purdie fired a low left footed cross along the six yard line for Stansfield to run onto and knock into the back of the net for the only goal of the game.' 

"I had a couple of chances," said Adam afterwards.

"One was cleared off the line, one the keeper saved, then a great break down the wing from Rob Purdie and he put a great ball in. The defenders all left it for the keeper and I got it in from six yards." 

Two more goals for Adam in the 3-1 win at Forest Green.

'With almost twenty minutes gone the Bulls finally got their break and Stansfield opened the scoring. Robinson blasted a shot to the near post after his first corner was cleared, and thanks to a touch around the post from the 'keeper he got a second attempt. Stansfield rose at the near post unchallenged and headed in, much to the delight of the 1,386 away following.' 

Hereford were in the Conference Play-Offs pitched against Stevenage. The first leg ended 1-1, the second at Edgar Street was won by Stevenage.

Adam had chances in the second leg.

'Stansfield got the better of Barry Laker in the air just before half time and then hit a first time shot that flew inches over the bar.'

'Carey-Bertram broke down the right and found the run of Stansfield towards the byeline. He crossed and the ball hit a defenders arm but referee G. Sutton waved it away.' 

Adam was top scorer with 25 goals in all competitions. A good return.


On Friday May 20th it was revealed Adam had signed to stay with Hereford for another 12 months.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

The team from Hereford's first league game

As reported earlier, today marks five years since Hereford FC's first competitive game - a 4-1 home win over Dunkirk in the Midland Premier League. Below is the team from that day and where they've been since.

Harvey Rivers

The Bulls' first ever keeper was playing for Westfields last season, the club he played for previously before joining Hereford. However, he left mid-way through the campaign to join the Gold Coast Knights in Australia.

Max Kontic Covenay

One of Pete Beadle's first signings, the right back joined Pershore in 2018.

Nathan Summers

The centre back had two spells with Hereford during the 2015/16 season before playing for Westfields via Frome. He has also played for Evesham and was with Bodmin last season.

Tony James

The popular former Hereford United defender left early in the 2015/16 season and was replaced by Jamie Willets. He is now Head of Football & Athletic Development at Hereford Cathedral School.

Joel Edwards

The Hereford-born left-back was Hereford's first ever captain, but left after the 2016/17 season. He went on to star for Cardiff Met in the Welsh Premier League and played for them in the Europa League qualification stages. Edwards has signed for Westfields, a former club of his, ahead of the new season.

Ben Miller

Another product of Pete Beadle's youth team, Miller is a mainstay of the Westfields team and has signed on again ahead of the new season.

Rob Purdie

After starring for Hereford United, Purdie was also instrumental in Hereford FC's success. However, following a third promotion, Purdie decided to retire and is now a firefighter.

Aaron Birch

Pulling the strings alongside Purdie, Birch was key to Hereford's dominance in the first season. However, Birch decided to leave the club in September 2016 and went on to play for a number of clubs in the West Midlands. Birch was with Worcester last season.

John Mills

The hat-trick hero from the Dunkirk game, Mills went on to score over 100 clubs for the new club. However, the Oxfordshire-based marksman left the club in the summer of 2018 after Hereford were placed in National League North. A move to Bath didn't work out and Mills ended up back in the Midland League with Westfields, via a loan spell at Banbury. Mills is now with Banbury on a permanent basis.

Pablo Haysham

Mills' key strike partner, Haysham left alongside Mills due to the amount of travelling he would have had to do in National League North. Haysham is also now with Banbury following spells at Salisbury and a loan stint at Didcot, whom Hereford signed him from.

Soloman Wheatley

Wheatley was only with Hereford until November 2015. He has now linked up with Nathan Summers at Bodmin Town.

Subs used

Dylan Bonella

Another former Hereford youth player under Beadle, Bonella was released at the end of the 2015/16 season. He then played for Westfields but is understood to have quit football.

Adam Page

Page joined Hereford on loan from Cheltenham and instantly made an impression. He ended up back with the Bulls, again on loan from the Robins, two years later before joining Gloucester. He joined Rushall Olympic in December 2018.

Pictures From Edgar Street - August 8th 2015

A second selection of pictures from Hereford FC's first league fixture at Edgar Street. These from half-time onwards.













Pictures From Edgar Street Five Years Ago Today

To celebrate Hereford FC's first five years of football at Edgar Street, BN looks back to August 8th 2015.

Many of these pictures haven't been published before.












Five Years Ago Today - Hereford FC's First League Fixture

It seems incredible to think that Hereford FC played their first 'League' fixture exactly five years ago today watched by 4060 spectators.

Here's a look back to August 8th 2015, firstly the match report and secondly the reaction from Rob Purdie and Peter Beadle.

Bulls Beat Boatmen


Joel Edwards Led Out The Hereford Squad
At a sunny Edgar Street this afternoon, Hereford FC won their ever first Midland Football League Premier game against Dunkirk. There was two changes from the starting XI that were defeated by Hull last weekend; Joel Edwards came back from injury to replace Will Haines and Ben Miller replaced Adam Page.

As Hereford kicked off towards the Blackfriars End, they created a few good, early chances. The first when Pablo Haysham’s cross into the 18-yard box was only cleared as far as Ben Miller, but his shot went wide of the target.

Max Kontic-Coveney had his ball deflected out for a Rob Purdie corner. John Mills’ subsequent effort also was deflected behind before a forceful Joel Edwards header was sent too wide to trouble Dunkirk keeper Jake Want.

Following the planned applause in the 9th minute as a mark of respect for former Hereford United player Adam Stansfield, Pablo Heysham created some well-worked chances from the right wing. Heysham’s cross didn’t quite connect with his striking partner John Mills as the ball trickled out for a goal kick.

Other than a low, driven shot from Will Coutts that was confidently saved by Harvey Rivers with a low dive to his left, Hereford’s defence had little in the way of chances to deal with in the first half.

In the 19th minute, Hereford’s John Mills avoided being caught in an offside trap which allowed him to break free from the Dunkirk defence; having more than enough time to compose himself in front of goal, Mills sent the ball low past Dunkirk’s Jake Want to score Hereford FC’s first ever competitive goal.

Mills's Shot En Route For The Goal
On the half hour mark, Hereford were unlucky not to grab their second. A ball forward found Purdie on the edge of the box who crossed to Wheatley; as the crossbar denied his effort, John Mills tried to score from the rebound with his heel, but the ball was smothered by Want on the line.

The Bulls doubled their lead before the end of the first period. Again, it was Mills who broke away from Dunkirk’s defensive line, but despite his initial shot being parried, Mills managed to poke the ball back to Heysham who headed the ball into net past two defenders on the line. 

Haysham Scores Hereford's Second
HT: Hereford 2 – Dunkirk 0

The Bulls restarted after the break pushing for a third goal. Their first chance fell to Mills when his header was denied by a good save from Want. Minutes later it was Miller who came close to scoring. A headed clearance from Dunkirk’s stopper only reached as far as the midfielder, whose volley left Want well beaten but the ball bounced high over the crossbar.

Mills did well to intercept a pass back to Jake Want within the 18-yard box, he tried to set Sol Wheatley up at the far post but his cross was deflected out for a fruitless corner. Minutes later Wheatley left the field of play to make way for Adam Page.

Both teams then created good chances for themselves. First, a scuffed kick from Jake Want found Hereford’s Aaron Birch. His shot from the edge of the area was saved down low to the left of the visiting keeper. At the other end of the field, Jarrod Westcarr kept Hereford keeper Harvey Rivers on his toes when his snap shot from 25-yards out lead to a fine fingertip save to deny Dunkirk their first.

In the 80th minute Bulls fans witnessed Hereford FC’s first league goal in front of the Meadow End. A well-worked move saw Rob Purdie play a lovely through ball to Mills. Showing the same composure as his first goal, he slotted the ball into the back of the net to give the Whites a 3-0 lead.

Celebrations For Mills' Second Goal

Substitute Phil Massingham beat Rivers before beating a further two defenders on the line to get a late consolation goal for the Boatmen.

Almost as soon as play restarted, Hereford had got back their three-goal advantage. John Mills headed the ball in from close range after good work on the left from Adam Page to round the game off and send 4,000 Hereford fans home happy.

John Mills With Adam Page After Hereford's Fourth Goal
FT: Hereford 4 – Dunkirk 1
Sponsors’ MotM: Aaron Birch
Att: A Midland’s League Premier record attendance of 4,060 including around 30 from Dunkirk

Hereford: Harvey Rivers, Max Kontic-Coveney, Joel Edwards, Aaron Birch, Tony James, Nathan Summers, Ben Miller, Rob Purdie, John Mills, Pablo Haysham, Solomon Wheatley
Subs: Dylan Bonella, Dean Lee, Nathan Hughes, Jimmy Oates, Adam Page

Dunkirk: Jake Want, Kieren Kenton-Bradshaw, Lee Potts, Lee Stevenson, Ryan Hastie, Daniel Dixon, Tristram Whitman, Martin Ball, Mark Green, Kevin Hemagou, Will Coutts. 
Subs: Phil Massingham, Lewis Wilcox, Jarrod Westcarr, Joe Bloomfield, Samuel Osbourne.

The Butterflies Are Out Of The Way - Purdie

Rob Purdie was glad the game was over but felt the team can play better.

"I think we've got the butterflies out of the way and everything, first time a lot of us have played in front of that sort of crowd so hopefully that's out of the way," Purdie told BN

"I think the most pleasing thing about the performance is that we can play better.

"I don't think we played well today. We were 60/70% the whole game.

"So first game out of the way, we've got a win and we look forward to Tuesday.

"There could be 850 away fans on Tuesday which will be huge, huge for Stourport as well, but we've got to make sure we do our job on the pitch.

"The fans are doing their job off it, the club are doing their job to make sure we are sustainable and we've got a chance of winning the League so it's down to the players on Tuesday to put on a performance."
The Stourport pitch might not be as good as Edgar Street?

"To be honest our pitch isn't the best at the moment, it's the worst I've ever seen it which is obviously because it was left so long.

"So Stourport might be a little bit better. Pegasus's pitch was probably better and Brinscombe and Thrupp had a good surface as well.

"We might struggle on the tighter pitches because we've got quite a wide pitch here but as for quality of the pitch, I don't think ours will be a lot better than many others especially this time of the season."

Purdie wasn't pleased with his performance this afternoon.

"I was disappointed with myself today I don't think I played particularily well. I was frustrated apart from the last twenty minutes.

"Didn't really get my game going but I'll work on that."

Beadle Pleased With Striking Pair

Peter Beadle Talking To Former Manager Graham Turner Before Kick-off
"It wasn't a complete performance but it was a winning performance," said Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle in his post match interview after his side defeated Dunkirk 4-1.

His striking pair of John Mills and Pablo Haysham scored all four Hereford goals with Mills getting a hat-trick.

"Fantastic for them, they are a good combination, a good pair but even if one of them was missing I still think we would have created chances to score goals.

"It was their day today going forward and they probably could have had a couple more each if their finishing had been a little bit better.

"But they are part of a team and couldn't do that without the rest of the players. Fantastic cross for the last goal.

"We're pleased with what they've done today and I'm sure they will be as well."

Keeper Harvey Rivers had little to do but then made an amazing save.

"Fantastic save. I'm quite crictical of the players sometimes and Harvey's kicking wasn't great today but his save was fantastic."

Adam Page came on for Sol Wheatley in the second half.

"He did very well but that's what we've talked about, the depth of our squad. 

"The impact he had, his cross was an absolutely fantastic cross. To skip past his marker and hit the cross at the pace he was running at with the quality he did was fantastic."

Beadle felt at times his players were sloppy.

"I said to the players after the game that I'm really glad we got the result but that's the one game I will give them with how sloppy we were.

"We showed a little bit of fear which is understandable so I'll give them this one. 4000 people, the first official game of the season, there was a lot writing on it for the players.

"Hopefully on Tuesday we'll be a bit more relaxed. And as we get more relaxed we'll play much better for longer periods."

Dunkirk scored a consolation goal.

"It wasn't a plus point, I'd rather have won 3-0 than 4-1. I was looking at my watch thinking let's finish it now, clean sheet, that would  done their confidence the world of good.

"We are going to come up against teams who will defend well against us and if we don't score we did to make sure we get a clean sheet ourselves.

"Dunkirk were a credit to their club today, they worked their socks off, they got their goal and at times they had some good play.

"Ultimately we just edged it with our technical ability and how much better we were with the ball.

"I'm glad this game is out the way and we move on now and the more games we play the more relaxed we will become and the performances will get better and better.

"Today we were probably about 60% but it was understandable the reasons why, but no excuses going forward."

Friday, August 07, 2020

FSA Calls For Decisive Government Leadership

The FSA have issued the following statement after the news about Droylsden.

“Droylsden FC have become the latest club to fall victim to the continuing uncertainty caused by the public health emergency.

“The FSA believes that decisive leadership is required from Government if we are to avoid seeing a growing number of clubs going to the wall due to financial uncertainties.

“The football authorities have been pressing Government for weeks to make a decision about when supporters can be allowed back in to watch matches. Lower league football and many other sports cannot survive without spectators in grounds, playing behind closed doors is not an option.

“Recent FSA surveys of clubs and supporters confirm that everyone places public safety is the main priority but the lack of a confirmed date for fans being allowed into grounds will lead to job losses and dozens of clubs folding.”

Maye Joins Leamington

 

Former Hereford FC midfielder Simeon Maye has linked up with Leamington.

"It is not the first time we have tried to sign Simeon," said Brakes boss Paul Holleran. 

"Obviously with Callum Maycock going back to Coventry after his loan spell it just left a bit of a hole in there. We've been looking for the right kind of player to fill that and feel we have found him in Simeon.
 
"He is an energetic, box to box player which is just what you need in this division and we are delighted to get him on board. I am sure he will enjoy his time at Leamington.'"

Maye joined Hereford in mid-July last year but left in October before moving to Brackley Town.

O'Sullivan Moves To Gloucester

 

Tommy O'Sullivan has joined Gloucester City following his release from Hereford FC after two seasons with the Bulls.

Gloucester manager James Rowe said: "First and foremost he has experience at this level. He is a very technical player and he fits in with what we want to do and how we want to play next season."

O’Sullivan becomes Rowe’s 5th new signing for the upcoming campaign – joining fellow new recruits Jake Cole, Akwasi Asante, George Carline and Alex Whittle. 

National North League Line-Up

The 22 clubs taking part in this season's National North League have been confirmed.

AFC Fylde, AFC Telford United, Alfreton Town, Blyth Spartans, Boston United, Brackley Town, Bradford Park Avenue, Chester FC, Chorley, Curzon Ashton, Darlington, Farsley Celtic, Gateshead, Gloucester City, Guiseley, Hereford FC, Kettering Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Leamington, Southport, Spennymoor Town, York City

New in the league for this season are AFC Fylde and Chorley, who are back after just one season. 

Moving to the National Premier League are champions Kings Lynn and play-off winners Altrincham.

Fixtures are currently expected to be announced in early September, but any changes to Government regulations may delay their release.

News Round-Up

Former Hereford FC loanee Jak Hickman has joined Bolton. "Jak had issues with his previous club Coventry City after a huge mistake on social media, which he paid the price for,” said the Bolton head coach. 

Newly formed Bury AFC have announced it will play its home fixtures for the 2020/21 season at the Neuven Stadium, the home of Northern Premier League Radcliffe FC. 

Following a seven-year absence, Worcester City FC have come to a long-term agreement which will make Claines Lane, the County Sports Ground, its new home. 

Dan Hanford, who kept goal for Hereford United between 2011 and 2013, has signed a new contract at Southport. 

Speedy Freight Hereford have renewed their sponsorship package at Edgar Street.

Club Shop Open Today And Saturday

Hereford FC's club shop will be open today and Saturday for the sale of both replica shirts and face masks.

Today: Noon until 2pm

Saturday: 10am until 2pm 

Contactless payment please.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Bundu To Join Anderlecht

 

Assuming he passes his medicals former Hereford FC winger Mustapha Bundu is to join Anderlecht from AGF for just under 3 million euros plus bonuses.

He has agreed a four year deal with the club.

"I am an attacking player, strong and fast," said Bundu.

"Why did I choose Anderlecht? This is the perfect step in my career."

Bundu was a regular for Hereford FC in their first season, 2015/16.

 

Adam Stansfield Video


Matt Healey is looking for any video of Adam Stansfield whilst he played for Hereford United.

In general the seasons 2004/2005 & 2005/2006 were covered by conference football tv.

Should you have any video of the striker, even if it is on dvd or tape, please get in touch with Matt - matthewhealey@hotmail.com

Difficult Times At Droylsden

Droylsden FC have as of today resigned from the Northern Premier League and will also take no part in Cup Competition this season

In a letter sent to the Northern Premier League Chairman Dave Pace described the decision as the  most difficult he has ever had to make.

However the disruption caused by the Covid-19 crisis has left him with no alternative.

The closing of the social club and its function rooms  since the start of the pandemic, the main income source with no indication of any restart on viable trading terms along with a loss of income from the club’s main sponsor  has left the club with no visible alternative income stream during the crisis.

“The club may hopefully survive this crisis and continue into the future in less challenging circumstances than we find ourselves in during the present”

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Farnborough 0-1 Hereford United - 17th November 1989 - FA Cup 1st Round

For the next four weeks we will focus on the FA Cup run of the 1989/1990 season. In the first round a second half winner by Darren Peacock secured the win.


Hereford Line Up
1 Tony Elliott
2 Mark A Jones
3 Brett Williams
4 Darren Peacock
5 Chris Hemming
6 Steve Devine
7 Mark Jones
8 Jon Narbett
9 Gary Stevens
10 George Oghani
11 Paul Tester
Sub Richard Jones
Attendance 1,921

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Hereford team from the last game: Where they are now

Due to the coronavirus panedmic, Hereford haven't played a game since March 14, a 4-0 defeat at Spennymoor.

Some players have decided to remain with the club, while others have moved on.

Below is the squad for that game and where they are now.

Brandon Hall: Still at Hereford

Jared Hodgkiss: Still at Hereford

Jordan Cullinane-Liburd: Joined Tamworth

Ben Pollock: Still at Hereford

Jason Pope: Joined Bath

Martin Riley: Currently without a club

Tommy O'Sullivan: Currently without a club

Jacob Jagger Cane: Joined Weston-super-Mare

Lenell John-Lewis: Still at Hereford

Kelsey Mooney: Joined Scunthorpe

Tom Owen-Evans: Still at Hereford

Subs: Rowan Liburd - Currently without a club; Brad Ash - Joined Chippenham; Keiran Thomas - Joined Weston-super-Mare; Kyle Finn - Still at Hereford; Rhys Davies- Joined Aberystwyth Town

Bulls considering TV service

With the news that all pre-season friendlies have to be played behind closed doors and the possibility of some league games too, Hereford are considering alternative options, one being the introduction of a cost neutral HFC TV Channel.  
The Board are now asking fans how much they will be willing to pay for the service, should it happen. The choices are...
A Yearly Subscription 
This would give you unlimited access for: 
Tuesday Night Home (& away if possible) match streaming
Instant Replays 
Match Interviews 
Match Highlights 
Integrated Commentary from RadioHFC 
Other Shows/Content/Programmes throughout the week 
*You can vote how much you are willing to pay here.
A Pay Per View Subscription 

This would give you 120 minutes viewing of 

Any Tuesday Night Home (or away if possible) match streaming

Instant Replays 

Match Interviews 

Integrated Commentary from RadioHFC 

More details: https://www.herefordfc.co.uk/poll-would-you-pay-for-a-hfc-tv-channel/
 

Greenslade joins National League South side


Danny Greenslade has joined Chippenham Town after saying he could not commit to Hereford.

The left back - who was signed by Peter Beadle - said that the extra training at the Bulls, plus work commitments, meant that 'it was impossible to stay at the club'.

Chippenham finished 12th in National League South last season.

Stadium Fest rescheduled for next year

The Stadium Fest that was due to take place at Edgar Street in August will now take place next May.

The organisers have posted the following...


How Hereford shaped up this time last year

It is just over a year since the start last season in National League North, and due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has only just finished with Altrincham winning the play-offs.

Only three players remain at Hereford from the side that opened the campaign with a 2-2 home draw with Spennymoor - Brandon Hall, Jared Hodgkiss and Tom Owen-Evans, who came off the bench to net the equaliser. Josh Gowling - who is now the club's manager - also started in the match.

Here is the report from the game.

REPORT: Owen-Evans makes immediate impact as Bulls settle for a point


Tom Owen-Evans made an immediate impact, coming off the bench to grab Hereford an equaliser in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Spennymoor Town this afternoon.

Owen-Evans struck from close range in the 79th minute – just two minutes after coming on to replace fellow goalscorer Jordan Nicholson

It looked like it was going to be one of those days for Hereford after Spennymoor stormed back to lead in the second half.

But a point is a decent result against a side who only missed out on promotion to the National League last season after losing a penalty shoot-out to Chorley in the play-off final.

The opening 10 minutes was befitting of an opening game of the season, with neither keeper tested. In fact it took until the 13th minute for Hereford to have the first effort of the game, although Keiron Thomas’ shot was poor.

However, Hereford managed to get an ascendancy in the game and Matthew Gould (the son of former Hereford player Jonathan Gould) did well to save from Jordan Nicholson in the 19th minute.

And it was Nicholson who opened the scoring seven minutes later. The former Darlington player showed good perseverance before slotting the ball past Gould. 





Spennymoor showed little threat, although the Bulls back line did have to be on the guard to prevent prolific marksman Glen Taylor from getting a shot in on goal.

Nicholson had another chance to score in the 38th minute. However, Gould did enough to tip his effort behind for a corner.

After the break, Raheem Hanley did well on the left before fizzing an effort wide, while Rowan Liburd’s volley was off target.

Hereford made the first change of the game in the 57th minute when Bradley Ash replaced Reece Styche.

However, Spennymoor started to find a foothold in the game and levelled just past the hour mark when Andrew Johnson swept the ball home.


Liburd had a great chance to restore Hereford’s advantage in the 66th minute. After doing well to take the ball down, the Bulls number nine strode forward, only to be met by a good challenge by Spennymoor centre-half James Curtis.


Liburd was subsequently replaced by Mike Symons in the 72nd minute; meaning that both Hereford’s strikers were substituted.

Johnson also left the field for Spennymoor, but that didn’t matter as his side led for the first time in the 76th minute thanks to an excellent strike by Glen Taylor – who was the league’s leading scorer last season.



Hereford would have been disappointed with how both goals were conceded, but showed great resilience to level just three minutes later thanks to Owen-Evans.







It’s encouraging that Hereford seem to have more goals from midfield this season and may not have to rely solely on their strikers. And they will do well to come up against many better sides than Spennymoor this season.

A point on the opening game against one of last season’s frontrunners should be seen as a good result. Hopefully they can back it up with another positive result on Tuesday when they face Gloucester City at Evesham.




Sponsors Man of the Match: Keiran Thomas

Hereford: Hall; Gowling; Cullinane-Liburd, Riley; Hodgkiss, Thomas, Nicholson (Owen-Evans 79), Jagger Cane, Hanley; Liburd (Symons 72), Styche (Ash 57). Subs not used: Pope, O'Sullivan.

Spennymoor: Gould; Magnay, Curtis, Buddle, Henry; McKenna, Chandler, Ward, Johnson (Hall 74); Taylor, Roberts. Subs not used: Williams, Atkinson, Anderson, Boyes.

Attendance: 2,707 (54 away fans)