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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vase Opponents At Hartley Today


One game taking place this afternoon outside the Midland Premier League will be of interest to Hereford FC supporters.

Next Saturday's FA Vase opponents at Edgar Street are playing last Saturday's FA Vase opponents. In other words Camberley Town are away at Hartley Wintney.

Hartley have already defeated Camberley once this season, 1-0 on Boxing Day.

Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle is expected to have someone at the game.

Currently Hartley top their table, the Combined Counties Football League, with 62 points from 24 games.

Camberley are third with 55 points from 24 games and have a poorer goal difference.

It's Old Wulfrunians At Edgar Street This Afternoon


Old Wulfrunians are the visitors to Edgar Street this afternoon as Hereford FC start a run of five home games.

When the two clubs met on January 2nd, Hereford won the game 2-1 against a 'strong and determined Wulfrunians side'.

However Wulfrunians home form is much better than their away form as last Tuesday's 5-1 defeat by Loughborough reinforced.

Currently Wulfrunians are in sixth place in the table with 38 points from 24 games.

Tickets for the game will be available right up to kick-off.

Updated List Of Hereford FC Fixtures:

Sat February 13th - H - AFC Wulfrunians
Tue February 16th - H - Sporting Khalsa
Sat February 20th - H - Camberley (FA Vase QF)
Tue February 23rd - H - Highgate
Tue March 1st - H - Kington (HFA Cup)
Sat March 5th - A - Loughborough University
Tue March 8th - A - Highgate (MFL Cup QF) 

Friday, February 12, 2016

UITC Weekend Preview

This week saw mixed fortunes for the U18's performance and development sides. The development side won 12-0 against St Georges Academy on Wednesday afternoon at Victoria Park. Then on Thursday evening the performance side lost 2-1 away against Gloucester City. 

Highlights from both games can be seen on Youtube




Tomorrow UITC have 4 fixtures: The U12's face West Brom Gloucestershire development side at 10am. The U13's face South Gloucestershire football development at 11am. Both those matches are at home. The under 14's and 15's have away games, with the under 14's traveling to Newport County and the under 15's travel to Kidderminster Harriers. Both matches kick off at 10am.

UITC's January players of the month will be 
presented on the pitch at half time during the Hereford vs Wulfrunians game.

News Round-Up


Stuart Fleetwood finally netted his first goal for new club Sutton United on Tuesday night. The penalty was his first strike in 31 games since joining the National South club in the summer. The former Bull admitted his barren run had become a running joke in training, having had a goal disallowed last month.

Norther Premier League side Ilkeston have axed eight of their first team squad in a bid to make themselves 'more attractive to investors'. The club will concentrate on bringing through youth players while operating on a lower budget. Sporting Khalsa have signed defender John Hill from AFC Wulfrunians. Hill played 30 times for Wulfrunians this season so far.

Coventry Sphinx have signed Barwell striker Jamie Towers on dual registration. Towers has scored 25 times in 66 games for the Step 4 side over the past two years. They have also signed four players on loan from Solihull Moors, with defenders Sam Delaney and Keenah Rosser), and forwards Trey Brathwaite & Keiron Nesbitt joining.

Torquay have put on hold an agreement to work with the club's fledgling Supporters Trust towards community ownership in order to 'explore other opportunities for investment' into the club. A statement says the move is because the Trust is yet to reach sufficient levels of membership or fundraising. They will revisit the matter in the summer.


Predicition League Round 37 Preview

Round 37 of the Bullsnews prediction league see's Hereford host AFC Wulfrunians, who are currently 6th in the midland league.

Last 5 matches:

Loughborough University 5-1 AFC Wulfrunians
Walsall Wood 1-0 AFC Wulfrunians
AFC Wulfrunians 3-0 Dunkirk    
AFC Wulfrunians 2-3 Nuneaton Griff (FA Vase)

AFC Wulfrunians 1-2 Hereford

Predictions with attendance, score and username needs to be sent before 2:30pm on Saturday to bullsnewspredictionleague@hotmail.com

Long Wants An Extension To The Season


Alvechurch manager Ian Long has told the Redditch Standard that he would like to see an extension to the Midland Premier League season which is due to end on April 30th.

His comments come after  Alvechurch face having to play 21 league games and several cup games in the next 12 weeks.

Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle isn't so keen on an extension despite the Bulls being in three cup competitions.

“We have had unprecedented rainfall and so many weeks of postponed games that I think we really need to look at extending the season," Long told the Redditch Standard.

“I think it would benefit not just us but the majority of clubs. We’ve got half a season to play – we’ve played 21 and got 21 to play – but there’s a lot of teams worse off than us. Coventry Sphinx have played only 18 games, Highgate and Stourport have played 19 and Sporting Khalsa 20.

“We’re already playing every midweek but adding an extra week will allow us to fit in another three games.

“I think it’s something the league should really look at. I know leagues have extended seasons before because of bad weather and the clubs should have a say. It is a democracy and the clubs should be able to vote. I hope common sense prevails.

“I’ve read the Hereford manager (Peter Beadle) saying it shouldn’t be extended, but they’re a massive club with a former League ground, with the ground staff and the resources. They’re still a Conference Premier club.

“They’ve still got the FA Vase as well as the league so they have got a busy run and I’m sure they wouldn’t want to win the league by default because other teams are ending the season playing four or five games a week.”

Alvechurch are set to play at Rocester tomorrow and are at Lye Town next Tuesday evening.

Jamie Griffiths To Run In London Marathon For Birmingham Children's Hospital

 
Jamie Griffiths, Hereford FC's PR and Administration Officer, will be running in the 2016 London Marathon on 24th April, to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Below he explains why he is taking on the challenge

Two of my three children have received treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital, and the care and support they, and us as a family have received has been second to none. This is my way of saying a small thank you.

Please dig deep and donate as much as you can to a fantastic charity who are very close to my heart. 

You can donate easily online here, or by texting BCHA67 £5 or £10 to 70070. 

WHY I AM RUNNING FOR BCH
 
Alfie underwent a minor operation when he was three, and Arthur has undergone two operations on his bilateral cleft lip and palate, and will continue to receive care from them until he is 18. 

Words can't describe how much we appreciate the care and support given to us by the cleft team at Birmingham. They first visited us in Hereford just hours after Arthur was born, offering much needed support and advice at a very stressful time. 

The support during both operations, not only the care given to Arthur, but also to us as a family from all the staff was greatly appreciated by us.

During both of Arthur's stays in hospital we were lucky to be given a room in the parent accommodation, meaning I could stay a few minutes walk from the ward, and be on hand if Alice or Arthur needed me.

Arthur has undergone two life changing operations, but there are many thousands of children who are treated at BCH for life-threatening illnesses. Whilst we were staying on the ward for Arthur's first operation, a 6 month old baby girl was having her eye removed due to cancer. For his second operation, Arthur was in a bed opposite a young boy who was receiving treatment for a life-limiting disability. The care and support given to every child and family on the ward was exceptional.

I am proud to be able to represent Birmingham Children's Hospital, and know that many other families in Herefordshire have received outstanding care from them as well. Please dig deep and donate as much as you can afford. Every penny goes to making sure each and every child and their family receives the care that they need.

You can donate easily online here, or by texting BCHA67 £5 or £10 to 70070. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this email.

Jamie Griffiths
https://www.justgiving.com/JamieGriffiths82/


Tomorrow's Fixtures In The Midland Premier League


A full set of fixtures is due to take place tomorrow in the Midland Premier League.

Hopefully most, if not all, will take place given the slightly drier weather this week. However some rain is forecast for tomorrow morning.

SAT 13 FEB 2016 15:00
MFLP Bardon Hill v Brocton Bardon Close
MFLP Boldmere St Michaels v Loughborough University Trevor Brown Memorial Ground
MFLP Coleshill Town v Quorn Pack Meadow
MFLP Continental Star v Highgate United Dales Lane
MFLP Hereford v AFC Wulfrunians Edgar Street
MFLP Lye Town v Long Eaton United Sports Ground
MFLP Rocester v Alvechurch Hillsfield
MFLP Sporting Khalsa v Heanor Town Aspray Arena
MFLP Stourport Swifts v Shepshed Dynamo Walshes Meadow
MFLP Walsall Wood v Dunkirk Oak Park
MFLP Westfields v Coventry Sphinx Allpay Park



Club Shop Open Today


The club shop at Edgar Street will be open today from 10am to 4pm.

In particular tickets for tomorrow's game against Old Wulfrunians will be on sale.

Also available will be tickets for next Tuesday against Sporting Khalsa.

Tickets for the FA Vase game against Camberley on February 20th will not be available from the shop until next Tuesday.

However tickets for all three games can be purchased online at: http://www.herefordfc.co.uk/tickets/

Thursday, February 11, 2016

News Round-Up


Shepshed Dynamo keeper Jack Hartopp is joining Coventry Sphinx for the remainder of the season. Hartopp played 11 times this season, his last appearance coming off the bench in their loss to Loughborough Dynamo in a cup match on Tuesday. Sporting Khalsa have signed forward Marvin Robinson from Stafford Rangers. Robinson, 35, played over 100 times in the Football League before dropping into non-league nearly 10 years ago.

Torquay Chief Executive Steve Breed says the club cannot guarantee they would stay full time next season if they were relegated, having dropped to the bottom of the National League and ten points short of safety. Bromsgrove Sporting say that the installation of new turnstiles at their ground does not mean that Worcester City will become tenants there. City are mulling over other sites with Kidderminster seeking a large increase in rent on Aggborough.


Non-League Finals Day At Wembley


Non-League Finals Day
The FA Trophy Final & FA Vase Final
Sunday 22 May 2016
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Trophy winners receive £50,000 and runners-up £25,000 from prize fund
Vase winners receive £25,000 and runners-up £17,000 from prize fund,
Live on BT Sport

Tickets to the first ever Non-League Finals Day at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 22 May are on sale now - with child tickets available from just £1.
The Wembley showpiece will host both The FA Vase and FA Trophy Finals, with tickets priced at £25 for adults, £10 for concessions and just £1 for children under-16.

Call 0844 826 2010 for tickets Click here to buy online

There is also a group rate, perfect for schools and clubs, of £12.50 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for children. Tickets are available from TheFA.com/tickets or by calling 0844 826 2010.
The day will provide an opportunity to showcase the world-leading English non-League system, recognise the 572 teams to have taken part in this season’s Vase and the 276 in the Trophy, and celebrate the grassroots game through activities and fan engagement during the day. 
Fans will be allowed to pass in and out of the stadium to see exhibitions, information and examples of The FA’s work in the wider game including FA Education, Refereeing, Women’s Super League, grassroots women and girls' football, Skills, Disability and Walking Football, facility improvement, club development, league development, Respect, County Associations, technology and volunteer recruitment. 
 
BT Sport will broadcast both fixtures with The FA Vase Final kicking off at 12.15pm and then followed by The FA Trophy Final at 4.15pm.
This year, The FA Non-League Finals Day will also be working closely with Sport Relief as our charity partner for the day. For each booking [not ticket], the option will be given to donate £2.50 to Sport Relief.
Last March in The FA Trophy, in front of the BT Sport cameras, North Ferriby United triumphed 5-4 on penalties against Wrexham, following a dramatic 3-3 draw. It was the Villagers’ first ever triumph in the competition in their history.
Then in May, Glossop North End and North Shields battled out The FA Vase in front of over 10,000 fans, with the side from the north-east being victorious 2-1 after extra time.
The FA Trophy enters its quarter final stage later this month, following the fourth round draw earlier this week, whilst The FA Vase sixth round will take place on Saturday 20 February with one remaining fifth round game between Bowers & Pitsea and Ipswich Wanderers this weekend. 

Plan of Wembley:




Cook Incident Aftermath

After The Coming Together Of Ross Cook And Ryan Green At Hartley Wintney In The FA Vase Last Saturday, Cook Is Seen Lying On The Ground. Green Said That Cook Had Been Niggling Him Throughout The Game. Green Was Given A Straight Red And Cook Received A Second Yellow. Cook's First Card Was For A Challenge On Green Early In The Game
Green After A Challenge From Cook

Referee Gives Cook His First Yellow Card

After The 'Second Incident' The Referee Intervenes

And Cook Recovers

Quite Well

Only To Go Down Again. Soon After He Received His Marching Orders
Cook Walks Off The Pitch After His Card But On The Way Speaks To Some Hereford Supporters

Cook's Team-Mates Appear To Try To Calm Him Down
One Of The Hartley Wintney Officals Escorts Cook Back To The Dressing Room


Didcot Door Always Open For Mills


Didcot Town would love to have their former striker John Mills back on their books but they admit that isn't likely.

Mills has continued his quest for goals this season with 38 to date.

“The budget that the club operates on would mean that we wouldn’t be likely to afford to bring Millsy back in, however, he’s a great lad and it’s fantastic what he’s doing at Hereford," said manager Andy Ballard.
 
“The door is always open for a return should he look for it.” 

Meanwhile the Hereford Times has published a few quotes from defender Ryan Green who was sent off at Hartley Wintney last Saturday.

Hartley's Ross Cook was also sent off.

Green alledged Cook had spat at Pablo Haysham.

"It is the worst case I have come across in my career, I've never seen anything like it," said Green.


"If you spit at anyone, you should be handed a life ban and he also put his head against Joel Edwards.
 
"It's a great club and I hope they do well, but they've been let down by the actions of one player." 

Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle also commented to the HT.

"It's unfortunate that Ryan did that, but when you have 75 minutes of constant niggling, you have to be extremely strong willed not to react."

Midland Premier League Weekend Preview


Here's a look at this coming weekend's fixtures in the Midland Premier League written by Gary Hazelhurst.

League leaders Hereford entertain AFC Wulfrunians at Edgar Street with their 10 point lead intact due to midweek postponements. When the two sides meet at Castlecroft at the start of the year, Wulfs pushed the Bulls all the way. 

Game of the day is at the Aspray Arena where 4th placed Sporting Khalsa welcome 2nd placed Heanor Town to the Black Country. Both sides can count themselves in the promotion mix and a win for either could be significant. 3rd placed Alvechurch travel to Hillsfield to face a Rocester side with 13 points out of the last 15 in the league. Church realistically need a win to keep the pressure on at the top of the table. Shepshed Dynamo have won 5 on the spin and they take this form to Stourport Swifts, without a home game since November. 

At the bottom, Continental Star remain a long way from safety and they welcome Highgate United to Dales Lane. 2nd bottom Dunkirk travel to upwardly mobile Walsall Wood who have climbed to 7th in the table. There is a huge game at the bottom of the table with Coventry Sphinx travelling to Allpay Park to meet Westfields. Bardon Hill are another side not to have played at home since November and they will be hoping for better luck as they attempt to entertain Brocton. Games at Boldmere St Michaels always produce goals and expect nothing different this week when the Students of Loughborough University are the visitors. 

Coleshill Town have been thankful for their new 3G surface this season and they welcome Quorn to Pack Meadow knowing that the game will go ahead, despite the worst of the winter weather. Lye Town and Long Eaton United sit next to each other in the middle of the table and they meet at Stourbridge Road.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lawrie Sanchez Lunch At Loughborough


On the day Hereford FC travel to Loughborough, the home club is putting on a lunch after which Lawrie Sanchez will answer questions.

This from Loughborough University:

As part of the match-day experience for the game on Saturday 5th March v Hereford, Loughborough University are putting together a pre-match lunch with Lawrie Sanchez giving a Q&A session at the end, tickets for this event are on sale at a cost of £25p/p including match seat. Tickets can be purchased through the following link https://loughboroughsport.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13313546

If you are interested in attending this, the format will be arrival between 11: 00- 11:30 am – Seated for welcome – 11.45/Noon Lunch (Two Courses, Wine, Cheeseboard, Tea & Coffee) After lunch Michael Skubala will give a presentation on the Loughborough Football Programme and Lawrie will be available for a Q&A and mingle with everyone post lunch/pre-match.

If you just want to attend the game and not the lunch, both seated and terrace tickets are online through the following link:
https://loughboroughsport.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13313544


Three Match Ban For Green Confirmed

Ryan Green
It has been confirmed by the HFA that Hereford FC defender Ryan Green will serve a three match ban after he was sent off during last Saturday's FA Vase tie at Hartley Wintney.

He is set to miss the games against Camberley, Highgate and Kington.

Meanwhile should the FA Vase game against Camberley on February 20th remain level after extra time then the replay will take place at Krooner Park, Camberley on February 27th.

Hereford FC are without a game on that date at present.

UITC Players Of The Month


This From UITC:

Youth Team January Player of the Months!!

We are pleased to announce our January player of the month awards.. The players will be presented on the pitch at half time during the Hereford vs Wulfrunians game on Saturday. 

U12: Gabe Wetson
Gabe’s attitude in matches and training has been excellent and he has shown a great willingness to improve areas discussed in his player review. He has processed tactical information really well and has shown a great improvement in his ability to read the game and make good decisions. Gabe has adapted and played in a number of positions throughout the month. His performances throughout January have been ever improving and he has been influential in driving the team forward.
 
U13: Charles Corrieri
This month Charles has performed excellently both in training and games, taking on board everything asked of him.  His quick distribution from his hands and from the ground has improved and he has been the starting point of numerous counter attacks. Charles has begun to spot threats posed by the opposition and organised his defence accordingly. His recent performances have been rewarded with a recent call up to the under 14s.
 
U14: Jack Sage
Jack’s effort, attitude, work rate and attendance at training and games has been fantastic. He has already been applying his report feedback exceptionally well within games and training, showing his eagerness to learn and develop. Jack has introduced more attacking contributions to his game, showing real quality in and out of possession. His performances within games and training sessions have been fantastic, with some impressive defensive displays. Jack makes important blocks, tackles and interceptions every week.
 
U15: Liam Bishop
Liam always brings great enthusiasm and energy to training and has been a very popular character at training. He has shown a really positive attitude to play, to win and to be the best he can. Since his player review, Liam has shown a great willingness to learn more and improve areas discussed in his review.  
 
U16: Greg Preece
Greg has received a lot of praise from opposition managers recently. He has shown great qualiies as a striker with some excellent movement around the penalty area and his hold up play has been excellent.  Greg has scored some excellent goals and has recently started to be involved again with the U18s


U18:  Matt Macdonald
Matt is constantly improving and challenging himself to improve even more all the time. His dedication to training and games has been exceptional and he portrays a real commitment to being the best he can. Matt has a high Level of technical ability and is always demanding a lot from himself and others.




Keith Downing Appointed England U20 Head Coach


Former Hereford United player Keith Downing has been appointed by The FA as England Under-20s head coach on a permanent basis. 

The former West Bromwich Albion coach will take full-time charge of the Three Lions for the first time on Sunday 27 March against Ghana, at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.  

Downing started his managerial career as manager of Cheltenham Town during the 2007-08 season, before joining the Baggies in 2009 where he enjoyed various roles; joining as academy coach before working as joint-assistant head coach under Roy Hodgson and Steve Clarke, and then as first-team caretaker manager in 2013-14. 

Former Hereford United manager Graham Turner signed Downing from Cardiff City in September 1995.

He became player-coach in 1998 and subsequently returned to Wolves as a youth team coach in March 1999. 

Altogether he featured 59 times for the Bulls.

Gold Cup Day At Hereford FC


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Hospitality On FA Vase Day


Hereford FC have reported that they have space in the hospitality lounge for the FA Vase tie against Camberley Town on February 20th.

Match tickets, a two course lunch, match programmes and two bottles of wine are all part of the package based on tables for 8-10 guests.

For more details please call 01432 268257
 

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Midland Prem Results And Table


This evening's results from the Midland Premier League and an updated table.

Boldmere 2 Westfields 1
Coleshill 0 Highgate 3
Dunkirk 3  Bardon Hill 3
Loughborough Uni 5 AFC Wulfrunians 1

Wulfrunians visit Edgar Street next Saturday.

Updated Table: 

1 Hereford 25 20 2 3 80 23 57 62
2 Heanor Town 25 16 4 5 69 42 27 52
3 Alvechurch 21 16 3 2 56 15 41 51
4 Sporting Khalsa 20 15 1 4 53 23 30 46
5 Shepshed Dynamo 21 14 2 5 44 24 20 44
6 AFC Wulfrunians 24 12 2 10 46 43 3 38
7 Loughborough University 27 12 2 13 58 58 0 38
8 Highgate United 19 11 4 4 42 21 21 37
9 Walsall Wood 23 11 4 8 39 42 -3 37
10 Coleshill Town 25 11 3 11 56 54 2 36

One other result of interest this evening, Hereford's next FA Vase opponents Camberley Town drew 1-1 with Espom and Ewell.


News Round-Up


Former Bulls striker Waide Fairhurst has joined Halifax Town after leaving Torquay. Southern League side Taunton Town say their cashflow has been decimated following a string of postponements. Five of their last six home matches have fallen to the weather, including tonight's planned match, leading their Chairman to call on the FA to have a fund to help clubs during such times.

Exeter have received outline planning permission for a redevelopment of one of their stands. A new 1,600 seater stand would be built as part of a development of flats to house over 300 students, while a 1,000 capacity terrace for away fans will be built if funds are available after the main development. However local residents are concerned at the plans, claiming that there will be more students than locals in the area after the development.


Better Value At Edgar Street!


An interesting article written by Haydn Atkins looks at the walk-out at Liverpool last weekend.

Supporters left the ground in the 77th minute in protest at the club increasing prices to watch games.

'This was direct action in protest to the movements made by the Fenway Sports Group, who raised ticket prices to as high as £77  for one game this season. £77 – let that figure settle in your mind.

'For two matches at Anfield at that price you can get a season ticket at non-league Hereford FC, who are regularly cheered on by over 3,000 fans at their romantic Edgar Street home. Yes, they are in the ninth tier of English football but that’s what makes the revival all the more pleasing and it’s an absolute bargain.'

Read the article at: http://www.footballfancast.com/premier-league/liverpool/against-modern-football-liverpool-walkout-shows-just-how-bad-its-got

Meanwhile Jurgen Klopp is to come under the hammer at a livestock sale to be hold by Brightwells in Hereford Market.

The proceeds from the accident prone Klopp, who once had to rescued from the River Lugg, will be given to St Michael's Hospice by Klopp owner Tom Pearson, a farmer and football fan.


Alvechurch v Sporting Khalsa Postponed


This evening's Midland Premier League game between promotion contenders Alvechurch and Sporting Khalsa has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Several Hereford FC supporters were hoping to have watched the game.

Meanwhile Alvechurch manager Ian Long has called for an extension to the season because of all the wet weather recently.

"It's frustrating for us because we already have a lot of games to play and there seems no let up in the rain," Long told the Bromsgrove Advertiser.


"Only Hereford and Loughborough University have the facilities to cope with the rain and that's unfair on the rest of the league.


"It's only sensible for the league to extend the season for another week just to help us." 

In response Hereford FC football secretary Martin Watson has pointed out that although Hereford have had less games called off they still have 20 games to play. That number could rise to as many as 27 if the club makes the finals of various Cup competitions.

New Derby County Manager Played For Hereford United


The recently appointed caretaker manager of Derby County, Darren Wassall, spent a short spell on loan with Hereford United in 1987.

Wassall has taken charge after the sacking of Paul Clement.

As a youngster he started his career at Nottingham Forest and signed terms as a senior in 1986.

In 1987 he was loaned to Hereford United where he made five league appearances starting with a game at Stockport County which Hereford won 2-0.

This Week's HUST Lottery Winning Numbers


The latest HUST Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 90 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:- 1 - 3 - 13 - 18

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.

Club Shop Open Today For Ticket Sales


The club shop at Edgar Street will open today from 10an to 4pm.

As well as the usual merchandise, tickets for the next two home games will be available.

They are Old Wulfrunians on Saturday and Sporting Khalsa on Tuesday February 16th.

Tickets for the FA Vase Tie against Camberley are not yet available.

However tickets for each of these games can be purchased online.

Gift Of Footballs For UITC


The Trustees at UITC would like to express their warmest thanks to Mr Robert Mitchell from Inverness, Scotland who has kindly made a donation which enabled us to purchase 10 new footballs for the Junior section. Mr Mitchell had initially wanted to sponsor an U18 player but with all players already receiving sponsorship, Mr Mitchell was really keen to donate to the junior section and agreed that some new footballs would be perfect. A wonderful gesture which is very much appreciated by all players and coaches.

Photo of some of the U15 players with the new footballs.

On this day 44 years ago


Hereford United 0-0 West Ham. 09/02/1972

Four days after beating Newcastle. Hereford hosted West Ham in the 4th round of the FA Cup.  Last summer some footage of the game was uploaded to youtube via an archive film site. No commentary is provided and the footage can be viewed here.




Monday, February 08, 2016

Tuesday's Midland Premier League Fixtures


The weather is expected to take its toll on tomorrow's Midland Premier League fixtures with several games already in doubt.

Top game of the evening will be the clash between Alvechurch and Sporting Khalsa provided it goes ahead. The pitch was verti-drained last Friday.

TUE 09 FEB 2016 19:30
MFLP Boldmere St Michaels v Westfields Trevor Brown Memorial Ground
TUE 09 FEB 2016 19:45
MFLP Alvechurch v Sporting Khalsa Lye Meadow
MFLP Coleshill Town v Highgate United Pack Meadow
MFLP Dunkirk v Bardon Hill Ron Steel Sports Ground

Loughborough Dynamo v Shepshed Dynamo Check With Home Team (Not MFL Members)
MFLP Loughborough University v AFC Wulfrunians Loughborough University Stadium
MFLP Stourport Swifts v Lye Town Walshes Meadow
MFLP Walsall Wood v Rocester Oak Park

A Pitch inspection have already been announced at Walsall Wood.

League secretary Gary Hazelhurst has said that he can't see many games taking place because of the weather.

Update Tuesday: Pitch inspection at Alvechurch 3.30pm.