Next Game: Slimbridge At Home on Tuesday September 27th at 7:45pm

Monday, September 26, 2016

HUST Board September Agenda

This from HUST

The agenda for the September 2016 meeting of the HUST Board will be as follows:
  1. Apologies
  1. Minutes
  1. Preparation for AGM
3.1 – Chairs Report
3.2 – Treasurers Report
3.3 – Membership Report
3.4 – Elections
3.5 – Policy Update
3.6 – Resolutions from Members
  1. Governance Review
  1. Fundraising
  1. Feedback received from Members who provided contact details in the fans survey
  1. AOB

Prediction League Round 13 Preview

Round 13 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford host Slimbridge on Tuesday. Slimbridge are currently 13th in the league and as the match is the last game in September, it will be a double points round. 

Last 5 results
Slimbridge 0-2 North Leigh
Bridgwater Town 0-0 Slimbridge
Taunton Town 2-0 Slimbridge
Slimbridge 1-1 Wimborne Town
Slimbridge 1-0 Fleet Town

Predictions with attendance, score and username need to be sent before 7:30pm on Tuesday to

Tickets For Slimbridge Game

Tickets for tomorrow evening's home match against Slimbridge are on sale from the club today between 10am and 4pm.

They will also be available from 10am tomorrow right upto kick-off.

As ever they can also be purchased online.

Meanwhile the club has arranged to play their home game against Larkhall on Tuesday November 1st with a 7.45pm kick-off.

U18's Tonight

Hereford U18's are in League cup action this evening as they travel to Wrens Nest. The match will be played at Tividale football club, with a 7:45pm kick off.

Tividale play at The Beeches, Packwood Road, Tividale B69 1UL

Travel to Tonbridge Next Saturday

Next Saturday Hereford FC are in FA Cup action at Tonbridge Angels which is in Kent.

Here's some information from Tonbridge Angels FC:

Longmead Stadium is an excellent venue to watch football with facilities including; sizable covered terraces behind both goals, nearly 800 seats in the main (West) stand running almost the length of the pitch, plus a comfortable lounge bar and clubhouse serving refreshments.

The well-appointed clubhouse has a good selection of beers, including real ales, and other beverages, snacks are available and people can enjoy watching live televised sports including top-flight football. There are very few pubs in the vicinity, so it is best to get to the ground and enjoy the pre-match build up in the Longmead Lounge. 

Admission: Adults £10, Seniors £7, Youth (13 to 17) £4, Under 13's free with Adult or £2.

Travelling to the game.

By Car:  The address is Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN10 3JF.
There is a large free car park in the front of the ground.  Turnstiles normally open at 1300. 

By Train: 

Tonbridge FC suggest one way to go by train is to leave Hereford and travel via Birmingham New Street, Euston, London Bridge and onto Tonbridge. However it's not cheap.

A suitable train leaves Hereford at 8.40am and arrives in Tonbridge at 13.22pm.

Return train could leave Tonbridge 17.49pm and back in Hereford at 22.35pm 

It is about half an hour walk from the station to the ground but there is a bus Arriva 219 which goes to Darenth Avenue and on Saturdays its every 20 minutes, or of course there is a taxi rank at the station.

By Coach:

HFC in conjunction with HUST are arranging coach travel to the game as for this game Hereford Awaydays are unable to provide a coach.

The coach will leave Edgar Street at 8.30am and the cost will be £20. Bookings can be made either at the club or online at the official Hereford ticketing website

UITC Weekend Round Up

The results for Hereford UITC sides on the weekend were:

Hereford U12 0-4 FC Wiltshire
Soccer Schools UK (Oxfordshire) 7-4 Hereford U13
Hereford U14 1-7 West Brom Gloucestershire
Hereford U15 1-3 Bristol Inner City Football Academy
Worcester City  3-2 Hereford U16
Hereford U18 Girls 4-2 Forest Green Rovers Girls

U18's Girls Interview and Goals

An interview with joint manager George Leyshon-James and team captain Sian Bull

The goals from the match

U18 Girls Photos

Photos from Hereford U18's Girls win against Forest Green Rovers

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Brough In Line To Manage Cirencester

Former Hereford United player John Brough is reported to be in line to manage Cirencester.

Currently he is in charge of North Leigh who play in the same league as Hereford FC.

Yesterday North Leigh defeated Slimbridge, who visit Edgar Street on Tuesday, 2-0.

Brough managed Cinderford last season.

The chairman of Cirencester, Steve Abbey has been away but a decision on who takes over could be made tomorrow.

Back in April 2015, Brough made public that he had spoken to the board of Hereford FC about becoming the first manager of the new club.

Update 9pm: It's been reported that Brough has decided to stay with North Leigh despite being offered the chance to manager Cirencester.

Disappointed Tiverton Manager Pleased With Performance

After yesterday's 1-1 draw between top two sides Hereford and Tiverton Town, Tivvy manager Martyn Rogers spoke to the Express & Echo.

"To be fair, it was a good game of football, and I felt we created enough chances to win the game," Rogers said.

"We didn't take those chances, so I was a little bit disappointed in the end, as we had two or three really good chances to finish Hereford off and win the game.

"We didn't do that and that was probably the only disappointing thing to come out the game, as I felt the boys were superb throughout.

"I was really pleased the performance."

As reported on BN previously, Bulls boss Pete Beadle felt his side were lucky to get a point out of the game.

"I had a good conversation with Peter Beadle after the game and he said to me that he thought his side were very fortunate to come away with a draw from the match," Tiverton's manager added.

"To be fair, I didn't really need him to tell me that, as I knew it, but it was nice for him to be so open and honest.

"I think the side is improving all the while, and the longer they play together, they are going to improve."

The full article can be read here (link).

Another Win For Hereford's U18 Girls

Hereford U18 Girls won their game against Forest Green by 4-2 this morning at Victoria Park.

Goalscorers: Brown, Kenny, Layton and Holman

Team: 1.Young 2. Devereux 3. Sullivan 4. Holman 5. Forest-Blake 6. Bull 7. Kenny 8. Conway 9. Brown 10. Bushall 11. Stezaker. Subs: Layton

Oates And Haysham Doubts For Tuesday

Peter Beadle Helping Jimmy Oates Off The Pitch
In his post match interview with BN, Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle was asked about players carrying knocks. Jimmy Oates had to be helped off the pitch during the second half.

"We'll see how he is in twenty four hours," said Beadle.

"The first twenty four hours are the most important."

It's Slimbridge on Tuesday.

"Wait and see!

"We've got plenty of personnel but we'll see how every body is after today and we'll talk about how we can be better and we've got to be better on Tuesday.

"It not the result, it's all about the performance."

Will Pablo Haysham be available for Tuesday?

"His suspension has finished. Whether he is fit or not we're not sure so we'll have to wait and see."

It's FA Cup again on Saturday.

"I'm not thinking about Saturday. I've got a bigger problem as my team haven't performed well today and I want to make sure they are right for Tuesday.

"So it's now a case of lots of discussions with individuals and making sure we are ready.

"I want them to play. I'm not going to criticise them for trying to play and if they make a few mistakes but what I will criticise them for is for me a lack of heart and desire and passion because it looked to me that Tiverton wanted it more than we did.

"And that is not acceptable."

Around the Ground

Tiverton FC gave an excellent welcome to Hereford supporters yesterday.

Car parking was available within a few minutes of the ground and had plenty of stewards directing the cars. £255.93 was raised for 'Ability Counts'.

The ground itself was one of the best Hereford have visited in the last fifteen months. Not the most modern but plenty of room for a pre-match pint or a bite to eat and a reasonable amount of both seats and cover. A nice setting as well.

Perhaps the only slight criticism was the pitch itself which looked as though it needed some work on it. Hereford manager Peter Beadle commented that it was bobbly.

Tiverton is run by volunteers and they appear able to turn their hand to anything if need be. For example one of Tiverton's photographers, Viv Curtis, also worked in one of the canteens.

View her excellent pictures here:

Another volunteer commented what a nice bunch of players were in the Hereford squad. In particular he mentioned Jimmy Oates who was treated for a leg injury.

Here's a few pictures from the ground.

Three To Leave HUST Board

Three current HUST committee members are not standing in the election due in October.

And because of the rules a fourth will have to stand if he wants to continue on the HUST board.

The three who have decided not to stand again are former chairman Chris Williams, Andy Swift and Francis Williams.

Francis Williams is said to be standing down for health reasons.

It's understood the other board members then 'drew straws' and as a result Craig Goodall will have to stand for re-election.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Second Half Pictures From Tiverton

A selection of pictures from the second half at Tiverton this afternoon.

Mike Symons

Jamie Edge

Ross Staley

Jake Sinclair

Peter Beadle

Jake Sinclair

First Half At Tiverton

A few pictures from the half half between Tiverton and Hereford this afternoon.

Tristan Plummer

Tristan Plummer

Mike Symons

Jimmy Oates

Tristan Plummer

Jimmy Oates

Ross Staley

Today's Results From The South And West

Here's all the results from this afternoon's games in the Southern League South and West.

Barnstaple 0  Bishops Cleeve 2
Didcot  4  Bideford 2
Larkhill  1  Wantage 1
Paulton 0  Evesham 3
Shortwood 2  AFC Totton 1
Slimbridge 0  North Leigh 2
Swindon Supermarine 2  Taunton 1
Tiverton  1 Hereford 1
Wimborne 1  Mangotsfield 2
Winchester  4 Bridgewater 1
Yate 3  Salisbury 1

Top of the Table:

1 Hereford 8  22
2 Tiverton 9  19
3 Mangotsfield 8  18
4 Swindon Supermarine 8  17

Tiverton Should Have Won It Said Beadle

Peter Beadle Chats To The Referee Before Kick-off
After this afternoon's 1-1 draw at Tiverton, Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle spoke to BN.

A point gained?

"Massively, massively a point gained because we shouldn't have got a point out of it," said Beadle.

Keeper Alex Harris made some exceptional saves yet was probably at fault for Tiverton's goal.

"First half he has made a fantastic save, they should have scored.

"We should have scored with Ross's chance on the back post, it was an open goal. He had only got to be brave enough to head it in or side foot it in or let it come off his chest and it's in the back of the net already. For whatever reason he doesn't.

"After that it was a game of attrition, they had a style of play to try and stifle us. They had a game plan and it pretty much worked.

"We didn't get going at all and in the end they should have won it."

Tiverton scored from a free kick after Chris Parry was deemed to fouled a Tiverton player.

Beadle Felt This Was A Foul
"I thought it was a foul for us just before that. Mike has gone to try and win the header and the lads made a back for him. Twenty minutes before that we had the same incident where we've supposedly made a back and one of their lads went over the top and he's blown for it so I don't see the difference. Chris has then made a challenge but he kicked the ball back towards his own goal and the referee saw it as a foul. But after that we've still got to defend it better than that.

"It was 35 yards out and it's bounced before its gone in. He's got to do better than that for the goal. Alex should be in the middle of his goal and he should deal with that comfortably. As I said it bounces before it hits the post and goes in. It wasn't whipped in with any real pace, it was a steady strike and he's got to do better, he knows that.

"He keeps us in it one minute but he should do better with the one they get back in the game with."

Tristan Plummer scored the Hereford goal.

"Our goal was the only time we actually made some passes. It was a nice finish and then it was a case of trying to see it through and we couldn't do it.

"After they got their goal they should have won the game."

Beadle was asked why the team played so many high balls given the strength of the wind particularily in the first half.

"You are asking the wrong person again!

"We talk about the way we want to play. Sometimes we have to play a little bit more direct early on to get ourselves into the game and play in their final third a little bit so if we knock one a little longer and it gets knocked out for a  throw-in in the final third it gives us a chance to get in the final third and play in the final third.

"We don't want to take too many risks, the pitch wasn't great. It's not a nice pitch, very compact and a bit bobbly so we don't want to take chances at the back. Early doors we need to make sure we settle into the game but the problem was we never got settled into the game so it kept going long because we couldn't get a foothold in the game for whatever reason,  players not being brave enough to play the ball to people, to get the ball moving and we didn't do it right all through the game.

"The only time we put together some passes we scored.

"They are not told don't play, don't pass. They've got to be brave. Whether it was because one or two because of the type of game it was didn't fancy it so what I don't know, you'll have to ask the players that. That's why we made changes to try and turn it around a little bit. Not because particular players we brought off had done worse than anybody else, we just tried to change it.

"I thought Mike and Jake made a difference when they came on.

"Too many players were off the boil today. Too many of our players didn't perform today. Sometimes you get away with the odd couple but today from 1 to 11 I thought we were very poor."

Hereford held at Tiverton

Tristan Plummer Scored For Hereford
Hereford picked up a point at second placed Tiverton in the top of the table clash at Ladymead, in front of 853 supporters. Tristan Plummer put Hereford in front in the 72nd minute, but Levi Landricombe equalised with a long-range free-kick that beat Alex Harris at his front-post.

Peter Beadle named an unchanged team after last weekend's last gasp victory at Sutton Coldfield. Mike McGrath was named among the subs following his switch from Alvechurch. The hosts included Jamie Price in their squad; Price was born in Hereford and had started his career at Birmingham.

Tiverton created the first opportunity of the game when Owen Howe sent a shot from 20 yards into the arms of Harris. Johnny Mills headed weakly straight at the home 'keeper after a Jamie Edge cross. Ben Carter replaced Rob Norrish after an innocuous challenge by Plummer. Tiverton looked stronger as the half progressed; Harris came a long way out of his box to try and clear but Landicrombe beat him to the ball, and after cutting past Chris Barker, attempted to shoot into the empty net from an acute angle, but was off-target. 

Ross Staley had a superb opportunity to open the scoring for Hereford, after a quick throw by Jimmy Oates found Plummer, who turned his man before delivering a pin point cross but Staley, who had got goalside of his marker, failed to find the target from six yards. Tiverton then had two golden chances themselves to go in front; firstly a corner from the left evaded Harris and hit the inside of the post before being cleared, and a minute later, Barker's challenge broke nicely for Price to burst into the box, and he cut back to Landicrombe who was unmarked but Harris somehow dived to his right to deny the striker, and a follow up effort was straight at the 'keeper.

The second-half was a bit of a non event for the large part; Beadle reacted after few chances in the first fifteen minutes by introducing Jake Sinclair for Staley. The former Southampton youngster was soon involved, switching for Plummer, who took an early shot but hit the side netting. Home sub Jordan Walton looped a header over the bar after beating Oates in the air. McGrath replaced Edge, as he picked up a slight knock and soon after, Hereford stepped up their game.

A long Harris boot forward was nodded on by Mike Symons into the path of Mills, and his rasping half-volley was tipped over the bar. In the 72nd minute, the Bulls went one up. It was a superb move down the left which led to the goal; Symons holding up and passing to Mills, who then found Sinclair who had cut in from the left. His neat slipped pass found Plummer and he confidently finished with his left-foot, finding the far corner underneath the 'keeper.

Tristan Plummer's Goal

Yet, Tiverton reacted well and equalised within five minutes after Chris Parry had conceded a free-kick. Landicrombe, from fully 40 yards, caught Harris off his guard at the near-post and leveled proceedings. It was a poor goal to concede by Harris, and one that frustrated the Hereford management.

Tiverton's Free Kick Sailed Past Alex Harris

As the game drew to a close, Ryan Green found himself in the Tiverton box, seeing an initial shot blocked and then blazing over the rebound after Symons had set him up. It was Tiverton though who ended strongly; Landicrombe again involved, lifting a lobbed shot over the bar after Parry had misjudged a goal-kick. A similar chance also followed as again, Hereford were guilty of not dealing with a long-ball; Harris denied Howe's poked shot on the edge of the box and another Landicrombe lob was again off-target.

It was one of Hereford's poorer displays this season, guilty of over-playing the long-ball and not getting the ball on the deck. There were very few clear cut chances for Hereford, and this itself is a rarity. Tiverton battled well and were a physical outfit, but had a couple of players up front who looked tricky and kept Green and Parry busy. To add to a number of injuries for Hereford, Oates left the ground on crutches after landing awkwardly late on, before being replaced by Jamie Willets for the closing moments.

Slimbridge, who along with Hereford and Tiverton, were the only unbeaten teams in the league before today's game, lost today against North Leigh. Slimbridge visit Edgar Street this coming Tuesday.

Hereford: Harris, Oates, Green, Parry, Barker, Plummer, Purdie, Edge, Staley, Symons, Mills.

Subs: Horsell, Willets, Edwards, McGrath, Sinclair.

Tiverton: Perry, Price, Hurst, Mammola, Gardner, Kingdon, Short, Norrish, Howe, L. Landricombe, M. Landricombe.

Hereford Drop First Points of the Season

This afternoon's top of the table clash between Hereford and Tiverton Town finished 1-1, meaning both teams remain unbeaten in the league.

The Bulls took the lead with 72 minutes on the clock thanks to Tristan Plummer, but the hosts equalised from a dubious free kick 7 minutes later through Levi Landricombe.

Full Time: Tiverton Town 1 - Hereford 1

Full report, reaction and pictures to follow.

It's Tiverton Town Today

Hereford FC travel to Tiverton Town today for a top of the league clash.

Here's a reminder of some useful information. 

Copyright Tiverton FC

As usual for those unable to watch the match Radio Hereford FC will be broadcasting the whole game and Hereford FC In Action will have videos of all the main action.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Beadle Won't Confirm Or Deny Interest In Molyneux

In an interview with BBC Hereford and Worcester, Peter Beadle has said that Jamie Molyneux is a Westfields player.

"I can't confirm or deny (any rumours)," said Beadle.

"At the end of the day Jamie Molyneux is a Westfields player and if there is anything going to happen, if it does happen you'll be the first to know but at the moment Jamie Molyneux is a Westfields player.

"We're still looking to improve and bring players in.

"We haven't done anything with anybody yet. I have spoken to a player yesterday but until he agrees that won't be announced.

"We have got our name in the hat for a couple of players but i'm not prepared to say who they are because it's not fair on the players or their clubs because nothing has been done. Until it's done we won't talk about it." 

Beadle also spoke about Jamie Cuss.

"Jamie has had his results.

"He's got a very small grade two tear in his anterior cruciate.

"The good news is that he doesn't need any surgery which he was delighted with.

"But we are looking at probably six to eight weeks minimum before he is back training with us."

Peter Beadle And Michael McGrath At Sutton Coldfield Last Saturday
Michael McGrath should be in the squad for tomorrow's game at Tiverton.

"I'm delighted we've got him, he'd only just joined Alvechurch at the time.

"But he was quite keen to come.

"He's a left-footer which might give us a bit more balance."

Youth Get Bromsgrove In FA Cup

This from UITC:
Hereford's Youth team have been given a home tie against Bromsgrove Sporting in the second qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup.

Ties are set to be played in the week commencing Monday October 3rd.

Where the game will be played is yet to be finalised.

Pre Match Drinks At Elmore

Elmore AFC would like to welcome any Hereford fans travelling to Tiverton tomorrow to pop in for a drink ahead of the match. The club is where Adam Stansfield was signed from when he made his move into professional football with Yeovil Town.

In 2011 Elmore paid homage to Stanno by unveiling the Adam Stansfield Stand. Elmore are based around a mile and half from Tiverton Town's ground, by car it will take around 5 minutes and by foot around 20 minutes.

The club are home tomorrow afternoon to 
Beer Albion in the Devon & Exeter Football League but the club house will be open ahead of that match and the Tiverton vs Hereford game. Elmore have parking onsite and the club house has Sky Sports for fans wanting to watch Man Utd v Leicester City.

Elmore play at Horsden Park, Blundells Rd, Tiverton, EX16 4DB

Westfields Hope To Keep Molyneux

Westfields are hopeful they can keep striker Jamie Molyneux despite approaches from firstly Hereford and then Solihull Moors.

"The timing of the approach is very disappointing as we are involved in FA vase and FA cup games in the next week while also we are top of the Midland League, " Westfields Chief Executive Andy Morris told BN.

"Jamie is a quality player who we wish to keep at Westfields and our manager  Sean  Edwards has made that clear to the player.

"However when a player is registered non contract as Jamie is then, it is in order for other clubs to approach him under the 7 day rule. However it does not mean he will leave Westfields although l am aware he will speak to both Hereford and Solihull Moors.

"He is enjoying his football with us and is part of a very good team."

We've Done Our Homework On Hereford Said Tiverton Manager

Tiverton manager Martyn Rogers is looking forward to tomorrow's top of the league clash with Hereford FC.

"It's the biggest game we've had for a long time," Rogers told the Express and Echo.

"I think it's like their manager said; whatever happens on Saturday won't make a lot of difference to who's looking to win the league but it will certainly give the side who come out on top a boost.

"We're not going to win the league on Saturday and neither are they but, how I look at is, is that we're at home and I want to be winning the game.

"Even though they're top of the league, they've got to be beaten sometime.

"We've done our homework and they've probably done their homework on us.

"It's like anything, it's about who produces on the day – you can know as much as you like about your opposition but it's down to your players and how they perform on the day and how they react to the game."

Nine Games In Five Weeks For Hereford

Hereford FC are set to play nine games in the next five weeks including at least three cup matches.

The first of these is at Tiverton tomorrow. And given it's second against first, this game will be a test of how far Hereford have progressed this season to date.

Manager Peter Beadle will be without Pablo Haysham, suspended, and Jamie Cuss, knee injury, for this game.

It's thought Cuss will be out for several weeks.

There is also a doubt about Tristan Plummer who felt his hamstring during last Saturday's FA Cup tie at Sutton Coldfield.

This may explain why Beadle has made a seven day approach for Westfield's striker Jamie Molyneau.

Like Hereford, Tiverton are unbeaten in the League but out of their eight games so far, one more than Hereford, and three of those have been drawn.

"We've got no injury problems, touch wood, and the boys will go in to Saturday's game nice and refreshed with no excuses," said manager Martyn Rogers.

UITC Weekend Fixtures

The fixtures for Hereford UITC youngsters this weekend is:
Hereford U12 V FC Wiltshire - Belmont Abbey at 10:30am
Soccer Schools UK (Oxfordshire) V Hereford U13
Hereford U14 V West Brom Gloucestershire - Belmont Abbey 10:30
Hereford U15 V Bristol Inner City Football Academy - Victoria Park at 10:30am
Worcester City Vs Hereford U16

Hereford FC U18's Girls vs Forest Green Rovers U18's at Victoria Park at 10:30am

Next week 
On Monday evening Hereford U18's travel to Wrens Nest in the Floodlit league cup.
On Wednesday afternoon Hereford U19's host 
Crewe Alexandra in the National Youth Alliance.