Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Results Round-Up - Luton Promoted

Cambridge's 2-0 loss to Kidderminster tonight means that Luton Town are Conference champions and will be promoted to League Two.

The other three games all featured sides chasing the play-offs. Halifax beat Grimsby 1-0 to move third ahead of the Mariners, while Gateshead drew 0-0 with Braintree to hold fifth place. Those results mean that Monday's opponents Alfreton are now six points adrift of the play-offs and could be out of contention by the time they come to Edgar Street.

In the other game, Forest Green beat Macclesfield 2-1 to retain the slimmest of hopes of a play-off spot.

Kevin Day Looks To Help The Bulls

Comedian Kevin Day is attempting to assemble another Comedy fundraiser for the Bulls.

The BBC TV regular and Crystal Palace fan put the call out on Twitter earlier:

As well as being a stand up comedian, Day has written for the likes of Dave Allen and is one of the longest serving writers on Have I Got News For You.

HUST Statement On Liaison Meeting

This from HUST:

The Board of HUST attended last night’s liaison meeting with the Boards of HUISA and the Club. While the Club’s statement about the meeting acknowledged the positivity, and the general agreement that the Club must be run on sensible financial lines next season, it did not address the immediate future over the coming weeks.

The Board of HUST would like to state that, in line with previous public statements from the Club and individual Board members, they were told that another winding-up petition from HMRC is expected to be received in due course, and will likely be heard in the High Court before the Conference AGM in early June. Around £220,000 is still required by the club to meet it’s obligations up to the Conference AGM in seven weeks time including tax, wages, and fees due on loan players.

HUST will continue to support fund raising schemes and will happily pass across donations on the specifications of supporters however, realistically, the club will only survive in its current form with a significant cash injection by the end of May.

The Club’s Board continues to seek an investor for a takeover of the Club from outside the Hereford United fanbase, and have indicated that they would walk away from the club if guaranteed investment can be secured.

Under 18's Expelled From Youth League

Hereford United's under 18 team, which has done so well this season in the FA Youth Cup, has been expelled from the Youth Alliance South West Division.

Exeter have won the League.

This from the Western Morning News.

Hereford United’s expulsion from the competition (has occured) following a persistent breach of Rule 6.2, which states: "In the event of a Club failing without just cause to keep its engagement, the Executive shall have the power to impose a fine, award points to its opponents, order the defaulting Club to pay any expenses incurred by its opponents and relevant officials or otherwise deal with the matter at its discretion."

As a result, all of the Bulls’ records have been expunged and the final league table sees Exeter sitting on top of the pile, ahead of Bristol Rovers on goal difference.

Lambs Eyeing Cup Rather Than League

Friday's opponents Tamworth are eyeing up a Birmingham Senior Cup final with West Brom.

The Lambs face Hednesford at home tonight in a bid to face the Baggies in the final, and are expected to field a first team side as they look to end their dismal season on a high. Ex-Bull Gavin Mahon told the local press:

“The lads we have at the club are still upbeat in training and the atmosphere hasn’t been too sombre. The gaffer and his staff have been instrumental in that. Believe me, I’ve been at clubs in difficult positions and management teams struggle to hold it together.

“Tuesday against Hednesford offers us a reprieve and something to look forward to. It’s important from the club’s perspective - extra revenue which would be welcomed to help the budget for next year.

“The lads here are all playing for their futures. We all want to play in good stadiums and these types of experiences will bode well for most of the lads in the future."

Two players won't be in their squads this week, with loan striker Matt Godden and winger Andy Haworth both departing The Lamb in the past week as they prepare for part-time status in Conference North.

Godden netted five times in nine games as the Lambs produced a worse run of results than the Bulls. The Lambs have won just one of their last 18 games, failing to score in their last five.

Ex-Bulls Mahon, Richard Peniket, and Nick Chadwick are all likely to feature on Friday, but Michael Townsend is currently out injured with a back problem.

Bulls Auctioning Trio Of Paintings

The Bulls are to auction a trio of paintings to raise funds.

The three pictures depict current Bull Rob Purdie and former players Ryan Green and Delroy Facey, and were painted by children from Blackmarston School.

The Rob Purdie painting is also signed, with all three available on the club's Ebay page:

Bidding is open until around 3.30pm on Friday, with the opening bid £50.

Also available on the page is a signed West Brom shirt from their current first team squad. That is up for sale starting at £100, with bidding closing on Monday afternoon.

Pilkington Expected To Miss Final Games

Bulls winger Danny Pilkington is expected to miss the final few games of the season after limping out of Saturday's loss to Gateshead.

The former Kidderminster man has started just four games for the Bulls since his summer arrival, and ended up on crutches after lasting just seven minutes of Saturday's game.

The 23 year old had not long returned from a five month injury lay-off. His absence is expected to mean that Dan Walker will return to the 16 man squad after being left out completely for the last two matches.

Club Statement On Fan Group Talks

This from the official site:

A positive discussion was held yesterday evening when members of HUISA and HUST met with the Board of Directors.

After the fantastic efforts of the past few weeks which culminated in the club being able to settle its outstanding tax bill with the HMRC, the supporters groups wished to liaise with the Directors to ascertain what further financial liabilities are outstanding and how they could help towards those liabilities through ongoing fundraising events.

Chairman David Keyte spoke openly on a number of topics and welcomed the thoughts and ideas of those present. He expressed his thanks to the supporters and stated that any financial support is welcomed but suggested in his personal view that it is a concern to realistically be asking a small group of loyal fans to support every event having attended every match and that 300 more supporters at each match this season would have generated the equivalent of the tax bill(£78k).

The circular debate about the standard of football was raised as a cause for falling gates which resulted in an agreement in the meeting that cutting costs was therefore the way forward unless fresh investment is forthcoming. A common view was expressed that the supporters would even accept a lesser playing squad budget if a more manageable financial result was forthcoming.

The Board confirmed their previously stated position that a break-even budget would be constructed for the 2014-15 Season commencing 1st June 2014 and the Chairman shared some headline figures that such a budget would likely contain.

The Chairman told the meeting that the players have this week received their wages in full up to and including 28th February and continue to receive sums as and when they become available. He suggested that the players would hopefully now be able to concentrate on our two crucial matches this weekend.

It was agreed that a regular liaison meeting will be staged each month and that specific items should be listed for the Supporters’ groups to take up as fundraising targets. HUISA offered to pay for the team coach to Tamworth and HUST would meet the cost of the club’s final away trip to Aldershot.

A positive, constructive meeting.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chairman Keyte Back At Edgar Street

Hereford United chairman David Keyte is back at Edgar Street after his holiday.

Earlier this evening he attended a meeting between the Hereford United board, HUISA and HUST.

HUISA – Aldershot

HUISA had made an early announcement of their travel arrangements for the end of season match at Aldershot’s Recreation Ground on Saturday 26th April.  Kick off for this match is 5.30pm.

Coach departs Radford’s at 12.00 noon with a fare of £18 (non-members £20).

Seats can be booked through the Club office or in Radford’s prior to Monday’s match against Alfreton.

Fans are asked to book early as demand is expected to be high.

Tamworth – Good Friday Evening

Tamworth FC V Hereford United
Skrill Premier
Friday 18th April 2014 KO 7.45 pm
The Lamb Ground
B77 1AA

The Lambs were formed in 1933 and moved to their present ground the following year.  They played their early football in the Birmingham Combination and later in the Birmingham League (now The West Midland League).  A progression to The Southern League in the early seventies was short lived and it wasn’t until the mid-eighties that they started to claw their way back with the help of a clutch of local businessmen including current Chairman, Bob Andrews.  They have held down a spot in the top level of Non-League since winning promotion in 2008/9 until relegation back to the regional level of The Conference was confirmed last week.

The Lamb has a capacity of 4065 with 518 seated.  Visiting fans are accommodated on the Meadow Street terrace at the top of the slightly sloped pitch that includes a small covered area.  Around ninety seats are also made available in the Main Stand. The Lambs have designated this a Category A game so will be charging their premium admission prices.  A place on the terrace will cost will cost £14 for adults, £9 for over 65’s and U18’s and £4 for U16’s.  There is an additional £2 on all prices for a seat in the stand.

HUISA – departs from Radford’s at 5.00 pm with a fare of £15 (non-members £17).  Seats can be booked through the Club office.

BY CAR – To Worcester to join the M5 (North) at J7.  At J4A, join the M42 and continue following signs for Tamworth.  At J10 (Tamworth Services) leave the M42 and, at the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A5 (sign Tamworth).  At the next roundabout, take the third exit into Marlborough Way (B5440 sign Glascote/Snowdome).  At the next roundabout take the B5000 (sign Town Cente/Snowdome).  There is, apparently, a fairly trigger-happy speed camera on the B5000.  Finally, at the roundabout, take the first exit into Kettlebrook Road.  Distance is a shade less than 80 miles but you should allow upwards of two hours due to holiday traffic on the M42 around Birmingham.  There is a good-sized car park at the ground (Cars £2, Minibus £5 and coaches £10) otherwise street parking.  Postcode is B77 1AA.

ALEHOUSES – There is a good club inside the ground but with the likelihood of fan segregation this probably won’t be an option.  The nearest I can find is a Wetherspoons called The Bole Bridge on, strangely, Bole Bridge Street.  From the ground, turn left and before you get to the main road, take the footpath to an underpass.  Go through the underpass and a second underpass to emerge near to the cinema.  Cross the road and the pub is in front of you (ish).  A little further towards the town centre, on Lower Gungate, is the Sir Robert Peel (CAMRA listed).  For those with a little more time/prepared to walk a bit further, there is The Silk Kite on Church Street which is one of ‘Spoons better offerings.


Local Businesses Backing Bulls

Staff and customers at two local businesses have been fundraising for the Bulls.

Tudors Building Supplies on Burcott Road held a collection last week, handing money over to HUISA on Saturday. Hay on Wye convenience store Pughs @ Londis are also holding an ongoing collection for the club.

Youngster Harry Burke is also holding a jumble sale at his Leominster home on Saturday. The 10 year old has taken to Facebook to advertise the event.

Meanwhile, the Wilko store in Maylord Orchards raised £174 for the club with a collection last weekend.

Cash For Clothes To Continue Monday

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Townsend Makes First Managerial Move

Former defender Quentin Townsend is the latest ex-Bull to turn his hand to management.

The 37 year old has taken over as manager of Midland Combination side Southam United. The Saints are currently on a run of five straight losses, including a 10-0 loss to the reformed Bromsgrove Sporting side, after previous manager Lee Knibbs left along with several of their first team players.

Townsend played for Southam for three years until the summer of 2012, before moving on to Pershore, telling the club's website:

“I have learned a great deal from many different coaches and managers I played for. I now believe the time is right for me to make the step up into management. What better place to start than at a club that I hold dear to my heart and where I enjoyed great times in the past.”

Rallying Bulls

Four cars in total in the Somerset Stages Rally were bearing Bulls decals yesterday.

Scott Partridge, with navigator Keegan Rees, finished 7th in Class N4 in their Subaru Impreza. They finished 39th overall from 125 competitors.

The Vauxhall Astra driven by Kevin Pugh, with father Mike navigating, failed to complete after suffering an engine failure after the first stage.

Cars driven by Simon Dalton and Dan Evans, with Tom Marriott, both also failed to finish. Evans rolled his Vauxhall Nova, while Dalton, with Steve Turvey, saw his Ford Fiesta ST's drive shaft fail.

Fund Raising For Bulls At Co-Op Stores In Herefordshire

The Co-Op food stores in Herefordshire will be holding bucket collections for the Bulls later this week.

This follows the excellent work by Steve Hodges at Kington Co-Op yesterday when £231.50 was raised.

The collections will take place from Wednesday to Saturday and will include Hereford's Grandstand Road, Whitecross Road, College Road, Holme Lacy Road, Holmer Road and Ledbury Road in Tupsley.

Outside of Hereford there will be collections at Kington, Ledbury, Hay-on-Wye, Leominster and at two stores in Bromyard.

Meanwhile the Ronnie Radford evening at the Starlite Rooms last night raised £2,400 for the club.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Selection Of Match Pictures From Hereford Versus Gateshead

A few pictures from this afternoon's Conference match at Edgar Street.

Frankie Artus

Billy Murphy
The Hereford Wall

Kingsley James

Adam Bartlett Claps The Meadow End Supporters

Around The Ground

A selection of pictures from around the ground:

Nicky Sinclair MEP Alongside Caroline Preedy

Andy Compton Offers Chris Powis A Fishymans Friend

Ronnie Radford And Matt Healy Along With Joyce And Mel Powell From The Tupsley Whites
Ronnie Radford With Gerald Powell

Ronnie Radford, Dave Preedy, and Steve Hodges Who With His Band Of Helpers, Nathan, Alice, Jacob, Jack and Iwan, Raised £231.50 At Kington Co-Op Earlier Today
Bulls Player's Latest Commentator - Young Mr Ammonds

The Rankine Selection

A selection of photographes featuring Michael Rankine from this afternoon's game at Edgar Street.

Rankine On Top
Rankine Charges Ahead

Rankine Marks His Man

Rankine Controls The Ball

Rankine Heads The Ball

Rankine Gives Clark A Lift

Heed Halt Hereford's Hopes

One Minute Silence For Hillsborough
Following the great 1-0 win on the road on Tuesday, caretaker manager Pete Beadle opted not to change the starting 11 ahead of today’s clash with promotion hopefuls Gateshead.

Tuesday’s goalscorer Kingsley James picked up a loose ball in midfield before Marcus Maddison took James’ legs from beneath him and gifted Hereford a free kick. Rankine drove his free kick low past the 3 man wall, and ex-Bull Adam Bartlett tipped his effort around the post for a fruitless corner.

An early substitution was forced upon Beadle when Pilkington picked up an injury and was replaced after 7 minutes by Jon Brown.

Dan Pilkington Carried Off By Jonny Evans And Dr Frith
United had a good penalty shout not long after when youngster Jarrod Bowen won a throw-in down the flank. Leadbitter found James with his throw, who then managed to cross the ball into the box. However, despite Gateshead’s player of the month JJ O’Donnell arguably guilty of handball, it went unnoticed by referee Daniel Cook and the ball was quickly cleared.

Lone striker Michael Rankine was brought down by John Oster. Youth teamer Billy Murphy stepped-up to deliver the free kick into the heart of the penalty area. Dom Collins came close with his header which went narrowly wide of the upright.

Despite numerous shots which were well wide of the target, the Heed didn’t really come close scoring until the 25th minute. After a good delivery into the box by Chandler, the Bulls eventually cleared the ball but only as far as Magnay. The right-back forced Daniel Lloyd-Weston into making a stunning diving save with his shot from 30-yards. The resulting corner was dealt with comfortably by the hosts and soon Hereford were on the counter-attack. Kingsley James was released down the right and his cross met by the head of Collins, but his effort was caught by Bartlett.

Gateshead took the lead on the 36 minute mark when James Marwood received the ball in the danger area. He did well to create enough space to get a shot away, and with Lloyd-Weston already off his line, Marwood’s clinical finish was enough to break the deadlock with the back tracking Rob Purdie unable to get enough on the ball to prevent the goal.

James Marwood Scored The Only Goal Of the Game
HT: Hereford 0 – Gateshead 1

Rob Purdie was judged to have fouled the Heed’s Baxter and referee Cook swiftly awarded Gateshead a free kick. Baxter delivered his free kick deep into the 18-yard box, but Ben Clark’s effort from close-range sailed over Lloyd-Weston’s net.

Three consecutive corners were to follow for the Whites, the first from some excellent link-up play between James and Murphy. James worked the ball up the channel before crossing the ball to Murphy. He tried his luck from distance and his was almost rewarded, but Bartlett managed to make a fingertip save. Rankine’s shot from the resulting corner out was deflected out for another, before Artus’ third corner was cleared with ease. 

Michael Rankine And Jarrod Bowen Try To Head the Ball From A Corner
After Hereford lost possession of the ball, winger Jamie Chandler whipped down the wing and his resulting shot was parried by Lloyd-Weston before being pumped away to safety.

Jarrod Bowen was then harshly carded when the youngster was subject to shirt pulling whilst trying to dispossess Carl Magnay. With both players down, the referee cautioned Bowen amongst a large amount of discontent from the home supporters.
Minutes later, Frankie Artus and Jarrod Bowen were replaced by Sam Smith and Cory Williams respectively.

Rankine and Williams closed in on Carl Magnay and cleanly won the ball, as Rankine turned and ran goalbound, he was fouled by Magnay.  Murphy  took the free kick deep into the box, but Collins was unlucky to see his header clear the crossbar.

With the second half seeming brighter for Bulls fans, Brown received a low cross from Michael Rankine, but he scuffed his shot which allowed Bartlett to gather the ball harmlessly.

One of United’s best and last chances of the game came for striker Sam Smith when a nice through ball found him in space,  he tried to lift the ball over the onrushing Bartlett, who had already gone down to smother the ball.

A few more half-chances followed for the Bulls, including Kingsley James heading the ball into the side-netting from a Williams free kick.

The Ball Comes To Kingsley James But His Header Hits The Side Netting
FT: Hereford 0 – Gateshead 1
Att: 1,783 with 51 returning t’up north happy.
MotM: The Tupsley Whites selected Cory Williams.

Hereford: Lloyd-Weston, Leadbitter, Graham, Collins, Bush, Bowen (Williams 72’), Artus (Smith 71’), Murphy, James, Pilkington (Brown 6’), Rankine. Subs not used: Bush, Edge.
Gateshead: Bartlett, Magnay, Curtis, Baxter, Clark, O’Donnell, Turnbull, Oster, Chandler, Maddison, Marwood. Subs not used: Larkin, Cummins, Walker, Ramshaw, Noble.

The football on offer from the Bulls is certainly more pleasing to the eye, but sadly the lack of cutting edge upfront is still the same old story. With Hereford dropping into the relegation zone for the first time this season, already relegated Tamworth has become a must-win game.

Get there and support the team on Friday night.

We Didn't Stick To Game Plan Admits Beadle

Peter Beadle
Hereford United manager Peter Beadle was disappointed that the team had a game plan for the match against Gateshead but didn't stick to it.

"First half I thought we gave them too much respect," Beadle told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"We had a game plan, we didn't take it on board.

"We didn't execute it at all well and we made it very difficult for ourselves.

"Second half we did better, one cleared off the line, another half chance, Smith had a chance.

"We could have got something from the game.

"Second half I thought we were far more comfortable. For all their possession second half, they never really hurt us as such.

"But by then the damage was done.

"Goals win games and they got the one.

"We've huffed and puffed a little bit, not quite as slick as we have been recently.

"Certainly first half we looked very dis-jointed and a little bit all over the place, second half we worked ourselves into the game and got stronger and stronger as the game went on.

"But sometimes it's too late."

Beadle started youngsters Billy Murphy and Jarrod Bowen.

"Tough one for them today.

"I thought Jarrod looked tired, maybe it's starting to take its toll on him now.

"Remember the boy is 17, he's been excellent for four games. May be this was one game too far for him.

"His effort was fantastic but he did look a little bit tired today. We'll consider what we do with him for Friday to keep him fresh because I think he's a valuable member of the team now.

Billy Murphy
"Billy it was a tough one for him because they had three very good players in there, one with Premier League experience. So it was a good learning curve for Billy.

"Effort and committment spot on. Things he could be better at which we've talked about.  He did not let anybody down by any means."

Stats From Edgar Street

A rundown of the main stats from this afternoon's Conference match at Edgar Street.

Result: Hereford United  0 Gateshead 1

Scorers: Marwood (36)

Possession: Bulls 51%  Heed 49%

Shots ON Target: Bulls 5 Heed 5

Shots OFF Target: Bulls 5  Heed 6

Corners: Bulls 7  Heed 6

Offside: Bulls 0  Heed 3

Fouls: Bulls 14 Heed 6

Cards: Yellows for Jarrod Bowen and Billy Murphy

Attendance: 1783 including 51 from Gateshead

Bottom of the Conference: Hereford drop into relegation zone.

19 Chester 43 -22 46
20 Aldershot 43 6 45

43 -20 45
22 Dartford 43 -21 44
23 Tamworth 43 -38 33
24 Hyde 43 -77 10

Results Round-Up - Tamworth Down

Tamworth's relegation was confirmed today as they lost 2-0 at Southport, and the Lambs will finish 23rd regardless of any further results this season. The Bulls drop into the bottom four after a late Aldershot equaliser saw them draw 1-1 with Macclesfield to move up to 20th, level on points with Peter Beadle's side but with a far better goal difference. Dartford are a point behind in 22nd after a 1-0 home loss to Forest Green, while Chester are a point ahead of the Bulls after a 2-1 loss at Grimsby.

At the top, Luton's title celebrations are on hold after a surprise 3-2 home loss to Braintree, with the visitors having their keeper sent off also. Cambridge closed the gap with a 7-2 demolition of Hyde, with Andy Pugh netting four of the goals. Grimsby are third after their win, five points inside the play-off zone, with Gateshead three points inside after their win at Edgar Street. Halifax occupy the final spot by two points after a 4-0 win at Barnet that sees the Bees drop to five points off the pace. Kidderminster beat Welling 2-0 to move within six points, while Alfreton lost 2-1 at Woking to move four points adrift of fifth place. In the other games Lincoln won 2-1 at Salisbury, and Wrexham beat Nuneaton 3-0.

At the foot of League Two, Torquay won 2-1 at Bristol Rovers to close their gap to seven points with four games left. Northampton are level on points with Wycombe, and only one away from the Pirates, after a 1-0 home win over Burton, with the Chairboys losing 2-0 at Newport. Portsmouth won 4-1 at Dagenham to move five points clear of danger, with Exeter slipping back into trouble after a 1-1 draw with Cheltenham.

Bulls Into Relegation Zone

The Bulls are into the Conference relegation zone after a 1-0 home loss to Gateshead.

A late Aldershot equaliser pushed the Bulls Into the bottom four with just three games left.

Full report later.

Update From HUST

For those who are not members of HUST, there's their latest update of what the Hereford United Supporters Trust has been doing during the past week or so.

£8,500 donations to be converted to shares‏

Over the last 10 days HUST members and friends of the Club have donated to HUST to help the club meet it's outstanding bills.

Last Friday, at the request of the Club, we made a payment of £3,706 directly to HMRC to help the club earn a 7 day reprieve and allow it to gather the money together from last weekend's events to clear the remainder of the petition demands.

Then on Tuesday, with the club focusing on paying player and staff wages, we handed over a further £4,000 ahead of the coach departure to Welling to assist in paying the wage bill. This sum included money that donators had specifically requested be used to pay wages.

The donated sums will be converted into shares in the Club for HUST to move towards it's aim to provide a strong, pro-active, and independent voice for all supporters of Hereford United. We are also grateful to Ricky George for donating his £1,500 winnings from the Grand National to HUST.

The Boards of HUST, HUISA, and the Club will meet on Monday night to discuss the future of the club and the plans going forward.
We would welcome any thoughts on the future of the club, and continue to seek original and unique fundraising ideas.

In other HUST news, father and son team Mike and Kevin Pugh will be racing this weekend's Somerset Stages Rally with decals on their car promoting the Club's plight.

HUST will have their usual membership table in the VP Club ahead of today's game, from 1.30pm to 2.45pm. Jack and Tony will be on hand to accept new members, collect donations, and answer questions.

Hatters Sold Out As Title Awaits

Luton have sold out Kenilworth Road as they face Braintree today in the game that could seal their return to the Football League.

The Hatters kick off at 12.52pm, live on BT Sport, needing all three points to leave Cambridge only able to match their points total. The U's would be at least 25 goals behind the Hatters at that point, leaving the Hatters as Champions if the U's fail to beat Hyde this afternoon.

Down the bottom of the table, Tamworth's relegation will be confirmed if they fail to beat Southport. The Sandgrounders are a point ahead of the Bulls along with Chester, who travel to Grimsby this afternoon.

Dartford entertain mid-table Forest Green, while Aldershot travel to Macclesfield where the Silkmen are letting fans into today's game for free with none of the area's major sides playing at home today. Shots boss Andy Scott joins the Bulls' Peter Beadle in not worrying about other sides' results:

"We're not looking at the other teams down the bottom and what they're doing. 

"You can't do that, otherwise you'll drive yourself crazy and lose focus on what you're doing. We can't rely on others slipping up. We've got to put in the effort that we have done to make sure that we get the three points. We've got to make sure that we play to our potential and get the results that we need."

Pughs Racing For The Bulls

Herefordshire rally duo Kevin and Mike Pugh are racing with decals in support of the Bulls this weekend.

Kevin and navigator Dad Mike are taking part in the Somerset Stages Rally, part of the BTRDA Rally Series, in their Class B11 Vauxhall Astra.

3.07pm Kick Off Today

This afternoon's Conference match at Edgar Street between Hereford United and Gateshead will kick off at 3.07pm.

Immediately before there will be a one minute silence to remember the Hillsborough Disaster.

Ronnie Radford At Edgar Street Today

The legend that is Ronnie Radford will be at Edgar Street today and he is hoping that he will see a victory for the Bulls.

"Gateshead are doing really well but I am sorry to say that we are going to dent their play-off hopes,” Radford told the Hereford Times.

“I think Tuesday’s win would have been very important for Hereford.
“The fans will be up for this game and Hereford are playing against a team pushing for promotion, so the players will not need any motivation."

From 10.30am to 12noon Radford will be on the pitch having his photograph taken with supporters on the spot where he struck that goal against Newcastle all those years ago.

Afterwards he will have lunch with the Tupsley Whites.

Then he will watch the game and no doubt be involved in selecting the man of the match.

Finally from 7pm Radford will be in the Starlite Rooms for a question and answer session hosted by Keith Hall.

Afterwards the King Mantis Band will be on stage.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Don't Worry About Other Teams Around Us Says Beadle

Peter Beadle At Welling Last Tuesday
The Bulls must concentrate on winning their next game and not worry about other teams around them says manager Peter Beadle.

"We can't rely on others and we can't think about what other teams are going to do," Beadle told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"Or look at fixtures and think they could win there or they'll lose that one or they'll win this one.

"We need just to concentrate on Gateshead, get past Gateshead with a result, and then we will think about the next game after that.

"We can't look ahead much and we can't worry about what other teams may well do.

"We got to think about and try and put into action what we can do and what we could achieve if we perform consistantly as we have done in the four game I've had so far.

"The players are extremely motivated, they want to play football, they love playing the game.

"They are enjoying their football because they are doing the right things for longer periods.

"They are being more competative, they are playing some good football.

"And obviously Tuesday was a massive boost for us as we got a result as well."