Next Game: Slough Town at Home on Saturday 19th August at 3pm

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Youth Friendly Wins

Hereford U18's beat Abergavenny Town Reserves 3-2 this evening at Central Park. Abergavenny took the lead early in the first before Jack Marston equalised. In the second half Cam Gauci brought the game back to 2-2 before Harry Franklin converted an 89 minute penalty to win the match. 

Last night Hereford U17's beat Newent Town 5-1. Goal from Suttie and doubles from Dan Pugh and Chris Hinton saw the youngster run out winners.

Hereford U18's start the new Midland Floodlit 
Premier Division South season on Monday evening when they host Stourbridge. The match is being played at Lads Club with a 7:45pm kick off.

Hereford U17's begin on 09/09/2017 when they travel to 
Highmoor Ibis. The U17's will play in a new Junior Premier League U17 Southern Division alongside Highmoor Ibis,  Long Eaton United, Corby Town, Worcester City, Oxford City and Bilbrook.

Clucas Linked To Swansea

Sam Clucas Pictured After Scoring For Hereford At Cambridge In May 2013
Swansea City, flush with the £45M they've just pocketed from the transfer of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton, are reported to be considering making an offer for former Hereford United midfielder Sam Clucas.

Hull turned down £10M for Clucas from Burnley last week but it's thought a somewhat higher offer might tempt the Championship outfit to sell the 26 year old.

Clucas has recently been watched by England manager Gareth Southgate.

New Talking Bull - OUT NOW!

The latest CAPTAIN OATES edition of Talking Bull, the Independent Hereford Football Club Supporters’ Magazine, is OUT NOW!
Initial supplies will be placed in the North Herefordshire retail stockists at Club Sport, South Street, Leominster and copies will also available for purchase from the Hereford Club Shop, Edgar Street and FIT retailers, Widemarsh Street, in Hereford.
Talking Bull will go on sale outside the stadium for the first time this Saturday, 19th August 2017, ahead of the home Southern League Premier League match against Slough Town so look out, and listen out, for the volunteer sales team outside the ground this weekend.
Talking Bull has once again teamed up with both ABC Print and ALS design who continue to jointly produce the award-winning magazine.
Issue 109 is another bumper 56-page edition packed with content, including an exclusive interview with the new Hereford captain Jimmy Oates, and an in depth look at the Hereford “New Boys” – Keyon Reffell, James Bowen, Garyn Preen, Lance Smith and Jack Deaman, plus all of the regular features. Simon Wright examines how clubs fare in their “Third Season”, with article topics wide-ranging including a look at Forest Green Rovers, the Supporters Summit, Money & Football, What Didn’t Happen Next and much, much more.
Talking Bull – Issue 109 – OUT NOW!

Baker Looks Forward To Hereford On Saturday

Slough Town are the opponents at Edgar Street on Saturday and joint manager Neil Baker is looking forward to the match.

Last Tuesday Slough defeated Gosport 5-1 so will be confident of getting something from the game.

"It was a great win but it's only three points and now we turn our attention to the game on Saturday at Hereford.

"Massive game, one we can look forward to, big crowd.

"I know they won (on Tuesday) so they've got their first three points and they will fancy their chances.

"We will go there with full confidence and do a job."

Slough Tickets On Sale

Given it's the first home fixture on a Saturday, and given Slough are one of the favourites for promotion, Hereford are expecting a decent crowd for the fixture between the two clubs at Edgar Street, kick off 3pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at any time until 9am Saturday morning.

The club shop will be open tomorrow (Friday) from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday from 12noon.

For online purchases please go to: 

Season tickets remain on sale. 1600 have now been sold.

Throwback Thursday - Dagenham, Richard Jones, Brighton 1997

Lets start with a 1-1 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge from 13th October 2003. Ben Smith opens the scoring for the Bulls, future Hereford player Dean Beckwith equalises for the Daggers.
The best of series features Richard Jones. Signed from Newport County in 1988 by Ian Bowyer. The popular midfielder stayed at Edgar Street until May 1993. He then signed for Swansea City in what is now League One, he left the Vetch and achieved success at Barry Town when they dominated Welsh football in the mid 90's, he wound up his career at Merthyr and Havefordwest.
It's hard to believe "that" Brighton game was 20 years ago. Here are the scenes after the final whistle. Riot police on the pitch with a helicopter circling over Edgar Street.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday's Results From The Southern Prem

Two matches were played in the Southern Premier League this evening.

Farnborough 0 Royston Town 1
Frome Town 1 Weymouth 4

After tonight's results, Hereford remain in fifth position.

More Second Half Pictures From Last Night's Game

A further selection of pictures from the second half of last night's 1-0 win for Hereford against Tiverton.

Pablo Haysham Talks To Tiverton Players

James Bowen Being Treated For A Cut On The Side Of His Head

Mike Symons Surrounded By Tiverton Defenders

James Bowen

Substitute Garyn Preen

It's A Nasty Cut

Which Needed More Treatment

After The Game Bowen Had Several Stiches In The Cut

Garyn Preen

The Squad Applauding The Supporters

Second Half Pictures From Hereford's Win Over Tiverton

The first of two selections of pictures captured during the second half of Hereford's 1-0 win over Tiverton.

Pablo Haysham

Pablo Haysham

Martin Rice

John Mills

James Bowen

Jack Deaman

Martin Rice Punches The Ball Clear

Pablo Haysham

Calvin Dinsley

Keyon Reffell

Southern Prem Tuesday Review

A look back at last night's results in the Southern Premier League written by Steve Whitney.

Trio Make It Back-To-Back Wins In the Evo-Stik South Premier

Banbury United, King`s Lynn Town and Kettering Town lead the way in the Evo-Stik League South Premier after Tuesday night`s round of matches – all earning back-to-back victories.
But there was more misery for relegated Gosport Borough, who were hit or six and have no points from their two games.
Banbury followed up last Saturday`s 5-1 hammering of Dorchester Town with a 3-1 success at The Meadow against a Chesham United outfit who had also won their opener.
Tom Winters gave the Puritans a 34th minute lead that Conor McDonagh added to just before the hour-mark.
Shane Bush replied for the new-look Generals a couple of minutes later, only for veteran Jefferson Louis to confirm Banbury`s win with a third in stoppage time.
King`s Lynn followed last weekend`s win at home to Gosport with a best-of-five win at relegated Bishop`s Stortford.
The Linnets found themselves 2-0 up with goals from Craig Parker after 7 minutes and Leon Mettam 5 minutes later.
Jason Williams pulled one back for the Blues just before half-time, only for Michael Gash to restore the visitors` two-goal advantage 2 minutes after the break.
Darren Foxley pulled a second back for the hosts, but it came 2 minutes into stoppage time.
A crowd of 606 at Latimer Park saw Kettering earn a last-gasp win against a Redditch United side who had hit Dunstable Town for five last Saturday.
A goalless draw looked on the cards until Lindon Meikle popped up with a Poppies winner 3 minutes into time added on at the end of the game.

A terrific crowd of 2,424 welcomed Hereford FC`s Premier homecoming as they also won late on at home to the side who came up with them from the South West section, Tiverton Town.
A penalty 10 minutes from time from the prolific John Mills sealed the Bulls success.

Gosport, beaten 2-0 at King`s Lynn on the opening day, suffered a thorough 5-1 spanking at Privett Park by Slough Town.
Matt Lench gave the Rebels a great start with a goal inside 5 minutes.
Chris Flood doubled that on 27 minutes to take the visitors into the break two-up.

Alek Przespolewski reduced the arrears 4 minutes after the interval, but that`s as good as it got for Boro as Flood from the penalty spot on 53 minutes, Josh Jackman on 77 minutes and James Dobson in stoppage time made it a nap hand for the Rebels.

Gosport join Bishop`s Stortford, Dunstable Town, Basingstoke Town, who lost on Monday night, Weymouth, and Royston Town, who play tonight, in still searching for a first point in 2017/18.
Dunstable suffered a 4-1 Creasey Park defeat to Kings Langley, who were two-up inside 12 minutes through Gareth Price and Mitchell Weiss.
Kieran Turner added a third after 27 minutes, and after Daniel Trif had reduced the deficit 11 minutes after the break, Price added his second and Kings` fourth 20 minutes from time.
Biggleswade were another to record their first win after an opening day defeat – earning a 2-1 success at St Ives Town with goals from Shane Hill after 7 minutes and a Kai McKenzie-Lyle own goal 5 minutes from time after Peter Clark had levelled after 70 minutes.
Stratford Town and Merthyr Town shared a 2-2 draw in the evening`s other game.
Jarrad Wright put the Martyrs in front after 27 minutes and Scott Tancock doubled their lead in the 38th minute.
Crucially, Jazz Luckie reduced the arrears 5 minutes before the break, and 5 minutes after it, Ed Ahenkorah pulled the home side back on level terms.

UITC At St Georges Park

Pictured above: UITC coaches and 28 youngsters at St Georges Park


United in the Community Trip is a Winner

(Hereford, U.K.) August, 2017: United in the Community annual outing took 28 lucky young participants to St. Georges Park in Burton-On-Trent. The £105m facility, set in 330-acres of Staffordshire countryside, is the home to England’s 24 national teams. The children are all regular members of United in the Community (UITC) and were treated to a tour and their very own session with FA Qualified coaches.
On arrival, the children were taken to their own dressing rooms before making their way into the impressive indoor 3G, a replica of Wembley’s pitch. The group were split into three for the sessions, which included lots of opportunities to show off skills and tricks, as well as being able to develop in other areas. the Qatar National Team made their way into the 3G during the session as they were due to start training in preparation for their match at the venue against Leeds United U23’s later that day.

UITC is a registered charity and provides Soccer Schools during school holidays throughout Herefordshire. Within term time they work with schools with quality provision in PE and After School Clubs. The Soccer Schools and Education Programme enable staff, coaches and
scouts to recognise and identify local talent in order to enable youngsters to progress through to the Development Centre and possibly Academy teams. Luke Shuttleworth, coach at UITC said “UITC works hard to provide access to football for all children from 4 – 14 year of age and received funding from Cargill towards these schemes.” We are committed to providing opportunities for all and promoting healthy lifestyles in schools across Herefordshire and today is an important experience for our participants. They see at first hand the commitment, coaching, support and training at a semi-professional and professional level. They also see all the associated staff careers, and this inspires them to be the best they can be.”

St Georges Park has 13 outdoor pitches, including a replica of the Wembley surface, a full-size indoor 3G pitch, a suite of rehabilitation and sports science areas, and an indoor futsal sports hall, St. George’s Park provides world-class facilities for all England teams ahead of international fixtures.

Pictured above: Group outside the National Football Centre

The group’s tour came to an end with a picture outside the venue, this is certainly a day the children won’t forget for a very long time. UITC would like to thank all staff at St. George’s Park for the experience, as well as P.W. Jones travel for providing transport on the day. A final mention goes to Cargill and their photographer, Emma Drabble.

For more information on Soccer Schools, please contact

Nominated Club Directors

HUST Members are being asked for their views on how the trusts three nominated club directors are chosen.
Craig Goodall, HUST Vice-Chair responsible for governance explains, ‘The HUST board are committed to bringing openness and transparency to all of its dealings and have worked hard to turnaround the society since the intervention of Supporters Direct in 2015.  One of the key issues the Board wish to provide clarity on is the role and responsibilities of our HUST nominated directors, how they are appointed, how they are removed from office and the role that the wider membership will have in these areas.  We hope that these areas are clearly articulated in our HUST Nominated Director Policy but we want to be certain our Members agree.   In advance of the Trust AGM, the Board are making the policy available for 14 days to allow Members to provide their feedback.  The Board are interested in all views, especially if it provides us with the opportunity to make improvements’.
Following the close of the consultation feedback will be reviewed and presented to the HUST Board at its meeting on 14 September 2017.  The final policy will then be presented to the HUST AGM alongside an implementation plan in October.
If you have any feedback on the policy please send it directly to Craig at before Thursday 31 August 2017.
Download the policy document here.

Bowen Misses Out on Groundsman of the Year

Hereford's Ben Bowen has narrowly missed out on the Southern League South & West Groundsman of the Year award - coming second to Salisbury.

Bowen was also runner up in the nationwide step three/four category, also being pipped to the post by Salisbury.

In an article on the official site, the club said: "Everyone at Edgar Street would like to congratulate Ben and his colleagues from Highground Maintenance for the dedication and effort that they have put into the pitch over the past two seasons."

Former Hereford United Goalkeeper becomes an author

Former Hereford United Goalkeeper Tony Elliott has just released his debut book. You can purchase it via the following website
Tony was at Edgar Street from 1989-1992, and played in the FA Cup matches against Manchester United and Nottingham Forest.

First Half Pictures From Last Night's Game At Edgar Street

HUST AGM On October 12th

HUST will hold its AGM on Thursday October 12th.


Notice of AGM
The  Annual General Meeting of the Hereford United Supporters’ Society Ltd (known as the Hereford United Supporters’ Trust) will be held at 7pm on Thursday October 12th at Radfords, Edgar Street Athletic Ground Hereford HR4 9JU.

Notice of Elections
The Trust Board may consist of up to nine elected directors.  There are currently five serving elected directors.   Two serving directors  will step down at the AGM as required by the current Trust rules as adopted at the 2016 AGM.  There will therefore be six vacancies on the Trust Board
Members interested in standing can download a Candidate Information Pack and Nomination form from the Trust website here or request a copy from the Secretary –
The Nomination Form must be completed and returned (with the candidate’s statement) to the Election Management Group  by 12:00 noon September 7th
Should there be six or less candidates for the vacancies, there will not be a formal ballot of members but instead those people validly nominated will be put to the Annual General Meeting for an affirmative vote.

Call for Resolutions
In addition to any resolutions that will be put forward by the Trust Board, members can submit their own resolutions to the meeting. Such a resolution must be submitted (in accordance with Rule 26 of the Society) to the Secretary by 12:00 noon September 14th.  Please send any proposals to the Secretary,  HEREFORD UTD SUPPORTERS TRUST,  c/o United in the Community, Blackfriars Street, Hereford HR4 9HS or by email to

David Evans
Secretary, Hereford United Supporters Trust

60 Second Report: Hereford 1 - Tiverton Town 0

A brief summary of last night's 1-0 win against Tiverton:

Preece had a 'solid game' said Beadle


With Ryan Green unavailable with an achilles problem, Mark Preece and Jack Deaman retained their partnership in defence last night against Tiverton.

"Ryan didn't train on Tuesday so we gave him a rest, but he trained really well on Thursday.

"Had the weekend off to recover so he would be ready for tonight because we knew that Mark has a similar problem with his achilles. Mark's had it a bit longer

"But this morning I had a text from the physio saying he was struggling and he came here early tonight and wasn't fit.

"But sometimes when that happens you get a reaction from people and I thought Mark Preece gave his best performance since he's been here for me.

"Solid,  won every header and didn't make any real mistakes, kept everything simple on the floor.

"That's what I ask of him every week so why he doesn't do it, I don't know.

"But that was his best performance because he knew he had to play because Ryan wasn't there, wasn't available. 

"He didn't make any excuses just got on and played.

"So now he has set the bar for himself and he's got to maintain that.

"I've always been a big believer in performance.

"If your performance is right no one can complain and moan about why it wasn't.

"If you get beat and you've played well then it's a tough one to take but you hold your hand up.

"Tonight we had the total performance, Saturday we lacked a bit defencively as a group although the performance in general wasn't that bad, today was better again.

"Hopefully we'll keep improving and getting better. If we can have that little bit more quality in the final third , hopefully we'll have more chances and more goal-mouth action.

"I think the fans will go home happy tonight. I'm happy which is great and the players are smiling because I'm happy.

"They were brilliant, everyone single one of them. If they hadn't have won the game I think it would have been a bit of injustice."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hereford 1 - Tiverton Town 0

After a disappointing performance at Kings Langley on Saturday, fans favourite John Mills started upfront for the Bulls for the visit of Tiverton Town this evening. Jamie Molyneux also made the starting XI, with Garyn Preen and Jamie Edge dropping to the bench. The back four remained unchanged following the 3-3 draw, with Ryan Green unavailable through injury.

A minute’s silence was held ahead of kick off in memory of Kyran Hughes, a Hereford supporter who sadly passed away recently.

Attacking the Meadow End in the first half, Hereford had two corners and a free kick within the opening two minutes, but failed to make the most of their early chances.
Their first real chance of the game came in the sixth minute courtesy of Mike Symons. Jamie Molyneux did well to win back possession before working the ball out to captain Jimmy Oates. Oates’ cross from the right was met by a powerful header from Symons, but he couldn’t find the target as his effort went wide.

Tiverton’s first look on goal came after Ollie Knowles was fouled. Last season’s top goalscorer, Levi Landricombe, fired wide from the resulting free kick.

John Mills then went close to opening the scoring with 21 minutes on the clock, but after bursting into a pocket of space, he drilled his shot wide of the mark from 20-yards.

Hereford kept up the pressure on Tivvy, with a couple of chances falling to Pablo Haysham. The first came after some good work by Calvin Dinsley down the left, but after setting-up Haysham, his effort was straight down the middle and proved an easy save for visiting keeper Martin Rice.
A second shot for Haysham two minutes later whistled harmlessly wide of the target.

Despite little possession in the first half, Tiverton did go close before the break. Owen Howe was gifted a chance to break the deadlock, but he fired over the crossbar with just the keeper left to beat.

HT: Hereford 0 - Tiverton Town 0

Hereford started the second half with a quick succession of corners, with the best change falling for Jack Deaman, but his header was denied by the crossbar.

Ten minutes after the restart, John Mills should’ve done better to capitalise on a defensive error from the visitors, but former Torquay stopper Martin Rice denied the Hereford marksman with a strong save.

The pace of the game then slowed, with little in the way of action until Hereford were awarded a penalty in the 80th minute. James Bowen played a neat through-ball to Pablo Haysham, who was brought down by Nick Hurst after bursting into the box.

John Mills stepped up, duly dispatching the spot kick into the bottom left-hand corner of the net, for his second goal in as many games.

Despite making two substitutions late in the game, Tiverton weren’t able to find a late equaliser for a share of the points.

FT: Hereford 1 - Tiverton Town 0
Att:2424 with 23 in the away end
Sponsors’ MotM: Jack Deaman

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 Hereford: Horsell, Oates (c), Bowen, Reffell, Deaman, Preece, Molyneux (Preen – 71’), Dinsley, Mills, Haysham, Symons.
Subs not used: Edge, Franklin, Williams, Harris.

Tiverton: Rice, Hurst, Hall (Gregory), Price, Mammola, Gardner, Short, Knowles, Howe (Carter), L. Landricombe (Rogers), M. Landricombe.
Subs not used: Roger, Gould.

Next Game: Slough Town at Home on Saturday 19th August at 3pm

Performance Was Spot-On Said Beadle

Tiverton Keeper Watches As John Mills's Penalty Flies Past Him
Following his sides 1-0 win over Tiverton this evening, Hereford manager Peter Beadle gave his thoughts on the game.

"We were solid throughout," said Beadle.

"We kept them down to one shot on target, no corners, credit to the players I thought they were fantastic tonight.

"I thought they were good on Saturday!

"We go back about it, sometimes you get caught up in the moment a little bit.

"On reflection over the weekend we didn't play badly on Saturday  just gave away some really poor goals.

"Tonight everyone from Horsell in goal to the two boys up top, defensively they were great, attacking they were great, just lacked a little bit of quality in the final third at times.

"I think we throughly deserved the win. To keep a side like Tiverton down to zero corners and one shot is no mean feat."

Tiverton appeared to come with a game plan, at times they had five across the back with three centre-halves.

"They played three last year, I think someone said they played four on Saturday because they had a few missing. They had a few back tonight.

"He's old school Martyn (Tiverton manager), he gets his players organised, well-drilled, they work hard for him. We didn't expect anything other.

The Two Managers Before Kick-Off
"I think the way they played they were waiting for us to make a mistake.

"For a change it was nice not to make one ,we looked pretty solid throughout.

"One thing we have to improve on is when we have that much possession, we've had plenty of entries in the final third and plenty of balls in the box but they weren't balls of real quality. That's the improvement we are looking for.

"But the performance tonight was spot-on, every single player was fantastic and they'll go home with an arm around them tonight rather than cotton wool in their ears probably!"

The game was won by Hereford when James Bowen put a quality ball into the box for Pablo Haysham who was then brought down by a defender.

Pablo Haysham Is Brought Down By Nick Hurst
"At first I didn't think the referee was going to give it, I thought it looked minimum contact but the referee was adamant. But it was a great piece of play.

"We were trying to push James on a bit in the first half and the same in the second half as they stuck a player on Jimmy (Oates). They obviously knew we're quite strong on that side so they had a somewhat lopsided midfield so James was our outlet.

"He had plenty of ball but we were trying to push him into that final third and the one time he did drive in there Pablo made a great little run off him.

"James has got great quality but him and Jimmy need to improve on balls into the box but the one ball he did slip him had perfect weight and Pablo took it in his stride and eventually the defender had to bring him down."