Next Game: Tiverton Town at Home on Saturday 28th January at 3pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jamie Cuss Played For Pegasus Juniors This Evening


Jamie Cuss At Edgar Street
Hereford FC's Jamie Cuss turned out for Pegasus Juniors in their team that played Wellington this evening.

Cuss got on the scoreboard late in the game, too late as Wellington had already scored four goals by then.

Final Score: Wellington 5 Pegasus Juniors 1

Meanwhile in the only South and West match played this evening reportedly didn't finish. Bridgwater were leading Larkhall 4-0 with five minutes to go.

Update: The game was abandoned because of fog.

Pell To Colchester?


Harry Pell At Edgar Street In August 2012 - Picture From Andy Compton
Former Hereford United midfielder Harry Pell could be moving to Colchester if speculation is correct.

25 year old Pell is currently at Cheltenham. So far this season he has made 32 appearances in which he has scored five goals.

Pell arrived at Edgar Street in January 2011 on loan from Bristol Rovers. He signed for the Bulls in July 2011 and moved to AFC Wimbledon in January 2013 for about £30,000.

Meanwhile it has been confirmed that 'Dave' (Toumani Diagouraga) has joined Ipswich on loan from Leeds for the rest of the season.
 

Matches Off In The South And West


Two of tonight's matches in the Southern League South and West have already been called off because of frost.

They are:

Didcot v Taunton
Paulton v Barnstaple

Still on as at 3pm:

Bridgwater v Larkhall
North Leigh v Mangotsfield 

Update: North Leigh v Mangotsfield - Postponed
 

Prize Bull Lottery Latest Draw


This from HUST:

Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 138 took place on Monday night.
The winning numbers are:- 1 – 5 – 10 – 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.


Gloucester City To Ground Share At Evesham


Gloucester City Football Club have agreed a deal that will enable them to use Evesham's Jubilee Stadium next season.

The move comes after a seven year ground share deal with Cheltenham is to end in May.

"We fully appreciate that this is a longer distance for fans to travel, but must stress that there are no options closer to home with the required grading," said a Gloucester statement.

"With regards to the building of our new ground we are seeking details of timelines from our owner, and will look to share that as soon as we can.

"Everyone is fully aware of the need to return this club to the city and the continuing damage of our exile."

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bulls News on Facebook


Bulls News is now on Facebook - facebook.com/BullsNewsBlog.

By liking the page the latest news, photos and interviews will be available directly on your Facebook homepage.

Also a new addition is our Instagram profile, which can be found at instagram.com/BullsNewsBlog.



Midweek South And West Fixtures


There are four fixtures in the Southern League South and West tomorrow evening.

Of most interest to Hereford will be the game between Didcot and Taunton.

Fifth placed Taunton are on a winning run and should they win all their catch-up games, they have played five less than leaders Hereford, would be in second place in the table.

Bridgwater v Larkhall
Didcot v Taunton
North Leigh v Mangotsfield
Paulton v Barnstaple 

Meanwhile UITC's U18 game against Cinderford Town set for tomorrow evening has been called off.

HFA Require Football Strategy Manager


 

The HFA are looking for a Football Strategy Manager:

Position: Football Strategy Manager An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Herefordshire Football Association. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in football & business development to provide an effective business support service and support delivery of the Herefordshire FA Business Plan.

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per/annum
The principle responsibilities will be:
  • Ensure clear accountability for the delivery of the County Plan with appropriate KPIs.
  • Use national and local customer insight to drive delivery of the National Game Strategy.
  • Line manage key positions in the business & Volunteer placements.
  • Develop and manage implementation of Herefordshire FA commercial, marketing, sponsorship and communication strategies.
  • Develop and manage sustainable relationships with commercial partners.
  • Provide a range of business support services to the CEO, Board and staff.
  • Establish a culture of customer excellence across the business.
  • Ensure that the Football Development Team is reflective of customer needs.
  • Improve the public awareness of the HFA and its services.
  • Manage football development budgets.
  • Manage the Organisations Information Technology.
  • Raise profile and improve the perception of the HFA in developing grass roots football.
  • Health & Safety.
Please complete the application form and return to:
Chief Executive, Herefordshire Football Association, The County Ground, Widemarsh Common, Hereford,
HR4 9NA or via email to Jim.Lambert@Herefordshirefa.com stating in the subject line of your email
Ref: Strategy Manager’.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 9th February 2017.
Due to the volume of applications we would expect to receive, if you do not hear from us within 10 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback to applicants at application stage.
It is anticipated that Interviews will be conducted on Thursday 23rd February  
Herefordshire FA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Bulls on Bristol TV Tonight




Highlights of Saturday's 2-0 win at Yate will be shown on Made in Bristol TV this evening.

'Subs Bench' can be found on Sky 117, Virgin 159 and Freeview 7 in Bristol, or outside of the region it can be found here - http://www.madeinbristol.tv/live.

It will be aired at 7pm and repeated at 10pm.

Fundraising For Martin Wortmann


Dedicated supporter of HUFC/HFC Martin Wortmann passed away unexpectedly
last week. In order to fund his funeral, a Just Giving page has been setup
to assist as there was little provision for this untimely event. Donations
can be made here.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/celebrate-martin?utm_id=65

Club Photographer Steve Niblett has some signed items for sale on Ebay which
all proceeds will go towards.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/nibbo/m.html?item=122322372096&ssPageName=STRK%3AM
ESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

Below are two of the items:




Bulls Lotto Draw: Saturday, 21st January 2017

The latest Lotto Draw took place on Saturday, 21st January 2017.

Winning numbers were: 05-09-11-14-26-39, plus the Star Number 9.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £25,127,190.01

6 Numbers                         £578,736.99

5 Numbers                         £1,828.80

4 Numbers                         £25.55

3 Numbers                         £7.10

Star Number                      0.5 Free Lotto

The next Bulls Lotto draw is Wednesday, 25th January 2017 with an estimated rollover jackpot of an amazing £26.8 MILLION. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:



Tiverton Will Be Hard-Working And Well-Drilled Said Beadle


Peter Beadle At Tiverton
Next for Hereford is Tiverton on Saturday and manager Peter Beadle is looking for a better performance than in the first game between the clubs last September.

"I expect them to be tough, hard-working, well-drilled," said Beadle.

"And I expect us to be better than we were when we played them at their place because I didn't think we gave a very good account of ourselves.

"We need to make sure we take the two halves we've had this week and last week and put it into ninety minutes next week.

"Everybody is fit, everybody is healthy which is great and the toughest thing now is keeping everyone happy.

"They know what the score is. To be here is a different mentality.

"They know what the end goal is and what we are trying to achieve and I think, so far, they all seem happy with that.

"It may change as we go along but we've just got to make sure we balance it right off and keep selecting the right players to keep winning the games."

Tickets for the game are available at: https://herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/vstiverton

Sunday, January 22, 2017

South And West Weekend Review


John Mills Hereford's Leading Goalscorer
Only three games in the South and West yesterday.

Here's a review written by Steve Whitney.

In the South & West, leaders Hereford FC`s game at Yate Town survived the freeze and saw the Bulls win 2-0 to move a massive seventeen points clear at the top of the table.

A crowd of 886 saw John Mills break the deadlock to give the Bulls a 61st minute lead that Pablo Haysham doubled four minutes later.

Evesham United moved into second place, but had to make do with just one point from their home game with a now ninth-placed North Leigh.

The Oxfordshire side led through Lance Williams` 17th minute effort until a minute before half-time when Garyn Preen equalised.

The only other game to go ahead was in `balmy` Devon where Barnstaple Town beat Wimborne Town, thanks to a 68th minute James Blake goal.


'Dave' Tracked By Ipswich


Former Hereford United midfield Toumani Diagouraga is reported to be close to joining Ipswich on loan.

Currently with Leeds, his appearances have been limited under manager Gary Monk.

Initially it was thought that 'Dave' might move to Rotherham but latest reports suggest a loan move to Ipswich is much more likely. 

"He is very mobile, and has got some drive about him," said Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy.

Tiverton Town Next At Edgar Street

Tristan Plummer Scored For Hereford At Tiverton Last September
Tiverton Town are the next team to face Hereford at Edgar Street in the Southern League South and West.

Their game at Slimbridge was postponed yesterday and like Hereford they do not have a midweek fixture in the league.

Currently they are in third place and have won nine of their thirteen away games so will be difficult opponents.

When the two teams met in September the game was drawn 1-1.

Tickets for Saturday's game are available to purchase online at:  


They will also be available from the club shop on Wednesday and Friday this week as well as right up to kick-off on Saturday.

Given it's first against third, there should be a decent attendance so if one wishes to sit in a particular seat or stand the advice to is purchase tickets early.

Video From Yate


Groundhopper Adam Thurston was at Yate with his video camera yesterday. It's his third game in which Hereford has been involved this season to date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izvqkiSJb4w&list=PL08PpsLtnoJqNd8lcMdXUmsxMw0Hh8WmT



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bulls back to winning ways


John Mills Scored Hereford's First Goal
Hereford FC bounced back from their first league defeat of the season with a comfortable 2-0 victory at a cold Yate Town. Despite a goalless first-half, John Mills and Pablo Haysham netted second-half headers to hand Peter Beadle's men the three points, in front of 886 supporters at the Jelf Stadium.

Jamie Edge missed out for Hereford with Rob Purdie reverting to a central midfield role and Pablo Haysham making his first-start since Wantage in mid-December, after his four match ban. Harvey Rivers started for the home-team against his former club.

The first-half was a bit of a non-event, with it being a scrappy encounter. Yate had half a shout for a penalty, after Mark Preece mis-controlled in the box but the referee waved away appeals. The home side followed up the appeal with a nippy run by their left-back but he lifted a shot well over the bar from 20 yards. Mills went close for the Bulls after Mike Symons held the ball up well inside the box and the former Didcot strike's close-range poke was diverted wide by Rivers at the near-post.

Mike Symons In The Box

Was He Brought Down?



Hereford had a penalty shout of their own mid-way through the first-half after a rash challenge by Matt Guy on Tristan Plummer but the referee again said no. The hosts thought they had gone in front towards the end of the half when a free-kick from the centre was floated into the box and eventually squeezed in from close-range but the linesman flagged for offside.

After a half-time rollicking, Hereford turned the intensity up and besieged the Yate goal in the second-period. Jimmy Oates and Mike McGrath both fired off-target with their left foots, before after a flurry of corners, Hereford took the lead through leading marksman Mills in the 65th minute.

A corner from the left by Haysham was flicked on by Preece and Mills was on hand at the back-post to head home from three yards out for his 32nd goal of the season. 





Four minutes later, Hereford doubled their advantage through Haysham. McGrath fed a lofted pass down the line to Purdie, who went past his marker to the byline, before steadying himself, and floating a right-foot cross to put the ball on a plate for Haysham, who powered a header past Rivers in front of the vocal Hereford faithful.

Pablo Haysham's Header Gave Hereford Their Second Goal




Further pressure followed with Haysham spinning his man before a rasping right-foot shot was superbly tipped over by Rivers. 


Tristan Plummer Tripped?
Hereford introduced Jake Sinclair and Jamie Molyneux, for Plummer and Mills, and both were soon involved. Sinclair fed Molyneux, who struck a low right-foot shot against the post; the follow-up effort by Symons somehow cleared the bar, when it had looked easier to score. Minutes later, Symons again fluffed his lines after Haysham had cut-back the ball to the former Gloucester City striker but from four yards, he could only guide it wide, despite again, looking like it was easier to score.

After the first league defeat of the season against in form Taunton Town, it was pleasing that Hereford returned to winning ways, overcoming what could have been a tricky encounter against a spirited Yate defence. The home side offered little threat going forward, but defended well in numbers and frustrated Hereford for large parts of the game. 

The Weston Super Mare/Bristol City supporter, who was his attending his second Hereford match of the season chose Haysham as his man of the match, for his direct running and creativity in front of goal.

BN Man Of The Match Pablo Haysham Runs Towards Goal
Next up for Hereford is the visit of third placed Tiverton Town at Edgar Street on Saturday 28th January.

Hereford: Harris, Oates, Green, Preece, Edwards, Plummer (Sinclair), Purdie, McGrath, Haysham, Symons, Mills (Molyneux).

Subs not used: Horsell, Fortune, Williams.

Attendance: 866

Goalscorers: Mills (65), Haysham (69).

Before And After


Pictures from before and after this afternoon's game at Yate.

Hereford Line-Up

Sub Jamie Molyneux With Peter Beadle And Steve Jenkins

Pablo Haysham Has A Top-Up From Roger Lloyd Just Before Kick-Off

Lots Of Hereford Supporters In The Main Stand

Players Applaud The Travelling Support

Some Of The Hereford Supporters

Edgar's Mate

Peter Beadle Talking To The Squad After The Game Has Ended
 

Second Half Pictures From Yate


A selection of pictures from the second half of the game which Hereford won 2-0.

Tristan Plummer

Mike Symons

Tristan Plummer

Jimmy Oates

John Mills

Pablo Haysham

Jamie Molyneux With Former Hereford GK Harvey Rivers
 

Hereford Schools Under 11's Trials Cancelled


The Herefordshire Schools under 11's trials due to take place at Hereford Cathedral School tomorrow morning have been cancelled due to the weather.
 

First Half Pictures From Yate


A selection of pictures from the first half of Hereford's 2-0 win at Yate Town this afternoon.

Mark Preece

Mike Symons

Pablo Haysham

Pablo Haysham

John Mills

Mark Preece

John Mills

Tristan Plummer

Brought Down