Next Game: Truro City In The FA Cup At Edgar Street On Saturday 22nd September At 3.00pm

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

There are just 16 games remaining for Hereford United in League One this season, eight of which are at home and eight on the road.

Currently the Bulls have 27 points and to be reasonably certain of safety from relegation could need another 25 or so points. That means either eight wins and a draw, seven wins and four draws, six wins and seven draws or five wins and ten draws.

Whilst the Bulls dropped three points yesterday, they did play a team that is currently third in the table. And for the record Posh have scored exactly twice as many goals as the Bulls this season to date, 58 as opposed to 29. So after two steps forward from the Cheltenham and Leeds games, this was one, hopefully only small, step back.

Looking forward the Bulls have to play both the top two teams in the League, Leicester and Milton Keynes, at home. They will be difficult games and the Bulls will probably be very lucky to get a point from either. However the other home games are all against clubs currently in tenth position or lower.

Leyton Orient (20th), Bristol Rovers (14th), Southend (13th), Huddersfield (10th), Brighton (21st), and Colchester (12th).

As regards the away games, the hardest trip looks to be to Scunthorpe (5th) on a Tuesday evening. Tranmere (9th) on Easter Monday looks another game which the Bulls might do well to take anything from.

But otherwise all the games are against mid or lower table clubs.

Yeovil (15th), Crewe (22nd), Swindon (19th), Carlisle (17th), Hartlepool (16th), Northampton (18th).

The team didn't play as well yesterday as in the previous two games. The passing was, at times, poor and there seemed too much hesitancy going forward. But at the end of the day there was only one goal in it. And some thought that was offside.

Hereford United are at home next Saturday to Leyton Orient. All being well by around 4.50pm the Bulls will have another three points to their credit. Another step forward towards safety.