The Bulls entertain Bournemouth in League Two for the first time since 1982 on Tuesday night.
The two sides spent six seasons, and met five times in various cups, over a ten year period from the early 1970's, but haven't met in more than 25 years with the Cherries usually in a higher division to the Bulls. On the times the two sides have met the Cherries have won eight of the 17 meetings, with the Bulls winning four. Last time they came to Edgar Street in March 1982 Derek Showers scored for the Bulls but it wasn't enough and the Cherries won 2-1.
The Bulls collapse at Spotland on Saturday has done little to raise the morale of the supporters, who remain deeply concerned at the start of the season. An indifferent debut from Southend striker James Walker has led fans to call for a debut for unknown quantity Mathieu Manset, while Edrissa Sonko remains without an appearance. The attacking midfielder has sat on the bench for the last two games and will hope to make a debut with the Bulls remaining short on goals.
Bournemouth are top of the League. Somehow. Still struggling for money, with a threadbare squad and the taxman's axe still hanging, Eddie Howe has continued his miracle start in the hotseat. He's won 21 of his 34 games and, with a record like that, he'd have walked away with the League Two title last season - and may well do this term if they can get their transfer ban lifted. Brett Pitman has six goals in the League this season, but the Cherries' strength is their defence with only four conceded.
Hereford United vs AFC Bournemouth, Edgar Street, 29th September, 7.45pm.