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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mills Back On Form at Long Eaton

John Mills ended his goal-drought this evening, scoring twice in Hereford's 4-0 win over Long Eaton United.

Mustapha Bundu put Hereford ahead in the first half, before Mills and Haysham sealed the win.

The Bulls are now 2 points behind table-toppers Alvechurch, with one game in hand over the leaders.

Full report, reaction and photos to follow.

Follow Tonight's Match With Radio Hereford FC

Hereford supporters unable to be at Long Eaton United this evening can follow all the action with Radio Hereford FC. Coverage starts at 7.15pm.

Video of the main action from the game will be available with Hereford FC In Action.

As ever BN will bring a report, reaction and photos after the game. 

£19,000 Earned in Vase Run

John Mills kickstarts Hereford's Vase campaign with his penalty at Bardon Hill

Here's a quick look at Hereford's road to Wembley.

Sat October 3rd
Second Round Qualifying
Sat October 31st
First Round
Sat November 21st
Second Round
Sat December 12th
Third Round
Sat January 16th
(Rescheduled due to abandonment)
Fourth Round
Sat February 6th
(Rescheduled due to postponement)
Fifth Round
Sat February 20th
Sixth Round
Sat March 12th
Semi Final
Sat March 19th

 *Click on a result to view a full match report*

And here are some facts and figures:
  • 25 goals scored, by 10 different players
    • Mills (6), Symons (6), Bundu (5), Tumelty (2), Birch (1), Edwards (1), Haysham (1), Purdie (1), Staley (1), Willets (1)
  • Hereford have played teams from 5 different leagues, three teams of which were top of the table at the time
    • Hartley Wintney - Combined Counties League Premier
    • Leicester Nirvana - United Counties League Premier
    • Salisbury - Wessex Premier League
  • The Bulls knocked 3 fellow MFL Premier teams out of the vase
    • Bardon Hill, Rocester and Brocton
  • In 3 out of the 8 draws they were drawn away
    • Bardon Hill, Rocester and Hartley Wintney
  • Only 1 game went to extra time, and substitute John Mills scored a euphoric 119th minute winner causing Camberley heartbreak
  • Hereford have accumulated £19,000 in prize money so far, with £17,000 for the runners up and £25,000 for the winners
On top of the £19k prize money, Hereford will have also received 50% (after costs) of all the gate monies from each game. Not forgetting the huge interest the Vase has generated, which is likely to have had an affect on the amount of merchandise sold in the Club Shop.

Transfer Deadline Has Gone

Hereford FC will be unable to bring any more players into the club this season as the transfer deadline was last Thursday.

The exception to this rule would be 'emergency cover' for example if all goalkeepers were injuried. And even that would have to be 'sanctioned' by the League.

A couple of other points from the League. Firstly they have confirmed that there was absolutely no chance that the game between Alvechurch and Hereford could have been played on May 4th.

"The rules from the FA are quite clear," said Midland League press officer Gary Hazelhurst.

"We can extend as long as the games do not have a bearing on promotion or relegation.  On that basis 4th May was never going to happen."

Secondly the FA told the Midland League late yesterday (Wednesday) that 'over 14000' tickets have been sold to Hereford supporters for the FA Vase final. 

Thirdly the top Midland Premier League goalscorers:

John Mills   Hereford 44
Craig Bannister   Sporting Khalsa 39
Lei Brown   Highgate United 28
Jamie Cuss  Westfields 27

Finally the date for the Midland League Cup Final is still unknown.

"Talks are ongoing regarding both the date and venue.  At the moment it looks likely to be week commencing 9th May."

Which should Hereford reach the final could fit in well between the HFA County Cup final on May 2nd and the FA Vase final on May 22nd.   

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Prediction League Round 48 Preview

Round 48 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford travel to Long Eaton on Thursday. Long Eaton are currently 16th in the league.

Last 5 matches:
Dunkirk 1-1 Long Eaton
Long Eaton 0-2 Sporting Khalsa
Bardon Hill 1-1 Long Eaton
Quorn 3-1 Long Eaton
Shepshed Dynamo 2-0 Long Eaton

Attendances 2015/16
Highest: 249
Average: 109
Lowest: 63

Predictions with attendance, score and username needs to be sent before 7:30pm on Thursday

Points from rounds 46 and 47 have been compiled and can be viewed here

Tonight's Midland Prem Results

There were two matches in the Midland Premier League this evening.

MFLP AFC Wulfrunians 1 - 1 Heanor Town Castlecroft Stadium
MFLP Continental Star 0 - 4 Lye Town Dales Lane

Midland League Weekend Preview

Below is this weekend's Midland Premier League preview:

Three games on Thursday night as teams play catch up following the horrendous winter. Hereford face the long journey to Long Eaton United looking to close the gap on Alvechurch at the top of the table. When the two sides met back in October, Hereford won it with a single goal – they would settle for the same again. 3rd placed Sporting Khalsa can close the gap to 7 points should they beat relegation-threatened Coventry Sphinx at the Aspray Arena. Walsall Wood have eyes on a top 5 finish and they welcome Rocester to Oak Park.

On Saturday, the top two have away trips to sides struggling near the foot of the table. Leaders
Alvechurch travel to Sphinx Drive to face a Coventry Sphinx side playing their second game in 3 days. Hereford have one of their longest journeys of the season as they head to Nottingham to face 2nd bottom Dunkirk, a repeat of the opening game of the season which the Bulls won 4-1. 3rd placed Sporting Khalsa are off to Church Lane for a game against mid-table Boldmere St Michaels. All Khalsa can do is keep winning and hope the pressure begins to tell on the top two. 4th placed Shepshed Dynamo are too far adrift for a promotion push but a top four finish is the obvious target. They welcome 10th placed Rocester to the Dovecote. 

Heanor Town have had an excellent first season in the MFL and they travel to Westfields eyeing a top 5 finish. At the bottom, survival is looking unlikely for Continental Star and they probably need to win most of their games starting this week at Dales Lane against AFC Wulfrunians. Bardon Hill are battling to finish out of the bottom three and with games in hand on Coventry Sphinx, they can make a significant step to safety with a win at Stourport Swifts. Quorn are far from safe particularly if Coventry Sphinx and Bardon Hill get on a run. They have a tough trip to Loughborough University themselves comfortably in the middle of the pack. Two teams that will be disappointed with their league positions are Coleshill Town and Long Eaton United and they meet in a game that has goals written all over it at Pack Meadow. Highgate United are another side that can realistically aim for a top 5 finish and they travel to Stourbridge Road to face Lye Town, who have won 6 of their last 7.

Long Eaton United Directions

DIRECTIONS: M1 Junction 25, take the A52 towards Nottingham to the island by Bardills Garden Centre, turn right onto B6003 for approximately 2 miles to the end of the road (T junction).

At the traffic lights, turn right onto the A453 ( Update may be A6005 not A453 ) and take 2nd left onto Station Road. The entrance is on the left down an un-named road and signposted Long Eaton United FC.

NB. Sat Nav NG10 2EG will take you to Station Road but not the ground.

Admission is £6 for adults and £4 for concessions.

Parking At Dunkirk On Saturday

Hereford FC travel to Dunkirk for a Midland Premier League game on Saturday.

Here are a few details about parking etc.

To all Hereford fans making the trip to Nottingham on Saturday please note that we will have no parking available at the ground.

However we have spoken to the Nottingham City Council who have given us permission to use the near by Queens Drive park and ride car park.

The postcode is NG2 1AP.

It is a short walk under the flyover and down Lenton Lane to our ground.

There will be no charge to park.

Meanwhile fans arriving early at the ground can purchase tickets so to speed up entry through the turnstiles. 

Youth Game Postponed

Tonights game between Alvechurch U18's and Hereford U18's has been postponed after a 1pm pitch inspection.

Midweek In The Midland Premier League

There are five midweek matches set to take place in the Midland Premier League either this evening or tomorrow evening.

Hereford will play one of their previously postponed matches at Long Eaton, however leaders Alvechurch don't play until Saturday.

WED 30 MAR 2016 19:45
MFLP AFC Wulfrunians v Heanor Town Castlecroft Stadium
MFLP Continental Star v Lye Town Dales Lane
THU 31 MAR 2016 19:45
MFLP Long Eaton United v Hereford Grange Park
MFLP Sporting Khalsa v Coventry Sphinx Aspray Arena
MFLP Walsall Wood v Rocester Oak Park

Top of the League:

1 Alvechurch 33 25 5 3 82 22 60 80
2 Hereford 31 24 3 4 98 26 72 75
3 Sporting Khalsa 32 22 4 6 75 36 39 70
4 Shepshed Dynamo 33 21 3 9 68 40 28 66

Craig Jones To Miss Rest Of Season

Former Hereford United player Craig Jones is set to miss the remainder of the season.

He sustained a injury whilst playing for Westfields against Sporting Khalsa last Saturday.

Later that injury was said to be a 'torn hamstring'.

1PM Pitch Inspection At Alvechurch For Youth Game

There will be a pitch inspection at 1pm this afternoon to see if tonight's under 18 game against Hereford FC can go ahead.

In other news this morning Hereford FC have reported that FA Vase sales have reached 12240 in their section.

And the Junior Bulls are well on their way to filling a third coach for the final at Wembley.

Former Hereford United midfielder Ben Smith is having lots of sales for his book 'Journeyman'.

He has tweeted: 'Journeyman' is being re-printed for the third time. To think, and I quote, my dad said,"Who is going to read that!"

HUST Prize Bull Lottery Draw

This from HUST:

Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 97 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:- 3 - 10 - 17 - 21

Should you have the winning combination, please contact to claim the jackpot. 

More details on the Prize Bull Lottery and entry forms are on the Prize Bull Lottery page.



United in the Community will be running new Soccer School dates during Easter over two weeks. Today we're at Ledbury, tomorrow (Thursday) at Ross and on Friday we're at Bromyard. Places can be booked at any time.

All venues will be open to Mini Kickers (4-6), who will be attending from 9am-11:30am and Juniors (7-11) for the whole day, 9am-3pm.

The Mini Kickers morning session will cost £12, and a full day for the Juniors will cost £18. HUST and Junior Bull members will receive a £2 discount (online bookings only).

Please note, players should bring both indoor and outdoor footwear for the day, shin pads and goalkeeper gloves (if applicable). Packed lunch is NOT provided.

We recommend booking online to avoid disappointment as places will be limited! Book now at OR for further information please contact us at

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Parking At Wembley On FA Vase Sunday

Cars can be parked at Wembley Stadium for £20 on FA Vase Final day.

Coaches To Wembley

With Hereford FC in the FA Vase final on May 22nd, most of the 'luxury' coaches around the area are expected to be carrying supporters to the game.

And as there are no trains from Hereford on that day which will reach Wembley in time, coaches may need to be brought in from outside the area.

As for any other away game this season Hereford Awaydays are organising travel. Currently they have coaches starting at various destinations including Llandrindod Wells, Ludlow, Coleford and Ledbury as well as Hereford.

They are looking into the possibility of a coach from the Bristol area as well.

To book text Reg on 07958 176 937 with Full Name, Pick-up and Number of Seats

Meanwhile the Central Tupsley Community Group have two double deckers going to the game.

If interested please call/text  07711 044 419

Also providing transport is Soccer Express. As yet they are only going from the Merton Meadow car park next to Edgar Street. More details at   0800 118 2216 from 10am -10pm. They accept Credit/Debit Card Payments

Long 'Disappointed' At Postponement

Alvechurch managerr Ian Long has said he was disappointed that yesterday's game with Hereford had to be postponed. The game will now be played on Thursday April 7th.
“I am really disappointed that the game didn’t go ahead," Long told the Droitwich Advertiser

“I can understand why the referee made the decision he did, but if he had inspected it later the pitch may well have passed.

“There was rain overnight, but the weather had dried up in the morning and if he had checked it at noon it would have been a different story.

“I can understand he has to weigh up people travelling from Hereford, but I would have loved the game to be played.
“We had all put a long of time and effort in and it was a shame for the game not to be on.” 

The paper also confirms that Avlechurch were 'keen' for the game to have been played in the week commencing May 2nd which would have meant an extension to the season.

Alvechurch Ticket Details

This from Hereford FC:

Hereford FC will offer full refunds for Alvechurch tickets that are in a re-saleable condition.
Refunds are available until 4pm on Friday 1st April.
The Club Shop will be open on Wednesday 10am-4pm and Friday 10am-4pm.
Once we know how many tickets have been returned, we will release details of when the returns will be available to buy.

Alvechurch Date Confirmed As April 7th

Alvechurch FC have confirmed that the game against Hereford will be held on Thursday April 7th with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The game was originally set to be played yesterday but was postponed after heavy overnight rain. 

This from Alvechurch FC:

Tickets bought for the original game on Easter Monday will still be valid for the rearranged game on Thursday 7th April.

Any Alvechurch supporters tickets returned will be available for re-sale to other Alvechurch supporters on Sunday 3rd April between 10:00 - 12:00 (proof of living address will be required). I'll update you on here if we get any tickets returned.

Note: As this game is ALL Ticket and capacity has been limited to 1500 by the Police, any holders of MFL Premier League passes from other clubs that expect to come and use their passes, please email Steve Denny at as free entry will be refused unless we have prior knowledge of who is coming.

List Of Next Five Hereford FC Fixtures:

Thurs March 31 - A - Long Eaton 
Sat April 2nd - A - Dunkirk
Tue April 5th - H - Walsall Wood
Thurs April 7th - A - Alvechurch
Sat April 9th - H - Brocton


Trials For U13's Academy Team

Trials for Hereford FC's U13 Academy team 2016/2017 season!!
From Monday 9th April, The current U12 team will begin open trials as they begin to recruit and add to the current strong squad of players.
Training sessions will be at Belmont Abbey on:
Mondays 5:30-7:00
Wednesdays 5:30-7:00
Belmont Abbey Training Ground
Ruckhall Lane, HR2 9RZ

Any players interested in attending the trial need to contact on: - Liam will provide more information on when to come training and the process we will have. Please send over: Name, DOB, Contact number, preferred position.
The U13s will compete in the Junior Premier League where all age groups from U12-U16 have been very successful this year. Our Hereford FC youth pathway aims to deliver the best youth football experience, provide the best opportunities to develop and deliver the best coaching with all teams being coached by minimum Level 2 coaches and regular contact with UEFA B coaches.