Thursday, March 31, 2016

£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.