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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Brilliant Result Said Hale

Jon Hale (on the right) Along With Several Of Hereford's Directors And Staff
Hereford chairman Jon Hale was very pleased with the clubs opening day victory at Totton in the Southern League South and West.

"We just said to win 2-1 away from home or get three points away on the first day of the season in the level above you would have snapped anyones hand off this morning so brilliant result," Hale told BN.

Hereford were 1-0 down at half-time.

"Beads knows how to handle the players, he knows what he needs to do.

"First half was tight and they scored a fabulous goal but second half whatever he did say nice or otherwise obviously did the job as having scored the penalty to get the second one so quickly probably killed them a little bit and I thought from then we dominated the game."

Season ticket sales have passed last years total.

"People that we know within the game who have been involved with phoenix clubs said to us that very often you get 20% less season tickets in the second year or attendances overall so we are very much prepared for that.

"So to get more season tickets this season is a fantastic effort. There was a lot of good will around at the start of last season and perhaps people were buying season tickets who were not neccessarily going to come to games.

"To go past that total is a fantastic effort by everybody. 

"I think sometimes it's easy to forget how much work goes on. We've got a fantastic team of staff but we are also reliant on volunteers to be available for season ticket sales, club shop, tickets for games. Without them we couldn't exsist. 

"But also especially at the start of the season that gives everyone a buzz, gives everyone a lift. The hard work all of our staff do is worth it."

Finally it's Alvechurch in the FA Cup in two weeks time.

"That will be a fantastic occassion for the club. There will be a big crowd, there's great rivalry between the clubs so you can't ask much more than to be at home for the first FA Cup game back at Edgar Street.

"Lots of hard work ahead to sell tickets and everything for that.

"I'm sure we'll have a big crowd like we did last season for some of the league and cup games. It will be a game Hereford fans won't want to miss."