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Friday, September 30, 2016

Preview: Tonbridge V Hereford In FA Cup

The Southern League South and West is off the agenda tomorrow for Peter Beadle and his side as they are in FA Cup action at Tonbridge in Kent.

It's the first time since April 1966 that a Hereford team has played against Tonbridge. However from 1948 to 1966 both teams spent time in the Southern League and records show the teams met 32 times in that era.

It's understood Hereford travelled down towards Kent this afternoon given the distance and the unpredictability of the M25 thus ensuring they will be fresh for the game tomorrow.

Beadle will be expected to make at least one change from the team that started against Slimbridge on Tuesday evening.

Chris Barker felt his hamstring early in the second half and was replaced by Joel Edwards. It seems unlikely Barker will be fit enough for tomorrow so Edwards could have his first start since mid-August.

Pablo Haysham In The Game Against Romulus Four Weeks Ago - BN Pic
Beadle was hopeful that Pablo Haysham would be fit enough to start after missing four games with an ankle injury. If he does start, he'll probably take the place of Jake Sinclair.

Jimmy Oates was rated 50/50 by Beadle last Tuesday and Jamie Cuss is still covering from his injury sustained against Romulus four weeks ago.

After a disappointing performance at Tiverton last Saturday, Hereford were back to winning ways last Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Slimbridge. But after two goals in the first 15 or so minutes, the players appeared to ease off.

"First fifteen minutes we were great, got our two goal lead, but then it went a little bit flat after that," said Beadle. "Took a long time to get going again."

As regards Tonbridge they have lost their last two games after a good start to the season. However it should be remembered that they play in the Ryman League which is one league higher than Hereford.

Nathan Elder Pictured After Scoring His First Goal For Hereford In October 2011 - Photo Copyright Andy Compton/BN
One of their players, Nathan Elder, is well known to Hereford supporters given he played for Hereford United several seasons ago. Winger Bradley Fortnam Tomlinson also played for Hereford United but it was during the Agombar/Lonsdale season so many supporters would not have seen him on the pitch.

Elder has scored seven goals to date this season whilst Fortnam Tomlinson scored one of Tonbridge goals in their 5-3 defeat by Merstham last Tuesday.

The match has all the makings of a decent Cup-tie. Tonbridge are favourites but Hereford will want to keep their unbeaten record this season intact.

"It will be a different senario I would have thought," said Beadle.
"They will be slight favourites because of where they are in the league they are in.

"But we feel that if we go there and perform well we're always in with a chance.

"We've got good players, people who can score goals all across the pitch and, at times, we do defend extremely well."

And there's £7,500 at Stake.

Latest odds:

Tonbridge 1/1 Draw 14/5 Hereford 2/1  

Prediction League Round 14 Preview

Round 14 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford travel to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday. Tonbridge are currently 3rd in the Ryman Isthmian Premier Division (step 3). As tomorrow is a cup match, double points will be awarded.

Last 5 results
Merstham 5-3 Tonbridge
Bognor Regis 2-0 Tonbridge
Tonbridge 2-2 Leiston
Wingate & Finchley 0-3 Tonbridge (cup)
Folkestone Invicta 0-1 Tonbridge

FA Cup Journey
1QR Ascot United 2–2 Tonbridge Angels
1QRR Tonbridge Angels 7-0 Ascot United
2QR Wingate & Finchley 0-3 Tonbridge

Highest: 628
Average: 523
Lowest: 476

Predictions with attendance, score and username need to be sent before 2:30pm on Saturday to

Hereford By Tonbridge

In their build up to tomorrow's game, Tonbridge's Simon Piper takes a look at Hereford.

Tonbridge host Hereford FC in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday (01.10.16), for an intriguing clash that should be one of those extra special Longmead occasions.
The phoenix side, founded following the collapse of the former Football League and once semi-professional greats, arrive in Kent just 20 months old – aiming to rekindle past glories.
Technically, the club is different from the United predecessor and the need to start afresh meant humble beginnings on the field, a long way down the football ladder, but the spirit will be the same. And that is the most important aspect – well, to be more precise, the fundamental feature is actually the fans. No team can achieve success without them and in the Herefordshire county town they are now in the driving seat.
Background on the visitors can be found in the feature article: Hereford – heroics and heritage.
The fledgling, without the word United after the original organisation was wound-up in the High Court, had to start from scratch on the lower levels of the pyramid.
Last season was the debut, with the Whites competing in the Midland Football League Premier (level 9); a feeder established a couple of years ago following a regional merger. Predictably, perhaps, the Bulls stormed to the title, clinching the championship at the first attempt and the honours list grew further as winners of the HFA Challenge Cup and Polymac Packaging Cup. The former is the county competition, while the latter is a battle among members of the Midland set-up.
Dreams of even more medals were dashed on the Wembley turf, however. For a club of Hereford’s stature in semi-professional football, expectations are likely to have been high ahead of this year’s FA Vase Final. The Whites had to settle for runners-up though, despite well-seasoned midfielder Rob Purdie opening the scoring in the 2nd minute in front of nearly 47,000. The contest concluded in a surprising 1-4 defeat by Morpeth Town.
Excursions to the home of football are no doubt enjoyable, even if the match concludes with disappointment, but the real purpose at Edgar Street will be climbing the tiers.
After one campaign, Evo-stick South & West (level 8) has been reached already, a lower regional section of the Southern League. In old money, the standard should be similar to the Southern Division (there were various names and re-organizations), in which the Angels competed for approximately 25 years, until switching to the Ryman (Isthmian) in the mid-noughties. Tonbridge also had short spells in the Kent and, more recently, National South.
The Bulls are managed by Peter Beadle, the well-known former Gillingham striker who was boss of the re-born Newport County side that beat Tonbridge 1-0 in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying during 2006.
The 44 year-old enjoyed a distinguished playing career, including appearances for the two big Bristol arch-rivals, plus the Gills, Watford, Port Vale and Notts County.
Since taking on dug-out duties, as well as the current position and the stint in South Wales, the Londoner has been in charge of Taunton Town and Clevedon Town.
Beadle has been about a long time, with 10 years managerial experience under his belt so far.
He is clearly doing an excellent job at Edgar Street, after taking on the challenge at the phoenix outfit in 2015. The appointment followed a spell as caretaker-manager of the United side in 2014, which would have been hugely difficult against a backdrop of off-field chaos.
The first real campaign at the helm concluded with the title triumph, courtesy of a massive points’ tally of 108, seven clear of Alvechurch, from 42 matches. It included 27 wins in a row and an unbeaten run of 34 games.
Hereford also amassed 138 goals and accumulated a goal difference of +105. The defence proved miserly too, conceding only 33 in the league.
The exciting performances and entertainment have lifted spirits after years of gloom and uncertainty.
Return of the feel-good factor has meant some parts of the ground sell-out and the average crowd last term was approaching 3,000 in the Midland Premier. Beadle’s attacking policy almost certainly helps where that is concerned.
The side includes some former players who represented the United team, plus recruits with championship medals for the Southern League South & West Division at other clubs.
It might be wise to keep an eye on prolific marksman John Mills, who has clinched two Golden Boot awards in as many seasons. He bagged 57 in 51 outings for Didcot Town, of the Southern League, followed by 52 for Hereford last term. The 25 year-old is already heading towards another accolade having netted in most games this season (14 in all competitions before Tuesday’s visit from Slimbridge).
There are plenty of goals in the team, with several members of the squad used to breaking the 30-plus barrier.
In the South & West, there have been big wins already, including 6-0 over Bridgewater Town and 4-0 against Bishops Cleeve, plus a number of three-goal victories.
This season is Hereford FC’s first foray into the FA Cup – the original United had an historic giant-killing record and there will be hopes the phoenix can continue the tradition.
The Bulls began in the Preliminary Round with a 4-2 success over former Midland rivals Alvehurch. Later, a replay was required to overcome Romulus (1-1 then 3-0), a team from Sutton Coldfield competing in the Northern League Division One South.
By coincidence, Hereford faced the other side from Sutton Coldfield, Town, of the Northern Premier, at the Second Qualifying hurdle, with the upshot a 3-2 triumph on home soil.
Tonbridge started the Ryman Premier campaign in superb form and were unbeaten (12 in all competitions) until a 0-2 reverse at fellow promotion hopefuls Bognor on Saturday. The defeat at the Sussex Coast was followed on Tuesday by a 3-5 loss in Surrey against Merstham.
In the cup, Ascot United were hammered 7-0 in a First Qualifying replay, after 2-2 at the first attempt. A last-gasp penalty save by ‘keeper Anthony Di Bernardo kept the Kent club in the competition. A 3-0 win at Wingate & Finchley set up the potentially sumptuous clash against the Bulls.
The visitors are in excellent form, with the most recent results a 1-1 draw at Tiverton Town last weekend, followed by a convincing 3-0 home midweek win over Slimbridge. The latter, watched by a crowd of 2,305, provided a four point lead at the top of the table.
The Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round tie at Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, between Tonbridge Angels and Hereford FC on Saturday October 1st is a 3pm kick-off.

Macmillan Coffee Morning At Edgar Street This Morning

A quick reminder that Hereford FC are holding a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support this morning (Friday) from 10am.

It is being held in the Executive Club at Edgar Street.

Everyone is welcome.

Update 3pm: £533 raised for Macmillan

Thursday, September 29, 2016

AFC Totton Part Company With Manager

AFC Totton have parted company with manager Steve Hollick. The club have only gained four points fron nine games in the South and West League to date this season.

Explaining the reasoning chairman Andy Straker said that the decision wasn't easy given Hollick was a friend.

"Recent form has been poor which has continued on from last season," Straker told the Daily Echo.

"Talking to Steve this evening, we came to the agreement that, for the club to go forward, it would be best if we went our separate ways.

"This club has got everything apart from a bit of success on the field."

Hereford defeated Totton 2-1 on the opening day of the season.

Tonbridge Manager Annnoyed After Tuesday's Loss

Tonbridge manager Steve McKimm was visible annoyed after his side were defeated 5-3 by Merstham last Tuesday evening.

"I'm frustrated, I'm annoyed," said McKimm.

Tonbridge were also beaten by Bognor in the Ryman League last Saturday. Before then they had taken 20 points from 8 games.

On Saturday they play Hereford FC in the FA Cup.

"They've got to look at earning some money for the club and putting two wrongs right on Saturday.

"It's going to be a massive game, a tough game because they are on a good run.

"When you play teams on a good run and you're not doing your best it could dampen it even more.

"Saturday I've got to do a lot of hard work before now and then to get it right."

Player Sonny Miles was also interviewed. He was asked what he knew about Hereford.

"I'll be honest I don't know much about them.

"I know they play equivalent to a league below us but they remind me a little bit of Wimbledon.

"They've reformed and they're coming up.

"You've just got to look at those old Wimbledon teams and what they were like.

"So if they are anything like the quality that they had we are going to have to be on our A game to get through.

"It's the magic of the Cup. Anything can happen.

"But they are normally good entertaining games.

"Hopefully we'll come through on the right side of it."

HFA Recruitment Drive For More Adult Referees.

Herefordshire FA are looking for new referees to help support grassroots football. Come along and find out how you could get paid to watch football from the best seat in the house, learn new skills and keep fit.

Refereeing is a great way to stay involved in football and help contribute to the success of the game in Herefordshire.

Everyone aged 14 and over is welcome to come along and find out more about this exciting opportunity to begin working in football.

The introduction to refereeing evening is the first step to becoming a referee. You will be guided through the refereeing experience looking at all formats of the game and the opportunities available. The evening provides some useful understanding and preparation for the referees course which will take place in November.

Once you have attended the introduction evening and completed the short, practical course you could earn between £15 and £22 for every game you referee.

The HFA County League are also offering significant discounts on the course cost to those who regularly referee in the league after qualifying.

For more information please contact

The HFA have a stand in High Town on Saturday 9am – 1pm to recruit more referees for local football.  Why not pop along and find out more?

Molyneux Offered £350 A Week To Join Hereford Says HT

Westfield's Jamie Molyneux has been offered £350 per week plus goal bonuses to play for Hereford FC according to the Hereford Times.

"I think Jamie offers something different to the strikers we already have," Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle told the HT.

"It's just a waiting game now because he's also had to speak to Solihull, I just hope that what we have offered him will tempt him.

"We don't want to disrupt Westfields because they've made a fantastic start, but football is football and we would like to have Jamie play for us." 

Meanwhile former Hereford FC player Max Kontic-Coveney has joined Malvern Town.

We're Looking Forward To The Challenge At Tonbridge

With an FA Cup tie at Tonbridge on Saturday, Hereford manager Peter Beadle was asked if this was his toughest game to date.

"I think just being here is a tough challenge," quipped Beadle.

"It's a challenge, it's always a challenge.

"It will be a different senario I would have thought. They will be slight favourites because of where they are in the league they are in.

"But we feel that if we go there and perform well we're always in with a chance.

"We've got good players, people who can score goals all across the pitch and, at times, we do defend extremely well.

"We defended great on Saturday against a bombardment, we just let ourselves down with the goal.

"So we go there with a chance, that's all we can hope for. As always all I'll expect is a performance and if the performance is right the result usually takes care of itself.

"It's going to be a challenge, it's going to be a test.

"They are big and strong and they've had a great start.

"So we're looking forward to the challenge now."

Molyneux Set To Play For Westfields On Saturday

Jamie Molyneux is set to play for Westfield in their FA Cup Tie against Walton Casuals on Saturday at the allpay Park.

BN understands that Molyneux has spoken to Hereford and Solihull Moors since both clubs put in a seven day approach for the former Redditch player last week.

Last night he trained with Westfields and is said to be focused on the game.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Prediction League Update

Points from round 12 and 13 have now been sorted following Hereford's matches with Tiverton and Slimbridge. Points can be found at

Round 14 takes place on Saturday, when Hereford travel to Tonbridge Angels. Predictions with attendance, score and username needs to be sent before 2:30pm on Saturday to

Bath City Set To Become Community Owned

Bath City is set to become a 'community owned asset' after the Big Bath City Bid raised over £300,000 to purchase a majority stake in the club.

Six new directors are to be appointed.

The 125 year old club is reported to want revitalising and refreshing.

The £300,000 raised by the BBCB will be used to buy shares in the club which will be added to the 87000 shares, out of a total of 500,000 supporters, they already have in the club giving them majority control.

BBCB's list of aims include:

  • Supporters will take a majority stake in the club and put democracy and community at its heart from day one
  • We will appoint a community impact director whose responsibility will be to ensure Bath City works with charities and good causes across the city to use the power of football for the benefit of disadvantaged members of our community
  • The club will wipe out a swathe of debts and gain access to new finance which will secure its medium term future while we work on a partial ground redevelopment
  • A new board will be created bringing in new skills, contacts and expertise, with six of its nine directors democratically accountable to supporters
  • Supporters and the community will be given a real voice in the club's future with more transparency, more ways to participate and more chances to give and demand feedback

  • More Second Half Pictures From Edgar Street Last Night

    A second selection of pictures from last night's 3-0 win by Hereford over Slimbridge.

    Jamie Edge

    Substitute Rory Huntbach

    Rory Huntbach

    Substitute Ross Staley

    Chris Parry

    Ross Staley

    Tristan Plummer

    Ross Staley With A Shot Late In The Game

    But It Went Wide

    Midfielders Jamie Edge And Mike McGrath

    Second Half Pictures From Hereford's Victory Over Slimbridge

    A selection of pictures taken during the second half of last night's game at Edgar Street.

    Tristan Plummer

    Jake Sinclair

    Jake Sinclair

    Tristan Plummer

    Mike McGrath

    Ross Staley

    Is Brought Down

    And The Offender Gets A Telling Off From Referee Sarah Garratt

    Mike McGrath And Mike Symons

    Jamie Edge

    Hereford - Heroics and Heritage

    Next Saturday Tonbridge Angels welcome Hereford FC to their ground for an FA Third Qualifying Round Cup Tie.

    As part of the build up to the game Simon Piper has written an article all about Hereford United and Hereford FC.

    On Saturday afternoon the Angels are honoured to welcome guests that during their glory years were among the best semi-professional football had to offer. The original Hereford United crossed swords with Tonbridge regularly in the Southern League, during our own purple patch of the 1950s. Attendances of between 4,000 and 5,000 witnessed frequent clashes at the old, town centre Angel Ground, in the division just below the professional set-up.

    Hereford’s heritage, stature and past glories, particularly the famous giant-killing, and the large crowd likely at Longmead, should make it a similar special occasion.

    And our FA Cup record over nearly 50 years points towards another-season-wait. That said, the competition is for the underdogs as “Supermac” and the likely lads of 1970s’ Newcastle will testify. But, are Tonbridge or Hereford the favourites today? The Angels, of the Ryman Premier, possibly have the edge on paper, being near the top of a division higher on the pyramid (level 7 compared to 8).

    In all honesty though, the Bulls, managed by former Gillingham forward Peter Beadle, have the cup pedigree, support and tradition, and, with proper management, the potential to follow in the footsteps of the fan-owned AFC Wimbledon.

    With Hereford’s previous heroics and heritage, suspect the old adage of “concentrating on the league” will be the eventual outcome at Longmead, possibly after a replay at a quaint and famous veteran venue…

    Sponsorship of U18 Players

    Hereford FC under 18 players can now be sponsored for this season.

    Pictures of the players appeared in last night's match programme.

    For futher details please contact Mick Loader on 07825154336 or email Mick at

    Bittner Appointed Joint Caretaker Manager at Newport

    Following the sacking of Newport County's manager Warren Feeney this morning, ex-Hereford United goalkeeper James Bittner, along with fellow Exiles coach Sean McCarthy, have assumed caretaker responsibilities at the club.

    Bittner made 37 appearances for Hereford during the 2013-14 season, keeping 9 clean sheets. He then joined Newport on a short-term deal on the 28th July 2013 and has since had spells with Salisbury City and Plymouth Argyle. 

    The 34-year old returned to Rodney Parade as a player/coach earlier this year.

    A club statement said that they are 'intending to make an appointment as soon as possible and will make an announcement in due course.'

    U19's Win

    Hereford U19's beat Crewe Alexander 4-0 in The National League U19 Alliance this afternoon. 

    Sam Oxley scored the opener after 47 seconds before Greg Preece doubled the lead in the 22nd minute. Oxley then added his second of the match in the 28th minute. Charlie Meek completed the scoring on the 79th minute.

    1.Locke 2.Clarke 3.Scotford 4.Trumper 5.Pugh 6.Richmond 7.Young 8.Gameson 9.Preece 10.MacDonald 11.Oxley. Subs: 12.Branch 14.M.Davies 15.Meek 16.Lancett 17.Lloyd

    Next up for the under 19's is a home game on 12th October against AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the league cup. Kick off for that match will be 2pm at Victoria Park

    First Half Pictures From Slimbridge Game

    A few pictures taken during the first half of last night's game between Hereford and Slimbridge.

    Debut For Mike McGrath

    Mike Symons

    Tristan Plummer

    Rob Purdie

    Mike Symons

    Bromsgrove Sporting Next In FA Youth Cup

    Hereford FC will meet Bromsgrove Sporting in the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

    The game is set to be played next Tuesday October 4th and will take place at Edgar Street provided the senior team do not have to play an FA Cup replay against Tonbridge Angels.

    If there is a replay the Youth team will play at Leominster.

    U19's Today

    Hereford U19's return to National League Alliance action this afternoon as they host Crewe Alexandra. Kick off is 1pm at Victoria Park.

    Hereford began with a 2-2 draw against Mansfield Town, where as Crewe began with a 2-0 defeat against Tamworth.

    Beadle Reacts To Allardyce News

    During his post Slimbridge press conference, Peter Beadle was asked about the news that Sam Allardyce was no longer the England manager.

    "I played for Sam, I worked for Sam.

    "When he got the managers job I thought it was perfect because if anyone is going to stir the passion in players he would because he's a great motivator.

    "He's also a very switched on manager.

    "But whatever has happened has happened.

    "Same old England isn't it.

    "We feel as though we are making steps forward and then we take three steps backwards again.

    "I suppose now it's going to be who gets the hot-seat next and they will be extra double cautious now.

    "It a shame because I was hoping to see him do well and as I said I've worked with him. He's a top fellow.

    "Unfortunately these temptations are there for players and managers these days and you just never know who's there."

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Haysham Could Return On Saturday

    In his post match interview Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle was asked about Pablo Haysham who didn't make the squad this evening.

    "Pablo will hopefully be back.

    "He's done a bit of work here tonight, we'll see how he feels tomorrow. Hopefully he'll train on Thursday and if he has no reaction he'll be back.

    "He did his ankle in the game at Romulus. As he went up for a header he caught his foot and rolled his ankle a little bit.

    "He's worked hard tonight and done a fair bit so we'll just see what reaction he has tomorrow.

    Chris Barker was subbed during the second half.

    "Just felt his hamstring a little bit, we thought get him off straight away.

    "I hope it's not too bad as we are becoming the walking wounded.

    "We've got one or two by the looks of it. Obviously Jimmy (Oates) hopefully we'll see how he is in the next couple of days. But it's 50/50 touch and go with him.

    "Obviously Chris we'll have to wait and see how he is." 

    Hereford Ease Past Slimbridge

    Two Goals For John Mills
    Hereford were back in league action this Tuesday evening and it was Slimbridge who were the visitors to Edgar Street. Whilst Hereford had lost their 100% record in the previous outing, the visitors had lost their unbeaten record though 5 of those results had been draws.

    It was Hereford, spurred on by the home support in a crowd of 2,305, who made the early running and had Slimbridge on the back-foot from the off. It was a familiar site from The Whites early, who were attacking the Meadow End, with Mike Symons making use of his physical presence and supplying plenty of knock downs and lay-offs for his team mates to collect. It was Symons' lay off to Plummer out wide on the right that caused the first concern for the Slimbridge defence, as they scrambled the ball away from the toes of John Mills early on.

    Symons himself went close, seeing a shot across the goal deflect out for a corner before the deadlock was broken in the 14th minute. Hereford again enjoyed success down the right flank, this time Rob Purdie providing a perfect cross to Mills who headed expertly in from 12 yards out for 1-0. 

    John Mills Heads In Hereford's Opening Goal

    John Mills Thanks Rob Purdie For His 'Assist' For The Goal
    Mills didn't have to wait long for another opportunity and made no mistake 2 minutes later, converting a rebound from close range after Sinclair had a shot saved, cutting in from the left. 2-0 to Hereford with 16 minutes gone and from that point it looked as though it could be any score come full time!

    Jake Sinclair With A Shot That The Keeper Failed To Collect And John Mills Scored From The Rebound

    Hereford took their foot off the pedal after securing the safety net of a goal lead and Slimbridge found their way in the game a little more, though the following period was a scrappy one with little goal threat. Hereford came back in to their own in the final 10 minutes of the half as Mills was denied a hattrick by a covering defender, Plummer shot wide, as did Mills who took down a cross from Chris Barker on his chest before a first time, volleyed effort across goal. Half time, 2-0 to Hereford.

    Whilst Hereford remained in control, Slimbridge arguably had the better chances in the opening exchanges of the second period. Marley Thomas had a shot blocked before sending the rebound towards the back post for Jamie Martin, though Martin headed wide under pressure. Jack Twyman had a shot off target from outside of the box before Alex Harris in the Hereford goal had to claw Edward Major's effort away from his far post.

    A through ball from Slimbridge caused Hereford, and Barker in particular, more concern than they would have wanted - the defender managed to cut the ball out, however over stretched and appeared to pull his hamstring. He was replaced immediately by Joel Edwards. Hereford had their own chances, Jamie Edge shooting wide from range following good hold-up play from Symons, before the ever-dangerous Tristan Plummer flashed a shot wide.

    Plummer was in on the action minutes later again however and this time made no mistake in making it 3-0 after 73 minutes. Edwards launched a long ball down the left, Mills collected and crossed to the far post. The initial cross was a just out of Plummer's reach, but the wide-man collected, beat his man inside the box before firing home.

    Tristan Plummer Scores Hereford's Third

    There were a couple of half-chances for substitutes Rory Huntbach and Ross Staley before the final whistle in what was a much better performance than the last outing against Tiverton. It did look as though Hereford might score 5 or 6 in this game, though the job was complete with less than a quarter of the game gone. 3 goals and a clean sheet should give little cause for complaint. 

    Full time: Hereford 3 Slimbridge 0.

    Hereford: Harris, Purdie (c), Barker, Edge, Green, Parry, Plummer, McGrath, Mills, Sinclair, Symons.

    Subs: Edwards, Willets, Staley, Huntbach, Horsell

    Attendance: 2305

    We Were Comfortable Throughout the Game Said Beadle

    After tonight's 3-0 win over Slimbridge, Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle gave his reaction to the local media.

    "First fifteen minutes we were great, got our two goal lead, but then it went a little bit flat after that," said Beadle.

    "Took a long time to get going again.

    "I don't think we were ever in any danger of losing the game but as we have said before 2-0 you've only got to make one mistake or them score a great goal or whatever then you give them something to hang onto.

    "So it was nice to get the third goal and kill it off a little bit really.

    "2-0 is probably the most uncomfortable scoreline to have because you score the third one the game is done, you conceed one it's game on again.

    "For long periods of the game we were comfortable without moving it as quickly as we would like to, they never really threatened in open play.

    "For the most part the biggest threat to us is us. if you make a mistake or we slip or two fellows challenge at the same time, it's just things like that that you can't account for and we've got to get that out of our game a little bit. It's crept in a bit in the last couple of weeks, I don't know where its come from but it's there at the moment and we've got to get out of it.

    "For the most part I'm pleased, Mike's had ninety minutes under his belt which he was desperate for, Jake's got a good seventy minutes under his belt. We've given them some game time 

    "For the most part we looked fairly comfortable and it was just a case of killing the game off and getting that third goal.

    "In general play or even from set-pieces they never looks a threat, it was always going to come from a mistake from us.

    "We didn't ride our look, I thought we were comfortable throughout the game.

    "But we are asking for a little bit more, a better tempo. For fifteen minutes I thought we were great, we moved the ball really well, we looked sharp, we looked lively and went two goals up and you think go on then go make a statement.

    "Then we go the other way and take the foot off a little bit. It's a habit we had last year and it's one we've got this year. I losing my voices saying the same things about keeping that tempo going, for better expression put your foot down harder, go and squash it,  go and kill the game off.

    "2-0 is a difficult scoreline without them really threatening but you just think any minute now you can see one of us slipping or a clearance ricocheting off one of us and going the other way.

    "But tonight that wasn't to be and we got the third goal and killed the game off and after that we could have had a couple more.

    "Just happy, it's a clean sheet and three points so we move on now and have a bit of a break from the League."

    Tonight's South And West Results

    Southern League South and West Results - Tuesday 27th September 2016

    AFC Totton    1
    Wimborne Town   6

    Bishops Cleeve  1
    Swindon Supermarine 4

    Evesham United  3
    Yate Town  1

    Hereford  3
    Slimbridge  0

    Mangotsfield United
    3  Barnstaple Town  2

    North Leigh   2
    Shortwood United  2

    Salisbury   3
    Didcot Town  2

    Wantage Town  0
    Winchester City  1

    15 Game Winning Streak at Home

    Hereford remain unbeaten in the league so far this season, putting three past Slimbridge at Edgar Street this evening. 

    John Mills put the Whites two-up before the break, before Tristan Plummer added goal number three in the 73rd minute.

    The Bulls haven't lost a game at home since February, when they were beaten 2-0 by Highgate in the Midland Football League.

    Full Time: Hereford 3 - Slimbridge 0

    More later.

    Edgar's Soccer Schools - October Half Term

    United in the Community will once again be holding Soccer School days across Herefordshire during October half term. The venues include, Hereford, Ledbury & Bishop’s Frome.

    After a successful summer, Edgar will be hoping to see lots of participants across five days in October. There will be a special guest appearance from Edgar himself and children will be able to take part in lots of competitions, including the Speed Shot Challenge!

    More information on dates and prices will be released soon, watch this space….’

    Latest Prize Bull Lottery Draw

    This from HUST:

    Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 121 took place on Monday night.

    The winning numbers are:- 2 – 3 – 19 – 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.

    Slimbridge At Edgar Street This Evening

    It's back to Edgar Street this evening for Hereford FC with the visit of Slimbridge in a Southern League South and West League game, kick-off 7.45pm.

    It will be the first time Slimbridge have played either Hereford FC or Hereford United. And the first time they will have played in front of such a big crowd, their home gates average just 72.

    Hereford manager Peter Beadle was very disappointed with his teams performance at Tiverton on Saturday and is likely to make a couple of changes to the starting eleven.

    Jamie Oates is expected to miss out after picking up a knock on Saturday and Pablo Haysham remains a doubt, although his suspension is over, because of injury. Jamie Cuss is several weeks away from full fitness.

    Beadle may select Martin Horsell between the sticks after Alex Harris didn't impress at Tiverton.

    If Oates is sidelined then Rob Purdie could slot in at right back with recent signing Mike McGrath making his home debut in mid-field.

    Jamie Willets will be hoping for a recall. He came on as a substitute last Saturday after Oates was injured.

    Slimbridge were defeated 2-0 at home by North Leigh last Saturday and are currently 13th in the table.

    Tickets for the game will be available from the club today or on the gate this evening.  They can also be purchased online until 4pm. Go to  

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    Help For Robbo At Pegasus

    Anthony Robbins, former Hereford FC player now in charge at Pegasus Juniors, has appointed his 'backroom staff'.

    Chris Hyde will be his assistant manager and Marc Jarvis his coach.

    Robbo played under Hyde when the latter was manager at the club and Jarvis has also worked with Hyde. 

    U18's Win League Cup Game

    Rory Huntbach Scored Two - Picture From Friendly At Lydney In July
    Hereford FC under 18 side played at Tividale this evening against Wrens Nest FC in a Youth League Cup Tie.

    Result: Wrens Nest 0 Hereford 7

    Goal Scorers first half: Purrington, Huntbach, Lancett, Davies, Huntbach.

    Goal Scorers second half: Davies, Mellars.

    Starting XI: 1.Harris 2.Nunn 3.T.Hayes 4.Purrington 5.Jennings 6.Huntbach 7.Lancett 8.Franklin 9.G.Hayes 10.Meek 11.Davies

    Subs: 12.Scotford 14.Preece 15.Mellars 16.Bishop

    HUST Board September Agenda

    This from HUST

    The agenda for the September 2016 meeting of the HUST Board will be as follows:
    1. Apologies
    1. Minutes
    1. Preparation for AGM
    3.1 – Chairs Report
    3.2 – Treasurers Report
    3.3 – Membership Report
    3.4 – Elections
    3.5 – Policy Update
    3.6 – Resolutions from Members
    1. Governance Review
    1. Fundraising
    1. Feedback received from Members who provided contact details in the fans survey
    1. AOB

    Prediction League Round 13 Preview

    Round 13 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford host Slimbridge on Tuesday. Slimbridge are currently 13th in the league and as the match is the last game in September, it will be a double points round. 

    Last 5 results
    Slimbridge 0-2 North Leigh
    Bridgwater Town 0-0 Slimbridge
    Taunton Town 2-0 Slimbridge
    Slimbridge 1-1 Wimborne Town
    Slimbridge 1-0 Fleet Town

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

    Tickets For Slimbridge Game

    Tickets for tomorrow evening's home match against Slimbridge are on sale from the club today between 10am and 4pm.

    They will also be available from 10am tomorrow right upto kick-off.

    As ever they can also be purchased online.

    Meanwhile the club has arranged to play their home game against Larkhall on Tuesday November 1st with a 7.45pm kick-off.