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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hereford United Vs Colchester - FA Cup 2nd Round December 1997

6th December 1997  - Colchester 1-1 Hereford
With revenge achieved over Brighton. Next up was a trip to Layer Road, the then home of Colchester United. Former Bulls loanee David Gregory put the U'S ahead, but Graham Turner's men equalised with a well worked goal courtesy of Neil Grayson.  The footage can be viewed here.

This was the highlights footage broadcast on Match Of The Day that night. Keep an eye out for the 1 Minute 28 Second mark, to see Peter Beadle score a wonderful solo goal for Bristol Rovers in a 2-0 win at Wisbech.

16th December 1997 - Replay,  Hereford 1-1 Colchester  (Hereford win 5-4 on pens)
The replay at a very cold Edgar Street, saw the visitors take the lead early in the 2nd half through Steve Forbes. Then a minute later Neil Grayson equalised after a cross from Chris Hargreaves. The game went to penalties and after 9 successful conversions. The Hereford goalkeeper Andy deBont was again the FA Cup hero, saving from the U'S Simon Betts. Cue wild celebrations in the Meadow End, and a home tie against John Aldridge's Tranmere in the next round.