Next Game: Darlington Away on Saturday 17th November at 3pm

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Peter Beadle on Bristol TV

Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle has been interviewed by Bristol TV.

He speaks firstly about his football career and secondly about Hereford FC.

Mangotsfield Clubhouse Suffers Burglary

Mangotsfield have reported that their clubhouse has been broken into.

This from Mangotsfield FC:

We can confirm that in the early hours of Wednesday 30 November, we were broken into and some cash was stolen. The premises were empty at the time.

Damage was also caused to the changing room door and our physio room.

The Police have taken a number of items away with them for forensic purposes. We are unable to comment further given the ongoing Police investigation.

If anyone has information relating to this crime, can they please ring the Police or Martin Preedy on 07887 532826

However, we remain open for business and look forward to seeing everyone as usual.

Davies Returns to Merthyr

Adam Davies
Hereford FC have confirmed that Adam Davies has returned to former club Merthyr Town following a short spell at Edgar Street.

In an interview with BBC Hereford and Worcester last week, Hereford manager Peter Beadle was disappointed not to have had an explanation from Davies as to why he wanted to leave the Bulls.

Merthyr manager Gavin Williams has welcomed the return of Davies.

"It is great news that Adam has agreed to come back to us," said Williams.

"We all know he is a quality player who will improve the squad that we have, and his return is a massive boost for us."

Win Football Kit For Local Sides

Whilst this 'competition' won't help Hereford FC, it might be of interest to those involved with UITC and other local teams.

This from the EFL:

Through its partnership with the EFL, Wickes believes support begins at home, so in turn it wants to support all the local communities that are passionate about football.

The EFL, Wickes & Mitre have teamed up to offer the ultimate kit giveaway for junior sides, with 72 sets of brand new kit to give out to the lucky winners and their football team – with 15 kits for each squad.

Enter now and tell us why your local Hereford junior team deserves to win this great prize, which also includes up to 16 tickets to watch your local EFL club live.
 Enter at:
Enter Competition More Information

Salisbury On Saturday Should Attract Good Crowd

Salisbury are the visitors to Edgar Street on Saturday and the rivalry between the two 'reformed'clubs should attract an above average gate.

Whilst there is disappointment that Salisbury are not putting on a supporters coach for the game, it remains likely that the away following will be the highest at Hereford this season to date.

Tickets for the game are available online at 
and from the club today (Wednesday) until 8pm. They will also be available on Friday between 10am and 4pm as well as on Saturday until kick-off.

Please note Blocks B, C and D in the main stand are already sold out.

With the weather expected to be less cold towards the weekend there is little likelyhood of the game being called off.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

South And West Results And Table

Nine matches were set to be played this evening in the Southern League South and West.

AFC Totton 1 Swindon Supermarine 2
Barnstaple 0 Taunton 1
Bridgwater v Larkhall (Match Postponed)
Didcot v Evesham (Match Postponed)
Mangotsfield v Hereford (Match Postponed One Hour Before Kick-off)
Salisbury v Winchester (Match Postponed)
Shortwood v Yate (Match Postponed)
Tiverton 1 Bideford 1
Wantage v North Leigh (Match Abandoned After 20 Minutes)

Top of the Table:

Hereford 18/50
Evesham 18/42
Tiverton 19/41

Salisbury Scrap Supporters Coach For Hereford

Salisbury FC have revealed that there will not be a supporters coach travelling to Hereford on Saturday.

Referee's Postponement Form

UPDATED 7pm Wednesday.

Last night BN stated that Ian Pritchard was groundsman at Mangotsfield. We have since been told that he is not the groundsman.

BN apologises for the mistake.

Match Postponed

This evening's match at Mangotsfield United has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

Pic - Hereford FC

Yate Sign Rivers

Harvey Rivers
The first goalkeeper to go between the sticks for Hereford FC, Harvey Rivers, has joined Yate Town.

Rivers, 21, parted company with Cirencester two weeks ago.

Jono Brown has returned to parent club Kidderminster Harriers from Yate, despite the loan originally being until January 2017.

Yate lie 15th in the South and West table, and tonight they travel to 5th placed Shortwood United.

Prediction League Round 27 Preview

Round 27 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford travel to Mangotsfield United on Tuesday evening. Mangotsfield United are currently 4th in the league. As the match is the last game of November, this round will be a double points round. 

Hereford will be looking for a repeat of when they hosted Mangotsfield in August. Hereford won 3-2 that day. 

Last 5 results
Bideford 0-1 Mangotsfield
Mangotsfield 3-0 AFC Totton
Wantage Town 1-2 Mangotsfield
Tiverton Town 3-2 Mangotsfield
Mangotsfield 1-5 Shortwood

Attendances 2016/17
Highest: 309
Average: 155
Lowest: 91

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

No Inspection Planned at Mangotsfield

Mangotsfield have confirmed that there won't be a pitch inspection ahead of tonight's game.

Should this change, they will update fans via Twitter.

Hereford Expected To Be Without Top Scorer Mills This Evening

Hereford FC are expected to be without top scorer John Mills for the game at Mangotsfield this evening.

Mills is recovering from a ham-string strain and isn't expected to be risked until 100% fit.

"We want him back as quickly as possible but fully fit not 70% fit as with hamstrings we know they are delicate things and if it was to go again or wasn't quite right he could make it worse. So we want him back 100% not 70%," said manager Peter Beadle after last Saturday's game.

No fresh injury concerns have been reported but with three difficult games in the next seven days, Mangotsfield, Salisbury and North Leigh, Beadle may consider some rotation of available players. 

Right back Jimmy Oates who appears fully fit after injury will be hoping for a start but should Beadle select him it is difficult to know who he will leave out of the back four of Green, Preece, Fortune and Edwards who kept a clean sheet against AFC Totton last Saturday.

Likewise for Jamie Edge who is struggling to regain his place in the starting eleven after Rob Purdie and Mike McGrath have combined well recently in mid-field.

Last Saturday Pablo Haysham was given a role alongside striker Mike Symons instead of playing in the left wing position. Beadle commented afterwards that 'it will take him a little while to get used to playing in there again'.

Whether Beadle will keep Haysham upfront or possibly give Jamie Molyneux the chance to play in that position remains to be seen.  

Evesham After Their 12th Win In A Row

Second placed side in the Southern League South and West, Evesham are hoping to break a club record this evening. Should they win their game at Didcot it will be their 12th win in a row.

"I believe the record is 11, so hopefully we can beat that," said manager Paul Collicutt as reported by the Worcester News.

"The lads are in good spirit but Didcot is a difficult place to go.

"We drew against them earlier in the season, so I want to put things right like we did against Salisbury.

"But Didcot are in good form and are one of only a few teams who have taken points off Hereford, so we have got our work cut out."

Study Trips Sponsorship At UITC

One of the UITC sponsors is Study Trips.

Their sponsorship appears of the back of UITC staff coats.

BN asked UITC's Mick Loader how this sponsorship came about.

"Study Trips are a subsidiary of Oxford International Education Services based in Greenwich SE London, they specialise in educational  tours for students/schools throughout Europe," said Mick.

"My son Warren is a director of the Company and wanted to help UITC in some way. 

"I suggested the coaching staff needed kit particular during the winter months so he kindly sponsored both sweaters and outer jackets."

HUST Lottery Draw

This from HUST:

Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 130 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:- 9 - 13 - 16 - 22

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.

UITC Community Manager Required

UITC are looking for Community Manager.

This from UITC:

Our requirements are that you hold a Level 1 or above National Governing Body qualification, a valid FA First Aid certificate, a valid FA Safeguarding Children certificate and a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service enhanced criminal records check)

Community Manager
Salary: £ Competitive, depending on qualifications and experience

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, United in the Community is seeking a Community Manager to lead and manage its core programme throughout Hereford and the County of Herefordshire.

Supported by the Football Development Officer and roster of coaches, you will be responsible for every aspect of the organisation’s work, including: Football Academy, Soccer Schools, Schools and Girls Football. You will also be expected to advance the provision of UITC activities into new areas. This role will involve forming partnerships with a whole host of local stakeholders including schools and community groups.

This isn’t a 9:00am-5:00pm job, so commitment, passion and a love of knowing that you will be making a difference is going to be vital to your success within this role. You may be required to work on UITC / HFC home match days, evenings, weekends and Bank holidays.

Principal accountabilities

1. Developing and managing all budgets for new and existing projects and ensuring all projects are delivered within budget and that all prescribed targets are not only met, but exceeded wherever possible.

2. With support from Trustees, ensure financial sustainability of organisation by developing a strategic business plan and actively seek funding and/or opportunities to sustain and develop the growth of UITC programmes

3. Hold regular meetings with the staff to ensure all activities are running to required standards and to ensure all projects are delivered within their prescribed budget and at the desired quality

4. Organisation of sessions ensuring they are efficiently promoted throughout the local area

5. Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with both internal and external partner organisations including HFA and HFC

6. Attending relevant meetings as required, ensuring information obtained is cascaded throughout the organisation

7. Promoting all positive aspects of the organisation to relevant media personnel
8. Ensure the UITC adheres to its Safeguarding, Health & Safety, and Equal Opportunities policies and all other policies at all times. Develop and revise policies as necessary.

9. Day to day administration as and when required

10. Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Trustees

Along with the relevant experience the post holder must possess excellent communication, time management, organisational and administrative skills and be highly motivated.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service Check before taking up the post

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role to: with “Community Manager” as the subject.

Closing date for receipt of CV's 9 am on Wednesday 7th December 2016. Any received after that time will not be considered.

First Stage Interviews will take place on Monday 12th December

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

United in the Community are committed to Equality and Diversity

Mangotsfield United Ground Regulations

Few clubs in the Southern League South and West have their Ground Regulations online.

However Mangotsfield are an exception and their rules, similar to those of Hereford, can be read below.

How well they are enforced remains to be seen.

All persons entering this ground are admitted only subject to their acceptance of these ground regulations and the rules and regulations of The Football Association and The Southern Football League. Entry to the ground will constitute unqualified acceptance of all these rules and regulations.
* Emergency and access gates must be kept clear at all times.
* Vehicles in the car park area are left at the owner’s risk. Any vehicle causing an obstruction may be removed.
* The Club Management reserve the right of admission to the ground.
* On no account will admission be granted to a person who is the subject of a current Banning Order under the Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended) or has been convicted of ticket touting offences under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (as amended).
* The Club excludes, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability for loss, injury or damage to persons and property in or around the Ground. Nothing in these Ground Regulations shall exclude the Club’s liability for death or personal injury caused by the Club’s negligence.
* Play cannot be guaranteed to take place on any particular day or at any particular time and the Club Management reserve the right to change its advertised fixtures without notice and liability.
* All persons seeking entrance to the Ground acknowledge and agree to the Club’s reasonable right to search any person, and their belongings, entering the Ground and to refuse entry to or eject from the Ground any person refusing to submit to such a search.
* Further, you may not bring into the Ground any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials save in respect of official club merchandise and/or other football related clothing nor may you offer (either free or for sale by any person) any goods (including literature) of any nature without the express written approval of the Club.
* The following articles must not be brought within the Ground – knives, fireworks or any other pyrotechnics, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, glass bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles, any articles that are prohibited by the Rules and Regulations, and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to (or ejected from) the Ground.
* The use of threatening behaviour and/or foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and may result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban (including, but not limited to, a ban for one or more Matches) and/or the removal of season ticket(s) for any such behaviour.
* Any act of victimisation as defined in the Equality Act 2010 or any act of discrimination by reason of ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, disability age, pregnancy, maternity, marital status or civil partnership, or other forms of harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban (including, but not limited to, a ban for one or more Matches) and/or the removal of season ticket(s) for any such behaviour.
* It is forbidden to bring footballs or play ball games within the confines of the stadium or car park, except the official footballs of Mangotsfield United Football Club.
* It is forbidden to climb floodlight pylons, stands and any other structure within the ground or obstruct gangways.
* If a match or season ticket is re-sold or transferred without the previous written consent of the club, it will become void and the holder may be refused entry to, or ejected from the stadium.
* The throwing of any object within the ground is strictly forbidden.
* Any person found damaging or defacing the property of the club will be prosecuted.
* With the exception of the designated smoking areas, smoking is not permitted in any part of the Ground and will result in ejection from the Ground.
* By entering the Ground, all persons acknowledge that photographic images and/or video recordings and/or stills taken from those video recordings may be taken of them and may also be used by the Club for marketing or promotional purposes. Entry into the Ground is confirmation that all persons have consented to such use of their image unless the Club is notified in writing to the contrary. If any images should feature an individual prominently the Club will make reasonable efforts to gain the consent of that person before publishing such image. If such person is under 18 years of age, the parent, guardian, responsible adult who is accompanying them into the Ground shall be deemed to have provided consent on their behalf.
* If you wish to photograph or video a match pitch-side (inside the perimeter wall), you are required to ask for permission beforehand and supply the club with proof that you have at least £1 million of public liability insurance.
* CCTV cameras are in use around and in the Ground and the Club may itself use or transfer to the police or any Football Authority any recordings for use in any proceedings, or for health, safety or security purposes. By entering the Ground, you consent to such use and transfer of CCTV footage.
* At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all reasonable instructions and directions of any steward or officer of the Club, any police officer or any officer of any other safety or security service. Failure to comply with any such instruction or direction may lead to the refusal of entry to, or the immediate ejection from, the Ground.
The club reserves the right to prosecute or eject any person who within the club premises is deemed to behave in any of the following ways:
* Entering the field of play
* Using obscene language
* Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs; making vulgar gestures; using terms of racial abuse; taunting opposing team supporters; or entering reserved areas for opposing supporters. The club may at its discretion bar anyone guilty of such an offence for a period of up to five years.
Any person barred shall be liable for Civil Action for Trespass should they attempt to enter the ground during the period of their ban. That person has the right of appeal for reconsideration of the term after a period of twelve months has elapsed. Such application must be in writing to The Board of Directors whose decision will be final and binding.
The club management reserves the right for its servants, agents and Police to remove from this ground, any person who does not comply with these ground regulations, The rules and regulations of The Football Association and The Southern Football League or whose presence within the ground is, or could reasonably be construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person.
The Club reserves the right to make changes to any of these Ground Regulations from time to time.

Monday, November 28, 2016

UITC Under 18's Defeat Sporting Khalsa

On a very cold but dry night at Leominster, Hereford/UITC under 18's played Sporting Khalsa in a league cup fourth round fixture.

Result: Hereford  3  Sporting Khalsa  0

Scorers: Young, Huntbach, Young

Starting XI: 1.Harris 2.Clarke 3.Pugh 4.Franklin 5.Purrington 6.Richmond 7.Young 8.Huntbach 9.Preece 10.Lancett 11.Gauci

Subs: 12.G.Hayes 14.J.Davies 15.Nunn 16.R.Davies 17.Mellars

Bid For Poppy Day Shirts

Hereford FC have revealed that bids for shirts worn by players on November 5th and 12th can now be made on Ebay.

The profit from the sale of these shirts will go to this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The auction will finish on Thursday at 7.10pm.

Hereford Can Be Beaten Says Mangotsfield Manager

Mangotsfield manager Dave Mehew feels Hereford can be beaten tomorrow evening given Salisbury have already done so.

“After Saturday's excellent win away to Bideford, we can go into the game with no fear and have a real go," Mehew told the Mangotsfield OS.

"Apparently we did "alright" at their place with four players with ten days of pre-season in them, and playing the favourites away in our first away game of the season.

"I think it's fair to say that something disastrous is going to have to happen for them not to win the league, but Salisbury in the FA Trophy showed they can be beaten by a team within the league, and I believe someone will do it this season at some point, so why not us?

"Under the Cossham Street lights and a healthy away following it should make for a great atmosphere and I hope our players relish the occasion.”

Mangotsfield Information For Travelling Hereford Supporters

Hereford travel to Mangotsfield tomorrow for a Southern League South and West fixture.

Here's some information from Mangotsfield for travelling supporters:
The Doug Hillard Sports Stadium currently has a capacity of 3,038 of which 300 are seated under cover in the main stand.
Spectators can be accommodated on the terraced areas around the ground with the vast majority of these areas being covered, all four sides of the ground offering covered spectating areas.
Within the ground there is the main stand where the 300 seats are situated, this is adjacent to the turnstiles, on the left hand side as you enter the ground. There are three covered terraces, these are opposite the main stand, behind the goal at the clubhouse end of the ground and at the Cossham Street end of the ground.


Admission at The Doug Hillard Sports Stadium is Adults £8.00 and Concessions £5.00. Under 16's can watch free of charge.

Parking Facilities
There is a car park in the ground which can accommodate up to 80 cars (if you wish to park in the ground it is advisable to arrive early). There is no charge for using the clubs parking facilities.
Occasionally (for matches when large crowds are anticipated) we have use of the field adjacent to Cossham Street and also the car parking facilities at Pomphrey Hill Playing Fields situated about 300 yards past the ground on the right hand side.
If you decide to park on the roads surrounding the ground it is advisable to keep an eye out for traffic wardens and to HEED any advice they may give you on where you can and can't park, it has been known for cars to be towed away by the Police if they are parked incorrectly or causing an obstruction.

PLEASE  do not use the Cleve Rugby Club car park as they also have activities on the night.



Open  from 6.00pm until 11.00pm on weekday evening matches.
Within the clubhouse there are two separate bars, a lounge bar and a function room.
In the Lounge bar there is a wide screen wall mounted television showing live sport. The Lounge bar is where most fans gather prior to the match.
The function room is large and can cater for 180 people when necessary. There is also a big screen and several TV screens in the function room.

Match day food

There is a snack bar situated to the left of the main stand as you enter the ground. Hot food on first team matchdays is available from 6.30pm for weekday fixtures.
The menu is as follows : tea & coffee £1, Hot chocolate £1, soup £1, water and canned drinks £1, chocolate bars 75p, chips £1.50, pies/pasties/sausage rolls £1.50, sausage (2) & chips £2.50, burger £2, cheesburger £2.50, chips & curry sauce £2, chips & gravey £2, cheese & onion rolls £1

Match Programme

The programme is on sale as you enter the ground through the turnstiles (by, Keith Hack) or if you arrive early it is available inside the clubhouse for £2.00. The Mangotsfield United programme is widely regarded as one of the better reads in the Southern League and is well worth a look! There are many other programmes also available in the clubshop from as little as 20p!

Club Shop

Open matchdays. The club shop is located in the ground level portacabin inside the ground to the right of the turnstiles.  On midweek evenings, the shop opens from 7.00pm, and is open at Half-time and for 15 minutes after the game ends.


There are toilets situated in the clubhouse and there is also a toilet block inside the ground to the left of the main stand.

Who Will Be Hereford's New Chairman?

Hereford FC are set to appoint a new chairman after Jon Hale quit last month. The matter is expected to be discussed at this evening's club board meeting.

In truth Hale will be a hard act to follow. He led the new club from day one and helped ensure it got off to the best of starts. He was particularily good with the media.

Currently vice-chairman Chris Williams is in charge but it's thought he might not have the time to be chairman.

On the forums there has been speculation that director George Webb may take over from Hale. However BN understands that is unlikely.

The name of CEO Ken Kinnersley has also been mentioned on the forums. Whether Kinnersley would want the job isn't immediately known.

It's also believed Mick Langford has been approached to take on the chairmanship. His business background, financial knowledge and media skills would tick many of the qualities required. 

There again it's quite feasible a new chairman could be an outsider. The benefactors may have already come up with a name which the board would almost certainly ratify. They could appoint such a person anytime and then announce he is to be chairman at the AGM on December 14th.

Currently the six HFC board members are Chris Williams, Martin Watson, George Webb, Phil Eynon, Mike Cole and Michael Langford.

Williams, Watson and Langford are the HUST members.

Another First For A Hereford Team

Mike Symons Scored Two Of Hereford's Goals Last Saturday
Last Saturday Hereford scored five goals in the first half playing towards the Blackfriars End.

BN asked Hereford historian Ron Parrott if this was another record for a 'Hereford' club.

"What a cracking question!" said Ron.
" I’ve really had to dig into my records for this one and yes, you’re right........ this is yet another record for Hereford FC! Never before have Hereford been 5-0 up at half-time with the score remaining the same after 90 minutes.
"However, I can come really close to it because in 1955/56 we were 6-1 up at half-time against Dartford in a Southern League fixture in a game that also ended 6-1. 
"Over the course of our history, there have actually been 17 occasions when we have scored 5 or more goals in the first half but on 16 of these occasions we have gone on to add more after the break."

Bishops Cleeve Sold Out Online

There are no tickets left for sale online for the game at Bishops Cleeve on Tuesday 27th December.

There are currently just 60 tickets left for the match from the club themselves

 Call Hanif Tai on 07789 005450 to book tickets.

Updated Fixture List

Below is a list of Hereford FC fixtures for the next six weeks:

Tues Nov 29: Mangotsfield United (a) 7.45pm
Sat Dec 3: Salisbury (h) 3pm
Tues Dec 6: North Leigh (a) 7:45pm
Sat Dec 10: Wantage Town (a) 3pm
Sat Dec 17: Yate Town (h) 3pm
Tues Dec 27: Bishops Cleeve (a) 3pm
Mon Jan 2: Evesham United (h) 3pm

Tickets for the Salisbury match are available online -  - from Hereford FC until 8pm Friday and will be on sale at the  Club Shop from 10am-8pm on Wednesday and 10am-4pm on Friday. 

On Saturday they will be on sale from 10am.

Please note there are only a handfull of tickets remaining for the away game at Bishops Cleeve on December 27th. Tickets are not available at Edgar Street. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Girls vs Tuffley Photos

A selection of photos from Hereford U18's Girls 4-0 win against Tuffley Rovers this morning

South And West Weekend Review

This from the Southern League:


Hereford FC remain eight points clear at the top of the EVO-STIK League Southern's Division One South & West table after another comprehensive win on Saturday to pass the half century of goals, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

In front of another excellent crowd of 2,522 at Edgar Street, the Bulls had the game against third-bottom AFC Totton done and dusted by half-time with goals from Tristan Plummer after 15 minutes, Pablo Haysham eight minutes later, an Ian Oliver own goal on 34 minutes and a Mike Symons brace on 42 minutes from the spot and 44 minutes.
The hosts took their foot off the gas in the second half, with the Stags improving.

Evesham United remain second after winning the game of the day at the Jubilee Stadium against Salisbury FC – the hosts` eleventh successive win.
A crowd of 402 saw United move into a 2-0 lead through Lance Smith on 34 minutes and Ashley Williams on 65 minutes. They then handed the Whites a boost when they had Lewis Binns shown a straight red card.
However, it was the ten-men who scored a few minutes later through Nick Stanley on 74 minutes. Evesham were then clinging on as Steve Claridge`s side pulled two back in the final 10 minutes through Tommy Wright from the spot and Claudio Herbert.
Third-placed Tiverton Town and fourth-placed Mangotsfield United also won on Saturday.
Tivvy were 1-0 winners at Larkhall Athletic, courtesy of a 55th Owen Howe effort, although they had to play for the entire second half with ten-men following Ben Carter`s straight red card.
The Mangos won by the same scoreline at in-form Bideford, whose Billy Tucker missed a first half spot-kick before Matty Groves won it for the visitors five minutes after the break.

Sixth-placed Swindon Supermarine, however, suffered a 3-1 WebbsWood Stadium defeat to Didcot Town, who are now just a point behind, although back in tenth place.
In-form Diddy opened the scoring through Louis Joyce after 13 minutes and, after an Adam Learoyd own goal on the half-hour mark, the same player quickly restored the visitors` lead. Ben Whitehead made sure with a third at the end of the game.
Second-bottom Wantage Town suffered a 5-1 hammering at Paulton Rovers, whose Elliott Gibbons bagged a brace, with Will Hailston, Kallan Gould and Kane Simpson adding to that – Mark Francis netting a late consolation for the Alfredians.
Yate Town`s Harvey Baker scored the only goal just past the half-hour mark at home to Barnstaple Town, while neighbours Bishops Cleeve enjoyed a 4-0 home win over Wimborne Town, courtesy of a hat-trick from James Baldwin and one from Harlie Price.

Hereford FC To Support Children's Ward At Hereford Hospital

Hereford FC have launched an appeal to raise £8,000 for a 'magic carpet' which would be used in the Children's Ward at Hereford Hospital.


Taunton Team Of The Month

Taunton are the Southern League South and West team of the month for October.

This from the South and West:

Few will have missed the cup heroics of EVO-STIK League Southern Division One South & West winners Taunton Town and manager Leigh Robinson that have been thrilling fans at The Viridor Stadium.

Apart from battling to victory at Hemel Hempstead Town in an FA Cup replay to set up their historic first round proper encounter with National League Barrow, the Peacocks took maximum points from their two league outings and rounded off October by hammering Swindon Supermarine 5-0 in the FA Trophy having knocked out Larkhall Athletic at the start of the month in the preliminary round of Non-League's showpiece competition.

Hereford Will Go On To The Conference Said Totton Manager

Speaking to the Southern Daily Echo after his club were defeated 5-0 at Edgar Street yesterday, AFC Totton manager Louis Langdown felt Hereford are on their way to the Conference.

"We didn’t help ourselves with two own goals and a penalty but this was Hereford, a former Football League club who were playing AFC Bournemouth in League Two in 2005!" said Langdown.

“It’s great to have them gracing our league but, ultimately, they’re not the same standard as us and they will go on to compete in the Conference without a shadow of a doubt.

“We went at them second half and opened them up a bit, but the game was dead by then.

“Hereford praised us for our second-half performance…if only we could have started that way!”

UITC Girls Training Kit Sponsored By Joyce And Mel Powell

From Left: Laura Davies, Lauren Brown, Megan Holman, Mel Powell, Sian Bull, Joyce Powell, George Leyshon-Jones, Mick Loader

Joyce and Mel Powell have kindly sponsored the Hereford Girls training kit this season.

"As they've started a girls team, which was slightly later than it ought to have been, I felt I wanted to do something," Joyce told BN.

"So I contacted Mick and asked if there was anything I could do for the girls.

"Mike said yes, their training kit, and so we sponsored their training kit.

"They should have set up a girls team years ago when I was able to play, rather a long time ago!"

Mick Loader said UITC was very pleased with their support.

"We are a charity at the end of the day and ever single penny counts so if there are people out there who would like to put their hand in their pocket for the Christmas raffle we would be very grateful."

Joyce is reknown for her mince pies. Would there be some mince pies as a raffle prize?

"Special Golden Valley pies!" 

HUST To Purchase Another £10,000 of HFC Shares

This from HUST:

The Board of HUST is please to announce that a further £10k has been allocated from funds for share purchase. This will be presented to Hereford FC at its forthcoming AGM and further reinforces the position of The Trust as the leading shareholder in the Club.

Trust members are invited to forward any questions that it wishes The Trust to raise at the forthcoming AGM of Hereford FC on December 14th.

The Representative at the AGM is Russell Cheasley, HUST Vice-Chairman, to whom questions should be forwarded. Russell can be contacted by email at
The email should be titled “AGM Questions ” followed by YOUR HUST MEMBERSHIP NUMBER.

Emails without your number will not be read. Russell will not enter into correspondence with individuals. The deadline for comments is Monday 5th December. Any questions will be forwarded to The Club prior to the AGM for response.

Meanwhile at the latest HUST Board meeting, Tony Taylor was appointed as the new Treasurer of The Trust. Tony has a wealth of financial experience and is looking forward to his role. The Board wishes to put on record its thanks to Mike Langford for all his work as Treasurer, and is delighted that he is remaining on The Board. 

Girls advance in cup

Hereford U18's girls advanced to the next round of the cup this morning as they beat Tuffley Rovers 4-0. Meg Briggs opened the scoring in the 51st minute and also scored a second later on. Also on the score sheet were Sian Bull and Megan Holman. Hereford were denied a fifth goal when the Tuffley keeper saved a penalty.

Hereford: 1. Bull 2. Young 5.  Forrest-Blake 6. Holman 7. Kenny 8. Conway 9. Brown 10. Stezaker 11. Bushell 12. Elcox-Bond 17. Sullivan. Subs: 3. Devereux 14. Layton 15. Briggs

U15's vs Bridgwater photos

A selection of photos from yesterday's under 15's against FC Bridgwater at Central Park. Hereford won the match 5-2

Saturday, November 26, 2016

More Pictures From Edgar Street

A second selection of pictures captured during the second half of this afternoon's 5-0 win by Hereford over AFC Totton.

Second Half Pictures From This Afternoon's Game

The first of two selections of pictures from the second half of Hereford's 5-0 win over AFC Totton.


Biggest Week Coming Up Said Beadle

In his post match interview Hereford manager Peter Beadle was told that Evesham had beaten Salisbury 3-2 this afternoon and so remain eight points behind in second place.

"All we can do is concentrate on ourselves. All we can do is focus on our own game and make sure we're ready.

"Going back historically Evesham had a fantastic run not last year but the year before when they went twenty odd games.

"We did that twice last year and we are doing it this year so yes it is going to be an epic game but it won't determine where anything is going. It's just another game with an opportunity to put points on the board."

It's Mangotsfield away on Tuesday.

"They're all tough matches. I said to the players at half time that we've got for me probably our biggest week coming up now, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday, two away games and a really tough home game in the middle.

"And if we can come through those three positively and with good points on the board it will put us in a good place.

"But they are never easy games and Mangotsfield came here and did quite well but it was the second game of the season. We played AFC Totton was the first game and it was quite close but we demolished them today.

"We're a different team to what we were then and they are as well but it's going to be a tough game and then we'll get ready for Saturday." 

Beadle kept the same back four as the last game with Jimmy Oates on the bench.

"We looked at what we've got. I think the balance is great. We've got five lads there in the team that can all play centre half. We know that Mark can play right back, he played there for Chippenham this year, but we've got even better right backs in Jimmy and Greener who can play there.

"We have got players who can rotate position and play other positions so it's important we keep them all fit.

"We have spoken about bringing another defender in but it's tough to bring a defender in when we have five already. No one wants to come and sit on the bench here, everyone wants to play.

"Everyone is working hard. Jimmy had a bit of a knock the other week so he's been rested. He's come in today and had a part half and we'll see how he is for Tuesday."

Hereford 5 – AFC Totton 0

Mike Symons Scored Two Of Hereford's Goals
For this afternoon’s game at home to AFC Totton, John Mills was still suffering with the hamstring injury he picked up at Bridgwater last weekend, with Tristan Plummer taking his place in the starting XI.

Attacking the Blackfriars End in the first half, Hereford started the stronger of the two sides almost taking the lead within two minutes. Mike Symons held the ball up well near the touchline before playing the ball back to Jamie Molyneux. The ex-Westfields man had little difficulty in breaking into the box, but the keeper managed to get a hand on the low cross ahead of Pablo Haysham.

A pair of Mike McGrath free kicks six minutes later didn’t prove too troublesome for the Stags defence, the first was headed over by Sam Roberts before the second was blazed well over the bar.

Totton’s first shot came in the 14th minute, but with Ryan Green and Mark Preece closing Dan Munday down, he sent his shot well wide of Alex Harris’ goal.

But Hereford remained on top, taking the lead moments later through Tristan Plummer. Clayton Fortune found Green in the area with his free kick, before Sam Roberts half cleared the ball for the visitors. After winning back possession, the Bulls worked the ball to Tristan Plummer in the centre whose low right-foot drive beat keeper Charlie Searle to open the scoring. 

In the 24th minute Pablo Haysham doubled Hereford's lead. Ryan Green picked out Jamie Molyneux with a pass down the flank, before the 22-year old burst into the box. He crossed low to Haysham who turned the ball home from close-range.

Jamie Molyneux could’ve made it three before the half hour mark, but he couldn’t get a clean header on Joel Edwards’ cross as the ball sailed wide of the mark.

With 32 minutes on the clock, an own goal by Totton extended Hereford’s lead. Tristan Plummer played a neat through ball to Pablo Haysham, but Ian Oliver’s attempted clearance ended up beating his own keeper.

Haysham came close to scoring his sixth goal of the season four minutes later, but Searle tipped his right-footed effort from 18-yards over the bar. Moments later Mike Symons agonisingly sent his header wide of the upright after a pinpoint cross from captain Joel Edwards.

Five minutes from half time, Mike Symons was tripped just inside the area by Sam Roberts, leaving the referee pointing to the spot. In the absence on John Mills, Symons stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to score his first of two goals in three minutes.

The second followed a Hereford goal kick, with Alex Harris finding Edwards on the left. He then played the ball long into the path of Mike Symons who was through on goal, neatly finishing past the keeper to make it five.

HT: Hereford 5 – AFC Totton 0

Hereford would’ve been hoping for a similar performance in the second half, but their chances were limited and the visitors had the first effort on goal. Mitchell Gosney went close three minutes after the restart, but his curling effort whistled wide of the post.

The Bulls had one or two half chances within the opening stages, firstly Tristan Plummer twisted and turned in the area to get a shot away, but his tame effort was gathered by the keeper. Then Mark Preece threatened with his header from a corner, but went harmlessly wide.

In the 60th minute Pablo Haysham was through on goal, but the backtracking defence managed to dispossess him to concede a corner. With McGrath’s delivery bouncing around in the box, the ball eventually broke to Mike Symons who tried his luck from an acute angle, but once again the effort went wide at the far post.

Substitute Jimmy Oates looked bright after he came on, having handful of chances to score a sixth Hereford goal. His first shot was charged down by Ian Oliver after showing some good footwork to break into the area. 
Moments later, Mike Symons held the ball up well before offloading to Oates whose shot was straight at the keeper.
A third came after the pair combined effectively once again to carve open the Stags defence, but Neil Williams blocked Oates’ powerful left-foot effort.

A great link up between substitute Jake Sinclair and Joel Edwards two minutes from time could’ve added to the goal tally, but after Sinclair’s back heel to the captain was saved by the keeper at the near post.

Edwards was then called into action and the opposite end, as his goal line clearance denied Totton’s Dylan Knight a late consolation goal.

FT: Hereford 5 – AFC Totton 0
Att: 2,522

Sponsors’ MotM: Tristan Plummer

Hereford: A. Harris, Green, Edwards (c), Purdie, Preece (Oates – 65’), Fortune, Molyneux, McGrath (Edge – 73’), Plummer (Sinclair – 79’), Haysham, Symons.
Sub not used: Williams

AFC Totton: Searle, York, Oliver, Williams, Allen, Roberts, Watts, Hibberd (c), Munday, Gunson, Cooper.
Subs: Wilde, Mowthorpe, Gosney, Knight, Hunt.