|Rob Purdie At The Conference Pay-Off Final|
'Rob Purdie stepped into the right back area and performed very, very well. It's yet another string to Rob's bow - as he's played in a few positions - which is fantastic.'
It took until November 12th for Purdie to score his first goal of the season. Indeed the home game against Woking was a good day all round as Hereford won 4-0, Purdie scored twice and also selected for the NLP team of the week.
'Ipoua did excellently to hold off a challenge before releasing Brady on the right, and his far post cross was met by Rob Purdie who managed to slide the ball in for 2-0
'Rob Purdie received a return ball from Williams, and continued his run into the penalty area before firing a great shot into the far top corner from around twelve yards.'
'Purdie was brimmimg with effort and was very effective in the centre midfield role. He was obviously far happier there than on the left wing where he's found himself for the most part of the season'.
'Purdie again looked happier in his centre midfield role and the team seemed to again have added balance, presumably due to the addition of a left winger in Nicolau. Maybe it is no coincidence that since Purdie moved to the middle, the Bulls have scored five goals in two games.'
All change again for Purdie in March when he played left back against Gravesend mainly because of injury problems in the squad. Then a knee injury kept him out for a couple of games.
'It was nine minutes into the second half though, when a vital decision by the man in the middle put Hereford back on level terms. Fraser McLachlan appeared to clear the ball behind for a corner when the referee strangely pointed to the penalty spot, though many Hereford fans behind the goal thought he'd given a goal kick. Delighted, as well as shocked, they were when they realised that Purdie had a chance to level things up - which he did, shooting low into the corner, to the 'keepers right.'
"Rob always tries hard. He sees tricks on TV and tries to pull them off in training, they don't always work but he tries!"
May 20th was the date of the Play-Off Final. Ten Thousand Hereford supporters made their way to Leicester.
Purdie was in the starting eleven but he couldn't do anything about the goal that put Halifax ahead.
|Rob Purdie In The Team Line-Up At Leicester|
'Purdie had tore down the left wing, knocked the ball past his marker, and paced onto it, now inside the penalty area. Tyrone Thompson, the culprit of Purdie's sprint, then followed the former Leicester youth player and slid in from behind, catching Purdie on the calfs, but again - no penalty for the Bulls'
However Ryan Green scored the winning goal and so League football for Hereford.
Three days after the final Graham Turner made an offer to Purdie. And on June 2nd it was revealed that he had signed for another season.