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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Former Hereford Player In Charge At Corwen


A former Hereford United player is currently manager of Corwen who play in the Welsh National League Premier Division.

Steve Crompton played for Hereford from 1977 to 1980. He started his career at Ruthin, playing for the first team at the age of 16 before moving to play professionally at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hereford United, Worcester City, Runcorn and Bangor City.

"I played for Hereford in the 'old' Football League Second, Third and Fourth Divisions, always fighting relegation battles," Crompton told the Daily Post.

"Three years later I was transferred to Worcester City for the 'hefty' fee of £4000." 

Crompton, who made 30 appearances for Hereford, remembers playing with several well known players.

"When I was at Hereford United I played alongside a young Kevin Sheedy you could see he was destined for greatness.

"Also at Hereford at the opposite end of his career was was a player/coach by the name of Terry Paine. Terry in his heyday was a really top player, he was in the England 1966 World Cup squad and was an older day Paul Scholes. What a superb player, you just couldn't get the ball off him.

"As far as playing against, I once had the honour of playing in, believe it or not a Hereford United reserves game v Fulham reserves in the 1980s and facing us on the other side of the pitch was George Best - how's that for a name drop !

"He'd had an injury and was coming back to fitness. Everybody on that day played out of their skins and we actually won 3-1."