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

Friday, March 31, 2017

It's Wantage Tomorrow

Wantage are the visitors to Edgar Street tomorrow afternoon for a Southern League South and West League fixture.

In the reverse fixture on December 10th, Hereford won 1-0 with a goal from Pablo Haysham in the second minute.

Currently Wantage are 21st in the League having only won one away game all season.

And if they don't defeat Hereford tomorrow they will be relegated.

As for the title winners, manager Peter Beadle isn't expected to make many if any changes to the starting eleven from last Saturday at Salisbury.

For that game defender Mark Preece missed out with an injury, he may be in contention again tomorrow.

Beadle himself will not be in the dug-out as he serves a one match 'ban' after being sent to the stands at Didcot. Steve Jenkins will take charge pitch-side.

Hereford's directors are hoping for a close to capacity attendance for the game which is the first at Edgar Street since the club won the South and West title.

The match is all ticket other than for season ticket holders. No tickets will be available for sale tomorrow expect online and then only until 8am. Very few remain unsold.

Season ticket holders can park in the bottom end of the Merton Meadow car park for this match on a first come first served basis as from 12 noon.

The Club Shop will be selling 'Champions' mugs

There will also be a bucket collection for Prostate Cancer.

And UITC will be selling Easter Raffle Tickets from their office.

HUST Support Jamie Cuss

Jamie Cuss
Help raise £10000 to Fund a knee operation to be able to continue playing football for Hereford FC

HUST is supporting Jamie Cuss ....will you?

Jamie Cuss Needs Your Help

I think most Hereford fans have at one time or another dreamt of playing for Hereford at Edgar Street. This became a reality for local lad Jamie Cuss, who during his formative years was a mascot and part of the youth setup but unfortunately his dreams were put on hold after a few games with a knee injury.  Before he can resume full training with the squad he now needs surgery to rectify the problem. 

This surgery does not come cheap, therefore he is looking to raise funds so that he can have the operation and resume his dream and in some way fulfil our dreams for us. As fans we can all play a part and donate to his Just Giving page, if the 4000+ fans who might be at Edgar Street tomorrow all gave a couple of pounds then we could all be cheering on another local lad on the Edgar Street pitch.

£10,000 Needed For Jamie Cuss Knee Operation

£10,000 is needed to be raised so that Hereford FC's Jamie Cuss can have an operation on his knee.

Jamie explains:

I was absolutely over the moon to achieve my ambition for playing for Hereford FC when Peter Beadle signed me last summer. The season started well with scoring on my debut v Bridgwater Town, another goal against Alvechurch in the FA Cup was also another high point gaining me my first MOTM award for the club. Unfortunately in the next round v Romulus I twisted my leg on the artificial surface resulting in a tear to my Anterior Cruciate ligament.

Despite rest and rehabilitation I was unable to overcome the injury and my only way forward to continue playing for Hereford FC is to undergo surgery. Unfortunately at this level the only way for this to happen is to self fund an operation - the NHS waiting list is over 12 months so is not an option.

The club have been fantastic in supporting me and are behind me in my quest to return to where I was only 6 months ago. Being self employed, not only is the amount prohibitive but I will also have to a substantial period before I can continue working.

Being a local lad I have always been a Hereford United/FC fan. I was a mascot when I was 6 years old when HUFC played Wimbledon in the FA Cup. I was also a Junior Bull too! I have represented top sides in the county and now to be appearing for Hereford FC is a dream for a long life fan.

I really want to continue my career at Edgar Street so I am asking all friends and fans if they can help me to achieve this. I will be holding events in the coming weeks/months to help with funding the operation and it would be great if you can help me reach my goal by donating via my Just Giving page.

Thanks in advance

Hereford Decide Not To Appeal Against Didcot Decision

This from Hereford FC:

Hereford FC officials are disappointed to have been informed by the Southern League that the match at Didcot Town will have to be replayed. The club does not intend to appeal the decision and has put a date for the rearranged game to Didcot Town. We are awaiting a response and will confirm details for the game once agreed.

The order from the Southern League states that the game is to be played under League Challenge Cup tie terms, meaning that the gate receipts will be split between the two clubs after costs. Hereford FC will use any income received from the match to fund a coach to Evesham United for Junior Bulls members and their families.

Junior Bulls members will receive details of how to book places in the coming days.

Will Hereford Appeal Didcot Replay Decision?

No doubt Hereford directors are considering whether to appeal against the SL decision that the abandoned game at Didcot should be replayed. (See earlier news item)

A statement from the club is expected early this afternoon.

The SL rules about appeals are:

1.4 The grounds of appeal, available to Participants and The Association, shall be that the body whose decision is appealed against:
(1) misinterpreted or failed to comply with the rules or regulations relevant to its decision; and/or
(2) came to a decision to which no reasonable such body could have come.

An Evening With Rob Purdie And Ryan Green

An Evening with Rob Purdie and Ryan Green

Taking place on Saturday April 15th 8pm in the Hereford Suite at Edgar Street, after Hereford's penultimate home league game v Barnstaple.

In celebration of 2 of Hereford's most popular players spanning over 700+ games between them, we present an evening of chat along with video and stills spanning back from 2002 up to the present day. Compered by Keith Hall with contributions by @herefordgoals and HUFC archive footage, this event will give you the chance to hear Rob and Ryan's stories from behind the scenes and on the pitch. You will get a chance to ask questions and meet the long standing stalwarts. A fork buffet is provided on the night.

There will be a raffle on the night including a signed Match worn Hereford United shirt by Ryan Green and a pair of Rob Purdie’s moulded stud boots along with some other great prizes.

This is a private event organised by fans for the fans

Tickets are now very limited with only 20 or so left. You can either contact Steve Niblett/Ellen Watkins at the Wantage match tomorrow or FB message or book online with the link below

Tommy Cooper Show TONIGHT - Doors Open 7pm

Only a handful of tickets remain for tonight's Tommy Cooper Show - Just Like That - which takes place in the Hereford Suite (formerly the Starlite Rooms) at Edgar Street.

Tickets cost £10 each can be ordered online via the club website or by visiting the club shop which will be open until 4pm this afternoon. Those tickets already ordered have been collated in alphabetical order and can be picked up from the club shop in a similar fashion to normal match-day tickets, or on the door this evening.

Doors open tonight at 7pm with Addisons Bar and the Hereford Suite bar upstairs available for pre-event drinks. There will be a HUST 50/50 draw in addition to a raffle with lots of prizes on offer. Intermission drinks can also be pre-ordered this evening.

Should you make a last minute decision to pop down for a great night of comedy the remaining unsold tickets will be made available on the door prior to the show starting at around 7:30pm.

SL Order Didcot Game To Be Replayed

For reasons unknown, the Southern League have ordered that the abandoned game between Didcot and Hereford will have to replayed.

The original match was abandoned minutes before the final whistle with Hereford leading 2-1.

No date has yet been set for the replay, nor has it been announced whether the replay will take place behind closed doors.

This from the Southern League:


UITC Weekend Preview

On Saturday the under 15's host Worcester City in a local derby at Central Park. Kick off is 10:30am, why not pop along before the Wantage game and give the future Bulls some support. On Sunday Hereford U18's girls host Hutton at Central Park in the Semi Final of the cup. Kick off is 10:30am. 

The other sides are away this weekend, all fixtures:
West Brom Gloucestershire vs Hereford U12s 11:15am ko
Worcester City vs Hereford U14s 10am ko
Hereford U15s vs Worcester City 10.30 ko
Sutton Coldfield vs Hereford U16 10am ko

Hereford U18s Girls vs Hutton 10:30am kick off.

Prediction League Round 47 Preview

Round 47 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford host Wantage. Wantage are currently 21st in the league. 

Last 5 results
Wantage 0-0 AFC Totton
Wantage 1-0 Bridgwater
Mangotsfield 0-0 Wantage
Wimborne 4-1 Wantage
Taunton 3-0 Wantage

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

Midweek South And West Review

Salisbury FC emphatically moved into fourth place in the EVO-STIK League Southern Division One South & West table with a 7-0 walloping of bottom side Bridgwater Town, whose relegation was confirmed, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

To be fair to the managerless Somerset outfit, they battled hard throughout but the Whites have a powerful attack, who are now just one off the ton for the season.
Tommy Wright after 18 minutes, Lewis Benson 2 minutes later and Eddie Perrett on 39 minutes gave Steve Claridge`s side a 3-0 cushion at the break.
Wright’s 40th goal of the season and 30th in the league came from the penalty spot after 69 minutes when Perrett was hauled over in the box.

Tommy Whelan made it a nap hand eight minutes later and Perrett bagged his second eight minutes from the end, although there was still time for the 517 crowd to see Wright complete his hat-trick three minutes into time added on.
A brace of penalties in the final 9 minutes from Jamie Cook sealed North Leigh`s 2-1 win at Bishops Cleeve, who led through Jacob Davidge`s goal a minute before half-time.
And Paulton Rovers won 2-1 at home against Bideford in the division`s other game.
The Devonians led at the break, thanks to a 43rd minute Sean Downing goal but loanee Mario Mateus equalised on the hour-mark and 10 minutes later, Elliott Gibbons won it for Rovers.

Very Few Tickets Left For Wantage Game

There are very few tickets left for tomorrow's match at Edgar Street where Wantage are the visitors.

Tickets for the game have been in high demand since Hereford won the South and West title last weekend at Salisbury.

According to the club, E block seats have been made available to Hereford supporters as there has been little take up from Wantage supporters. These are available to purchase at the club shop today from 10am to 4pm.

There are a few seated places remaining in F block and some availability on the Meadow End and Len Weston Terrace.

Please remember online sales end at 10pm this evening.

To purchase online go to:

Weekend Fixtures In The South And West

Below is a list of Saturday's fixtures in the Southern League South and West.

AFC Totton v Bideford
Barnstaple v Slimbridge
Bridgwater v Didcot
HEREFORD v Wantage
Larkhall v Wimborne
North Leigh v Bishops Cleeve
Paulton v Winchester
Shortwood v Salisbury
Taunton v Mangotsfield
Tiverton v Evesham
Yate v Swindon Supermarine

Match of the day is probably at Tiverton (3rd) who play Evesham (5th). 

Evesham will be hoping that, whatever their result, Taunton (2nd) can defeat Mangotsfield (6th) who have an outside chance of making the play-offs.

Swindon Supermarine (7th) also remain play-off contenders and will be expected to take something from Yate.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

U18's Cup photos

Photos from last night's Hereford u18's cup semi final win against Bromyard. They face Pegasus Juniors in the HFA Giantkillers Cup Final next Thursday evening.

Promotion And Relegation - Levels 6 To 8

Here's a look at how the promotion and relegation system works at levels six to eight in English Football.

Hopefully Hereford FC, who have just won the Southern League South and West title will be promoted to the Southern League Premier Division.

Article from Wikipedia.

  1. National League North and National League South (level 6, 22 teams each, running in parallel): The champions in each division are automatically promoted; next four teams in each division compete in playoffs, with the playoff winner in each division getting the second promotion spot. The bottom three teams in each division relegated to either Northern Premier League, Southern League or Isthmian League as appropriate. If, after promotion and relegation, the number of teams in the North and South divisions are not equal, one or more teams are transferred between the two divisions to even them up again.
  2. Northern Premier League Premier Division, Southern Football League Premier Division and Isthmian League Premier Division (level 7, 24 teams each, running in parallel): The champions in each division are automatically promoted; next four teams in each division compete in playoffs, with the playoff winner in each division getting the second promotion spot. The bottom four teams in each division relegated to a level 8 division as appropriate. If, after promotion and relegation, the number of teams in the divisions are not equal, one or more teams are transferred between the three divisions to even them up again.
  3. Northern Premier League Division One North, Northern Premier League Division One South, Southern Football League Division One Central, Southern Football League Division One South & West, Isthmian League Division One North and Isthmian League Division One South (level 8, running in parallel, 22 teams in each of the Northern Premier League and Southern Football League level 8 divisions, and 24 teams in each Isthmian League level 8 division): The champions in each division are automatically promoted; next four teams in each division compete in playoffs, with the playoff winner in each division getting the second promotion spot. The bottom two teams in each Northern Premier League and Southern Football League level 8 division and the bottom three teams in each Isthmian League level 8 division are relegated to a level 9 division as appropriate. If, after promotion and relegation, the number of teams in the divisions are not equal, one or more teams are transferred between the divisions to even them up again.

We've Been Very Lucky Throughout The Year Said Beadle

In an interview earlier this week with BBC Hereford and Worcester, Peter Beadle spoke about winning the Southern League South and West title and the rest of the season.

"We've been very lucky throughout the year, I think," said the Hereford FC manager.

"You need that little bit of luck if you are going to win championships.

"It's important that everything falls right sometimes and Saturday certainly fell well for us.

"We were focused on doing it over two games and winning it at home but, as we've seen this season, there have been disruptive results but everything fell in place for us this weekend.

"I think the win at Salisbury has been over-shadowed by events. We spoke about it after the game. As I'd said last weekend after North Leigh I was looking for a bit more focus, a bit more purpose, from the start.

"And we certainly got that. We went 2 up, they had a great chance to get back in the game. Alex Harris made a great save, then after that we've kept them quiet through the second half other than a double save by Alex.

"Great chances for them but I can't think of too many others outside of those two or three.

"Our performance was strong, very professional, especially second half. We kept our shape really well and discipline. A really strong team performance.

"We've got six games to go. I think, in many ways, this weekend will be tougher than last weekend because it's going to be tougher game psychologically rather than physically, they are always tough physically.

"Knowing they've done it already,we did it last year we won the League with a game to go, won a second leg of a semi-final, won two finals and played in a third one but lost, we kept them focused really well.

"This time it will be tougher as we've got six league games to go and two cup games as now we've qualified as champions we'll play in the championship against the winners of the Central Division. 

"Those games are spread out now over the weeks so we are not going to have a time when the games coming together close together, they'll be far apart.

"So it is really important we stay focused and we've still got our part to play in the League as we've got to go to Evesham and we've got to go to Taunton and teams in the play-offs will expect us to go there and do things right.

"That's the only way we know how to do things anyway.

"I think Saturday will be the one to get out of the system and celebrate what they have achieved and I'll expect to win on Saturday as always.

"Then it's down to the serious business of five games to go. We've tough some really tough games at home, Winchester and Barnstaple, they won't be easy.  

"And we're not sure what is happening at Didcot yet. 

"The two games away Evesham and Taunton will be tough games for us and if we don't prepare properly and apply ourselves properly we will be embarrassed."

Talking Bull release "The Magnificent Bulls" issue

A special SOUTH & WEST CHAMPIONS edition of Talking Bull, the Independent Hereford Football Club Supporters’ Magazine, is OUT THIS WEEK.

Initial supplies will be placed in the Herefordshire retail stockists at Club Sport, South Street, Leominster and copies will also available for purchase from the Hereford Club Shop, Edgar Street and FIT retailers, Widemarsh Street, in Hereford.

Talking Bull will go on sale outside the stadium for the first time this Saturday, 1st April 2017, ahead of the home Southern League South & West match against Wantage so look out and listen out for the Talking Bull volunteer sales team outside the ground this weekend.

Issue 108 is a bumper 56-page edition packed with content, and here’s a little taster of what’s on offer, including exclusive interviews with the Hereford management team of Peter Beadle and Steve Jenkins as Talking Bull assess "How the South & West Was Won".

·         EDITORIAL
·         HOW FAR CAN WE GO?
·         HUST 50/50

This special issue of Talking Bull retails at £3 but if you are unable to visit Edgar Street or watch Hereford ‘away’ games when the fanzine is often on sale, why not consider subscribing.

Subscriptions are on an eight-issue cycle, and you are reminded ahead the final date of this period, thereby ensuring you don’t miss a copy of Talking Bull, the best fanzine across the Midlands & South-West.

Subscriptions are available NOW via our online shop Click here to subscribe to Talking Bull

Rollover increases Bulls Lotto Jackpot to £6.9 Million

The latest Lotto Draw took place on Wednesday, 29th March 2017.

Winning numbers were: 09-21-24-25-28-47, plus the Star Number 2.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £4,939,317.90

6 Numbers                         £712,126.58

5 Numbers                         £4,705.65

4 Numbers                         £42.33

3 Numbers                         £8.98

Star Number                      0.5 Free Lotto

The Lotto always provides fans with two opportunities a week to win huge sums of money in the knowledge all proceeds are donated to the Hereford United Supporters Trust. Remember EVERY PENNY of the minimum 26% (39p) and a maximum of 50% of each Bulls Lotto entry that HUST receives will go to Hereford Football Club.

Prizes are on offer for matching one number or more and it’s easy to enter. Simply click to get started and be in with a chance of winning.  

All of the cash prizes are funded by the Lotto Network.
Enter your lucky numbers by joining here:
If you currently enter other lotteries, why not make Hereford Football Club your “good cause” by entering the Bulls Lotto instead? You can register in less than 60 seconds with entries from £1.50 per draw.

The next Bulls Lotto draw is on Saturday, 1st April 2017 with an estimated jackpot of £6.9 Million. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:

Edgar's Easter Holiday Soccer Schools

Edgar's Easter Holiday Soccer Schools
UITC will be holding their Easter Soccer Schools, for children aged 4 to 11, in Hereford, Ledbury and Leominster.

Hereford - Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April
9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Central Park Training Ground
Field Grove View. HR1 1AW
1 day - £18.00
2 days - £34.00
3 days - £48.00
4 days - £48.00
HUST / Junior Bulls - £2 discount
Book online now ...

Ledbury - Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th April
9.00 am to 3.00 pm
John Masefield High School
Mabel's Furlong. HR8 2HF
1 day - £18.00
2 days - £30.00
HUST / Junior Bulls - £2 discount
Book online now ...

Leominster - Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April
9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Bridge Street Sports Centre
Bridge Street. HR6 8EA
1 day - £18.00
2 days - £30.00
HUST / Junior Bulls - £2 discount
Book online now ...

Throwback Thursday

Arsenal, Paul Tester, Fire at Edgar Street.

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6th January 1985, Just under 16,000 supporters packed into Edgar Street to see the Bulls draw 1-1 with the Gunners in the FA Cup. Today is Chris Price's birthday and the Hereford born full back scored the equalising goal.

Paul Tester had a loan spell at Edgar Street in the mid 80's, but was permanently signed by Ian Bowyer in 1988. Tester stayed at the club for three seasons.

In October 1995 the Sportsman's Club/Starlite Rooms was destroyed by fire. This footage includes interviews with Graham Turner and Joan Fennessey

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Under 18's Through To Final Of Giantkillers Cup

Hereford FC/UITC under 18's are through to the final of the HFA Giantkillers Cup. They defeated Bromyard 4-0 this evening at the Delahay Meadow. 

Scorers: Young (2), Pugh and Davies

Starting XI: 1. Griffiths 2. Clarke 3. Pugh 4. G.Hayes 5. Purrington 6. Richmond 7. Smith 8. Huntbach 9. J.Davies 10. Young 11. Muirhead

Subs: 12. Mellars 14. Peeters-Vanstone 15. Hurst 16. Gauci

Hereford will play Pegasus Juniors in the final at Edgar Street next Thursday, kick-off 7.30pm.

Meanwhile in the only game played this evening in the Southern League South and West, Slimbridge defeated AFC Totton 2-0. 

Slimbridge are now safe from relegation.

Davies Completes 'Keepy Uppy' Challenge

Former Hereford United player Gareth Davies has completed a 'Keepy Uppy' challenge designed to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Get involved in the keepy up challenge for Prostate Cancer Uk. Try and Beat Jamie Redknapp's 71 keepy ups seated and suited then nominate 3 friends to do the same

See the challenge here:

You can text 70004 to donate or visit Prostate Cancer UK's website and stop prostate cancer being a killer

Jenkins In Charge On Saturday

Hereford FC have reported that Peter Beadle will 'sit out' Saturday's game against Wantage.

He has been given a one match ban after being sent to the stands at Didcot recently.

Assistant manager Steve Jenkins will take charge pitchside.

Didcot Coach and Player Banned

Mike Symons Scored For Hereford After Which Trouble Occured
Two people from Didcot have been given bans by the Southern League after trouble in their game against Hereford recently according to the Hereford Times.

Didcot's Sam Elkins Appeared To Push A Hereford Supporter Into The Fencing
Player Sam Elkins has been given a five match ban and coach Sam Parish a four match ban.

It's assumed Elkins's ban is for violent behaviour towards a Hereford supporter and Parish's for throwing a football at Hereford supporters.

Hereford FC don't get a copy of any charges, the details have only been sent to Didcot.

Meanwhile there remains no news about whether the match will have to be replayed. 

Hereford's Title Trophy To Be Presented On April 22nd

The Southern League South and West Trophy will be presented to Hereford at their home game against Winchester on Saturday April 22nd.

Meanwhile the club will play the winners of the Southern League Central division on April 29th. Currently Royston are leading that division.

Where the game will be played may not be known for several weeks as it will be held at the club with the higher points total.

At present Hereford have 93 points from 36 games (that figure does not including the abandoned game at Didcot) whereas Royston have 92 points from 37 games.

Show Nears Sell-Out - Just Like That!

Tickets for the Tommy Cooper Show – Just Like That – remain on sale via the clubs online sales portal, but are now extremely limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. When they’re gone, they’re gone. The highly acclaimed show takes place at the Hereford Suite this coming Friday, March 31st.

Direct from sell-out successes at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the ex-West End show promises to be a great night of comedy. Tickets at just £10 each and can be purchased NOW via the official Hereford FC website

Once purchased online your tickets can be collected from the club shop in a similar way to pre-ordered match-day tickets; and will be retained in envelopes in alphabetical order awaiting your collection. We are extremely grateful for the assistance of Hereford FC in staging this event which will commence at 7:30pm in the Hereford Suite (formerly the Starlite Rooms).

Alternatively you can purchase tickets in cash or via card directly from the club shop by simply asking for tickets for the Just Like That event! This will be subject to the normal opening hours of the official shop.

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star and a true icon of the 20th Century. Now, 30 years since his untimely passing, the appetite for his surreal slapstick, classic routines and snappy one-liners, continues to be re-discovered by old and new fans alike.

“Just Like That!” embarks on a new nationwide tour after sell-out successes at the West End’s Museum of Comedy. This all-encapsulating show features John Hewer (Tony Hancock, Hancock’s Half Hour – The ‘Lost’ Episodes) giving “a perfect illusion of time travel” (The Lost Review) and delivering “nuances both obvious and subtle” (TmeOut) as the man in the fez.

The show, first produced in 2014 to mark 30 years since the comedian’s untimely passing, has enjoyed enormous success nationwide and features classic favourites such as “spoon-jar”, “bottle-glass” and the hilarious “Hats” routine, combined with hidden gems and bumbling magic from Cooper’s extensive back catalogue.

John Hewer “captures the Cooper style, from the mumbled speech and loud laughter to the awkward giant-body language” (The Stage) as he brings Cooper back to life in this family-friendly show that’s a must for all generations of knockabout comedy.

For die-hard Cooper fans, it’s the chance to relive those memories and join in the groan-worthy gags and famous routines (plus plenty of lesser-known surprises and belly laughs!) For others, it’s a perfect evening of inspired entertainment that’ll have you rolling in the aisles – jus’-like-that!

U18's in cup action tonight

Hereford U18's travel to Bromyard Town this evening. The match is the semi final of the HFA Giantkillers Cup. Kick off is 7:45pm.

Address: Bromyard Town, Delahay Meadow, Bromyard, HR7 4NT

4000 Plus Gate Expected On Saturday

Edgar Street Yesterday - Picture From Rob Bullock
Tickets for Hereford's game against Wantage on Saturday continue to sell very well and it's expected that the gate will be over 4,000.

Currently there are less than 400 standing tickets remaining for the Meadow End and some space in the Len Weston Terrace. The only seated tickets unsold are in the Len Weston Block F.

Remaining tickets can be purchased from the club shop this morning from 10am. It will close at 4pm.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Symons Celebrates His Second Goal At Salisbury

BN has been asked to publish further pictures of Mike Symons after he scored his second goal at Salisbury last Saturday.

So here goes:


Tonight's South And West Results

There were three games played in the Southern League South and West this evening.

Bishops Cleeve 1 North Leigh 2
Paulton Rovers 2 Bideford 1
Salisbury 7 Bridgwater Town 0

Top of the League:

Hereford 36/93
Taunton 37/77
Tiverton 37/75
Salisbury 37/74
Evesham 37/73

The attendance at Salisbury this evening was reported to have been 517, that's less than the number of Hereford supporters that made the trip to Salisbury last Saturday. And that number would have been higher had the game not been restricted to season ticket holders only.

Bridgwater will be relegated after their defeat at Salisbury .

Bridgwater/Larkhall Result To Stand

The result of the Bridgwater versus Larkhall game which was abandoned with 88 minutes played is to stand.

The game, played on January 24th, was abandoned with Larkhall leading 4-0.

The initial reason given was fog but it soon emerged that there had been some trouble between the teams with one player quite seriously hurt. 

Meanwhile Hereford still await a decision about whether they will have to replay their abandoned game at Didcot.

Given they have won the title and Didcot are not in the relegation zone, there appears to be little point.

Beadle Interview With BBC H&W

Earlier this afternoon Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle gave an interview to Trevor Owens of BBC Hereford and Worcester.

Beadle looked back to Saturday at Salisbury and forward to next Saturday at Edgar Street and the remainder of the games. 

Evesham Announce Details For Hereford Game

This from Evesham FC:

We entertain Champions Hereford FC at the Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium on Easter Monday (17th April), kick off 3pm.  This will be a crucial game for us as we strive to make the League play-offs.
On the advice of the Southern League the game is all ticket and tickets have now gone on sale.
For those in person, they are available from Evesham United Football Club at the following times:
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm, plus at the home game with Mangotsfield United on Saturday 8th April.
For those who cannot get to the ground for tickets, we are utilising the Hereford FC online ticketing system and this will be available after the weekend for purchases to all supporters – please look out for details when on the Evesham United and Hereford FC websites and social media.  The tickets will be available online through both club websites. 
We are not restricting the number of tickets to Hereford FC supporters. The total capacity of the stadium is 3,000. 
Due to League Regulations, everyone will need to obtain a ticket. This will include season ticket holders and Evesham United junior players/coaches (please collect a free ticket from the Club or Mike Peplow)
Admission prices for everyone else remain at our normal league prices:
Adults £9
Concessions £6 (OAPs, Students, Parent of EUFC Junior with Junior attending)
Under 16 £2
Free admission to Under 5’s
There is no extra charge for a seat in the stand and they will be available on a first come first served basis on the day (those with reserved seats will still have their seat). The seated stand will be segregated in two, with Evesham supporters at the Clubhouse End and Hereford fans at the Southern End. The capacity for this area is 300.
There will be no segregation in the standing areas. We are employing the stewarding company used at Edgar Street to work with our own team.
As well as the existing turnstile block, the new turnstiles to the south of the stand will be in operation for the first time.
Gates will open at midday. There is ample free parking, but you are advised to arrive in plenty of time to avoid congestion near to kick-off.
Additional food and drink outlets will be available inside the ground.
Let’s enjoy the occasion and make it a day to remember for both clubs.

Death Of Mike Burford Announced

News has just reached Club Historian Ron Parrott of the sad passing of a former Bull. Although never having played for the first team, Mike Burford was a popular member of United’s youth squad and spent four years at Edgar Street, signing as a schoolboy at the age of 15 in 1974 and remaining until the end of the 1977/78 season. 

Mike played mainly as an inside-forward and was in the team that carried off the South West & Wales Youth League and Cup double in 1977/78, playing alongside such stars as Andy Feeley, Stuart Cornes, Kevin Sheedy & Stewart Phillips. 

After leaving Edgar Street, Mike joined Cheltenham Town but failed to break into their first team but after a spell in local football, he spent six happy years with Gloucester City. After a very brief return to Cheltenham Town, Mike returned to Gloucester City before ending his career with Shortwood United and Brockworth, whilst working for his family’s scrap metal business in Witcombe. 

Mike was also a talented amateur cricketer and sadly was taken from us at the age of only 56.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Hereford 'Fully Deserved Their Victory' Said Claridge

Salisbury manager Steve Claridge gave a long interview to BBC Wiltshire after Saturday's match against Hereford.

Here's a flavour of what he said.

"We weren't that bad but Hereford were very good, no doubt about that" said Claridge.

"They were so clinical.

"At times it was astonishing. They've scored three from four chances (first half).

"Second half even then they had an awful lot of the ball, an awful lot of the play.

"The quality of the ball into the box, the finishing and the movement was exceptional at times.

"I've got no excuses, they were the better side, they beat us.

"The best team in the league.

"You look at their side, pretty consistant all through their team. We haven't got that depth and strength.

"We are not where Hereford are. They are Conference/League Two side in waiting so we're not playing against a South and West side.

"They are a good side that came here, played really really well, worked really hard and fully deserved their victory."

Claridge had several players missing on Saturday.

"Any sort of weakness they are going to exploit and they did.

"Good luck to them. To say they were clinical is probably an understatement."