Next Game: St. Neots Town Away on Saturday 26th August at 3pm

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FA Cup Draw Tomorrow


The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Cup will take place tomorrow (Monday) around 1pm.

Hereford FC will be in the draw.

Ties are set to take place on Saturday September 2nd.

Southern Prem Round-Up


A round up of yesterday's games in the Southern Premier Division written by Jack Moore.

Banbury United, King`s Lynn Town and Kettering Town all won on Saturday to make it three wins from the opening three games of the Evo-Stik League South Premier season.
Banbury gained a convincing 3-0 win at Top Field against Hitchin Town to maintain their 100% winning record for the season and retain top spot in the fledgling table.
George Nash gave the Puritans a 10th minute lead that Jefferson Louis after 62 minutes and Luke Carnell 8 minutes later both added to.
The Linnets condemned Dorchester Town to a 2-0 home defeat with goals from Michael Clunan from the penalty spot just before half-time and then Craig Parker 8 minutes after the break.
The Poppies won 3-0 at Latimer Park in front of 557 against a Basingstoke Town side who have yet to record a point.
Brett Solkhon`s 25th minute opener for the hosts was added to by Rene Howe on 77 minutes and teenager Ben Baker in stoppage time.
Newly-promoted Hereford FC lost their unbeaten record when Lee Togwell`s goal right on half-time eventually proved enough for Slough Town at Edgar Street in front of a terrific 2,644 crowd.
Relegated Gosport Borough and Bishop`s Stortford as well as Dunstable Town all join Basingstoke in losing for a third successive game.
Gosport lost 3-2 at Privett Park to newly-promoted Royston Town, who came back from being a 13th minute Ousman Saidy goal down to win, thanks to Josh Castiglione after 18 minutes, Danny Braithwaite just after the break and then Ryan Ingrey 4 minutes from time after Liam Kimber had equalised on 72 minutes.
Bishop`s Stortford lost by the same scoreline, also at home, against Weymouth.
And they too took an early first minute lead through Jason Williams before Ben Thomson wiped that out with a brace in the 14th and 18th minutes.
Darren Foxley levelled 16 minutes from time, but just 3 minutes later, Mark Travers won it for the Terras.
Dunstable also went down at home – Merthyr Town inflicting a 6-0 drubbing on the Duns at Creasey Park.
It was 2-0 at half-time through Corey Jenkins and a Stuart Fleetwood penalty.
But the Martyrs hit four more in the second period from Jenkins and Fleetwood again as well as Kyle Copp and Ashley Evans.
Redditch United and Biggleswade Town joined Slough, Weymouth and Royston in recording second victories.
Redditch triumphed 3-1 at newly-promoted Farnborough with new signing Andi Thanoj, Dior Angus and Spencer Weir-Daley outgunning Perry Coles, while the Waders won at Frome Town by the odd goal in five.
They led through a Kristian Miller own goal and a Jack Bowen effort before Jon Davies responded from the spot 9 minutes into the second period.
Shane Hill restored Biggleswade`s two-goal advantage 3 minutes later, with Darren Jefferies pulling a second back for the hosts 10 minutes from time.
The other three matches all ended in 1-1 draws.
James Fry had Stratford Town in front after just 8 minutes before Dion Sembie-Ferris levelled on 21 minutes for St Neots Town, while Gareth Price had Kings Langley ahead after 31 minutes at St Ives Town before Ben Seymour-Shove equalised on 69 minutes, and goals at either end of the game at the Meadow saw Chesham United and promoted Tiverton Town share the spoils – Oran Swales early on for the Generals and Jamie Short in stoppage time for the Yellows.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hereford 0 - Slough Town 1



Slough Town were the visitors at Edgar Street on Saturday afternoon, and as one of the favourites to win the league, would prove a stern test for Pete Beadle’s side. Ryan Green returned to the heart of defence earlier than expected after Jack Deaman was ruled out with an ankle injury, and in midfield, Mike McGrath started alongside Calvin Dinsley as Keyon Reffell was unavailable due to a prior engagement.

In the fifth minute, Hereford had their first chance of the afternoon as they attacked the Meadow End. A corner was taken short to Jamie Molyneux, who created enough space to whip in a cross. Despite Slough’s defence beating Mark Preece to the ball, the clearance only reached Pablo Haysham on the edge of the box, but his volley went wide.

Jamie Molyneux then linked up well with Jimmy Oates down the right wing eight minutes later. As the pair opened up Slough's defence, Molyneux crossed the ball in to Mike McGrath, but his shot on the turn sailed over the crossbar. 

The visitors were forced into making a change midway through the first half, Nathan Webb picked up an injury and Simon Dunn replaced him in midfield. 

With 26 minutes on the clock, a foul by Ryan Green on the left wing resulted in a free kick in a dangerous position for Hereford to deal with. But after the ball was crossed in, Martin Horsell was able to punch the ball away before the hosts cleared the danger.

12 minutes from the break, a great solo effort by John Mills down the left saw him hit the crossbar with a right-footed effort from a tight angle. 
Less than a minute later, a chance then fell for Mike McGrath, but his low drive was blocked by Rebels skipper Mark Nisbet.

The Bulls the found themselves on the back foot after conceding a poor goal on the stroke of half time. Mike McGrath couldn’t beat the wall with a free kick from 25-yards, and Slough worked quickly to breakaway towards goal.
Martin Horsell fumbled an initial shot from Chris Flood, leaving Lee Togwell with the easy task of slotting the ball home with the right foot.

HT: Hereford 0 - Slough Town 1

At the start of the second half, Slough had a great chance to double their advantage, but James Dobson sliced his effort wide from 25-yards.

Visiting keeper Jack Turner was called into action for the first time eight minutes after the restart. Pablo Haysham chased down a long ball, quickly crossing in to Jamie Molyneux, but his headed effort proved an easy save for Turner.

During a frustrating second half, Hereford were limited in their chances as a number of hopeful long balls failed to find a white shirt. Still trailing 1-0, the Bulls were reduced to ten men in the 62nd minute. 
Mike Symons was shown a straight red following a tussle with Guy Hollis, after appearing to raise his arm.

A pair of Pablo Haysham free kicks in the minutes after the sending off failed to test the keeper, with both chances sailing into his arms.






In the 80th minute, Matthew Lench saw red for the Rebels, following a second bookable offence on James Bowen.




Chances remained few and far between for Hereford, with Slough sitting deep hoping to see the game out as 1-0 winners. In the dying stages of the game, a chance for John Mills was blocked, with Jamie Molyneux unable to make anything from the rebound.
Josh Jackman’s scuffed clearance then fell perfectly for Pablo Haysham, but his shot from the left of the box was blocked, with a handball claim waived away by referee Richard Gardner.

The last chance of the afternoon fell to Slough as they easily carved open Hereford's defence. Simon Dunn was left with just the keeper left to beat, but the sprawling Horsell pulled off a save to prevent the Rebels from adding a second.

FT: Hereford 0 - Slough Town 1
Att: 2,644 with 101 from Slough
Sponsors’ MotM: James Bowen

Hereford: Horsell, Oates (c), Bowen (Preen – 86’), Dinsley (Edge – 71’), Green, Preece, Molyneux, McGrath, Mills, Haysham, Symons.
Subs not used: Franklin, Williams, Harris.

Slough Town: Turner, Jackman, Wells, Hollis, Nisbet (c), Togwell, Dobson (Harris – 76’), Webb (Dunn – 23’), Williams (Wadkins – 69’), Flood, Lench.
Subs not used: Fraser, Smart.

Next Game: St. Neots Town Away on Saturday 26th August at 3pm


Underwood On Symons's Red Card


Slough Town's joint manager Jon Underwood spoke about the red card shown to Hereford striker Mike Symons during this afternoon's game.

"They were playing the ball into the channel and Guy (Hollis) and Symons were grappling. I'm sure Guy would have had his hands on him. It's what centre-halves do," said Underwood in an interview with SloughTownNet.

"As I look up he swung his right arm at him. 

"I can't see how much connection he made, if any. But he clearly threw his right arm at his face.

"The ref saw it and it's not a difficult decision, it's a no brainer. He had to go."

Underwood also spoke about Edgar Street

"It's a different atmosphere to that which we are used to. I don't think anyone was fazed by it, it's just a different environment coming here as to going to another club in the league who might get 100 people watching.

"It's a great place to come, I like coming here but I thought we took time to settle into the game.

"Then half time we're 1-0 up and it looks like it's going to be an easier half with the slope and the wind behind us. But I don't think we really got going second half. 

"I think they raised their game a bit which you would expect."

We Are Down To The Bones Admits Beadle


With Ryan Green and Mike McGrath brought into the starting eleven because other players were in a worse state, Hereford manager Peter Beadle has admitted that he is short of players and will look around for reinforcements before Saturday if he can find any.

And to make matters worse Calvin Dinsley hurt his ankle during the game.

"It started to affect his game so with him on a booking as well we took him off.

"We are down to the bones at the moment.

"Luckily we've got a free week so hopefully we can rest a few as then we have a very busy weekend especially with all the injuries.

"We need to batten down the hatches, need to role our sleeves up.

"And we'll have a look and try and bring a face or two in to try and bolster the numbers a bit. If we can do that it will be great.

"I spent all last week trying to do that but we were unsuccessful with lots of things, but we'll keep trying.

"But I'm not trying to make excuses, we were below par today.

"Was it a fair result I'm not sure, but it is what it is and we've got to move onto next weekend now and pick up six points."


Second Half At Edgar Street


A selection of pictures captured during the second half of this afternoon's game between Hereford and Slough.

Mike Symons

Mike McGrath

James Bowen

Calvin Dinsley

James Bowen

John Mills

James Bowen With Mike McGrath On The Ground

John Mills And Sub Jamie Edge

John Mills

Sub Garyn Preen

Handball?

Jamie Molyneux

First Half Pictures From Edgar Street This Afternoon


Not too much action in the first half other than Slough's goal.

Mike Symons

Jamie Molyneux

Pablo Haysham With A Shot

Jimmy Oates With A Cross

John Mills

Mike Symons

Close

Jamie Molyneux

Pablo Haysham

Canvin Dinsley

Before Kick-off At Edgar Street


A selection of pictures from before kick-off at Edgar Street this afternoon.

Collecting For St Michael's Hospice

Simon Wright Busy Selling The Latest Edition Of Talking Bull

The Edgar Street Pitch Looking Immaculate
Hereford Supporters With Their St Michael's Buckets

Referee Richard Gardner

Captain Jimmy Oates With One Of This Afternoon's Mascots

The Other Mascot In Front Of Mike Symons

Peter Beadle And Steve Jenkins

Again We've Shot Ourselves In The Foot Said Beadle


Hereford manager Peter Beadle spoke to the local media after his side was defeated 1-0 by Slough Town this afternoon at Edgar Street.

"We expected a tough game and we got that," said Beadle.

"Again we have shot ourselves in the foot a little bit, we did it a lot last year and we've done it again today.

"But the positives are that we know that Slough are a strong side, one of the top teams in this division, we know they finished in the play-offs last year and I thought at times we were better than them.

"That's the positive that we can take out of it. But a disappointing end to the game and we've got to move on."

The only goal of the game came just before half-time. Hereford had a free kick in theSlough end but Slough gained possession.

"The fellow who scored the goal , I'll have to watch the video, but I can guarantee he was marking someone from that free kick. 

"So if he can get from there to there and tap it in, why can't we.

"It's the same old adage, the amount of goals we conceeded from our corners or our free kicks in the final third when we just switch off.

"And you keep reminding them every single week, what if he slips, what if he misses the free kick, what if they break away.  We just keep getting punished."

Beadle had to make late changes and brought in Mike McGrath and Ryan Green in place of Jack Deaman and Keyon Reffell.


Ryan Green And Mike McGrath Started This Afternoon
"We were down to the bare bones today. Players played that probably shouldn't have played today but it's no excuse, we still competed well enough but we're just disappointed that one or two or as a team we didn't get on the ball as we did on Tuesday.

"It was almost like we were waiting for someone to do something.

"We're a team that wants to play the right way, play it on the ground, want to play sharp, want to play bright, but for whatever reason today it just wasn't there."

During the second half Hereford striker Mike Symons was shown a straight red card was an incident which many didn't see.

"I haven't seen it properly yet but the referee said it was something to do with forward motion towards the lads face.

"I know that him and the centre half was grappling to try and get free. I think the lad grabbed Mike first, Mike has tried to push him off and that's how the referee might has seen it.

"Mike's been a bit unlucky in being caught as in trying to push the lad off but I don't think Mike would try to throw a punch, Mike's not that type of person. 

"I haven't spoke to the ref yet but I will speak to him and ask him what he saw and did he not see just the bit before it. It's not making things right, two big lads scrapping to find space and maybe he saw something we didn't."

Slough had Matt Lench sent off for a second yellow card close to the Hereford bench.

"It wasn't a bookable challenge. No excuses but I thought the officals weren't strong enough today but it's irrevelent.

"But we got punished, it wasn't the referee who put the ball in the net, it was their number six so we need to be better."

Beadle was then asked about the injury situation at the club.

"Jack (Deaman) rolled his ankle in the last twenty minutes of training on Thursday. A nothing challenge. Basically he's trod on Pablo's foot and as he moved his foot Jack has rolled his ankle. So we're looking at a few weeks with him.

"Ryan  (Green) came in and played and probably shouldn't have played.

"Mark (Preece) is carrying an achilles injury as well so it wasn't ideal that all three centre-halves are injuried all at the same times. It's an unknown for me.

"We've been very lucky over the past two years but right now we had to throw Mike (McGrath) in at the start and he looked a bit rusty.

"The two centre halves had to play as we had nobody else. Purdie is getting closer but it's been a tough start and a tough end to pre-season with the injuries we've picked up because they haven't been little niggles, quite nasty little injuries that'll take a few weeks to get over."

Interview with Slough Town Joint Manager Neil Baker


The Slough Town joint manager gives his thoughts on todays win. Find out -

*His views on the sending off of Mike Symons for a straight red
*How it felt to beat the league favourites
*The confidence the win will give
*The emotion he felt after the victory



Evo-Stik South Premier results


The results from this afternoon's Southern Premier games:

Bishop's Stortford 2-3 Weymouth [288]
Chesham United 1-1 Tiverton Town [269]
Dorchester Town 0-2 King's Lynn Town [371]
Dunstable Town 0-6 Merthyr Town [93]
Farnborough 1-3 Redditch United [328]
Frome Town 2-3 Biggleswade Town [197]
Gosport Borough 2-3 Royston Town [287]
Hereford 0-1 Slough Town [2644]
Hitchin Town 0-3 Banbury United [391]
Kettering Town 3-0 Basingstoke Town [557]
St Ives Town 1-1 Kings Langley [224]
Stratford Town 1-1 St Neots Town [209]

The updated league table can be found here - http://bullsnews.blogspot.co.uk/p/league-table.html

Slough Town Worthy Winners at Edgar Street


Slough Town beat Hereford 1-0 this afternoon in a frustrating afternoon for the hosts.

Lee Hogwell scored the only goal of the game, tapping the ball home after Martin Horsell fumbled Chris Flood's initial effort.

Both sides finished the game with ten men - Mike Symons was shown a straight red just after the hour mark, with Matthew Lench also given his marching orders after a second yellow card.

More later.

Slough Last Visited Edgar Street When Agombar Was In Charge


 

This afternoon's opponents, Slough Town, at Edgar Street last visited Hereford in August 2014. The match was a 2-2 draw.

At the time Tommy Agombar was in charge with Andy Lonsdale, Joel Nathan and Andy Swallow in attendance.

Agombar confronted some supporters before kick-off.

"Listen, what do you think you are," said Agombar.

"Do you think you are still a League One club and you've got plenty of money.

"What do you think I'm f****** Roman Abramovich?"

As he went back to talk to Andy Lonsdale, shouts of 'Bye, bye Tommy' were heard and 'Pay at the Turnstiles'.


From The Archives - Hereford Back In The Conference


Twenty years ago this weekend Hereford United played their first game in the Conference since dropping out of the Football League.

Here's a look back.

Aug 15th 1997:

FROM the Independent:

For the first time since 1972, Hereford United will be playing non-League football tomorrow, when they entertain Welling at Edgar Street in the opening round of GM Vauxhall Conference fixtures.

The Bulls will launch their campaign to regain their Nationwide Football League place with Graham Turner, their director of football, still at the helm. Turner, the former Aston Villa and Wolves manager, offered to resign in the aftermath of the traumatic final game of last season, when Brighton gained a draw at Edgar Street to save themselves and relegate Hereford.

Turner changed his mind, however, and has maintained a full-time playing squad which has been strengthened by the signings of the forward Neil Grayson from Northampton and two defenders, Ian Rodgerson from Cardiff and Richard Walker from Notts County.

The man in charge on the pitch at Hereford is their captain David Norton, a former Villa midfielder, who said this week: "It's been a long three months since the Brighton game. Everyone has had those three months to reflect on what happened last season... I've been surprised at the quality of our football pre-season, but against Welling it's three points that matters, not how we play."

Not all of Norton's team-mates from last season have stayed at Edgar Street, though. The centre-back Dean Smith has gone to Leyton Orient for £42,000 while two forwards have left: Adrian Foster to Rushden & Diamonds and John Williams to Walsall.

In Hereford's last season in non-League football, 1971-72, they finished as runners-up to Chelmsford City in the Southern League. Tomorrow the Essex team play Clevedon in what may be their final game at their New Writtle Street ground, which has been sold for redevelopment. City have arranged a ground-sharing deal with the Jewson Eastern League side, Maldon Town.

August 16th:

HEREFORD United 1 Welling 2 (report by Peter Povall)

Hereford United made a poor start to their Conference season in front of a bumper 3132 crowd.

Hereford were physically dominated throughout the first half of the match by Welling who were expected to be an easy first scalp on the run back to the league.

Wellings lead came in just the 4th minute when captain Paul Copley headed neatly into the back of the net from a Barry Lakin corner.

The assault by Welling escalated and they made their second in the 27th minute thanks to Andy DeBont failing to hold a cross, leaving Mark Cooper looking at an empty net which was just asking for the ball.

After the break Hereford pushed on the pace and managed to maintain more control of the game forcing some 10 corners, but the Welling defence was strong, and held until youngster Gavin Mahon crossed to Tony Agana who powered home a shot from the edge of the box.

Hereford continued to pressure the Welling defence but almost lost a further goal as Welling substitute Colin Simpson broke away leaving Andy DeBont to push his shot away.

Hopefully Hereford will now concentrate on the job at hand and present some useful results so that the present support is maintained, and the move back to the league is as swift as possible.

August 17th:

"We are going into the unknown," Hereford United's manager, Graham Turner, had said last week as his team contemplated a season in the Vauxhall Conference after finishing bottom of the Football League last May.

Well now he and his players know they are in for a long hard slog after losing this first game to Welling United, a team who, to give the result some perspective, finished fifth from bottom of the Conference last season. Their victory was no fluke either, Welling being far more determined than their opponents.

Hereford are hoping that they can do what Darlington and Lincoln City have done in the past, in climbing back out of the grave before the diggers had time to pour on the soil. But Hereford's quick return to League status is by no means guaranteed.

Hereford have hung on to their full-time professional squad, albeit reduced in numbers, while Turner, who offered his resignation after that fateful draw against Brighton, has been persuaded to stay on with the slightly inflated title of director of football. Turner's management experience with Wolves and Aston Villa had been seen as a vital advantage to Hereford, who were installed as 7-1 fourth favourites to win the Conference. Those odds would have lengthened like the evening shadows after this game.

Hereford's gush of optimism for a good start to their Conference campaign lasted just four minutes by which time they were already a goal down. Welling's big central defender Paul Copley was left unmarked from Barry Lakin's corner to head past Andy de Bont in the Hereford goal.

The home crowd's patience, carefully nurtured over the summer break, seemed to dissolve fairly quickly, almost as quickly as Hereford's confidence. Inside the half hour they were two down, courtesy of more poor football at a setpiece.

Tyrone King's free-kick was too much for de Bont, who could only fumble the ball on, allowing Mark Cooper a stooping header into an unguarded net.

Hereford were understandably more energetic in the second half, having no doubt been reminded of their full-time professional status. And it was the old pro Tony Agana who brought the home team back into the game, driving home a shot off a defender after Welling had failed to clear a free-kick.

But the better chances were all Welling's, particularly for the substitute Colin Simpson, who might easily have had two goals. By the end the Tannoy's invitation to book seats on the coach trip for Monday's game to Hednesford Town were being greeted with loud cheers
 

Green Expected To Miss Slough Game


Ryan Green
Ryan Green is not expected to take any part in Hereford's game this afternoon against Slough Town. The experienced defender also missed last Tuesday's game after a reoccurance of an old injury.

"Physio has looked at him and he's a bit unsure of where it's coming from," manager Peter Beadle told BBC H&W.

"He said he had it a few years ago when he was playing.

"It's a tough one and we're not sure how we're going to deal with this one or how long it's going to be.

"Hopefully not too long as he wants to get back involved. He's chomping at the bit."

Friday, August 18, 2017

Beadle Urges Caution


Hereford manager Peter Beadle has sounded a cautious note about the forthcoming season.

"The divisions are going to get harder and harder," Beadle told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"There's no guarantee that we are going to be there or there abouts at the end of the season.

"It's our aim to be there or there abouts but it's a long journey.

"It's 46 games, that's four more games than last year in the league, and that's without any cup runs we want to go on."

Hereford 7/10 To Defeat Slough


The bookies are offering odds of 7/10 for a Hereford win over Slough in the Southern League Prem tomorrow.

Hereford 7/10  Draw 58/19 Slough 7/2

Prices from oddschecker.com and are subject to change.

Not A Bad Time To Play Hereford Says Slough Joint Manager


Slough Town joint manager Jon Underwood thinks that tomorrow won't be a bad time to play Hereford. The two team meet at Edgar Street with a 3pm kick-off.

"Hereford are expected to be one of the favourites this season and have sold 1,600 season tickets, which is incredible, so they’re financially well backed," Underwood told the Slough Observer.

“Everyone wants an easy start when you first look at the fixtures but it might not be a bad time to go to Hereford as they have the finances to strengthen as the season goes on, should they feel the need to.

“If they feel the need to strengthen they’ve got the power to do that, if they feel they’re not at their best yet, so hopefully it might be a good time to go there.

“We had them watched in pre-season and last week, so we have a couple of reports on them.

"They will be a very good side and one of the favourites to win the league, so there could be 3,000 people there on Saturday. People expect us to be strong this season as well so it will be a massive game. 

Hereford Supporters Packed Out Block C Last Tuesday
“Some teams will go to Hereford and keep men back behind the ball to nick a point. We will not do so. We will go there with confidence and hope to win the game.


“We will hopefully take a good support and a lot of people expect us to be up there as well, so it will be a good game for the neutral, one of the biggest in the fixture list this weekend.

“We will go there with confidence and a point to prove to show that we’re real contenders.” 

Tickets for the game can be purchased online until 9am tomorrow morning or from the ticket office from 12 Noon.


Beadle Looks Forward To Slough Tomorrow


Peter Beadle Chatting To Tiverton Manager Martyn Roberts Last Tuesday
Slough are the visitors to Edgr Street and manager Peter Beadle is looking forward to their visit.

"The games are tougher because the teams have a little bit more quality and they'll be a bit more organised," said the Hereford FC manager.

"There aren't for me what you would call any weak teams, they'll all be decent.

"The ones you think will be up there, the likes of Kettering, Hitchin, Merthyr, they are good sides and Slough will be up there this year as well.

"It will be another really tough game but one we're looking forward to.

"We've put on a really good performance on Tuesday, so if we match that then hopefully the result will take care of itself."

Page Loaned To Gloucester


 

Adam Page has been loaned to Gloucester City by parent club Cheltenham Town.

The winger, who has played for Hereford FC, trained with Gloucester last night.

"Adam is an exciting young prospect who has had a nightmare with injuries over the past 12 to 18 months," City manager Tim Harris said.

The loan deal is until next January.

Prediction League Round 3 Preview

Round 3 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford host Slough Town on Saturday. 
Last 5 results
Gosport Borough 1-5 Slough Town
Slough Town 1-2 Kettering Town
Tonbridge Angels 0-3 Slough Town
Windsor 0-6 Slough Town
Slough Town 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

 

Predictions with attendance, score and username need to be sent to bullsnewspredictionleague@hotmail.com 

Details and how to enter the prediction league can be found at http://bullsnewspredictionleague.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Youth Friendly Wins

Hereford U18's beat Abergavenny Town Reserves 3-2 this evening at Central Park. Abergavenny took the lead early in the first before Jack Marston equalised. In the second half Cam Gauci brought the game back to 2-2 before Harry Franklin converted an 89 minute penalty to win the match. 

Last night Hereford U17's beat Newent Town 5-1. Goal from Suttie and doubles from Dan Pugh and Chris Hinton saw the youngster run out winners.

Hereford U18's start the new Midland Floodlit 
Premier Division South season on Monday evening when they host Stourbridge. The match is being played at Lads Club with a 7:45pm kick off.

Hereford U17's begin on 09/09/2017 when they travel to 
Highmoor Ibis. The U17's will play in a new Junior Premier League U17 Southern Division alongside Highmoor Ibis,  Long Eaton United, Corby Town, Worcester City, Oxford City and Bilbrook.

Clucas Linked To Swansea


Sam Clucas Pictured After Scoring For Hereford At Cambridge In May 2013
Swansea City, flush with the £45M they've just pocketed from the transfer of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton, are reported to be considering making an offer for former Hereford United midfielder Sam Clucas.

Hull turned down £10M for Clucas from Burnley last week but it's thought a somewhat higher offer might tempt the Championship outfit to sell the 26 year old.

Clucas has recently been watched by England manager Gareth Southgate.

New Talking Bull - OUT NOW!



The latest CAPTAIN OATES edition of Talking Bull, the Independent Hereford Football Club Supporters’ Magazine, is OUT NOW!
Initial supplies will be placed in the North 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, 19th August 2017, ahead of the home Southern League Premier League match against Slough Town so look out, and listen out, for the volunteer sales team outside the ground this weekend.
Talking Bull has once again teamed up with both ABC Print and ALS design who continue to jointly produce the award-winning magazine.
Issue 109 is another bumper 56-page edition packed with content, including an exclusive interview with the new Hereford captain Jimmy Oates, and an in depth look at the Hereford “New Boys” – Keyon Reffell, James Bowen, Garyn Preen, Lance Smith and Jack Deaman, plus all of the regular features. Simon Wright examines how clubs fare in their “Third Season”, with article topics wide-ranging including a look at Forest Green Rovers, the Supporters Summit, Money & Football, What Didn’t Happen Next and much, much more.
Talking Bull – Issue 109 – OUT NOW!



Baker Looks Forward To Hereford On Saturday


Slough Town are the opponents at Edgar Street on Saturday and joint manager Neil Baker is looking forward to the match.

Last Tuesday Slough defeated Gosport 5-1 so will be confident of getting something from the game.

"It was a great win but it's only three points and now we turn our attention to the game on Saturday at Hereford.

"Massive game, one we can look forward to, big crowd.

"I know they won (on Tuesday) so they've got their first three points and they will fancy their chances.

"We will go there with full confidence and do a job."


Slough Tickets On Sale


Given it's the first home fixture on a Saturday, and given Slough are one of the favourites for promotion, Hereford are expecting a decent crowd for the fixture between the two clubs at Edgar Street, kick off 3pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at any time until 9am Saturday morning.

The club shop will be open tomorrow (Friday) from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday from 12noon.

For online purchases please go to: https://herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/sloughtown 

Season tickets remain on sale. 1600 have now been sold.


Throwback Thursday - Dagenham, Richard Jones, Brighton 1997

Lets start with a 1-1 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge from 13th October 2003. Ben Smith opens the scoring for the Bulls, future Hereford player Dean Beckwith equalises for the Daggers.
 
 
The best of series features Richard Jones. Signed from Newport County in 1988 by Ian Bowyer. The popular midfielder stayed at Edgar Street until May 1993. He then signed for Swansea City in what is now League One, he left the Vetch and achieved success at Barry Town when they dominated Welsh football in the mid 90's, he wound up his career at Merthyr and Havefordwest.
 
 
 
It's hard to believe "that" Brighton game was 20 years ago. Here are the scenes after the final whistle. Riot police on the pitch with a helicopter circling over Edgar Street.
 
 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday's Results From The Southern Prem


Two matches were played in the Southern Premier League this evening.

Farnborough 0 Royston Town 1
Frome Town 1 Weymouth 4

After tonight's results, Hereford remain in fifth position.

More Second Half Pictures From Last Night's Game


A further selection of pictures from the second half of last night's 1-0 win for Hereford against Tiverton.

Pablo Haysham Talks To Tiverton Players

James Bowen Being Treated For A Cut On The Side Of His Head

Mike Symons Surrounded By Tiverton Defenders

James Bowen

Substitute Garyn Preen

It's A Nasty Cut

Which Needed More Treatment

After The Game Bowen Had Several Stiches In The Cut

Garyn Preen

The Squad Applauding The Supporters