Next Game: Salisbury Away on Saturday 25th March at 3pm - all ticket

Friday, March 24, 2017

This Weekend's South And West Fixtures


There is a full fixture list in the Southern League South and West this weekend.

Obviously the match of the day is at Salisbury where leaders Hereford are the visitors.

List of Fixtures:

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

Top of the Table:

Hereford 35/90
Taunton 36/77
Tiverton 36/75
Salisbury 35/71
Evesham 36/70 

In effect Taunton, Tiverton and Salisbury remain the only three teams that can stop Hereford winning the League. But it's very unlikely.

Should Taunton win all their remaining matches then they would have 95 points, likewise Tiverton would have 93 and Salisbury 92 points.

If Hereford win tomorrow and Taunton lose, that will be Taunton out of the title race. And unless Tiverton gain three points at Wimborne, they will also be unable to catch Hereford. The same applies to Salisbury, they must defeat Hereford tomorrow, or they drop out.

So although it looks unlikely that Hereford will be crowned 'champions' tomorrow, it's not out of the question.
 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Information About Tickets For Taunton


This from Hereford FC:

Taunton Town are to send Hereford FC a total of 600 tickets for the match at the Viridor Stadium on Saturday, April 8th (3pm kick off). Details of ticket sales information will be released in due course once the tickets have been received.

They have told us:

‘In accordance with the rules of the Southern League we will be allocating Hereford 600 tickets, all standing. These are numbered tickets.
Ticket prices will be £10 for Adults, £8 for Concessions and £5 for Under 19’s – the increased charges have been implemented to cover the costs of extra stewarding, 
The tickets will be supplied to Hereford FC on the understanding that they will only be sold to persons for whom full contact details are received and who are not listed on any banning or warning list.
As there is only very limited on-site parking, we regret none will be available for Hereford supporters and we will notify you well in advance of the alternative sites in the proximity of the stadium.
There will be adequate toilet facilities and catering outlets in the segregated area, but there will be no alcohol on sale.


Hereford Supporters At Salisbury Last March


Last March hundreds of Hereford supporters watched their side defeat Salisbury in the semi-final of the FA Vase. The total attendance was 3450.

This Saturday many of them will be back at Salisbury for a Southern League South and West fixture which depending on results there and elsewhere could see Hereford lift the title.

But some supporters will miss out because Salisbury are only allowing season ticket holders from Hereford to watch the game.

Here's a look-back at some of the Hereford support last time the clubs met at Salisbury.

 
 
 






Salisbury Look Forward To Hereford Visit


The Mascots Pictured At Salisbury Last March
Salisbury FC have released a statement which looks forward to the visit of Hereford on Saturday.

On Saturday Salisbury FC welcome Hereford FC to the Raymond McEnhill Stadium in a match both clubs are looking forward to eagerly.We are aware that Hereford can win the Evo-Stik Southern South and West title should results elsewhere go their way. The game is significant too for us as we look to finish as high as possible in the table to secure first a play-off place, then a home match in the semi-finals, allocated to the sides finishing second and third.We are expecting a crowd of up to 2,000 and we hope the match will pass off as well as our excellent FA Vase semi-final at the Ray Mac last season when almost 3,500 from the two clubs were in attendance.On that occasion, Salisbury FC worked hard to make sure the day went well, liaising with police, local authorities, supporters and Hereford FC. We have this time put the same measures in place. Please remember that this is an all-ticket match and those who have not bought tickets in advance will not be admitted on the day.We hope for a similar, marvellous, occasion as last season’s semi-final and for that to happen, it needs a repeat, too, of the spirit of last year. Then, both clubs were in their infancy as phoenix clubs and the two matches became a celebration of our very existence.One year on, we at Salisbury FC hope that we can all remember again that after the dark days when both clubs were fighting for their lives and their souls, we are back playing football and enjoying representing our communities, giving them something to be proud of once again.Both clubs enjoyed successful inaugural seasons and won their respective leagues. Both hope to progress again this season in what has been another enjoyable return to footballing action.Thus do Salisbury FC and Hereford FC have plenty in common and we urge everyone associated with the clubs to celebrate that fact – whatever Saturday’s result - and make the game another memorable event to add to the growing list of excellent occasions in the new histories of the two clubs.In this sad week for our country due to the events in London, it is worth keeping football in perspective and remembering that win, lose or draw, both clubs are now in sound positions to carry on and prosper another day.


Claridge Signs Two Pre Hereford Game


Salisbury FC manager Steve Claridge has brought in two players to bolster his squad before the game against Hereford on Saturday.

This from Salisbury FC:

Striker Jesse Waller Lassen and midfield player Franklyn Clarke will go straight into the squad for Saturday’s match, which sees the visitors looking to clinch the Southern League South and West title and Salisbury looking to further their quest for a home game in the play-off semi-finals.

Waller Lassen has signed on dual registration from Team Solent while Clarke joins after having been released by Southern Premier outfit Dorchester Town.

Waller Lassen, 24, was born in London and began his career in the Tottenham Hotspur youth ranks before joining Bishop’s Stortford. He is the Team Solent captain and led them to the Wessex League Cup last season.

Liverpool-born Clarke, also 24, played for Blackfield and Langley and Wimborne Town last season before being offered a contract with National League side York City, who released him to join Dorchester.

“These are two quality players,” said Claridge. “We needed to strengthen our squad ahead of the run-in and hopefully the play-offs, and I am delighted to get them.

“Jesse was a thorn in our side playing for Solent last year and Franklyn also caught my eye when he did well in Blackfield’s 2-1 win at the Ray Mac last season.”

Support HUST Community Partners on Saturday

If you are not going to Salisbury this weekend, why not support HUST Community Partners on Saturday afternoon.

Help HUST, HFC and UITC with a purchase of 'Wing Wizard' from their beer range whilst listening to official Radio Hereford FC match commentary.



Bulls Lotto Draw: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017


The latest Lotto Draw took place on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017.

Winning numbers were: 04-15-18-21-22-38, plus the Star Number 6.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £1,205,796.47

6 Numbers                         £697,944.87

5 Numbers                         £3,513.09

4 Numbers                         £42.44

3 Numbers                         £10.24

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 https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/index.htm 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:  https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/index.htm
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, 25th March 2017 with an estimated jackpot of £3.5 Million. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm




Macmillan Cancer Support To Benefit From Parking At Hay Festival


For the eleventh year running Macmillan Cancer Support will receive a donation from parking organised by Bulls News at this year's Hay Festival.

Our car park is right opposite the Festival Site and will be open from the morning of Thursday May 25th to late on Sunday June 4th.

This year we have more space for cars than in the past as we have a second field available so there is no need to book ahead.

Parking costs £6 per day (of which £1 is donated to Macmillan), £4 after 6pm.

Over the years our car park has raised close to £300,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

For further information follow @CarParkAtHay.


Throwback Thursday



West Ham, Derek Hall & Peter Hill


This footage has been featured a couple of times on Bulls News, but now is a lot less shaky. It features Hereford fans going to West Ham in 1972, and action of the game where the Bulls lost 3-1.


Derek Hall was a goalscoring midfielder who was signed by John Sillett in 1991. Hall stayed at Edgar Street for three seasons. This footage includes most of his goals.


Finally, this footage was broadcast in October 1996 and includes interviews with Peter Hill and Graham Turner. Hill reveals how much money the club was losing then each week which was a staggering figure.  We also get to see Hereford 2-2 Scarborough.



If It Works For Chelsea


Jonathan Sandford has been watching both Chelsea and England recently and he feels the formation of their respective teams could be followed by Hereford manager Peter Beadle.

'The formation adopted by Antonio Conte at Chelsea and by Gareth Southgate in Germany has proved successful and has got me thinking. 

It requires full backs with attacking instincts and a good engine to get up and down. 



In between them it needs three proper centre backs.



It also requires one or two holding midfielders and a playmaker behind a front two.



Could this be something we could do?



Joel and Jimmy certainly fit the bill as full backs and could be devastating at the level we play at if given even more licence to get forward.



Having three genuine centre backs would mean we would be better placed to defend the long ball and set pieces.



Dinsley and McGrath would be a good midfield and we would then have Mills and Symons up front and Pablo behind.



Mills and Symons would carry on benefitting from the space created from defences being stretched to deal with our wide players and also from crosses into the box.



And Pablo would have a field day running the show with so many options available to him:



dropping back and picking up the ball from the midfield before setting off on a run



give and go with the full backs to put them in behind full backs



bursting into the area after Symons has held the ball up and laid it off to him



quick incisive passes for Mills dart onto



Plus it would be different formation that teams won't have seen before.



Love to see them try it and as there will be half a dozen games to play once the title has been sewn up we can give it a try in competitive games before next season.'



Jonathan Sandford


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Further Statement From Southern League


The Southern League have released a further statement about the abandonment of the game between Didcot and Hereford

'The League are aware that while the FA have informed both Clubs that they will be taking no further action, they are still dealing with other matters from events during the abandoned game on 4th March. 

As a result the Evo-Stik League Southern are unable to conclude their own investigations into the matter until such time as the FA investigations have concluded.'

Evesham Draw With Marines


There was one result in the Southern League South and West this evening.

Evesham 1 Swindon Supermarine 1

Top of the Table:

Hereford 35/90
Taunton 36/77
Tiverton 36/75
Salisbury 35/71
Evesham 36/70
Swindon Supermarine 36/65

Club Awaits Decision From Southern League


Hereford FC are awaiting a decision from the Southern League as to whether the abandoned game at Didcot will have to be replayed.

With the FA deciding not to take any action against either club after trouble which led to the abandonment, the only decision outstanding is whether the 'result' will stand or whether the game will need to be replayed.

BN understands that a number of witnesses have been interviewed by the Police and investigations are ongoing.

It may be for this reason the Southern League are yet to release its decision.   

Didcot Town FC Statement


Didcot Town FC have released the following statement after the troubles at their ground recently:

'The FA have today informed Didcot Town FC that they will be taking no further action against the Club in relation to the incident in the match versus Hereford FC on March 4th.

The Club would like to thank The FA on their swift resolution of this unfortunate incident. We would also like to thank our loyal supporters for their continued patience and understanding during this investigation.

The Club now consider the matter closed and wish to concentrate solely on the matches still remaining in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division 1 South and West.

The Club will now await a Southern League decision on whether the game should be replayed or not.'


No Further Action From The FA After Abandonment



The club have confirmed that the FA will take no further action against the club following the Didcot abandonment.

It's now up to the Southern League to decide whether the game should be replayed.


'Visibly Enhanced Police Presence' on Saturday


A joint statement from Wiltshire Police and Salisbury's safety officer has been published on the Salisbury OS.

Here's the article in full:

Football fans will notice a visible police presence this weekend as Hereford FC play Salisbury FC at the Raymond McEnhill stadium.

There have been some concerns about the behaviour of a small minority of Hereford supporters following recent incidents at away games, and some online speculation regarding potential problems at the weekend’s match.

Wiltshire Police Inspector Pete Sparrow and SFC safety officer Martin Staples have issued the following joint statement:

“We welcome HFC to Salisbury. Wiltshire Police and SFC are committed to ensuring the safety of everybody attending this fixture, so a significant amount of risk assessing and planning has been conducted regarding this match. 

"Extra safety stewards and police will be on duty and both SFC and HFC are committed to deterring disorderly conduct by supporters from either side, and will support prosecution for any offences committed and consider ejections and/or sanctions against people who do not comply with ground conditions of entry and stewards requests."

Inspector Sparrow added: "We will continue to work with both clubs and licensed premises in the city, and there will be a visibly enhanced police presence during the day. 

"I would encourage all fans to continue to behave responsibly and if they have any concerns to approach officers or club staff to make them aware."

Update: Statement amended to 'incidents at away games'.

Bishop Told to Stand Aside at Aberystwyth

Matt Bishop
Aberystwyth Town boss Matt Bishop has been asked to 'stand aside' from his role by the club's board.

Bishop, formerly Hereford's assistant manager, has been relieved of his duties with the club struggling at the wrong end of the Welsh Premier League.

A club statement read: "Following a number of indifferent performances over the last few weeks, the Club’s Board has requested that First Team Manager Matthew Bishop stands aside for the time being.

"This is in the hope that a change of management will provide the impetus for an improvement of fortunes."

But despite this, the Seasiders' chairman says there's still a role for Bishop at the club.

Tony Bates said: "I personally remain firmly of the view that Matthew can play an important role in the future development of the Club.

"On balance, I and the Board consider that allowing his excellent Assistant Wayne Jones to run the team over the forthcoming games will demonstrate to players, fans and sponsors the Club’s determination to avoid relegation.

"Once that is achieved we can regroup and put the lessons learned this season to good effect in the next."

Bates says that despite a tough start to the season, where the main aim was to avoid relegation, at Christmas it looked likely the club would achieve a top six finish.

"Unfortunately, since that time the team's performance has often been below par and as most of the team’s problems have been laid at Matthew's feet it is unsurprising that he feels acute disappointment at the team's apparent ability to commit football suicide."


Wantage Town Game To Be All Ticket


With the end of the season nearing, another Hereford game has been made all ticket.

The club have confirmed this morning that the home game against Wantage on 1st April will be all-ticket.

Tickets are available online now up until 10pm on Friday 31st March - http://www.herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/wantage

Tickets are on sale from the Club Shop during the following times;
Wednesday 22nd March – 10am-4pm
Friday 24th March – 10am-4pm
Wednesday 29th March – 10am-6pm
Friday 31st March – 10am-4pm

As it's a league game, season ticket holders will not need to buy a ticket for the match.

No tickets will be available on the day of the game.


Tonight's UITC Match Postponed


Tonight's UITC match against Bromyard in the HFA Giantkillers Cup has been postponed as the pitch is waterlogged.

It is now set to be played next week.
 

500 Tickets Sold For Salisbury Game


Hereford FC have reported that they have sold 500 tickets to their supporters in advance of Saturday's match at Salisbury.

Sales of tickets continue today from the club shop which will be open until 4pm. They will also be on sale on Friday.

Tickets can only be sold to season ticket holders
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tonight's Results From The South And West


Two fixtures in the Southern League South and West this evening.

Paulton 4 Barnstaple 3
Shortwood 2 North Leigh 5

Meanwhile Salisbury, who play Hereford on Saturday, were also in action this evening in a Wiltshire FA Senior Cup semi-final game.

Salisbury 3 Highworth Town 4 

Taunton Increase Prices by £2 for Hereford's Visit


Taunton Town have announced the ticket prices for Hereford's visit on Saturday 8th April. The game is all ticket and Hereford have been given an allocation of 600 tickets.

According to their official site, prices will be - adults £10, concessions £8 and U19s £5.

They say the increased charges are due to the extra stewarding, security and facilities required.

Supporters will be segregated. 

Below is the Taunton statement in full:

As advised last week, our Evo-Stik League game at home to leaders and champions-elect Hereford on Saturday 8th April will be all-ticket and segregated. We can now confirm that tickets for home supporters will go on sale from Saturday 1st April before the League game with Mangotsfield United at the Viridor Stadium. The ticket office will be open on that day from 12.45pm to 2.45pm and purchase of tickets is conditional on ground admission being paid – no person will be admitted into the ground solely to buy a ticket.

The ticket office will also be open during the week before the Hereford fixture and the times and days will be announced in due course. Tickets will only be available from the club in person and a maximum of four per purchase will be allowed. All purchasers will be required to provide personal details as appropriate. Payment will be by cash only. No tickets will be on sale on the day of the match. Taunton Town Season Ticket holders will still require a ticket but no payment will be necessary. Hereford will be given their own ticket allocation of 600 for sale to their supporters.

Ticket prices will be £10 for Adults, £8 for Concessions and £5 for Under 19’s – the increased charges have been implemented to cover the costs of extra stewarding, security and facilities. Parking at the ground will be restricted due to segregation and space for coaches. Moorfields and Blackbrook Surgery will be available for overspill parking. 

All sales will be on the basis that the purchasers abide by the club’s Ground Regulations which will be printed on the ticket. Further details regarding the office opening hours for ticket sales w/c 3rd April and other matchday information will be made available once confirmed.  

Bartlett To Coach At Middlesbrough


Former Hereford United goalkeeper Adam Bartlett is joining Middlebrough as their full time academy goalkeeping coach.

He has had his contract at Hartlepool cancelled by mutual request.

Bartlett joined Hartlepool in the summer of 2015 and made 29 appearances for the club.
 

Winchester Without a Manager as Saunders Leaves


Manager Ian Saunders has left Winchester City, the club has announced on Twitter.

"We can confirm that Ian Saunders has today left his post as Manager of Winchester City Football Club.

"We thank him for all his efforts & we would also like to thank Amo (BN - Jason Hampson) and Jamie Cotton for their hard work during the season."

The Citizens lie tenth in the table, having picked up two points from their last seven games.

After the 1-0 loss at Yate on Saturday, Saunders spoke to the Southern Daily Echo: "We’ve dropped to tenth and, if we continue in this vein and the season ends up a damp squib, it would be a travesty."

Hereford will host Winchester on the final day of the season, Saturday 22nd April.


Three Midweek Games In The South And West


There are three games in the Southern League South and West this mid-week.

Although none of them will have any effect on Hereford's title aspirations, tomorrow's match at Evesham is one the Worcestershire club will need to win to stay in the play-off positions.


Tonight's matches:

Paulton Rovers v Barnstaple Town
Shortwood v North Leigh 

Tomorrow's match:

Evesham v Swindon Supermarine

Prize Bull Lottery Draw


This from HUST:

Prize Bull Lottery draw No.146 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:-  1 - 2 - 7 - 22

Should you have the winning combination, please contact prizebull@hufctrust.co.uk to claim the jackpot. More details on the Prize Bull Lottery and entry forms are on the Prize Bull Lottery page.

Jackpot now stands at £1150


HUST 50/50 super-sellers help raise £44,000 for Hereford FC


This from HUST:
The 50/50 draw has raised nearly £44,000 for HFC since the creation of the club.  It’s a significant achievement”, says HUST chairman Richard Tomkins.  The 50/50 draw has been hugely successful and is the principal reason why supporters now own 100,000 shares in Hereford FC. Every £2 of 50/50 tickets purchased buys HFC supporters one share in the club. 

As a thank you for their hard work in rain and shine the HUST Board is sending all 50/50 volunteers to the forthcoming Sportsman’s Evening event next month.  “It should be great night”, said Tomkins “and we hope they all thoroughly enjoy it. They certainly deserve it.”

 


The success of the draw established by HUST has been down to the generosity of supporters and the hard work of the team of wonderful volunteers led by Mike Langford.  As a longstanding HUST board member and also one of HUST’s Football Club Directors, Mike says: “Upon the creation of HFC I led on establishing the 50/50 draw so HUST could build its shareholding and support the delivery of the successful community club voted for by 97% of HUST Members. I've been lucky to work alongside a team of dedicated ticket sellers who give up their time before every match to sell tickets. All proceeds raised through the draw are used for share purchase and go directly to the club”. 

The 50/50 draw is a key part of HUST’s fundraising programme which aims to reach its share target of £289,000 needed to make the club 50% fan owned by March 2020.  With the addition of new fundraising streams including the new Bulls Lotto, a planned re-launch of the Prize Bull and a number of live events HUST is currently on schedule to meet this target.  The biggest contribution to HUST funds however has been provided by the 50/50.

“As the club are aware maximum share purchase is absolutely central to HUST’s ambitions” said Tomkins “and the 50/50 draw is central to our share purchase fundraising. Much is said about HFC being a community club and the co-operation between the club and Trust in the running of the 50/50 is a great example of a community club in action.

The 50/50 draw is run by HUST and operated under the Trust’s lottery licence. Tickets are sold in and around the ground on match day with the permission of the club and HUST invests all proceeds from the 50/50 directly in the club in the form of share purchase. HUST has been handing the proceeds of the 50/50 draw over £10,000 at a time all season to swell the club coffers. 

As all the proceeds from the draw are used for share purchase there is no VAT or corporation tax payable by the club on any of the money which makes it an extremely efficient method of raising funds. It is also a great way for supporters to win big prizes with over 170 winners and in excess of £40,000 given out in prize money over the last two seasons.

 

So, the next time you are at a game and see one of our hard working 50/50 ticket sellers please dig deep. Not only will you be in with the chance of winning a cash prize, but you will be helping Hereford fans build a successful community club and for that we are grateful to you all.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Salisbury Respond to Hereford Statement


Salisbury's chairman Dave Phillips has denied that the club asked Hereford to foot a £2,500 policing bill for Saturday's game.

They did however advise that the Bulls take some of their own stewards to ensure a 'trouble-free' afternoon.

Phillips also explained the reasoning behind the decision to only sell tickets to season ticket holders.

This from the Salisbury OS:

We have read the “Update on Salisbury Ticket Situation” on the Hereford FC website and regret that the statement is not an accurate reflection of the position.

There have been a number of conversations with Hereford FC and the club is aware of all the circumstances surrounding our decision to restrict away ticket sales to Season Ticket Holders only.

The two clubs had full discussions regarding the reasoning for the restriction a week ago and there have been several telephone conversations and exchanges of emails subsequently.

The prime concern of Salisbury FC is to ensure the safety of all spectators coming to see this match and we have had consultations with the Wiltshire Safety Advisory Group who are ultimately responsible for deciding the conditions which apply to the staging of this fixture.

There have been incidents in recent matches involving Hereford FC and this had a major effect on the requirements of the SAG.

Ultimately, it was agreed that by having an “all ticket” match, thus limiting the maximum number of spectators and by allowing sales of away Supporters' tickets solely to Season Ticket Holders there would be no requirement for Police to be present in the Stadium. 

At no stage did we ask Hereford FC to pay £2500 for Policing. 

We have pointed out to Hereford FC that they too have a responsibility for ensuring a trouble-free afternoon and have suggested that they might like to bring along a few of their own stewards at their own expense. 

Due to recent events at away matches, this would we believe, be a prudent measure on their part.

We have no desire to exclude any spectators from watching this game and we also realise that with the arrangements which are in force, Salisbury FC is losing out on a fair amount of potential income.

However, we are duty bound to follow the requirements of the SAG and would re-iterate that the safety of the fans of both clubs and everyone else involved in this fixture, is of paramount importance to Salisbury FC. 

David Phillips (Chairman, Salisbury FC)

Radio Hereford To Broadcast UITC Game



This from Radio Hereford FC:

Join Radio Hereford FC next Wednesday from The Victoria ground, Bromsgrove as the UITC Under 18s visit Bromsgrove Sporting U 18s for a top-of-the table clash that could go  long way to deciding the Midland Floodlit Youth League, Southern Section title. 

As the season reaches its climax, only Hereford, Bromsgrove and Gloucester City can lift the title with Hereford the only undefeated side in the competition, and with games in hand over the other two. 

Live coverage starts at 7.30 with the two experienced podcasters, Frank Williams & Simon Wright on hand to bring you all the build-up, action and analysis.

Club Statement: Hereford Won't Pay for Policing at Salisbury


In an article published on the official site this evening, Hereford have confirmed that despite being asked by Salisbury, they won't pay for additional security on Saturday.

According to the statement, Salisbury initially asked the Bulls to foot a £2,500 policing bill for the game at the Ray Mac.

But chairman Ken Kinnersley, along with commercial director George Webb, told Salisbury this wouldn't be possible.

The statement reads: "Salisbury FC have informed us the system has been implemented to avoid a £2,500 Policing bill for the fixture. 

"Salisbury FC initially asked Hereford FC to pay this bill, and have also made a request that we pay for extra stewarding at the game.

"Hereford FC officials have advised Salisbury that, for good reasons, we cannot consider paying for security arrangements for away matches where the security and safety of all supporters is the sole responsibility of the host club and not the visitors."

The club also reiterated that the match is strictly all-ticket, with tickets only being sold to season ticket holders.

The statement also said: "Hereford FC have put forward a number of alternative proposals, including taking bookings through our online system to secure details of all purchasers, but these have been declined."

Ticket sales continue on Wednesday 10am-4pm from the club.


Abandoned Game In Southern Central To Be Replayed


Whilst Hereford await a decision about their abandoned game at Didcot two weeks ago, a game that took place last Saturday is to be replayed.

This from the Southern League:
  
Following the abandonment of the Division One Central fixture on Saturday (between Chalfont St Peter and Kempston Rovers), the League's Board has considered the matter.
 
The decision is that the match is to be replayed and the date of the rearranged fixture will be announced as soon as it is agreed.

The circumstances of the abandonment were different to Hereford's game.

This from Chalfont St Peter FC:

A late injury to Adam Kirby with just seconds left to play caused the abandonment of a game that Saints looked certain to win and claim a very welcome three points.

Despite be attended by paramedics it was ultimately the one hour it took for an ambulance to arrive that forced the referee's hand as Kirby's back injury made it potentially dangerous to move move him without the proper equipment.
 

HUST launch 'Spot the Ball' competition


As part of HUST’s ongoing fundraising drive to assist Hereford Football Club, a brand new ‘Spot the Ball’ competition is being launched on Monday, 27th March.

All supporters have to do is assess where they think the ball is most likely to be in the photograph, select the relevant grid square and enter via the HUST website.

HUST have assembled a wide ranging ‘panel of experts’ for the Spot the Ball competition, with former Bulls’ players Gareth Davies and Tommy Hughes casting their eyes over the first photographs courtesy of the official club photographer Steve Niblett.

The competition is to run throughout the year at four-weekly intervals, and will initially be open to HUST members only.  50% of the entry fees will be distributed as prize money, with roll-overs if the prize is not won, and the remainder allocated to HUST’s share purchase fund. 

The first round will be launched on Monday 27 March with a closing date of Saturday 22 April.  Entries will cost £1 per selected square, up to a maximum of three selections per member. The online entry form and full rules will be published soon on the HUST website.



South And West Weekend Review

Taunton Town suffered a surprise 3-0 away defeat at Larkhall Athletic in the EVO-STIK League Southern Division One South & West on Saturday, shattering their outside chance of nicking the title from Hereford, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.

It all went wrong for Taunton when they had centre-back Owen Irish sent-off just before half-time. Larkhall, beaten 10-2 at Taunton earlier this season, took advantage of the extra man to score three times in the second half through Joe Raynes with two and Greg Peel.
Taunton remain second but third-placed Tiverton Town have reduced the gap between the sides to two points after they beat fourth-placed Salisbury at Ladysmead in front of a crowd of 322.
Jamie Price gave Tivvy the boost of an early first-minute lead that he eventually doubled with 17 minutes remaining.

The runaway Bulls won 4-1 at Edgar Street against North Leigh to take another step towards the title, another great crowd of 2,474 seeing the visitors take a shock third minute lead through Matt Sysum.
But the home side weren`t behind for long as top scorer John Mills levelled seven minutes later. Mark Preece then gave the Bulls an interval lead with a 42nd minute second before second half goals from Pablo Haysham and a late Tristan Plummer penalty sealed a comfortable afternoon`s work for Peter Beadle`s side.
Evesham United maintained fifth spot after a 2-0 win at Bishops Cleeve, Mark Magee three minutes after half-time and then Adam Mann 15 minutes from time the United scorers.
Swindon Supermarine and Mangotsfield United still have chances of a top five spot with wins on Saturday leaving them five and six points respectively behind Evesham.
Supermarine won 4-1 at the WebbsWood Stadium against a Bideford AFC side who hadn`t lost in nine games.
They came back from a 15th minute Ben Watson goal down to win thanks to Brad Hooper`s penalty after 32 minutes, a Josh Parsons brace in the 37th and 84th minutes and Ryan Campbell two minutes later.

The Mangos won 1-0 at third-bottom AFC Totton, courtesy of a 63rd minute Liam Monelle effort while Bridgwater Town are all-but doomed after losing 1-0 at second-bottom Wantage Town.
They were left 21 points behind AFC Totton with only 21 on offer now after Todd Hatherway`s 39th minute goal proved decisive for the Alfredians, who are still 14 points adrift themselves.
Elsewhere, Will Morford bagged a brace in the 73rd and 83rd minutes – the second from the spot – as Shortwood United won 2-1 at Wimborne Town, for whom Billy Maybury had given them an 18th minute lead.
Slimbridge`s Lee Smith was another two-goal man as his 32nd and 76th minute strikes saw off Paulton Rovers 2-0 at home while James Blake`s spot-kick and Lee Francis 10 minutes from time proved enough for Barnstaple Town in a 2-1 win at home to Didcot Town despite Adam Learoyd's reply 20 minutes from time.
 

Four Winners each scoop £5 Million


There were four winners in Saturday night’s rollover jackpot draw who have each scooped over £5 Million pounds. So, if you entered the Bulls Lotto this weekend please check your numbers as you may have won a life-changing prize, and you could even decide to donate some of your winnings!
Across the network Saturday’s draw also saw twenty-one winners on the 6-number draw who will pocket £125,000 each. So why not consider joining the Bulls Lotto and thus get a chance of winning a life-changing prize in the future.

The latest Lotto Draw took place on Saturday, 18th March 2017.

Winning numbers were: 04-12-23-27-31-40, plus the Star Number 0.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £5,129,998.88

6 Numbers                         £124,956.89

5 Numbers                         £1,243.43

4 Numbers                         £23.93

3 Numbers                         £7.40

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 https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/index.htm to get started and be in with a chance of winning.

All of the cash prizes are funded by the Lotto Network. It will be fantastic when we see a Hereford Football Club fan as a major winner!

Enter your lucky numbers by joining here:  https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/index.htm
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 Wednesday, 22nd March 2017. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm