Monday, January 10, 2022

Another Picture Quiz - And We've Got The Answers

Last week BN published the following article and this evening we can reveal the answers.

Another Picture Quiz

The above photo was taken by Andy Compton when Hereford United were in the Conference.

Who was the Hereford player? A) John Grant

Who were the opponents? A) Forest Green

What was the name of their player? A) Darren Jones

What was very unusual about this match and in particular these two players? A) Apart from the colour of the shirts...........John Grant and Darren Jones tops were identical. On the back of Jones' shirt was Grant 10 and on front kit sponsors Sun Valley.

Forest Green's kit was too similar to Hereford's, the kit they bought was black and white shirts and white shorts. Referee wasn't happy with the clash so Forest Green put on Hereford's away kit. So Darren Jones was wearing John Grant's away kit.

When was the game played? A) December 28th 2002

What was the result? A) 1-1

What was the gate? A) 3271

Some other information about the game was that an ex-Hereford manager was in charge at Forest Green - Colin Addison.

And an ex-Hereford player scored Hereford's goal - Neil Grayson.

A look back at the game:

Grayson goal haunts Hereford
Hereford United 1 - 1 Forest Green Rovers
Colin Addison will be the happier of the two managers as his Forest Green Rovers side snatched a point at Edgar Street through ex-Hereford United favourite Neil Grayson.
The veteran atacker popped up in the Hereford area on 72 minutes, leaving Matt Baker with no chance as he nodded home a Steve Cowe cross from six yards out.
Cowe's move down the Rovers right wing saw him beat Rob Sawyers, who was filling in for the suspended Michael Rose for Hereford. Jamie Pitman, out through injury, was replaced by Rob Purdie who came off with a knock midway through the second period.
Grayson's goal was a bitter blow to a Hereford side who had taken the lead just a minute earlier. Steve Guinan had flicked a through-ball to John Grant, who knocked it home past the stranded Steve Perrin in the Forest Green goal.
The away side sported a different type of strip for the match - they wore Hereford United's red away tops due to clashes with both their home and away shirts. The Hereford kit sported squad numbers and Herefod player names, which meant identifying the players even more complicated than normal!
The first half was a relatively drab affair. Hereford had the better of the possession and attacking play, although the two most promising openings came at the other end. Neil Grayson had a header turned over the bar by Matt Baker, and Kayode Odejayi nodded a cross wide at the far post, missing the target by inches.
Any hopes Hereford had at scoring seemed to be almost eliminated by the Forest Green defence, which consisted of ten outfield players at times. On the rare occasions the Bulls did break through the back-line, Perrin was on-hand to make saves, although there were few of note.
Hereford's best effort on goal came on the hour, when Steve Guinan volleyed the ball onto the top of the bar from twenty yards out, and Michael Husbands, making his debut from Aston Villa, came on to liven things up just before the goals.
The most influential player for the Bulls on the afternnon was Danny Williams, who battled away in his midfield role, chasing after every ball and covering every blade of grass on the field. The team was also boosted by a bumper crowd - some 3271 turned up, including 129 from away, to bolster the club's coffers.
However, the win wasn't to be and Forest Green defended deeply but effectively after Grayson had equalised Grant's first league goal for Hereford. Despite dropping points, Hereford make ground on the sides around them, going level on points with Morecambe who are in the last play-off position.
Written by Terry Goodwin - 28th December 2002.
Hereford United Forest Green Rovers
Matt Baker Steve Perrin
Matt Clarke (off, 79 minutes) Matthew Coupe
Rob Sawyers Steve Jenkins
Andrew Tretton Kevin Langon
Tony James (captain) Martin Foster
Ben Smith Neil Grayson
Rob Purdie (off, 66 minutes) Gary Owers
Danny Williams John Richardson
Steve Guinan Matt Russell (off, half time)
John Grant Darren Jones
Paul Parry Kayode Odejayi (off, 76 minutes)
Subs Subs
Ian Wright Alex Meechan
Ken Griffiths Ellis Glassup
Richard Teesdale (on, 79 minutes) Danny Allen
James Fox Rob Cook (on, 76 minutes)
Michael Husbands (on, 66 minutes) Steve Cowe (on, half time)
Yellow cards Yellow cards
- Steve Jenkins (foul, 28 minutes)
  Neil Grayson (foul, 62 minutes)
Red cards Red cards
- -
Scorers Scorers
John Grant (71 minutes) Neil Grayson (72 minutes)
Man of the Match Danny Williams
Attendance 3271
Referee Mr. M. Mullarkey (Exeter)