Sunday, January 02, 2022

New Year Quiz Questions

A few days ago BN posted the above photo and asked a few questions about it.

The picture was taken by Andy Compton.

The questions asked were: Who is the Hereford player, who are the opponents, who is the opponent's player, when did the game take place, what was the result and what was the attendance?

We believe the Hereford player was David Brown, Scarborough were the opponents, their player was Steve Baker, the game took place on September 13th 2003, Hereford won 2-1 and the attendance was 4850.

Here's our report of the game:

Hereford United 2 - 1 Scarborough

Scarborough's defensive tactics were insufficient to hold rampant Hereford United at Edgar Street, as the Bulls remain at the top of the Nationwide Conference after this 2-1 victory.

Hereford's performance was solid rather than spectacular, as they had trouble breaking down the Seadogs, whose manager Russell Slade employed a resolute defensive line to keep the Bulls at bay and, on the whole, their formation was a success.

Nevertheless, a goal in each half ensured Hereford secured the three points, but Graham Turner's men were made to sweat late on when some soft defending allowed Mark Quayle to nick a goal back with two minutes to go.

For the eighth game in succession, Hereford were unchanged while Scarborough once again fielded Leigh Walker between the sticks. Regular first-choice goalkeeper Adam Sollitt took his place on the bench despite suffering with a broken finger, as their only other stopper, Gareth Downey, was laid low with mumps.

Walker was called into action early in the match when a long range free-kick from Danny Williams tested his reactions, and on seven minutes Williams cut in from the right channel, sending a low ball across the face of goal. Nobody, though, could make a connection which would have sent Hereford into an early lead.

Ten minutes later, a scramble saw Steve Guinan smash the ball onto Walker's crossbar from ten yards, but United's efforts were kept mostly to outside the box thanks to the physical game played by defender Matt Redmile.

Michael Price was lucky not to be cautioned when he clattered into Ryan Green on twenty six minutes, and referee Mr. J. Cordy only produced one yellow card in a game which he allowed to flow.

Michael Rose opened the scoring on twenty-eight, when his free-kick from twenty five yards sailed over the Scarborough wall and into the top corner. This, though, was only after he had been told to re-take, as his first attempt was thwarted by an infringement. At the other end, Wayne Gill hit a low set-piece at the Hereford wall, while Nick Henry's volley a minute before time went inches over Matt Baker's crossbar.

Scarborough started well in the second period, with Price heading over from close range and Redmile inches away from the far post when he nodded a corner goalwards. At the other end, Rob Purdie forced Leigh Walker into a superb save when he struck from close range.

Twelve minutes were left on the clock when Danny Williams was awarded a free-kick, fifteen yards from the right by-line. He swung it goalwards, for Paul Parry to head into bottom of the net.

Then, with two minutes left, the forty-five travelling fans in a crowd of 4,850 were given a opening as Price's cross from the left found Mark Quayle at the far post. The former Morecambe striker headed past Matt Baker, but it was a matter of too little, too late.
Written by Terry Goodwin - 13th September 2003.
Hereford United Scarborough
Matt Baker Leigh Walker
Ryan Green Steve Baker
Michael Rose Matt Redmile
Jamie Pitman Glen Downey (off, 23 minutes)
Andy Tretton Mark Hotte
Tony James (captain) Jimmy Kelly
Danny Williams Nick Henry (off, 63 minutes)
Ben Smith Wayne Gill
Steve Guinan Michael Price
Rob Purdie (off, 79 minutes) Mark Quayle
Paul Parry Clayton Donaldson (off, 63 minutes)
Subs Subs
David Brown (on, 79 minutes) Adam Sollitt
Ben Scott Chris Senior (on, 63 minutes)
Richard Teesdale James Sherlock (on, 63 minutes)
Daniel Carey-Bertram Alex Nesovic
Dean Craven James Dudgeon (on, 23 minutes)
Yellow cards Yellow cards
- Mark Hotte (dissent, 27 minutes)
Red cards Red cards
- -
Scorers Scorers
Michael Rose (28 minutes) Mark Quayle (88 minutes)
Paul Parry (78 minutes) -
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Man of the Match Jamie Pitman
Attendance 4850
Referee Mr. J. Cordy (Bristol)