Next Game: FA Cup - Tonbridge Angels Away on Saturday 1st October at 3pm

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Molyneux Offered £350 A Week To Join Hereford Says HT


Westfield's Jamie Molyneux has been offered £350 per week plus goal bonuses to play for Hereford FC according to the Hereford Times.

"I think Jamie offers something different to the strikers we already have," Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle told the HT.

"It's just a waiting game now because he's also had to speak to Solihull, I just hope that what we have offered him will tempt him.

"We don't want to disrupt Westfields because they've made a fantastic start, but football is football and we would like to have Jamie play for us."

We're Looking Forward To The Challenge At Tonbridge


With an FA Cup tie at Tonbridge on Saturday, Hereford manager Peter Beadle was asked if this was his toughest game to date.

"I think just being here is a tough challenge," quipped Beadle.

"It's a challenge, it's always a challenge.

"It will be a different senario I would have thought. They will be slight favourites because of where they are in the league they are in.

"But we feel that if we go there and perform well we're always in with a chance.

"We've got good players, people who can score goals all across the pitch and, at times, we do defend extremely well.

"We defended great on Saturday against a bombardment, we just let ourselves down with the goal.

"So we go there with a chance, that's all we can hope for. As always all I'll expect is a performance and if the performance is right the result usually takes care of itself.

"It's going to be a challenge, it's going to be a test.

"They are big and strong and they've had a great start.

"So we're looking forward to the challenge now."

Molyneux Set To Play For Westfields On Saturday


Jamie Molyneux is set to play for Westfield in their FA Cup Tie against Walton Casuals on Saturday at the allpay Park.

BN understands that Molyneux has spoken to Hereford and Solihull Moors since both clubs put in a seven day approach for the former Redditch player last week.

Last night he trained with Westfields and is said to be focused on the game.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Prediction League Update

Points from round 12 and 13 have now been sorted following Hereford's matches with Tiverton and Slimbridge. Points can be found at http://bullsnewspredictionleague.blogspot.co.uk/

Round 14 takes place on Saturday, when Hereford travel to Tonbridge Angels. Predictions with attendance, score and username needs to be sent before 2:30pm on Saturday to bullsnewspredictionleague@hotmail.com

Bath City Set To Become Community Owned


Bath City is set to become a 'community owned asset' after the Big Bath City Bid raised over £300,000 to purchase a majority stake in the club.

Six new directors are to be appointed.

The 125 year old club is reported to want revitalising and refreshing.

The £300,000 raised by the BBCB will be used to buy shares in the club which will be added to the 87000 shares, out of a total of 500,000 supporters, they already have in the club giving them majority control.

BBCB's list of aims include:

  • Supporters will take a majority stake in the club and put democracy and community at its heart from day one
  • We will appoint a community impact director whose responsibility will be to ensure Bath City works with charities and good causes across the city to use the power of football for the benefit of disadvantaged members of our community
  • The club will wipe out a swathe of debts and gain access to new finance which will secure its medium term future while we work on a partial ground redevelopment
  • A new board will be created bringing in new skills, contacts and expertise, with six of its nine directors democratically accountable to supporters
  • Supporters and the community will be given a real voice in the club's future with more transparency, more ways to participate and more chances to give and demand feedback

  • More Second Half Pictures From Edgar Street Last Night


    A second selection of pictures from last night's 3-0 win by Hereford over Slimbridge.

    Jamie Edge

    Substitute Rory Huntbach

    Rory Huntbach

    Substitute Ross Staley

    Chris Parry

    Ross Staley

    Tristan Plummer

    Ross Staley With A Shot Late In The Game

    But It Went Wide

    Midfielders Jamie Edge And Mike McGrath

    Second Half Pictures From Hereford's Victory Over Slimbridge


    A selection of pictures taken during the second half of last night's game at Edgar Street.

    Tristan Plummer

    Jake Sinclair

    Jake Sinclair

    Tristan Plummer

    Mike McGrath

    Ross Staley

    Is Brought Down

    And The Offender Gets A Telling Off From Referee Sarah Garratt

    Mike McGrath And Mike Symons

    Jamie Edge


    Hereford - Heroics and Heritage


    Next Saturday Tonbridge Angels welcome Hereford FC to their ground for an FA Third Qualifying Round Cup Tie.

    As part of the build up to the game Simon Piper has written an article all about Hereford United and Hereford FC.

    On Saturday afternoon the Angels are honoured to welcome guests that during their glory years were among the best semi-professional football had to offer. The original Hereford United crossed swords with Tonbridge regularly in the Southern League, during our own purple patch of the 1950s. Attendances of between 4,000 and 5,000 witnessed frequent clashes at the old, town centre Angel Ground, in the division just below the professional set-up.

    Hereford’s heritage, stature and past glories, particularly the famous giant-killing, and the large crowd likely at Longmead, should make it a similar special occasion.

    And our FA Cup record over nearly 50 years points towards another-season-wait. That said, the competition is for the underdogs as “Supermac” and the likely lads of 1970s’ Newcastle will testify. But, are Tonbridge or Hereford the favourites today? The Angels, of the Ryman Premier, possibly have the edge on paper, being near the top of a division higher on the pyramid (level 7 compared to 8).

    In all honesty though, the Bulls, managed by former Gillingham forward Peter Beadle, have the cup pedigree, support and tradition, and, with proper management, the potential to follow in the footsteps of the fan-owned AFC Wimbledon.

    With Hereford’s previous heroics and heritage, suspect the old adage of “concentrating on the league” will be the eventual outcome at Longmead, possibly after a replay at a quaint and famous veteran venue…


    Sponsorship of U18 Players


    Hereford FC under 18 players can now be sponsored for this season.

    Pictures of the players appeared in last night's match programme.

    For futher details please contact Mick Loader on 07825154336 or email Mick at mickhufc@gmail.com
     

    Bittner Appointed Joint Caretaker Manager at Newport


    Following the sacking of Newport County's manager Warren Feeney this morning, ex-Hereford United goalkeeper James Bittner, along with fellow Exiles coach Sean McCarthy, have assumed caretaker responsibilities at the club.

    Bittner made 37 appearances for Hereford during the 2013-14 season, keeping 9 clean sheets. He then joined Newport on a short-term deal on the 28th July 2013 and has since had spells with Salisbury City and Plymouth Argyle. 

    The 34-year old returned to Rodney Parade as a player/coach earlier this year.

    A club statement said that they are 'intending to make an appointment as soon as possible and will make an announcement in due course.'

    U19's Win


    Hereford U19's beat Crewe Alexander 4-0 in The National League U19 Alliance this afternoon. 

    Sam Oxley scored the opener after 47 seconds before Greg Preece doubled the lead in the 22nd minute. Oxley then added his second of the match in the 28th minute. Charlie Meek completed the scoring on the 79th minute.

    Hereford: 
    1.Locke 2.Clarke 3.Scotford 4.Trumper 5.Pugh 6.Richmond 7.Young 8.Gameson 9.Preece 10.MacDonald 11.Oxley. Subs: 12.Branch 14.M.Davies 15.Meek 16.Lancett 17.Lloyd

    Next up for the under 19's is a home game on 12th October against AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the league cup. Kick off for that match will be 2pm at Victoria Park

    First Half Pictures From Slimbridge Game


    A few pictures taken during the first half of last night's game between Hereford and Slimbridge.

    Debut For Mike McGrath

    Mike Symons

    Tristan Plummer

    Rob Purdie

    Mike Symons


    Bromsgrove Sporting Next In FA Youth Cup


    Hereford FC will meet Bromsgrove Sporting in the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

    The game is set to be played next Tuesday October 4th and will take place at Edgar Street provided the senior team do not have to play an FA Cup replay against Tonbridge Angels.

    If there is a replay the Youth team will play at Leominster.

    U19's Today


    Hereford U19's return to National League Alliance action this afternoon as they host Crewe Alexandra. Kick off is 1pm at Victoria Park.

    Hereford began with a 2-2 draw against Mansfield Town, where as Crewe began with a 2-0 defeat against Tamworth.

    Beadle Reacts To Allardyce News


    During his post Slimbridge press conference, Peter Beadle was asked about the news that Sam Allardyce was no longer the England manager.

    "I played for Sam, I worked for Sam.

    "When he got the managers job I thought it was perfect because if anyone is going to stir the passion in players he would because he's a great motivator.

    "He's also a very switched on manager.

    "But whatever has happened has happened.

    "Same old England isn't it.

    "We feel as though we are making steps forward and then we take three steps backwards again.

    "I suppose now it's going to be who gets the hot-seat next and they will be extra double cautious now.

    "It a shame because I was hoping to see him do well and as I said I've worked with him. He's a top fellow.

    "Unfortunately these temptations are there for players and managers these days and you just never know who's there."

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Haysham Could Return On Saturday


    In his post match interview Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle was asked about Pablo Haysham who didn't make the squad this evening.

    "Pablo will hopefully be back.

    "He's done a bit of work here tonight, we'll see how he feels tomorrow. Hopefully he'll train on Thursday and if he has no reaction he'll be back.

    "He did his ankle in the game at Romulus. As he went up for a header he caught his foot and rolled his ankle a little bit.

    "He's worked hard tonight and done a fair bit so we'll just see what reaction he has tomorrow.

    Chris Barker was subbed during the second half.

    "Just felt his hamstring a little bit, we thought get him off straight away.

    "I hope it's not too bad as we are becoming the walking wounded.

    "We've got one or two by the looks of it. Obviously Jimmy (Oates) hopefully we'll see how he is in the next couple of days. But it's 50/50 touch and go with him.

    "Obviously Chris we'll have to wait and see how he is." 

    Hereford Ease Past Slimbridge


    Two Goals For John Mills
    Hereford were back in league action this Tuesday evening and it was Slimbridge who were the visitors to Edgar Street. Whilst Hereford had lost their 100% record in the previous outing, the visitors had lost their unbeaten record though 5 of those results had been draws.


    It was Hereford, spurred on by the home support in a crowd of 2,305, who made the early running and had Slimbridge on the back-foot from the off. It was a familiar site from The Whites early, who were attacking the Meadow End, with Mike Symons making use of his physical presence and supplying plenty of knock downs and lay-offs for his team mates to collect. It was Symons' lay off to Plummer out wide on the right that caused the first concern for the Slimbridge defence, as they scrambled the ball away from the toes of John Mills early on.


    Symons himself went close, seeing a shot across the goal deflect out for a corner before the deadlock was broken in the 14th minute. Hereford again enjoyed success down the right flank, this time Rob Purdie providing a perfect cross to Mills who headed expertly in from 12 yards out for 1-0. 

    John Mills Heads In Hereford's Opening Goal


    John Mills Thanks Rob Purdie For His 'Assist' For The Goal
    Mills didn't have to wait long for another opportunity and made no mistake 2 minutes later, converting a rebound from close range after Sinclair had a shot saved, cutting in from the left. 2-0 to Hereford with 16 minutes gone and from that point it looked as though it could be any score come full time!


    Jake Sinclair With A Shot That The Keeper Failed To Collect And John Mills Scored From The Rebound

     
    Hereford took their foot off the pedal after securing the safety net of a goal lead and Slimbridge found their way in the game a little more, though the following period was a scrappy one with little goal threat. Hereford came back in to their own in the final 10 minutes of the half as Mills was denied a hattrick by a covering defender, Plummer shot wide, as did Mills who took down a cross from Chris Barker on his chest before a first time, volleyed effort across goal. Half time, 2-0 to Hereford.


    Whilst Hereford remained in control, Slimbridge arguably had the better chances in the opening exchanges of the second period. Marley Thomas had a shot blocked before sending the rebound towards the back post for Jamie Martin, though Martin headed wide under pressure. Jack Twyman had a shot off target from outside of the box before Alex Harris in the Hereford goal had to claw Edward Major's effort away from his far post.


    A through ball from Slimbridge caused Hereford, and Barker in particular, more concern than they would have wanted - the defender managed to cut the ball out, however over stretched and appeared to pull his hamstring. He was replaced immediately by Joel Edwards. Hereford had their own chances, Jamie Edge shooting wide from range following good hold-up play from Symons, before the ever-dangerous Tristan Plummer flashed a shot wide.


    Plummer was in on the action minutes later again however and this time made no mistake in making it 3-0 after 73 minutes. Edwards launched a long ball down the left, Mills collected and crossed to the far post. The initial cross was a just out of Plummer's reach, but the wide-man collected, beat his man inside the box before firing home.


    Tristan Plummer Scores Hereford's Third

     
    There were a couple of half-chances for substitutes Rory Huntbach and Ross Staley before the final whistle in what was a much better performance than the last outing against Tiverton. It did look as though Hereford might score 5 or 6 in this game, though the job was complete with less than a quarter of the game gone. 3 goals and a clean sheet should give little cause for complaint. 

    Full time: Hereford 3 Slimbridge 0.

    Hereford: Harris, Purdie (c), Barker, Edge, Green, Parry, Plummer, McGrath, Mills, Sinclair, Symons.

    Subs: Edwards, Willets, Staley, Huntbach, Horsell

    Attendance: 2305

    We Were Comfortable Throughout the Game Said Beadle


    After tonight's 3-0 win over Slimbridge, Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle gave his reaction to the local media.

    "First fifteen minutes we were great, got our two goal lead, but then it went a little bit flat after that," said Beadle.

    "Took a long time to get going again.

    "I don't think we were ever in any danger of losing the game but as we have said before 2-0 you've only got to make one mistake or them score a great goal or whatever then you give them something to hang onto.

    "So it was nice to get the third goal and kill it off a little bit really.

    "2-0 is probably the most uncomfortable scoreline to have because you score the third one the game is done, you conceed one it's game on again.

    "For long periods of the game we were comfortable without moving it as quickly as we would like to, they never really threatened in open play.

    "For the most part the biggest threat to us is us. if you make a mistake or we slip or two fellows challenge at the same time, it's just things like that that you can't account for and we've got to get that out of our game a little bit. It's crept in a bit in the last couple of weeks, I don't know where its come from but it's there at the moment and we've got to get out of it.

    "For the most part I'm pleased, Mike's had ninety minutes under his belt which he was desperate for, Jake's got a good seventy minutes under his belt. We've given them some game time 

    "For the most part we looked fairly comfortable and it was just a case of killing the game off and getting that third goal.

    "In general play or even from set-pieces they never looks a threat, it was always going to come from a mistake from us.

    "We didn't ride our look, I thought we were comfortable throughout the game.

    "But we are asking for a little bit more, a better tempo. For fifteen minutes I thought we were great, we moved the ball really well, we looked sharp, we looked lively and went two goals up and you think go on then go make a statement.

    "Then we go the other way and take the foot off a little bit. It's a habit we had last year and it's one we've got this year. I losing my voices saying the same things about keeping that tempo going, for better expression put your foot down harder, go and squash it,  go and kill the game off.

    "2-0 is a difficult scoreline without them really threatening but you just think any minute now you can see one of us slipping or a clearance ricocheting off one of us and going the other way.

    "But tonight that wasn't to be and we got the third goal and killed the game off and after that we could have had a couple more.

    "Just happy, it's a clean sheet and three points so we move on now and have a bit of a break from the League."

    Tonight's South And West Results


    Southern League South and West Results - Tuesday 27th September 2016


    AFC Totton    1
    Wimborne Town   6

    Bishops Cleeve  1
    Swindon Supermarine 4

    Evesham United  3
    Yate Town  1

    Hereford  3
    Slimbridge  0

    Mangotsfield United
    3  Barnstaple Town  2

    North Leigh   2
    Shortwood United  2

    Salisbury   3
    Didcot Town  2

    Wantage Town  0
    Winchester City  1



    15 Game Winning Streak at Home


    Hereford remain unbeaten in the league so far this season, putting three past Slimbridge at Edgar Street this evening. 

    John Mills put the Whites two-up before the break, before Tristan Plummer added goal number three in the 73rd minute.

    The Bulls haven't lost a game at home since February, when they were beaten 2-0 by Highgate in the Midland Football League.

    Full Time: Hereford 3 - Slimbridge 0

    More later.


    Edgar's Soccer Schools - October Half Term



    United in the Community will once again be holding Soccer School days across Herefordshire during October half term. The venues include, Hereford, Ledbury & Bishop’s Frome.

    After a successful summer, Edgar will be hoping to see lots of participants across five days in October. There will be a special guest appearance from Edgar himself and children will be able to take part in lots of competitions, including the Speed Shot Challenge!

    More information on dates and prices will be released soon, watch this space….’

    Latest Prize Bull Lottery Draw


    This from HUST:

    Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 121 took place on Monday night.

    The winning numbers are:- 2 – 3 – 19 – 21

    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.

    Slimbridge At Edgar Street This Evening


    It's back to Edgar Street this evening for Hereford FC with the visit of Slimbridge in a Southern League South and West League game, kick-off 7.45pm.

    It will be the first time Slimbridge have played either Hereford FC or Hereford United. And the first time they will have played in front of such a big crowd, their home gates average just 72.

    Hereford manager Peter Beadle was very disappointed with his teams performance at Tiverton on Saturday and is likely to make a couple of changes to the starting eleven.

    Jamie Oates is expected to miss out after picking up a knock on Saturday and Pablo Haysham remains a doubt, although his suspension is over, because of injury. Jamie Cuss is several weeks away from full fitness.

    Beadle may select Martin Horsell between the sticks after Alex Harris didn't impress at Tiverton.

    If Oates is sidelined then Rob Purdie could slot in at right back with recent signing Mike McGrath making his home debut in mid-field.

    Jamie Willets will be hoping for a recall. He came on as a substitute last Saturday after Oates was injured.

    Slimbridge were defeated 2-0 at home by North Leigh last Saturday and are currently 13th in the table.

    Tickets for the game will be available from the club today or on the gate this evening.  They can also be purchased online until 4pm. Go to https://herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/  

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    Help For Robbo At Pegasus


    Anthony Robbins, former Hereford FC player now in charge at Pegasus Juniors, has appointed his 'backroom staff'.

    Chris Hyde will be his assistant manager and Marc Jarvis his coach.

    Robbo played under Hyde when the latter was manager at the club and Jarvis has also worked with Hyde. 

    U18's Win League Cup Game


    Rory Huntbach Scored Two - Picture From Friendly At Lydney In July
    Hereford FC under 18 side played at Tividale this evening against Wrens Nest FC in a Youth League Cup Tie.

    Result: Wrens Nest 0 Hereford 7

    Goal Scorers first half: Purrington, Huntbach, Lancett, Davies, Huntbach.

    Goal Scorers second half: Davies, Mellars.

    Starting XI: 1.Harris 2.Nunn 3.T.Hayes 4.Purrington 5.Jennings 6.Huntbach 7.Lancett 8.Franklin 9.G.Hayes 10.Meek 11.Davies

    Subs: 12.Scotford 14.Preece 15.Mellars 16.Bishop

    HUST Board September Agenda


    This from HUST
     

    The agenda for the September 2016 meeting of the HUST Board will be as follows:
    1. Apologies
    1. Minutes
    1. Preparation for AGM
    3.1 – Chairs Report
    3.2 – Treasurers Report
    3.3 – Membership Report
    3.4 – Elections
    3.5 – Policy Update
    3.6 – Resolutions from Members
    1. Governance Review
    1. Fundraising
    1. Feedback received from Members who provided contact details in the fans survey
    1. AOB

    Prediction League Round 13 Preview

    Round 13 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford host Slimbridge on Tuesday. Slimbridge are currently 13th in the league and as the match is the last game in September, it will be a double points round. 

    Last 5 results
    Slimbridge 0-2 North Leigh
    Bridgwater Town 0-0 Slimbridge
    Taunton Town 2-0 Slimbridge
    Slimbridge 1-1 Wimborne Town
    Slimbridge 1-0 Fleet Town

    Predictions with attendance, score and username need to be sent before 7:30pm on Tuesday to bullsnewspredictionleague@hotmail.com

    Tickets For Slimbridge Game


    Tickets for tomorrow evening's home match against Slimbridge are on sale from the club today between 10am and 4pm.

    They will also be available from 10am tomorrow right upto kick-off.

    As ever they can also be purchased online.

    Meanwhile the club has arranged to play their home game against Larkhall on Tuesday November 1st with a 7.45pm kick-off.

    U18's Tonight


    Hereford U18's are in League cup action this evening as they travel to Wrens Nest. The match will be played at Tividale football club, with a 7:45pm kick off.

    Tividale play at The Beeches, Packwood Road, Tividale B69 1UL

    Travel to Tonbridge Next Saturday



    Next Saturday Hereford FC are in FA Cup action at Tonbridge Angels which is in Kent.

    Here's some information from Tonbridge Angels FC:

    Longmead Stadium is an excellent venue to watch football with facilities including; sizable covered terraces behind both goals, nearly 800 seats in the main (West) stand running almost the length of the pitch, plus a comfortable lounge bar and clubhouse serving refreshments.

    The well-appointed clubhouse has a good selection of beers, including real ales, and other beverages, snacks are available and people can enjoy watching live televised sports including top-flight football. There are very few pubs in the vicinity, so it is best to get to the ground and enjoy the pre-match build up in the Longmead Lounge. 

    Admission: Adults £10, Seniors £7, Youth (13 to 17) £4, Under 13's free with Adult or £2.

    Travelling to the game.

    By Car:  The address is Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN10 3JF.
    There is a large free car park in the front of the ground.  Turnstiles normally open at 1300. 

    By Train: 

    Tonbridge FC suggest one way to go by train is to leave Hereford and travel via Birmingham New Street, Euston, London Bridge and onto Tonbridge. However it's not cheap.

    A suitable train leaves Hereford at 8.40am and arrives in Tonbridge at 13.22pm.

    Return train could leave Tonbridge 17.49pm and back in Hereford at 22.35pm 

    It is about half an hour walk from the station to the ground but there is a bus Arriva 219 which goes to Darenth Avenue and on Saturdays its every 20 minutes, or of course there is a taxi rank at the station.

    By Coach:

    HFC in conjunction with HUST are arranging coach travel to the game as for this game Hereford Awaydays are unable to provide a coach.

    The coach will leave Edgar Street at 8.30am and the cost will be £20. Bookings can be made either at the club or online at the official Hereford ticketing website