Next Game: Tiverton Town Away on Tuesday 24th October at 7.45pm

Sunday, October 22, 2017

50/50 Draw Tickets Available ONLINE for FA Trophy clash

If you are unable to get to Edgar Street for this Saturday’s FA Trophy tie with Weymouth, you can still enter the half-time 50/50 draw.

An online facility has been made available via the HUST website especially for this match:

All online entrants will be notified by email of their 50/50 ticket number for the game. Should a game be postponed then the tickets will carry over to the next home game that is played.
  • The Winning Tickets will be announced at half time over Radio Hereford FC and on the scoreboard.
  • HUST will notify Online winners by Email, there will be no need to make a claim. So, even if you cannot listen to Radio Hereford FC you can still participate.
  • The prize money will be paid within ten working days of the game.
HUST 50/50 tickets will of course still be available to buy on the day of the match around the stadium via our terrific volunteer sales team.

It's Tiverton On Tuesday


Hereford FC are back on the road on Tuesday with a trip down the M5 to Tiverton, the team promoted out of the South and West along with the Bulls at the end of last season.

Tiverton are currently 7th in the league and have won five of their six home games to date.  Yesterday they won 2-1 away at Bishops Stortford. So this looks as though it will be a difficult game for Peter  Beadle's injury and suspension hit squad. 

Admission according to the Tiverton site is Adults £9, Concessions £6.50 and Juniors £1.

Sat Nav is EX16 6SG.

Could Greenslade Be Beadle's Target?

Peter Beadle has remained relatively tight-lipped over the left back he's currently made two offers on.

But the name Danny Greenslade has been pointed out to BN.

Beadle told BBC H&W earlier in the week that the player is from a higher level, and is under contract, which will mean any move will involve a fee.

He also said his target was a free agent in the summer, but chose to sign for a team where he'd been on loan at the end of the previous season.

Greenslade is 23, and currently with Weston-Super-Mare. He joined the Seagulls in the summer after being released by Bristol Rovers. 

Prior to this, he had a loan spell at the National League South side at the end of last season.

When his signing was announced, he was hailed as 'one of the best left-backs in non league football' on the official Seagulls website.

Former manager Scott Bartlett, who signed Greenslade, said: "In all honesty he had lots of options and could have doubled his money elsewhere but knows he is in the right place to develop."

Initially when Greenslade signed, he was said to have 'agreed terms', suggesting that he was not under contract.

But since then, Weston have appointed a new manager. And on an FA Document, it says that Greenslade is under written contract at Weston as of 01/07/2017.

Beadle has previously dealt with Weston, as Gethyn Hill joined Hereford on a loan spell earlier this season.

But whether Greenslade is Beadle's target remains to be seen.

Hereford 3 - Kings Langley 0

Two More Goals For John Mills - He's Seen Here With Jimmy Oates And Rob Purdie
Pete Beadle was once again forced to make changes to the starting XI as Hereford’s injury woes worsened ahead of Saturday’s game at home to Kings Langley. Adam Page was knocked out while training with Cheltenham on Friday, so was one of three changes to the side that started midweek. Dara O’Shea started in favour of Dan Preston, Mike Symons dropped to the bench to make way for Lance Smith, and Jamie Bird started on the left wing in place of the injured Page.

Kicking into the strong wind towards the Blackfriars End in the first half, the Bulls struggled to impose much of a threat on the visitors’ back four. An early free kick for Mike McGrath took a deflection before going behind, and from the resulting corner, the home side couldn’t test the keeper as the ball sailed harmlessly wide.

With 16 minutes on the clock, home debutant Jamie Bird played a long ball down the right wing to Lance Smith, with the 26-year old doing well to bring it under control. But Smith’s cross-come-shot from the the edge of the box proved an easy save for the keeper.

Both sides struggled to deal with the wet and windy conditions, but just before the break, Hereford took the lead.

Lance Smith played the ball back to Jamie Bird, who on the first time of asking curled a cross into the box. As Mills nipped in ahead centre-back Emmanuel Folarin, he tapped the ball past the keeper at the near-post.

HT: Hereford 1 – Kings Langley 0

The first real action of the second half was Hereford’s second goal. Lance Smith was dispossessed in the box, but John Mills was able to get on the end of the loose ball. A really cool finish from Mills saw him dance through the middle of two Kings defenders, before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball home with his left-foot.

In the 67th minute, Lance Smith came inches away from grabbing a third - after bursting forward, visiting keeper Martin Bennett managed to push Smith’s effort just wide of the upright.

Lance Smith

Kings Langley’s best chance of the half came in the 80th minute, but a great goal line clearance from Ryan Green prevented them from pulling a goal back. Martin Horsell couldn’t keep hold of Brandon Ocran’s initial shot, and as a follow-up effort looking destined for the top right-hand corner, Ryan Green’s diving header kept the ball out.

The Whites weren’t able to extend their lead with two great chances from John Mills and Mike Symons. In the 82nd minute, Lance Smith’s low cross into the box saw Mills force the keeper into diving low down to his left to deny him a hat-trick.

Moments later, Mike Symons got on the end of Mike McGrath’s free kick at the back-post, but his downward header hit the upright before being cleared.

It wasn’t long until Symons did head home a third though. After a string of corners, Symons rushed onto the end of Rob Purdie’s inswinging delivery to force the ball past Bennett.

The final chance of the afternoon fell to Jimmy Oates, but the keeper did well to save his effort. After intercepting a scuffed clearance, Hereford’s skipper worked the ball onto his favoured right foot, with his rising shot being tipped over the bar by the keeper.

A Chance For Smith Near The End Of The Game - But The Ball Went Straight Towards The Keeper

FT: Hereford 3 – Kings Langley 0
Att: 2,319 with 21 in the away enclosure.
Sponsors’ MotM: Jack Deaman

Hereford: Horsell, Oates (c), O’Shea, Purdie, Green, Deaman, Bird (Symons – 76’), McGrath, Mills, Haysham, Smith.
Subs not used: Franklin, Preston, Harris.

Kings Langley: Bennett, Pattison, Connolly, Folarin, Johnson, Hitchcock, Coldicott-Stevens, Turner, Weiss, Price, Ward.
Subs: Ocran, Hampton, Bateman, Tring, Keating.

Next Game: Tiverton Town Away on Tuesday 24th October at 7.45pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Southern Prem Weekend Review

Substitute Mike Symons Scores Hereford's Third Goal
This weekend's Southern Premier League review is written by Steve Whitney.

It seems to be something of a common theme at the moment as three teams are also level on thirty-one points at the top of the Evo-Stik League South Premier table after Saturday`s round of matches.
A crowd of 824 saw a windy encounter at Latimer Park finish 0-0 between Slough Town, who now lead on goal difference, and Kettering Town, who are now fourth.
The only winner on the day were the conditions.
That stalemate allowed Weymouth to join the Rebels and King`s Lynn Town, whose game at bottom side Gosport Borough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, at the top of the table after they won 2-1 at second-bottom St Ives Town, for whom this was a sixth successive league defeat.
And the Saints led through Ben Seymour-Shove after 17 minutes at the ProEdge.
But Josh Wakefield equalised with 20 minutes to go and then Harry Baker won it for the Terras in the very last minute of normal time.

Hereford FC complete the top five after they were comfortable 3-0 winners at Edgar Street against Kings Langley in front of another terrific crowd of 2,319.
Top scorer John Mills bagged a brace either side of half-time to put the Bulls in command.
And then 4 minutes from the end, Mike Symons powered a header past the Kings Langley keeper to make it 3-0.

There`s a three-point gap opened up between Hereford and sixth-placed Redditch United after they were held to a 1-1 draw by third-bottom Dunstable Town.
Arel Amu gave the Duns a 22nd minute lead at Creasey Park, which Lewis Wright cancelled out 8 minutes before the break.
Tiverton Town are seventh after a fine 2-1 win at the ProKit Uk Stadium against Bishop`s Stortford.
These teams were two divisions apart this time last year but, following a goalless first half, an Owen Howe brace in the 56th and 62nd minutes took the Yellows away from the Blues, who could only respond once through Joe Robinson 4 minutes from time.
Elliot Bailey also bagged two as Hitchin Town saw off Merthyr Town at Top Field.
Bailey struck in the 61st and then in the first minute of stoppage time.
Mitchell Page`s early 6th minute effort eventually proved enough for Frome Town in difficult conditions at home to Basingstoke Town, while Jefferson Louis after just 4 minutes and then Ravi Shamsi on 65 minutes secured a 2-0 verdict for Banbury United at the Avenue Stadium against Dorchester Town.
Farnborough continue to blow hot and cold and it was the latter on Saturday that the fans saw as they were beaten 4-2 at the Rushmoor Community Stadium by St Neots Town.
Luke Knight gave the Saints an early 8th minute lead that veteran striker Jamie Cureton levelled on the half-hour mark.
Liam McDevitt restored the visitors lead just before half-time.
But Courtney Fearn equalised with 13 minutes to go, only for on loan striker Tom Meechan to make it 3-2 and then Dylan Williams added a fourth in the 4th minute of stoppage time.
Stratford Town took an early 2nd minute lead at home to Royston Town.
But the Crows went home with a point, thanks to a 62nd minute Sam Corcoran effort.

Second Half Pictures From Today At Edgar Street

Pictures captured during the second half of Hereford's 3-0 victory over Kings Langley. As with all BN photos please click to enlarge.

Bird's Home Debut For Hereford

Jamie Bird made his home debut for Hereford this afternoon and afterwards was interviewed by Keith Hall for BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"Obviously the victory is the main thing but it was nice to get out there for the first time properly and start a game," said Bird.

"It was good, I enjoyed it. 

"I have played (on the left wing) before in the past. I played there at Cardiff. In because we had a couple of injuries.

"I tried (to beat a man) a few times. Fitness with games will come then I'll start beating people.

"All I need is game time, get my fitness levels back and my sharpness."

Bird was asked about the crowd at Edgar Street.

"It was great, you want to run that extra yard. It's good to have the crowd behind you."

And about gelling in with the other players.

"They've been very good to me. I've settled in very well, better than I actually thought.

"As an individual I'd like to cement my spot in the starting eleven and as a team to get promotion."

A few more pictures featuring Bird in this afternoon's game against Kings Langley.


First Half Pictures From This Afternoon At Edgar Street

A selection of pictures captured during the first half of this afternoon's game between Hereford and Kings Langley.

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