Wednesday, July 27, 2016

HUST Count Kiddy And KHIST As Friends

This From HUST:

Last night saw the inaugural game in the Steve Millington Cup between Kidderminster Harriers and Hereford FC. Whilst the score was 4 – 1 to Harriers, the result was far less important to members of both Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust (KHIST) and for Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST). This was in remembrance of a KHIST founder member and Chairman Steve Millington, as well as a chance for HUST to thank Kidderminster Harriers and KHIST for the support they gave HUST and the fans of Hereford United. In some of our darkest days, Harriers and KHIST graciously allowed a group of 200 plus Hereford fans to protest at the way our club was being so poorly run, during a televised game between Harriers and Welling. It is only when you are at your lowest do you really find out who your true friends are, and we are lucky to count Kidderminster Harriers and KHIST in this group.

Unfortunately since our protest Harriers themselves have fallen victim to the pressures of football finance which ultimately saw them relegated from the Conference Premier into Conference North last season. However, thanks to the intervention of people who care about the club and KHIST the future seems much rosier and HUST and all football fans can only wish them luck in trying to get Harriers back into the Conference Premier and in a sustainable and more secure financial footing. A club at the centre of its community and the people proud to support it – sounds familiar!

I think the last few years for both clubs shows that the local community are behind them, whether they go to games or not, but we all must make efforts to engage with them as it is imperative they understand that to continue to have clubs within their community they need to support it in whichever way they can. Support doesn’t have to mean going to games, but becoming Trust members, buying lottery tickets, merchandise, even sponsorship no matter how little they can contribute it can all add up to creating the community club they can be proud of.

I must thank Geoff Coles KHIST Chairman & KHFC Board Representative, Dave Williams KHIST 2020 Lottery Co-ordinator & KHFC Board Representative and Kidderminster Harriers FC Board for their hospitality at the game. Hopefully HUST and HFC will be able to repay this next season at Edgar Street.

Hereford Awaydays To Totton


Saturday 06th August 

Venue - Testwood Stadium , SO40 2RW
Capacity - 3000


Route - M50 - A417 - Swindon

Pick Up Points
HEREFORD - Radfords - Depart 09-00am


Route - Ross - Monmouth - M4 - Chepstow 

Pick Up Points 
HEREFORD - Radfords - Depart 09-00am
ROSS - Wilton Garage 09-30am
MONMOUTH - Sliproad onto B4293 - 09-50am
COLDRA - Premier Inn 10-10am
CHEPSTOW - M48 get on downramp - 10-30am


Text Booking Only to - 07958 176 937 
Please State your - Full name - Membership number ( or Non member)
Number of seats required 


Members - £15-00 per seat
Non Members - £20-00 per seat


Membership forms available from our clubshop and £10-00 payments taken 
through the till system 

PLEASE NOTE - You can pay and join on the day prior to travel 

HUST Membership Renewals

This From HUST:

Now that the revamped website is up and running HUST are once again able to process new and renewed membership applications online  at .  Please ensure that if renewing you include your existing 2015-16 membership number. 

Downloadable copies of the membership application forms are also available on the website for those preferring to apply by post.

You will also be able to join HUST or renew your membership in person before the pre-season friendly match with Merthyr Town on Saturday at the HUST table in the fan zone and before the home matches on 9th and 13th August from 1 hour until 15 minutes before kick off.

The full membership fee has been pegged at £10 per annum and junior membership at £1 which includes a HUST Juniors badge, entry to home matches for only £1 and a £2 discount off Edgar's Soccer Schools organised by UITC.

Corporate memberships are also available at £50 per annum which include a framed certificate and advertising on the revamped website amongst other benefits.

Membership for all new or rejoining lapsed members is now valid for 1 year from the application date.  Membership for existing members who joined before 16 June of this year expires on 20 October 2016, the date of the AGM, but if renewing before the AGM then your membership will be valid until 19 October 2017. 

The expiry date is now shown on the membership card and email reminders will, in future, be sent to members before their renewal date.

In order to spread the workload of processing membership applications over the months leading to the AGM existing members are requested to renew as soon as possible.

Eustace Pleased With Win Against Hereford.

Kidderminster manager John Eustace, who had a spell on loan with Hereford United some years ago, has said he was pleased with the 4-1 over Hereford FC last night.

“Hereford are a fantastic team who’ve been together for a very long time and who have been very successful," Eustace told the Kiddy OS.

“It was a really good test for my young lads and I am happy with the performance overall.

“In the second half we created a lot of chances which is great; in the first half we created some good opportunities, but without the quality of the final ball.

“But I was pleased overall and happy with the result.”

Merthyr Tickets On Sale From 10am

Hereford FC supporters can purchase tickets for Saturday's friendly against Merthyr from 10am this morning.

They will be available from the club shop and also online at:

Meanwhile season tickets remain available.

Totton Look Forward To Visit Of Hereford

AFC Totton are looking forward to the visit of Hereford FC on the first day of the season, Saturday August 6th.

This game is currently pay on the day although there is talk of 600 Hereford supporters making the trip.

“Hereford have said they’re bringing 300-plus fans, but if you look on the website the fans are talking more like 600,” said Totton chairman Andy Straker as reported by the Southern Daily Echo.

“We’re going to plan for 1,000 people and see what it brings.

“It’s a big game and there’s a lot of interest in the match in this area too.

“We’ve even had Saints fans telling us they’re coming.”

HFC And HFA Help Each Other

Since the idea of setting up a club to replace Hereford United was muted, the HFA (Herefordshire Football Association) has been closely involved.

For example when Hereford FC decided to improve the Edgar Street pitch a specialist was brought in by the HFA to advise.

"We have a ground inspector who comes in and gives a lot of advice," HFA chief executive Jim Lambert told BN. "

"Obviously Hereford have got Highground who do the work. But he is a renowned expert and they were quite happy to follow much of his advice.

"There is a possible grant for ground improvements but they have to make an application through the county FA.

"It is very difficult with a short lease. Most FA grants look for a minimum of a twenty/twenty five year lease. That's the biggest problem around any grants trying to help Hereford FC."

It's expected that the Hereford Council will announce details of an extension to Hereford FC's exsisting lease in September.

"That would certainly open the door for a lot more grants. It's one of those cases when you have to be smart what you apply for and when you apply."

Does the club apply direct or through the HFA?

"We're quite happy to advise and we have someone who can help any club with grant applications and who knows what the Football Foundation are looking for.

"If the application is through the HFA it will be the format the Football Foundation are looking for."

The success of Hereford FC last season meant that the HFA County Challenge Cup Final between Hereford and Westfields was the best attended for many years resulting in thousands of pounds for the HFA.

"The board has already allocated £2000 towards every adult team that joins the county league to give them a first aid kit.

"Every team in the county league will receive two Nike matchballs.

"£3000 has been allocated towards a girls football developement centre which the FA have withdrawn their funding for because of us being a small rural county.

"We haven't allocated it all as yet."

Last year's final took place on May Bank Holiday Monday. Will it take place on the same date this season?

"We don't know exactly yet. The first meeting of the governance committee will take place in early September.

"I shall be in contact with Hereford as we would like Edgar Street to be used as it was a great success last season. Hopefully they will be in it as well as it will bring a better crowd in.

"The date could be problematic depending on where they sit in their League at the end of the season.

"I'm sure like everyone else I hope that are clear as champions and therefore no possibility of play-offs interfering.

"If they are in the play-offs they could take place around that Bank Holiday Monday. But I don't know as yet."

As revealed a couple of weeks on BN, Hereford FC will have new goalposts ready for next Saturday's match against Merthyr and HFA have helped with their supply.

"The HFA have a sponsorship deal with Mark Harrod goals and Hereford FC have taken advantage of receiving 25% off the usual price."

The game against Merthyr is the HFA Senior Cup as well as a pre-season friendly.

"The winners of the HFA County Challenge Cup, Hereford, are entitled to invite a suitable opponent and as Hereford's only pre-season home game is Merthyr they are a very suitable opponent.

"This Senior Cup is played for ninety minutes. If drawn after ninety minutes then it's penalties. No extra time, we don't want to put pressure on anybody pre-season.

"It's certainty been a big positive in the past for the likes of Westfields who have invited Hereford United.

"It's a pre-season money earner.

"The HFA do nothing towards running it and take nothing from the gate. It's the clubs because they won the County Challenge, rather than give a prize for winning the County Challenge they get that advantage."

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Kidderminster Harriers 4 - Hereford 1

Hereford suffered their second defeat to a National League North side within three days, losing 4-1 at Kidderminster Harriers. There were a number of changes made to the side that played FC United of Manchester on Saturday with new signings Alex Harris, Jamie Edge, Chris Barker and Jamie Cuss coming into the starting XI along with trialist Chris Parry from Undy.

After a minute’s silence in memory of ex-KHIST chairman Steve Millington and Stourport's chairman Chris Reynolds who sadly passed away last week, Kidderminster got the inaugural Steve Millington Memorial Trophy underway attacking the South Terrace.

There were plenty of chances in the opening stages of the game, with the home side first to threaten. Elton Ngwatala and Arthur Gnahoua both saw shots go wide of Alex Harris' goal following great runs into the box, before Pablo Haysham missed a great chance to put the Bulls ahead, as his chipped effort narrowly cleared the crossbar.

Moments later, Ross Staley’s cross was met by the head of Jamie Cuss, whose effort from 6-yards was pushed around the post by Kidderminster's keeper Sam Hornby, but the resulting corner was easily cleared by the Harriers' defence.

Another chance to put the Bulls one-up fell to Pablo Haysham midway through the first half, but his shot took a deflection off of Keith Lowe before being caught by the keeper.

In the 37th minute Alex Harris pulled off a fine save, pushing the pacey left-back Francis-Angol's shot around the upright for a fruitless corner.

HT: Kidderminster Harriers 0 - Hereford 0

Hereford started the second period brightly, with John Mills going close moments after the restart. After beating the offside trap, Mills had just the keeper left to beat, but his powerful right-footed shot failed to trouble the keeper.

Just after the hour mark, Harriers struck two goals in quick succession courtesy of Arthur Gnahoua and Mani Dieseruve. First, Gnahoua turned in a cross from Tyrell Waite, before a defensive mix-up left Dieseruve with the easy task of slotting the ball home.

Hereford managed reduced the deficit 9 minutes later through John Mills. After substitute Joe Phillips crossed the ball into the box, Mills’ acrobatic shot went in off the underside of the crossbar.
But the celebrations were short-lived for the Bulls as moments later new signing Tyrell Waite was fouled in the area. With the referee awarding a penalty, Waite made no mistake from the spot, sending Alex Harris the wrong way.

Kidderminster managed to add a fourth goal in the 84th minute, as Sam Austin’s cross was met by a strong header from a trialist who made no mistake.

FT: Kidderminster Harriers 4 - Hereford 1
Att: 989

Kidderminster Harriers: Hornby, Williams, Francis-Angol, Carter, Lowe, Thomas, Waite, Trialist, Brown, Ngwatala, Gnahoua
Subs: Austin, McQuilkin, Dieseruvwe, Hancocks, Brown, Trialist.

Hereford: A Harris, Parry, Edge (Robbins - 81'), Purdie, Barker, Tumelty, Staley, Birch (Phillips - 71'), Mills, Haysham (Huntbach - 81'), Cuss.
Subs: Clarke, Horsell.