NEXT HOME GAME - Boldmere St Michaels ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 3PM
NEXT AWAY GAME - HEANOR ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH AT 3.00PM
UNDER 18'S - TBC
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Friday, September 04, 2015

News Round-Up


Kidderminster have cut prices for their home match this Saturday after dropping to the bottom of the National League table after only three draws in their opening seven games. Striker Craig Reid, one of their highest paid players, has agreed a mutual departure from the club but Chairman Rod Brown says there will be no new money for manager Gary Whild until after Christmas.

Worcester have reacted to their poor start to the season by signing veteran striker Lee Hughes. The 39 year old had joined Ilkeston in the Northern League Premier at the start of the season, scoring three times in four games. Former Bulls keeper Jose Veiga has signed for Nantwich Town. The 38 year old had been coaching with Tamworth in recent weeks.

Newport have bagged a reported £100,000 transfer fee after selling youngster Regan Poole to Man Utd. The deal means the sum the Supporters Trust needs to cover debts as part of their takeover has dropped by £30,000. The Trust have set a deadline of the end of September for funds to be raised, with them reporting that they have secured £37,000 so far in the opening seven days of the campaign. The target is now £195,000.

Rocester have signed four players in reaction to their poor start to the season. Tom Fogg, Dan Brown, Liam Sowter, and Mark Grimley have all come in after they lost their opening four matches. Bath City's bid for a supporters takeover has raised £260,000 of their £750,000 target. The fundraising is due to close on Friday.


UITC Seeking Additional Under 18's Coach


UITC are seeking another coach for the Development Squad ahead of the 2015/16 season for selected weekdays.
 
FA Qualifications required and subject to DBS check.
 
For further information please: info@uitc.uk.com
   
Nicholas Vaughan
Chairman, Board of Trustees

United in the Community
Hereford Football Club
Edgar Street Athletic Ground
Blackfriars Street
Hereford    HR4 9JU

nick.vaughan@uitc.uk.com



Thursday, September 03, 2015

Hereford FC Board Meeting This Evening


Hereford FC are set to hold a board meeting this evening.

Amidst other matters will be several items relating to match days.

In particular discussion is expected to take place about the catering at the ground.

Supporters have noted high prices being charged for various items. £2 for a plastic cup of poor quality coffee and £4 for a bottle of beer have been mentioned.

Catering is part of the match day experience and good catering can enhance that experience.

Run properly there is also quite a lot of money that can potentially be made.

At present both the bars and the canteens are operated by third parties. 

Midland Premier League Look Ahead


This weekend sees the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Vase. Most Midland Premier League clubs are involved in this but several including Hereford FC have a bye.

Here's a preview of the League games.

The big game of the day sees Heanor Town hoping to maintain their 100% record at home to
Hereford. A bumper crowd is expected at The Town Ground with Heanor eyeing top spot. 

League leaders Long Eaton United welcome in-form Coleshill Town to Grange Park and this one could be full of goals. 

Two struggling sides meet at The Ron Steel Sports Ground where Dunkirk entertain Brocton. Both Coventry Sphinx and Walsall Wood have made steady starts to the season and they meet at Sphinx Drive.


Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Westfields Through To Next Round Of FA Cup


Westfields won their FA Cup replay tonight at Kidsgrove Athletic by 6-5 after extra time.

Former Hereford United player Craig Jones scored four of Westfields's goals.

It was a remarkable comeback for the Hereford side as at one stage they were 4-0 down.

Meanwhile Hereford FC U18's lost their Midland Floodlit League match played at Wellington this evening. The final score was 5-2 to Avlechurch. 

Carlos Moreira and Tom Gameson scored for Hereford.

Ticket News For Next Home Fixture


Boldmere Saint Michaels are the next team to visit Edgar Street and tickets for that game, on Saturday September 12th, are now available online at https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/9308/a985/

They will also be available from the club reception on:

Friday September 4th from 10am to 4pm
Tuesday September 8th from 10am to 4pm
Friday September 11th from 10am to 4pm
Saturday September 12th from 11am to kick-off at 3pm

Hereford FC are asking supporters to purchase their tickets in advance if possible. They also say that more tickets booths will be open on match days.

Hereford Are A Massive Club Says Heanor Manager


Heanor Town has won their last four games and so must be favourites to beat Hereford FC when they meet the newly formed club next Saturday.

“Saturday will be a tough test as obviously Hereford are a massive club in non-League and will no doubt bring a great following,” Heanor manager Glen Clarence told the Ripley and Heanor News. 

"But my philosophy has always been to let teams worry about us.

"We won't get carried away and if remain solid we will score goals." 

Hereford Awaydays Sponsor Willets


Hereford Awaydays have lost little time in agreeing to sponsor new signing Jamie Willets.

They have also decided to aim to put on a larger coach to next Saturday's game at Heanor given the news of the signing.

For booking coach travel please text Reg - 07958 176 937  State Name, Pick-up place and number of seats required.

Full Details at: http://www.bullsnews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/coach-to-heanor.html 



U18 Side Face Alvechurch Tonight


The Bulls u18 side entertain their Alvechurch FC counterparts in the Midland Floodlit Youth League tonight.

The game takes place at Wellington, kick off 7.30pm, with admission £2. Refreshments will also be available.


Information For Supporters – Heanor


Heanor Town vs Hereford FC, Saturday September 5th, 3pm kick off.

The Town Ground
Mayfield Avenue
Heanor
Derbyshire
DE75 7EN

The nearest train station is Langley Mill, about a mile and a half from the ground. There is a bus running every 15 minutes from Derby.

Parking near the ground is on-street only. The nearest pay and display car park is approx 500 metres from the ground in the town centre.

Admission prices: £5 Adults, £3 Concessions, Under 16s Free.

Heanor have a Club House onsite for alcohol sales, along with the usual food and soft drink outlets.

Willets Pictures From Stourport Game


Earlier this morning Hereford FC announced the signing of Jamie Willets from Stourport Swifts.

Here's a look back at a couple of pictures featuring Willets from the recent game between the two clubs.

Tony James Looking At Jamie Willets As The Teams Come Out Onto The Pitch

 
Willets 'Supporting' His Goalkeeper


Defending En-Mass With John Mills Kept From The Ball

Willets With His Right Hand Close Very Close To Pablo Haysham's Back



Willets Signs For Bulls


Hereford FC have announced the signing of Stourport defender Jamie Willets.


The 23 year old is expected to be available for the trip to Heanor Town on Saturday.



Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Prediction League - Round 6

Round 6 points have now been collated and added up. Full details of points and current table can be found at http://bullsnewspredictionleague.blogspot.co.uk/

Nobody guessed the score correctly but a few people did predict the correct attendance. 

Round 7 sees Hereford travel to Heanor Town. Predictions to be sent before 2:30pm on Saturday to bullsnewspredictionleague@hotmail.com

Please note Round 7 points will not be processed until the Monday as I am out of the country till then
.

News Round-Up


Sligo Rovers have signed former Bulls loanee Jennison Myrie-Williams on a deal until the end of the Irish season in October. The 27 year old has previously played for Sligo boss Micky Adams at Tranmere and Port Vale. Marlon Jackson has joined Tranmere from Oxford City. The 24 year old made his debut as a sub in their 2-1 loss at Altrincham on Saturday after exercising a clause in his Oxford contract allowing him to leave on a free transfer if a higher graded side came in for him.

Macclesfield have apologised to supporters after having to close a side of their ground after a number of stewards failed to turn up for their game with Chester on Saturday. Carlisle's Supporters Trust now has a membership of 1,700 after all but nine of the club's 1,500 Season Ticket holders were automatically enrolled in the Trust, which has now been renamed the Official Supporters Club and holds a 25.4% stake in the club.

Newport's hopes of a supporter takeover may be boosted by the potential sale of two young footballers. Aaron Collins and Regan Poole have been subject of bids from Hull and Burnley respectively that combined would put £100,000 into the coffers at Rodney Parade. The Exiles are reported to have rejected the bids as they want more for the teenage pair.

Westfields have signed Sam Archer-Plane from Wellington. The defender played against Hereford FC for Wellington in pre-season, having previously worked as a coach for UITC.


Coach To Heanor


A reminder of the details for coach travel to Heanor next Saturday.

Hereford Awaydays:

The Longest Trip
HEANOR TOWN v HEREFORD FC 15:00KO
The Town Ground £6-00 Adults ...£3-00 Concessions 
Programme £1-50
Coach has a toilet etc
Pick Ups
ROSS - ON - WYE - Cantilupe Road 09-30am
HEREFORD - Radfords 10-15am
LEIGH SINTON - Opposite shop on A4103  10-45am
WORCESTER - Whittington M5 Junction 7  - 11-00am
Price just £15-00 each 
BOOKINGS

Text only Reg - 07958 176 937 
State Name - Pick up - number of seats required


HUST Prize Lottery Draw


The latest Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 67 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:-  2 - 8 - 17 - 22

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.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Midland Premier League Results And Table


Todays Midland Premier League Results and Table. Hereford FC remain in 12th position.

MFLP AFC Wulfrunians 2 - 1 Continental Star
MFLP Alvechurch 3 - 1 Highgate United
MFLP Boldmere St Michaels 2 - 2 Walsall Wood
MFLP Brocton 1 - 2 Long Eaton United
MFLP Coventry Sphinx 2 - 3 Bardon Hill
MFLP Heanor Town 3 - 0 Dunkirk
MFLP Quorn 3 - 2 Loughborough University
MFLP Rocester P - P Shepshed Dynamo
MFLP Stourport Swifts 0 - 1 Coleshill Town
MFLP Westfields 0 - 0 Hereford



1 Long Eaton United 5 4 1 0 11 2 9 13
2 Heanor Town 4 4 0 0 11 2 9 12
3 Stourport Swifts 5 4 0 1 11 3 8 12
4 AFC Wulfrunians 5 4 0 1 10 4 6 12
5 Alvechurch 5 4 0 1 11 7 4 12
6 Highgate United 6 3 2 1 10 7 3 11
7 Shepshed Dynamo 4 3 1 0 8 4 4 10
8 Quorn 5 3 0 2 11 9 2 9
9 Bardon Hill 6 2 2 2 9 15 -6 8
10 Sporting Khalsa 4 2 1 1 10 6 4 7
11 Coventry Sphinx 5 2 1 2 7 5 2 7
12 Hereford 6 2 1 3 13 13 0 7
13 Coleshill Town 5 2 1 2 11 15 -4 7
14 Lye Town 4 2 0 2 11 5 6 6
15 Walsall Wood 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
16 Boldmere St Michaels 5 1 1 3 6 10 -4 4
17 Westfields 5 1 1 3 6 10 -4 4
18 Brocton 6 1 0 5 7 13 -6 3
19 Dunkirk 5 1 0 4 5 14 -9 3
20 Continental Star 4 0 0 4 3 10 -7 0
21 Rocester 4 0 0 4 3 11 -8 0
22 Loughborough University 4 0 0 4 3 12 -9 0

Second Half Pictures From Westfields


A selection of pictures from this afternoon's match at Westfields.

Tony James With A Header

Pablo Haysham

Haysham Gets Around Gwynne

And For Some Reason Receives A Yellow Card From The Referee

John Mills With His Last Chance Of The Game

Westfields Manager Sean Edwards Shakes Rob Purdie's Hand With A Smiling Peter Beadle Between Them
 

First Half Pictures From Westfields

The Good And The Great Watching From The Balcony

Sam Gwynne

Nathan Hughes With A Chance

Captain Joel Edwards

Pablo Haysham Leaps Over A Westfields Player


Adam Page


Westfields 0 - Hereford 0


Joel Edwards Leads Out The Hereford FC Starting XI
Following his suspension for Tuesday’s 5-4 home loss against Coleshill, Nathan Summers was restored in the heart of defence alongside Tony James for today’s Hereford Derby at Westfields’ allpay.park.

Hereford kicked off this afternoon's match, and it was Beadle’s side who were first to show. A long ball was played up to John Mills and after getting past his man, Mills’ low shot was palmed away by the diving Westfields keeper Matt Gwynne. However, the resulting corner failed to test Gwynne as the referee blew for a Westfields free kick.

 With 12 minutes on the clock, John Mills had another chance to open the scoring. Joel Edwards broke down the left wing before crossing the ball into the path of the onrushing Mills. Mills then managed to get away a shot from the edge of the area, but Matt Gwynne had little trouble in claiming the ball.

John Mills Tries A Shot
Four minutes later it was Mills again with a chance, a cross was whipped in from the right by Nathan Hughes, but Mills' effort was sent straight into the arms of the home keeper.

In the 33rd minute, John Mills' diagonal shot from the left of the box was deflected out for a corner by Westfields’ Saunston.  Tony James' effort from the resulting corner was sent wide of the upright for a goal kick.

Adam Page Fouled?
Six minutes from half time, Rob Purdie tried his luck from a free kick 30-yards out following a foul by Jamie Cuss. However, Purdie’s shot was deflected over by a head in the Westfields wall.

Westfield’s best chance of the first half fell in the 41st minute. An initial cross was only cleared as far as Mike Tambling, whose shot from just outside the area hit the underside of the crossbar before being put behind for a goal kick.

HT: Westfields 0 - Hereford 0

At the start of the second half, the referee waved play on after a foul on Rob Purdie, with the ball falling to Pablo Heysham; his shot from 20-yards went inches over Gwynne’s goal.
Chance For Pablo Haysham
In the 55th minute, Westfields' Jamie Cuss had a shot blocked by Tony James, before Mike Tambling volleyed the rebound, but his shot was too high and wide to trouble Bulls’ stopper Harvey Rivers.

Jamie Cuss delivered a long ball up the wing for Westfields to the feet of Aidan Thomas; he quickly whipped in a cross for the home side, but Harvey Rivers managed to palm the ball away before Craig Jones could connect with it.

Hereford immediately responded to the danger when Pablo Heysham broke away with a darting run, with just the keeper to beat, Heysham’s shot was eventually smothered by Matt Gwynne.

After Nathan Summers was booked following a foul on the left wing, Westfields crossed the ball into the 18-yard box from the resulting free kick; as Brad Birch scrambled to get a shot away, Hereford managed to clear the ball as far as Mills. As the striker made a sprinting run deep into the Westfields half, his shot was agonisingly deflected behind for a corner.

Mills With Keeper Gwynne To Beat
As Hereford won the first of three consecutive corners, Purdie was replaced by Aaron Birch after he had picked up a knock. Hereford’s best chance fell to Pablo Heysham; his shot which was destined for the top right hand corner with Gwynne beaten, but the ball was flicked over by the head of James Febery.

After Craig Jones dispossessed Hereford just inside his own half, a powerful run forward resulted in his shot being exquisitely tipped over the bar by Rivers. Then from the following corner, Rivers was forced into making another fine save low down to his left, before a final shot went wide for a goal kick.

With Hereford arguably creating the better chances of the two sides, they were unlucky not to be rewarded in the closing stages of the game. As a long ball was played forward to Heysham, he quickly broke away from Westfields' defence.

Haysham Gets Around Keeper Gwynne
As the keeper came off his line to challenge, Heysham rounded Gwynne before the referee blew for a foul much to the amazement of the away support. With Heysham questioning Tom Reeves’ decision, he was swiftly booked for what appeared to be dissent.

FT: Westfields 0 - Hereford 0
Att: A sell-out at 1,825

Hereford: Rivers, Gwynne (Kontic-Coveney - 80'), Edwards, Bonella, James, Summers, Hughes (Wheatley - 69'), Purdie (Birch - 72'), Mills, Haysham, Page.
Subs not used: Oates, Haines.

Westfields: Gwynne, Tambling, Kahaki, Febery, Saunston, Robbins (Evans - 75'), Jones, Cuss, Thomas (Amadi - 69'), Reeve, Birch (Sirrell - 75').
Subs not used: Boyle, Aldrich.


Typical Derby Said Bishop


Hereford FC assistant manager Matt Bishop felt this afternoon's game at Westfields was a 'typical derby'.

"I think both teams worked very very hard," Bishop told BN.

"Very physical, a lot of committment going on, both sides had some chances.

"Probably the draw is a fair result.

"Although we are disappointed that we didn't get anything out of the game, a clean sheet was the most important thing.

"It was something we worked on at the weekend with the players in training so delighted about that. But we must turn that into wins."

Bishop admitted he didn't expect a goalless draw after the nine goal game at Edgar Street last Tuesday.

"If you look at the goals we have conceeded it's probably been about us really. We've punished ourselves with silly mistakes and the opposition have capitalised on that.

"What we have to do with this group of players is to cut those out and if we do that and be the threat that we are we'll more games than we will lose."

Hereford FC travel to Heanor next Saturday.

"Every game for us is a cup final, everybody wants to beat us.

"It might not be as physical and the important thing for our players is that we step up every week and deal with the challenge and expectation and deal with the pressure of being the size of Hereford and the expectation of doing well every week.

"It's not easy but we will carry on."

Bishop was asked how well he had settled at Edgar Street.

"I keep speaking to a lot of people in the game and everyone is saying what a great club it is but I already knew that and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself.

"Obviously I would have liked a few more wins under our belt and be further up the table but I know that's going to come.

"You have to remember it's a brand new group of players and it takes time to gel.

"You hear other teams with four of five new players, we've had 18 so it's a challenge but I'm really enjoying it."

Any more players coming in?

"Pete is working really hard trying to get one or two more in just to strength the squad and give us more competition for places. We may need a little bit more experience in the group."

Is the Stourport player (Jamie Willets) still on the radar?

"He may be, I'm not quite sure where we are with that one. He is someone we were impressed with but every game you play someone pops up and you think he's not bad.

"Our job is to try work with the players we've already got and if we can get one or two more in then brilliant, if not we'll crack on with what we have got." 

Two Leave Edgar Street


Hereford FC have confirmed that two players have left the club.

They are Josh Emery and Dean Lee.

Lee has moved on as he said he would like more playing time. 

There are currently 19 players with the club.

Stalemate At Westfields


This afternoon's local derby between Westfields and Hereford FC turned out to be a bit of a disappointment with neither side managing to score.

Report, reaction and pictures to follow.
 

Prediction League - Round 6 Preview

Round 6 sees Hereford make the short trip to Westfields. Westfields are currently 16th in the Midland Football League. Round 6 is a double points round as it's the last match of the month. Results so far:

League
Loughborough University 0-2 Westfields
Westfields 1-4 Lye Town
Westfields 1-2 Quorn
Stourport 4-2 Westfields

FA Cup
Westfields 1-0 Pegasus Juniors
Westfields 1-1 Kidsgrove Athletic

Attendances
Not many of the 1800 tickets available remain unsold.

2015/16 season
League

203 vs Lye
103 vs Quorn

FA Cup
247 vs Pegasus Juniors
118 vs Kidsgrove Athletic

2014/15 attendance
Lowest: 102
Highest: 203
Average: 149

Predictions with attendance, score and username to be sent before 2:30pm today bullsnewspredictionleague@hotmail.com