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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hereford Were Astonishing At Times Said Claridge


Steve Claridge paid tribute to Hereford after they defeated his side 4-0 at Salisbury this afternoon. 

"Hereford were clinical which, at times, was astonishing," said the Salisbury manager as reported by Journal Sport.

"They’ve had four chances and scored three of them.

“I’m not sure if 4-0 was a true reflection of the game and, I think if we had taken a couple of the guilt-edged chances we had, it could have been a fairer reflection.


“I’ve got no excuses. Hereford were the better side and I’ll shake their hands and congratulate them as they are the best team in the league but we had eight players missing.”


Video From Salisbury


Bulls News went live on Twitter as fans went onto the pitch to celebrate with the players.



Salisbury 0 – Hereford 4


Almost 12 months since securing a place in the FA Vase Final with a win at Salisbury, Hereford once again had reason to celebrate at the Ray Mac as they were crowned Champions this afternoon.

Peter Beadle’s men effectively had the game wrapped up after 30 minutes, with one of their strongest performances of the season.
One change was made to the Hereford side that beat North Leigh 4-1 last weekend, with Ryan Green returning from suspension to replace Mark Preece in defence.


After a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of Wednesday’s Westminster Terror Attack, the Bulls got the game underway and took the lead with just five minutes on the clock.

John Mills chased a long-ball down the right wing before whipping in a pinpoint cross to Mike Symons. The 30-year old did well to beat two defenders, firmly planting his header into the back of the net.





Eight minutes later it was Mills again with a good run down the wing, but his cross was deflected behind for the first corner of the game. Mike Symons got his head to Pablo Haysham’s delivery at the far-post, but George Colson cleared the ball off the line, but only as far as Jamie Molyneux. The ex-Westfields midfielder headed the ball towards goal, with Salisbury’s stopper unable to get enough on it to prevent Hereford from doubling their lead. 





Moments later the visitors were living dangerously as Franklyn Clark cut the ball back to Jesse Waller-Lassen, but Alex Harris pulled off a fine save to keep the Bulls' early two goal lead intact.

As Salisbury looked vulnerable at the back, Rob Purdie could’ve extended the Bulls’ lead with 29 minutes on the clock, but he fired his low-drive wide of the mark.

In the 31st minute, Hereford put the game further out of reach of the hosts with the third goal of the afternoon. Pablo Haysham scored a certain contender for goal of the season. After cutting in from the left, his rasping right-footed shot from outside the area left Nathan Ball with no chance in goal for Salisbury.





With Evesham taking the lead at home to Taunton on the half hour mark, and Wimborne also finding the back of the net before half time, Hereford were just 45 minutes away from back-to-back promotions.

HT: Salisbury 0 – Hereford 3

The Bulls got the second half off to a slow start, with Salisbury unlucky not to grab a goal back. A quick succession of shots from Lewis Benson's free kick were blocked, but Ryan Green was on hand to get the ball clear. Kane O’Keefe then went close, but his header was denied by the woodwork.

With 59 minutes on the clock, Mike Symons bagged his second goal of the afternoon in front of the 565 travelling fans. A good cross from Mike McGrath was straight to Symons, and with Salisbury's defence nowhere to be seen, he easily knocked the ball past the keeper.





Alex Harris had a good performance between the sticks, in the 69th minute he pulled off a fine double-save to deny O’Keefe from point-blank range.

Two minutes later Mike Symons should've done better when he was one-on-one with the keeper. John Mills latched onto a clearance from Hereford's defence, finding Symons with a neat through-ball. After beating Salisbury’s defence, Symo’s looping effort from outside the box cleared the crossbar. Mike McGrath copied Symons' trick soon after, with the keeper unfazed by the wayward effort.

Despite their four-goal lead, Hereford kept pushing for a fifth. Elliot Wheeler managed to get the slightest of touches on Rob Purdie’s cross to push it out of reach of the onrushing Symons. 

John Mills then saw his shot take a deflection, but Hereford couldn’t make the most of the resulting corner.

FT: Salisbury 0 – Hereford 4
Att: 1,807 with 565 in the away enclosure

With Hereford having done the deed at Salisbury, the terraces turned their eyes to Twitter to wait for the full time score from Evesham.
After an agonising ten minute wait, the ref blew his whistle in Evesham game, confirming the Bulls’ second promotion in as many seasons.

Salisbury: Ball, Colson, Perrett, Whelan, Wheeler, O'Keefe (Herbert – 81’), Benson, Clarke, Wright, Waller Lassen, Mundy (Roberts – 66’).
Subs: Flint, Blake.

Hereford: A. Harris, Oates, Edwards (c), Purdie (Plummer – 84’), Green, Fortune, Molyneux, McGrath, Mills, Haysham (Dinsley – 74’), Symons.
Subs: Edge, Barnes, Horsell.

Next Game: Wantage Town at Home on Saturday 1st April - All Ticket


Every Picture Tells A Story



Results And The All-Important Table

Below are the results from this afternoon's games in the Southern League South and West:

Bideford 0-2 North Leigh [171]
Bishops Cleeve 4-1 Shortwood United [73]
Didcot Town 1-2 Yate Town [178]
Evesham United 2-0 Taunton Town [323]
Mangotsfield United 6-0 Bridgwater Town [115]
Salisbury 0-4 Hereford [1807]
Slimbridge 1-5 Larkhall Athletic [71]
Swindon Supermarine 0-1 Paulton Rovers [141]
Wantage Town 0-0 AFC Totton [74]
Wimborne Town 1-0 Tiverton Town [270]
Winchester City 0-3 Barnstaple Town [120]

At Salisbury, Mike Symons bagged two of the goals, with Jamie Molyneux and Pablo Haysham also on the scoresheet.

And the top of the table:

C | Hereford | P36 | 93pts
2 | Taunton | P37 | 77pts
3 | Tiverton | P37 | 75pts
4 | Evesham | P37 | 73pts
5 | Salisbury | P36 | 71pts

CHAMPIONS!

Hereford beat Salisbury 4-0 this afternoon, and with other results going their way, they have been crowned champions of the South and West.

More, much more, later.

565 Tickets Sold For Salisbury Game


Hereford FC has only sold 565 for this afternoon's game at Salisbury.

Tickets have only been available for Season Ticket Holders and it appears just a third of them have decided to go to the match.

Whether having less support at the game will have any effect on Peter Beadle's players remains to be seen.

This time last year 657 Hereford fans watched the FA Vase tie at Salisbury. The attendance was recorded as 3450. And Hereford won 4-3.

It looks as though 100 or so less than that number will watch this afternoon's game.

Whilst Salibury had little option than to take advice from their safety group, their decision to 'restrict' the Hereford support will hit them in the pocket.

Evesham Without Key Players For Taunton Visit


As well as the Salisbury versus Hereford game in the Southern League South and West, there is another game that Hereford supporters will be following this afternoon, Evesham versus Taunton.

Evesham will be without several key players for the visit of second placed Taunton.

Top scorer Lance Smith has an ankle problem and is expected to miss the game.

And their mid-field will be without both Ashley Williams and Carl Brown because of weddings.

"This is the biggest home game of our season so far," said manager Paul Collicutt as reported by the Worcester News.

“Taunton have only lost two of their last 25 games and are a very strong team.

“They also had a very good FA Cup run and we must be strong because they are a physical side."
 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Prediction League Round 46 Preview

Round 46 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford travel to Salisbury. Salisbury are currently 4th in the league. 

Last 5 results
Highworth Town 4-3 Salisbury
Tiverton 2-0 Salisbury
Salisbury 3-1 Winchester
Salisbury 5-0 Larkhall
Barnstaple 1-4 Salisbury

Attendances 2016/17
Highest: 943
Average: 631
Lowest: 478

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

Green Back In Contention For Hereford


Ryan Green With Jamie Molyneux
Ryan Green will be back in contention for a place in Peter Beadle's squad to face Salisbury tomorrow.

Green has missed the last two Hereford games after he was sent-off at Didcot for what appeared to be little more than a shoulder charge.

Clayton Fortune has taken Green's place but Beadle may decide the bring back the Welshman for the game.

Otherwise Beadle may decide no other changes are needed after last Saturday's 4-1 win over North Leigh.

For Salisbury manager Steve Claridge has brought in two new faces this week, Jesse Waller Lassen and Franklyn Clarke.

"Jesse and Frank trained with us last night and you could see that their presence gave the rest of the lads a lift," said Claridge as reported by the Salisbury OS.

"We have been short of personnel but now we have some reinforcements and some options, really good ones too."

Claridge will be without striker Justin Bennett who has scored 41 goals this season. Several other players face a fitness test ahead of kick-off.
 

It's Like A Cup Final Said Claridge


Salisbury manager Steve Claridge has said that tomorrow's game against Hereford 'is like a cup final for us'.

"It's like a cup final for us," said Claridge as reported by the Salisbury OS.

"It's fantastic at our level to be hosting a club like Hereford.

"I would like to congratulate them on the season they are having. People talk about having resources but it's still not easy to do what they have done, which is to dominate the league from day one. I don't think there's ever been a doubt they would win it.

"If we had been able to get our act together sooner, we might have been able to run them closer but we had lessons to learn early on and it took a while.

"I'm just disappointed that we haven't been able to open up the ticketing to their entire fan base because you want as many as possible there for these big games to create the best possible atmosphere.

"It's always the problem though when a club suffers for the behaviour of one or two idiots. We know that the majority of their fans are fantastic." 

Earlier in the season Salisbury defeated Hereford 4-3.

“At that time, you could identify weaknesses in their side that you could exploit,” said Claridge.

“Now they’re bigger, stronger and more experienced. They are a proper unit. 

“We will have to be at the top of our game to beat them but I do think we are one of the few sides capable of beating them. And with the new players, I am more confident than I was this time last week. 

“We went to Tiverton with eight first team players missing, then I had to try and win the game at Highworth while making sure I didn’t risk key players ahead of the Hereford game and at the same time giving playing time to some who needed it. 

“I always want to win games, and that goes for every cup competition, but I hope people understand where we are as a squad and that there is also a bigger picture here.”  

More Details About Tomorrow At Salisbury


Salisbury FC have released the following details about tomorrow's game against Hereford.

Home supporters for tomorrow’s match against Hereford have been allocated the PB Asher End while visiting fans will be accommodated in the Partridge Way end.
There will be strict segregation and police will be on hand to ensure the smooth running of the event.
PLEASE REMEMBER: This is an all-ticket match. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the two clubs (season ticket holders only in the case of Hereford FC) and nobody will be able to pay on the day.
The main car park is given over to Salisbury FC supporters, who will have use of the refreshment hut at the PB Asher End along with an extra tea/coffee facility that the club is installing for the day.
Hereford FC supporters will have their own designated car park, which is accessed via Westside Close, off Portway, which is the main road through Old Sarum. A map has been sent to Hereford FC.
(There is also an overflow car park next to the Park and Ride on Portway, 5 minutes walk to the ground).
From the designated car park on Westside Close, visiting fans can walk directly to the designated away gate at the Partridge Way end.
There is a dedicated away bar, the Magnet Sports Bar, which can be only accessed AFTER entry into the ground.
Away fans have access to the main refreshment hut at that end of the ground and there will also be a burger van at the away end. There are toilets adjacent to the refreshment hut and additional portaloos are available at the Partridge Way End.
Gates and Bar will open at 1pm.
There will be a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off in memory of the victims of this week’s London terror attack.
Salisbury FC hope everyone enjoys an exciting but safe afternoon of football.


Meanwhile Hereford FC's club shop will be open between 8.30 and 9.30 tomorrow morning. 


This Weekend's South And West Fixtures


There is a full fixture list in the Southern League South and West this weekend.

Obviously the match of the day is at Salisbury where leaders Hereford are the visitors.

List of Fixtures:

Bideford v North Leigh
Bishops Cleeve v Shortwood
Didcot v Yate
Evesham v Taunton
Mangotsfield v Bridgwater
Salisbury v Hereford
Slimbridge v Larkhall
Swindon Supermarine v Paulton
Wantage v AFC Totton
Wimborne v Tiverton
Winchester v Barnstaple

Top of the Table:

Hereford 35/90
Taunton 36/77
Tiverton 36/75
Salisbury 35/71
Evesham 36/70 

In effect Taunton, Tiverton and Salisbury remain the only three teams that can stop Hereford winning the League. But it's very unlikely.

Should Taunton win all their remaining matches then they would have 95 points, likewise Tiverton would have 93 and Salisbury 92 points.

If Hereford win tomorrow and Taunton lose, that will be Taunton out of the title race. And unless Tiverton gain three points at Wimborne, they will also be unable to catch Hereford. The same applies to Salisbury, they must defeat Hereford tomorrow, or they drop out.

So although it looks unlikely that Hereford will be crowned 'champions' tomorrow, it's not out of the question.
 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Information About Tickets For Taunton


This from Hereford FC:

Taunton Town are to send Hereford FC a total of 600 tickets for the match at the Viridor Stadium on Saturday, April 8th (3pm kick off). Details of ticket sales information will be released in due course once the tickets have been received.

They have told us:

‘In accordance with the rules of the Southern League we will be allocating Hereford 600 tickets, all standing. These are numbered tickets.
Ticket prices will be £10 for Adults, £8 for Concessions and £5 for Under 19’s – the increased charges have been implemented to cover the costs of extra stewarding, 
The tickets will be supplied to Hereford FC on the understanding that they will only be sold to persons for whom full contact details are received and who are not listed on any banning or warning list.
As there is only very limited on-site parking, we regret none will be available for Hereford supporters and we will notify you well in advance of the alternative sites in the proximity of the stadium.
There will be adequate toilet facilities and catering outlets in the segregated area, but there will be no alcohol on sale.


Hereford Supporters At Salisbury Last March


Last March hundreds of Hereford supporters watched their side defeat Salisbury in the semi-final of the FA Vase. The total attendance was 3450.

This Saturday many of them will be back at Salisbury for a Southern League South and West fixture which depending on results there and elsewhere could see Hereford lift the title.

But some supporters will miss out because Salisbury are only allowing season ticket holders from Hereford to watch the game.

Here's a look-back at some of the Hereford support last time the clubs met at Salisbury.

 
 
 






Salisbury Look Forward To Hereford Visit


The Mascots Pictured At Salisbury Last March
Salisbury FC have released a statement which looks forward to the visit of Hereford on Saturday.

On Saturday Salisbury FC welcome Hereford FC to the Raymond McEnhill Stadium in a match both clubs are looking forward to eagerly.We are aware that Hereford can win the Evo-Stik Southern South and West title should results elsewhere go their way. The game is significant too for us as we look to finish as high as possible in the table to secure first a play-off place, then a home match in the semi-finals, allocated to the sides finishing second and third.We are expecting a crowd of up to 2,000 and we hope the match will pass off as well as our excellent FA Vase semi-final at the Ray Mac last season when almost 3,500 from the two clubs were in attendance.On that occasion, Salisbury FC worked hard to make sure the day went well, liaising with police, local authorities, supporters and Hereford FC. We have this time put the same measures in place. Please remember that this is an all-ticket match and those who have not bought tickets in advance will not be admitted on the day.We hope for a similar, marvellous, occasion as last season’s semi-final and for that to happen, it needs a repeat, too, of the spirit of last year. Then, both clubs were in their infancy as phoenix clubs and the two matches became a celebration of our very existence.One year on, we at Salisbury FC hope that we can all remember again that after the dark days when both clubs were fighting for their lives and their souls, we are back playing football and enjoying representing our communities, giving them something to be proud of once again.Both clubs enjoyed successful inaugural seasons and won their respective leagues. Both hope to progress again this season in what has been another enjoyable return to footballing action.Thus do Salisbury FC and Hereford FC have plenty in common and we urge everyone associated with the clubs to celebrate that fact – whatever Saturday’s result - and make the game another memorable event to add to the growing list of excellent occasions in the new histories of the two clubs.In this sad week for our country due to the events in London, it is worth keeping football in perspective and remembering that win, lose or draw, both clubs are now in sound positions to carry on and prosper another day.


Claridge Signs Two Pre Hereford Game


Salisbury FC manager Steve Claridge has brought in two players to bolster his squad before the game against Hereford on Saturday.

This from Salisbury FC:

Striker Jesse Waller Lassen and midfield player Franklyn Clarke will go straight into the squad for Saturday’s match, which sees the visitors looking to clinch the Southern League South and West title and Salisbury looking to further their quest for a home game in the play-off semi-finals.

Waller Lassen has signed on dual registration from Team Solent while Clarke joins after having been released by Southern Premier outfit Dorchester Town.

Waller Lassen, 24, was born in London and began his career in the Tottenham Hotspur youth ranks before joining Bishop’s Stortford. He is the Team Solent captain and led them to the Wessex League Cup last season.

Liverpool-born Clarke, also 24, played for Blackfield and Langley and Wimborne Town last season before being offered a contract with National League side York City, who released him to join Dorchester.

“These are two quality players,” said Claridge. “We needed to strengthen our squad ahead of the run-in and hopefully the play-offs, and I am delighted to get them.

“Jesse was a thorn in our side playing for Solent last year and Franklyn also caught my eye when he did well in Blackfield’s 2-1 win at the Ray Mac last season.”

Support HUST Community Partners on Saturday

If you are not going to Salisbury this weekend, why not support HUST Community Partners on Saturday afternoon.

Help HUST, HFC and UITC with a purchase of 'Wing Wizard' from their beer range whilst listening to official Radio Hereford FC match commentary.



Bulls Lotto Draw: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017


The latest Lotto Draw took place on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017.

Winning numbers were: 04-15-18-21-22-38, plus the Star Number 6.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £1,205,796.47

6 Numbers                         £697,944.87

5 Numbers                         £3,513.09

4 Numbers                         £42.44

3 Numbers                         £10.24

Star Number                      0.5 Free Lotto

The Lotto always provides fans with two opportunities a week to win huge sums of money in the knowledge all proceeds are donated to the Hereford United Supporters Trust. Remember EVERY PENNY of the minimum 26% (39p) and a maximum of 50% of each Bulls Lotto entry that HUST receives will go to Hereford Football Club.

Prizes are on offer for matching one number or more and it’s easy to enter. Simply click https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/index.htm to get started and be in with a chance of winning.
All of the cash prizes are funded by the Lotto Network.
Enter your lucky numbers by joining here:  https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/index.htm
If you currently enter other lotteries, why not make Hereford Football Club your “good cause” by entering the Bulls Lotto instead?

You can register in less than 60 seconds with entries from £1.50 per draw.

The next Bulls Lotto draw is on Saturday, 25th March 2017 with an estimated jackpot of £3.5 Million. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm




Macmillan Cancer Support To Benefit From Parking At Hay Festival


For the eleventh year running Macmillan Cancer Support will receive a donation from parking organised by Bulls News at this year's Hay Festival.

Our car park is right opposite the Festival Site and will be open from the morning of Thursday May 25th to late on Sunday June 4th.

This year we have more space for cars than in the past as we have a second field available so there is no need to book ahead.

Parking costs £6 per day (of which £1 is donated to Macmillan), £4 after 6pm.

Over the years our car park has raised close to £300,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

For further information follow @CarParkAtHay.


Throwback Thursday



West Ham, Derek Hall & Peter Hill


This footage has been featured a couple of times on Bulls News, but now is a lot less shaky. It features Hereford fans going to West Ham in 1972, and action of the game where the Bulls lost 3-1.


Derek Hall was a goalscoring midfielder who was signed by John Sillett in 1991. Hall stayed at Edgar Street for three seasons. This footage includes most of his goals.


Finally, this footage was broadcast in October 1996 and includes interviews with Peter Hill and Graham Turner. Hill reveals how much money the club was losing then each week which was a staggering figure.  We also get to see Hereford 2-2 Scarborough.



If It Works For Chelsea


Jonathan Sandford has been watching both Chelsea and England recently and he feels the formation of their respective teams could be followed by Hereford manager Peter Beadle.

'The formation adopted by Antonio Conte at Chelsea and by Gareth Southgate in Germany has proved successful and has got me thinking. 

It requires full backs with attacking instincts and a good engine to get up and down. 



In between them it needs three proper centre backs.



It also requires one or two holding midfielders and a playmaker behind a front two.



Could this be something we could do?



Joel and Jimmy certainly fit the bill as full backs and could be devastating at the level we play at if given even more licence to get forward.



Having three genuine centre backs would mean we would be better placed to defend the long ball and set pieces.



Dinsley and McGrath would be a good midfield and we would then have Mills and Symons up front and Pablo behind.



Mills and Symons would carry on benefitting from the space created from defences being stretched to deal with our wide players and also from crosses into the box.



And Pablo would have a field day running the show with so many options available to him:



dropping back and picking up the ball from the midfield before setting off on a run



give and go with the full backs to put them in behind full backs



bursting into the area after Symons has held the ball up and laid it off to him



quick incisive passes for Mills dart onto



Plus it would be different formation that teams won't have seen before.



Love to see them try it and as there will be half a dozen games to play once the title has been sewn up we can give it a try in competitive games before next season.'



Jonathan Sandford


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Further Statement From Southern League


The Southern League have released a further statement about the abandonment of the game between Didcot and Hereford

'The League are aware that while the FA have informed both Clubs that they will be taking no further action, they are still dealing with other matters from events during the abandoned game on 4th March. 

As a result the Evo-Stik League Southern are unable to conclude their own investigations into the matter until such time as the FA investigations have concluded.'

Evesham Draw With Marines


There was one result in the Southern League South and West this evening.

Evesham 1 Swindon Supermarine 1

Top of the Table:

Hereford 35/90
Taunton 36/77
Tiverton 36/75
Salisbury 35/71
Evesham 36/70
Swindon Supermarine 36/65

Club Awaits Decision From Southern League


Hereford FC are awaiting a decision from the Southern League as to whether the abandoned game at Didcot will have to be replayed.

With the FA deciding not to take any action against either club after trouble which led to the abandonment, the only decision outstanding is whether the 'result' will stand or whether the game will need to be replayed.

BN understands that a number of witnesses have been interviewed by the Police and investigations are ongoing.

It may be for this reason the Southern League are yet to release its decision.   

Didcot Town FC Statement


Didcot Town FC have released the following statement after the troubles at their ground recently:

'The FA have today informed Didcot Town FC that they will be taking no further action against the Club in relation to the incident in the match versus Hereford FC on March 4th.

The Club would like to thank The FA on their swift resolution of this unfortunate incident. We would also like to thank our loyal supporters for their continued patience and understanding during this investigation.

The Club now consider the matter closed and wish to concentrate solely on the matches still remaining in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division 1 South and West.

The Club will now await a Southern League decision on whether the game should be replayed or not.'


No Further Action From The FA After Abandonment



The club have confirmed that the FA will take no further action against the club following the Didcot abandonment.

It's now up to the Southern League to decide whether the game should be replayed.


'Visibly Enhanced Police Presence' on Saturday


A joint statement from Wiltshire Police and Salisbury's safety officer has been published on the Salisbury OS.

Here's the article in full:

Football fans will notice a visible police presence this weekend as Hereford FC play Salisbury FC at the Raymond McEnhill stadium.

There have been some concerns about the behaviour of a small minority of Hereford supporters following recent incidents at away games, and some online speculation regarding potential problems at the weekend’s match.

Wiltshire Police Inspector Pete Sparrow and SFC safety officer Martin Staples have issued the following joint statement:

“We welcome HFC to Salisbury. Wiltshire Police and SFC are committed to ensuring the safety of everybody attending this fixture, so a significant amount of risk assessing and planning has been conducted regarding this match. 

"Extra safety stewards and police will be on duty and both SFC and HFC are committed to deterring disorderly conduct by supporters from either side, and will support prosecution for any offences committed and consider ejections and/or sanctions against people who do not comply with ground conditions of entry and stewards requests."

Inspector Sparrow added: "We will continue to work with both clubs and licensed premises in the city, and there will be a visibly enhanced police presence during the day. 

"I would encourage all fans to continue to behave responsibly and if they have any concerns to approach officers or club staff to make them aware."

Update: Statement amended to 'incidents at away games'.

Bishop Told to Stand Aside at Aberystwyth

Matt Bishop
Aberystwyth Town boss Matt Bishop has been asked to 'stand aside' from his role by the club's board.

Bishop, formerly Hereford's assistant manager, has been relieved of his duties with the club struggling at the wrong end of the Welsh Premier League.

A club statement read: "Following a number of indifferent performances over the last few weeks, the Club’s Board has requested that First Team Manager Matthew Bishop stands aside for the time being.

"This is in the hope that a change of management will provide the impetus for an improvement of fortunes."

But despite this, the Seasiders' chairman says there's still a role for Bishop at the club.

Tony Bates said: "I personally remain firmly of the view that Matthew can play an important role in the future development of the Club.

"On balance, I and the Board consider that allowing his excellent Assistant Wayne Jones to run the team over the forthcoming games will demonstrate to players, fans and sponsors the Club’s determination to avoid relegation.

"Once that is achieved we can regroup and put the lessons learned this season to good effect in the next."

Bates says that despite a tough start to the season, where the main aim was to avoid relegation, at Christmas it looked likely the club would achieve a top six finish.

"Unfortunately, since that time the team's performance has often been below par and as most of the team’s problems have been laid at Matthew's feet it is unsurprising that he feels acute disappointment at the team's apparent ability to commit football suicide."


Wantage Town Game To Be All Ticket


With the end of the season nearing, another Hereford game has been made all ticket.

The club have confirmed this morning that the home game against Wantage on 1st April will be all-ticket.

Tickets are available online now up until 10pm on Friday 31st March - http://www.herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/wantage

Tickets are on sale from the Club Shop during the following times;
Wednesday 22nd March – 10am-4pm
Friday 24th March – 10am-4pm
Wednesday 29th March – 10am-6pm
Friday 31st March – 10am-4pm

As it's a league game, season ticket holders will not need to buy a ticket for the match.

No tickets will be available on the day of the game.