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Monday, May 29, 2017

From The Archives - Huddersfield Humble Hearty Hereford

Earlier this afternoon Huddersfield were promoted to the Premiership. Back in the 2008/09 season they were in Division One as were Hereford United.

Here's a look back to December 20th 2008:

Huddersfield humble hearty Hereford

Huddersfield Town got their Lee Clark era under way with a 2-0 home victory over Hereford United this afternoon at the impressive Galpharm Stadium. The Bulls created a host of chances at the start of either half but failed to convert any of them. United were ultimately punished by their hosts when Nathan Clarke scored from close-range and the advantage was doubled when Gary Roberts finished a flowing move.
The Bulls were unchanged following on from their two match unbeaten run although Robbie Threlfall returned to the bench in place of Clint Easton, after a lengthy period out injured. Huddersfield included three ex Accrington men in their starting line-up with Roberts joining Robbie Williams and Ian Craney. Keigan Parker returned after a three match ban with former Everton striker Danny Cadamarteri having to be content with a place on the bench.
The away side made a lively start to the game with Josh Gowling nearly scoring his first goal for the club; Lionel Ainsworth sent in a corner which was nodded on and at the back-post Gowling headed towards goal and was only denied by a goal-line clearance. Richard Rose had a powerful effort blocked before Andy Williams sliced over the rebound whilst a Guinan header, this time from a Done corner, was held by the impressive Huddersfield ‘keeper Alex Smithies. The home side came into the game and soon started creating chances of their own with Jim Goodwin hitting the side-netting with a placed effort after good hold-up work from Parker. Goodwin then turned provided as he sent in a deep cross which was met the back-post by R. Williams but his header was denied by a fine save from Craig Samson as he pushed the ball over the bar.
The Scottish ‘keeper was again the hero moments later as Roberts sent an in swinging corner with Clarke meeting it in the area but once more, Samson made an excellent close-range save. The former Ipswich man was starting to get into the game and he sent a shot into the body of Samson, before setting up Craney who shot wildly into the away fans. The combative central midfield man went a little closer with his next effort however, as a pass from Parker made its way to Craney and he fired just over from 20 yards. United looked threatening on the break and a snapshot effort from Guinan from all of 30 yards had Smithies scrambling to hold the shot.
The home side continued to press with Roberts running at the Bulls’ back-line, eventually turning past Beckwith before curling just past the far-post with his un-favoured right-foot.Two neat passing moves, a highlight of Huddersfield’s play, resulted in chances for both R. Williams and Roberts once again but Samson was on hand to make routine saves. Clarke ventured forward from the back to skip past Toumani Diagouraga but gave a ‘defender’s finish’ as he failed to trouble Samson whilst at the other end, Dean Beckwith headed at Smithies from an Ainsworth corner. The Terriers won a corner of its own and it wasn’t cleared, falling nicely to Roberts whose control set him up for a strike which he hit truly but it went just over. In the final moments, Hereford had arguably their best chance of the half with Ainsworth instrumental in a superb counter-attack; the Watford loanee used some tricks to get Hereford out of trouble at the back, before bringing both Guinan and A. Williams into play whilst continuing his run. The ball made its way to Ainsworth down the right-wing and in front of the back-line but he decided to take the shot a little early and sent it just past the near post.
The Bulls came out in the second-half in confident fashion and dominated the opening proceedings to silence the vocal home support. A. Williams used his body to spin past a defender before touching past another but he couldn’t beat the ‘keeper from 20 yards as Smithies denied his powerful strike. Ainsworth was the danger man, as has been the case in the last two matches, playing a one-two with Guinan before breaking into the box but he couldn’t keep his composure as he blasted over from a fine position. A beautiful left-footed cross from Kris Taylor was flicked onto the roof of the net by Guinan at the near-post before a looped cross from Ainsworth was tamely headed wide by A. Williams. In a carbon copy of the earlier chance, Taylor again whipped in a superb cross for Guinan with this time the experienced striker heading, under pressure, inches past the back-post. Phil Jevons replaced James Berrett as Clark added another attacking threat to his team and the former Bristol City man nearly made an instant impact as he headed just over after good-work on the wing from Roberts.
Guinan picked out a decent pass to release Matty Done down the wing and he crossed into the danger-area where Ainsworth popped up at the back but his half-volley was hit into the ground and was easy for Smithies. Guinan was also involved in setting-up Ben Smith after good hold-up work, the Bulls’ captain smashed goal wards with Smithies finger-tips diverting it over. United were denied a penalty after A. Williams appeared to be tripped inside the area but the referee turned down the strong appeals; he did however send John Trewick to the stands for his protests. Cadamarteri took to the field in place of Craney and was involved as Huddersfield broke the deadlock. Taylor had deflected a shot from Parker out for a corner and after this was cleared, the lack of players up-field for United contributed to it coming straight back into the box; Cadamarteri found room on the right-wing and crossed into a superb area where Guinan tried his best to head it clear but it went straight to Clarke who tucked in from close-range.
It appeared to be the story of Hereford’s season, too many chances not taken and teams then going onto punish them. The Whites had a golden chance to equalise but failed to take it; Taylor again gave an excellent option on the wing by crossing and it made its way to Ainsworth who saw a powerful right-foot effort parried before the re-bound was sliced just wide from a stretching Guinan. Clarke tried his best to double his goal tally for the day but a header was denied by Samson. Parker curled past the far-post after turning 25 yards out before the Terriers doubled their lead. Roberts and Jevons linked up superbly down the left-hand side and into the box before the ball made its way to the winger who made no mistake by powerfully toe-poking past the despairing dive of Samson.
Credit must be handed to Hereford who kept on going with Guinan having a 20 yard shot pushed behind by Smithies whilst Parker dragged a shot past the post at the other end. A. Williams was nearly rewarded when he closed down a sloppy back-pass to challenge the ‘keeper but the ball deflected off the striker and bounced just over the open goal. Simon Johnson and Nick Chadwick came on for A. Williams and Done late on and the pair linked-up to release Chadwick but the former Plymouth striker saw his shot deflect wide. Jon Worthington came on for Parker before in stoppage time, Taylor saw his curling free-kick from 25 yards well saved by Smithies.
Under the guidance of the new manager and the backing of the majority of the 13,070 crowd, Huddersfield came through a tricky test although the away following of 214 will be encouraged by Hereford’s performance. If United had managed to get the first-goal, the game could have taken a much different path but the killer instinct still appears to be lacking up front. For all A. Williams hard-work up top, he rarely looks like he will pop up with a goal. Next up United is the Boxing Day visit of Tranmere Rovers, before a trip to league leaders Leicester City two days later.
Hereford: Samson, Rose, Gowling, Beckwith, Taylor, Ainsworth, Diagouraga, Smith, Done, Guinan, Williams.
Subs: Broadhurst, Threlfall, Gwynne, Johnson, Chadwick.
Huddersfield: Smithies, Berrett, ,N. Clarke, Goodwin, Butler, Williams, Holdsworth, Craney,Collins, Parker, Roberts.
Subs: Glennon, Worthington, T. Clarke, Jevons, Cadamarteri.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Congratulations Gary Bowyer

Former Hereford United player Gary Bowyer was a Wembley winner this afternoon. His Blackpool side defeated Exeter 2-1 to earn promotion to League One. Gary made 14 league appearances for the Bulls in the 1989/1990 season. One of those games was away at Scunthorpe on the 25th April. Gary scored a last minute goal to earn a 3-3 draw.

This match was famous due to the fact Gary's and his father Ian (The Hereford manager at the time) played in that game. The first time a father and son had appeared in a football league match together since 1951, and this scenario has yet to be repeated. You can view the footage here.



£1,500 WILL BE WON in Prize Bull 500 Club Draw: Tuesday, 30th May


A GUARANTEED £1,500 PRIZE WILL BE WON in the opening draw of the Prize Bull 500 Club fundraiser which will take place on Tuesday, 30th May at 8:30pm ‘Live’ on Radio Hereford FC.
All current members of the Prize Bull Lottery have automatically been transferred over to the enhanced draw but supporters can, of course, increase their chances of winning with further entries.
The rules, background information, entry forms and an online entry portal have all been set up so supporters can enter IMMEDIATELY via the internet.


There will be one prize draw each week which will take place on Tuesday nights. This will be conducted ‘live’ on Radio Hereford FC during half-time at home or away games, or at 8:30pm on other Tuesday evenings during the football season, and during the close season.
The Prize Bull 500 Club is simple to join and every participant has the chance to win in the weekly, monthly and annual draws. Members must be over 16 years old to join and can pay automatically online, or via standing order, or cheque. Some supporters may remember the old '100 Club' based out of the former Vice-Presidents club at Edgar Street, with the Prize Bull 500 Club operating in a similar, but more up-to-date way.
Following the very successful launch of the Bulls Lotto in January 2017, this is a HUST initiative to upgrade the Prize Bull Lottery and generate more income for Hereford Football Club, and gives members regular chances to win cash (and other) prizes. There will continue to be 52 weekly draws, but now additionally 12 monthly draws and an annual Christmas Draw with a prize of up to £2,000 can be won. The 500 Club replaces the Prize Bull Lottery where only occasional winners scooped the jackpot.
The cash prizes will increase as the more members enter and the winners will be pleased with their winnings which are guaranteed to total thousands of pounds throughout the year. The rules are fully explained and it is simple to join.

The commitment from members is a minimum of £5 per month which gives you decent returns and you are helping to improve our club, so please give it due consideration and divert some of your disposable income to help HUST and Hereford Football Club, and you never know you could be a winner.
So, why not enter immediately and be in with a chance of winning the opening draw jackpot of £1,500.



Saturday, May 27, 2017

6th September 1992 - Four Hereford Players Sent Off - Northampton 1-1 Hereford

Thank you to David Glinos for his archive footage. Please contact me on matthewhealey@hotmail.com if  you can supply me with any old Hereford United tapes.

We take a look at the day Hereford United had four player's sent off. Referee Brian Coddington dismissed Andy Theodosiou, Greg Downs, David Titterton and Richard Jones as the Bulls managed a 1-1 draw with Northampton Town. This footage is from Central News South and as well as the goals and sending offs. It also features a pitch invasion from Hereford fans, and the police questioning Greg Downs and David Titterton for crowd incitement.




UITC Awards Evening


The end of season award evening for UITC was held last night at central park. The event was attended by over 300 players, parents and invited guests. Hereford manager Peter Beadle attended and presented each player award. 

The awards winners:
U10 most improved player: Jack Thomson
U10 player of the year: Luke Tidwell
U11 most improved player: Kyle Smith
U11 player of the year: Cam Davey
U12 most improved player: Morgan Barbu
U12 player of the year: Jamie Holman
U13 most improved player: Freddie Fox
U13 player of the year:  Michael Yalland
U14 most improved player: Will Powell
U14 managers player of the year: Lucas
U14 player of the year: Will Powell
U15 most improved player: Josh Bridges
U15 managers player of the year: Sean Yalland
U15 player of the year: Olly 
U16 most improved player: Elliott Peeters-Vanstone
U16 managers player of the year: Jack Marston
U16 players player of the year: Cam Gauci
U18 players player of the year: Jamie Davies
U18 most improved player of the year: George Hayes
U18 managers player of the year: Jay Richmond
U18 girls most improved player of the year: Sinead Bushell
U18 girls players player of the year: Sian Bull
U18 girls managers player of the year: Sian Bull
Cargill U18 girls player of the year: Sophie Elcox-Bond
Central Roofing Fairplay Award: U18 Girls






Friday, May 26, 2017

Bowen Returns to Hereford

More signing news from the OS:

Peter Beadle is delighted to have agreed terms with James Bowen to return to Edgar Street for the coming season.

Beadle told us: "I've been keen to get James back here, and James has been keen on a return to Edgar Street after a very good loan spell here. He's had a lot of offers so I'm pleased he's agreed to join us."

The former Cheltenham Town man made 16 appearances on loan with the Bulls during the 15/16 season before moving to Stafford Rangers in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier last term.

Preece and Molyneux Agree to Stay at Edgar Street

This from the OS:
Defender Mark Preece has agreed terms for the coming season with manager Peter Beadle.
The Bristolian, who turns 30 next month, made 28 starts for the Bulls over the past season after joining from Chippenham at the start of November.
Beadle told us: "Mark's got good experience and showed over the past six months that he's a solid performer."

UPDATE: Jamie Molyneux has also agreed terms for the coming season.

Bulls Lotto Jackpot Climbs to £19 Million



Hereford supporters have a chance to win an amazing £19 Million in the Bulls Lotto tomorrow.
Fans are regularly winning cash prizes on the Bulls Lotto which continues to take place on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s throughout the summer months, so why not join and help raise funds for the club. You have a 1-in-10 chance of winning something.
The Bulls Lotto has already raised over £1,300 for Hereford Football Club, which will no doubt assist the budget ahead of the upcoming Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign.
The latest Lotto Draw took place on Wednesday, 24th May 2017.
Winning numbers were: 06-13-19-25-26-44, plus the Star Number 3.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £16,758,926.58

6 Numbers                         £264,572.87

5 Numbers                         £2,699.68

4 Numbers                         £33.50

3 Numbers                         £7.86

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, 27th May 2017 with an estimated jackpot of at least £19 Million.  

For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm




Thursday, May 25, 2017

Clucas Compared to Glenn Hoddle by Guardian Writer


Clucas's teammates congratulate him on his goal against Cambridge in February 2013. Pic: BN.

The Guardian have published an article about the best and worst Premier League players according to their writers.

Ex-Hereford player Sam Clucas, now with Hull City, made the list.

Louise Taylor said: "There are other, far more obvious, candidates but placed in the context of Clucas’s achievement in ascending five rungs of the league ladder in successive seasons it has to be the left-footed midfielder. 

"Impressive since being shifted from a wide role to central midfield this term, the intelligence of Clucas’s passing bears the hallmarks of Glenn Hoddle, who persuaded him not to give up the game before honing his skills at his football academy in Spain."

Clucas made 58 appearances for the Bulls between 2011 and 2013, moving to Mansfield for £20k.

After a stint with Chesterfield, Clucas then signed for Hull, for a figure thought to be in the region of £1.3m.

The full article from the Guardian can be read here (link).

Watkins Called Up for Wales



Marley Watkins, who spent a season at Hereford United before signing for Inverness CT, has been named in the 26-man Wales squad for a training camp in Portugal next month.

The camp comes before Wales' World Cup Qualifier against Serbia on June 11. 


UITC BBQ Sold Out


UITC is delighted to announce that tomorrow's BBQ and Player Awards with Hereford FC Manager Peter Beadle is now SOLD OUT.

No tickets will be available on the gate.

Only ticket holders will be permitted entry.

UITC asks all those attending tomorrow to respect those living in the adjacent Victoria Park housing estate.

Ample parking is being made available at Central Park so please do NOT park anywhere along the neighboring two roads: Field Grove View and Farm House Close.

Throwback Thursday - Michael McIndoe, Steve White, Brian Clough

Firstly please give my channel a subscribe. I am about to start the Greg Downs 1992-1993 season.  Www.youtube.com/djmatthealey

We start with a 3-0 away win over Kingstonian on 3rd October 2000.  Its starts with a mass brawl. Two Kingstonian players get sent off, and Michael McIndoe scores a delightful free kick.


The best of series this week features Steve "Chalkie" White signed by Greg Downs in August 1994 from Swindon. White scored over 50 goals for the Bulls in just under two seasons.


Finally a preview of Hereford United v Nottingham Forest in 1992. The Edgar Street pitch is frozen as the players train. We get to hear from John Sillett and Greg Downs ahead of the FA Cup 4th round clash against Brian Clough's side.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HUST Launch "Street Heroes" Cider!


This from HUST:

HUST 'Street Heroes' - The Saga Continues


HUST are happy to announce that the next edition in the 'Street Heroes' series will be a bottle cider, and this will be unveiled at the UITC BBQ this Friday.... Check with UITC regarding tickets.

"Dogged Defence" is a fruity Cider that pays homage to the former Hereford, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers full-back Chris Price, and will be made available in 500ml bottles - just in time for summer.

This Cider will be delivered to our Community Partners after the event (if any remain) as well as our current run of Kevin Sheedy "Midfield Maestro" beer, which we are happy to announce is now stocked in The Commercial, Hereford as well as the Hereford Snooker Centre, and Beer In Hand, Hereford.


Vote for Oates and Purdie in Fans Non-League Team of the Year


Rob Purdie with Jimmy Oates watching on

Pitchero Non-League are recognising the outstanding performers across Non-League football in their 'Non-League Team Of The Season'. 

They've sifted through the leagues and have selected a list of eight players for each category (goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and strikers).

Fans now have the chance to vote for who they'd like to see in the team.

Hereford's Jimmy Oates and Rob Purdie have been shortlisted, and you can find the polls below:
  • Goalkeepers (link)
  • Defenders (link) - Oates
  • Midfielders (link) - Purdie
  • Strikers (link)

Renew HUST Membership

This from HUST:
Those members of HUST whose subscriptions lapsed at the AGM last October have only one week left to renew their membership.  All members whose subscriptions are overdue have been sent a final reminder to their registered email address.  If you have not received a reminder then please check your junk mail folder.    

Members who do not renew by 31 May, the end of HUST's financial year, will be removed from the register of current members and lose their right to vote in the forthcoming HUST Board elections. 

Members who joined after 16 June 2016 should check their membership card for their renewal date.  An email reminder will be sent if membership is not renewed by the due date. 

HUST would like to thank all fans who renewed their membership or joined the Trust in the past 12 months for their support which has enabled the Trust to build its shareholding in Hereford FC to £110,000. 

Not a member?  

Then why not join online by completing the application form on the HUST website:  



UITC BBQ On Friday


Supporters of UITC are reminded that online ticket sales close tomorrow evening for Friday's BBQ and Player Awards with Peter Beadle.
There will be no entry on the gate without a ticket under any circumstances.

Pennock To Manage Aberystwyth


Former Hereford United goalkeeper Tony Pennock has been appointed manager of Aberystwyth after the departure of Matt Bishop.

"Tony’s vast experience within the game made him the standout candidate, and we are delighted to confirm him in the role," said chairman Donald Kane.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’d also like to express my gratitude to Matthew Bishop for his hard work at the Club over the past year and sincerely wish him all the best.” 

Recently Pennock had been at Hull firstly as academy coach then as first team coach under former boss Mike Phelan.

Whilst there he worked with former Hereford United youngster Jarrod Bowen and midfielder Sam Clucas.

Meanwhile Darren Jones has joined Bath after leaving Newport.


Double Treble for Willets


Former Hereford defender Jamie Willets has helped Alvechurch to win the league, league cup and JW Hunt cup this season.

The Church finished top of the MFL Premier with 92 points, and then went on to beat Hinckley AFC 2-1 to lift the Polymac Packaging League Cup.

And on Tuesday evening they beat Wednesfield 4-1 at Molineux to win the JW Hunt Cup.

Last season Willets was with the Bulls when they won the MFL Premier, league cup and County Challenge Cup.

Mustapha Bundu, Jamie Willets and Jimmy Oates with the league cup last season

He left Edgar Street in October in order to get some more game time.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hay Festival Starts On Thursday



The 30th Hay Festival starts on Thursday and once again Bulls News will be involved in running a car park which is situated directly opposite the event.

Known as the Macmillan Car Park, the charity will receive a donation from the proceeds. The size of the Car Park has been increased this year so that many more cars can be parked.

To date just over £297,000 has been raised much of which has supported Macmillan initatives at Hereford Hospital.

Parking costs £6 per day, £4 after 6pm. However cars can leave and re-enter at any time on production of their ticket.

No pre-booking this year as there is plenty of room for everyone.

Follow the yellow Macmillan signs. Postcode is HR3 5PL

Huntbach Moves to Shrewsbury


Seventeen-year-old Rory Huntbach has announced on Facebook that he has made the 'tough decision' to sign for League One Shrewsbury Town.

Huntbach spent 18 months in Salop's youth set up before making the switch to UITC.

Along with fellow youth team player Max Harris, the pair were awarded contracts in April 2016. He then agreed terms to stay at Edgar Street for the 2017/18 season earlier this month, but has since said he'll be leaving the Bulls.

Huntbach said: "Tough decision but think it's probably the best move for me."


Spot The Ball - How Close Were You?



The winning grid squares of the first two ‘Spot the Ball’ coupons are shown below, as selected by former Hereford player Gareth Davies.
How close were you?

The competition runs on with the 3rd coupon now published so you can use your skill, judgement and knowledge to decide where the centre of the ball is.

It’s easy to enter via the HUST website, with an estimated prize of £50 going to the winner, just click on the ‘Spot the Ball’ button, and you can enter as many selections as you wish at £1 per square.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER: SPOT THE BALL 

Alternatively, if you prefer to play by post then please send your selections and contact details together with a cheque for £1 per square made payable to HUST and send it to; HUST ‘Spot the Ball’, c/o UITC office, Blackfriars Street, Hereford, HR4 9JU.

Coupon Number 3 features Joel Edwards in action for the Bulls against AFC Totton with the competition running until Saturday, 17th June.


Final Prize Bull Lottery Draw


The final Prize Bull Lottery draw took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers were :-   7 - 15 - 21 - 22

Should you have the winning combination, please contact prizebull@hufctrust.co.uk to claim the jackpot.

Jackpot stands at £1550


Monday, May 22, 2017

Ken Kinnersley is Surprise Guest at Charter Standard Club of the Year Belmont Wanderers FC.



Members of Belmont Wanderers FC gathered on Sunday 21st May, to celebrate their annual Awards Day. Members of the club’s 15 different teams enjoyed the fun, which celebrated Belmont Wanderers FC’s achievements throughout this year’s football season. The awards were presented by former mayor, Jim Kenyon and Hereford FC’s chairman, Ken Kinnersley.
This thoroughly enjoyable event had something for everyone, including bouncy castles, ice-creams for the kids, BBQ, tombola, and much, much more.
The day managed to raise an incredible £1000, which will go towards the building of a new clubhouse for Belmont Wanderers FC.
Belmont Wanderers FC has been growing in size and prestige since it was formed in 2010. The club now comprises of 15 great teams, including a Mini Kickers boys/girls team, under 8s boys, under 9s boys, under 10 boys, under 12 boys, under 8s girls, under 10 girls, under 12 girls, under 14 girls, senior team as well as a VETs and ladies’ teams.
Each year, new players from the local community join Belmont Wanderers FC, enjoying fun and quality football training, supported by the club’s friendly coaches.
Testament to just how far Belmont Wanderers FC has come since forming just seven years ago, is the fact they recently won a Charter Standard Club of the Year Award in the local community awards.
Chris Tipping, Head of Development for the club, spoke of Belmont Wanderers FC’s incredible achievements.
“The club has had a great year winning Charter Standard of the Year award, it’s occasions like this that make you realise all the hard work is worth it, as a coach, parent or a player. We have a fantastic turnout each year and it seems to keep growing, with new teams being added each season,” said Chris Tipping.
“A huge thank you to Jim Kenyon and Ken Kinnersley for coming along and giving out awards, it just goes to show that there is some great local support out there, which can only inspire players even further,” Belmont Wanderers FC’s Head of Development added.
Harry Williams With Ken Kinnersley

Charlotte Hill With Ken Kinnersley
This year’s boy of the season was awarded to Harry Williams in the Under 9s team, with girl of the season going to u14s Charlotte Hill. Both Harry’s and Charlottes families are huge Hereford FC fans and were blown away by the surprise guest!
Chris Tipping spoke of how the club will continue to push forward with the aim of raising money for the new clubhouse project and making sure the community have something to be very proud of, as well as thanking all those that help with the football club.

Third Robin Turns Down Bulls Move

Linden Dovey (left) marks Rob Purdie. Pic: BN.

Hereford have already signed Lance Smith and Garyn Preen from Evesham United, and it's been reported by Gloucester Live that a third player turned down a move to Edgar Street.

Skipper Linden Dovey, who scored against Hereford in January, said it was tough to turn down a move to a 'massive club'.

The Mirror likened the centre-back to Lionel Messi for his goal, as he broke forward and evaded challenges from five Hereford players.

Speaking about why he turned down the move, Dovey said: "I had a couple of offers during the season from higher clubs which I wasn't interested in because of what we were trying to achieve in promotion.

"I've had a few more offers at the end of this season, which I didn't expect, including Hereford so it's been a little bit of an eye opener that people are always watching and keeping tabs on how you did.

"I've been very happy here the last three or four seasons but Hereford are a massive club and when we went to Edgar Street the crowd and atmosphere was unbelievable so of course it made it a hard decision.

"I live in Dudley and work in Walsall so it's not exactly easy to get Evesham midweek and to midweek games away let alone further afield to Hereford."

The full article by Jon Palmer can be read here (link).

Bulls Lotto Jackpot Hits £16.3 Million


Hereford supporters have a chance to win an amazing £16.3 Million in the Bulls Lotto this Wednesday.
It was a rollover weekend with the top prizes of £15.2 Million and £1.5 Million for the 6 Number draw.
Fans are regularly winning cash prizes on the Bulls Lotto which continues to take place on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s throughout the summer months, so why not join and help raise funds for the club. You have a 1-in-10 chance of winning something.
The Bulls Lotto has already raised over £1,200 for Hereford Football Club, which will no doubt assist the budget ahead of the upcoming Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign.
The latest Lotto Draw took place on Saturday, 20th May 2017.

Winning numbers were: 01-15-29-34-37-44, plus the Star Number 7.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £15,271,694.03

6 Numbers                         £1,543,584.89

5 Numbers                         £5,802.91

4 Numbers                         £58.68

3 Numbers                         £12.80

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 goes 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 Wednesday, 24th May 2017 with an estimated jackpot of at least £16.3 Million.  

For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm



Twelve Months Since Wembley


Today marks one year since the FA Vase final between Hereford and Morpeth Town. Despite being on the wrong end of the 4-1 scoreline, the experience was one that the 20,000 Hereford fans won't forget.

As for the game itself, the Bulls got the afternoon off to a great start as Rob Purdie scored in the 2nd minute with a fantastic strike.

Hereford players celebrate the opening goal

45-year old Chris Swailes became the oldest scorer in a Wembley cup final when he equalised for the Highwaymen before half time.

Second half goals for Morpeth from Luke Carr, Sean Taylor and Shaun Bell meant the day unfortunately ended in heartbreak for Hereford.

A tearful Rob Purdie pictured after the final whistle with his daughter

Despite the outcome of the match, the Bulls remain the first, and only, team to have taken a live mascot to the stadium.

'Ronaldo' the bull was paraded around the pitch before kick off

Fans also took time during the game to remember Adam Stansfield - a former Hereford United striker who sadly passed away in 2010. In the ninth minute of the game they paid a tribute to the striker who wore the number nine shirt.

Supporters remembered Adam Stansfield with a minute's applause

One supporter told BN that he will never forget it.

"The feeling I had when I could hear people telling others to be quiet just before the beginning of the ninth minute,and then for all of the Hereford fans standing and applauding, is something I personally will never forget."

The interest that the Vase final generated was staggering. Not only the ticket and merchandise sales, but the general buzz around the county. In the summer of 2015, the reformed club were yet to play a competitive game, but less than a year later they were at the National Stadium.

Manger Pete Beadle led the team onto the pitch, followed by captain Joel Edwards

In the post match press conference, Peter Beadle spoke briefly about the benefits of the day.

Beadle said: "The city has bought into it because of the runs we’ve had through the league programme and obviously in the cup have really got people excited again.

"Commercially and financially, as long as we keep attracting the support that we are it’s huge. 

"To have 20,000 here, probably 1,000 of them would have had club shirts on, but that doesn’t count for anything unless we continue this momentum next season."

This season the Whites have achieved a second consecutive promotion, retained the County Cup and also lifted the Southern League 'Champion of Champions' trophy.

Hereford were presented with the Southern League South and West shield last month


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bishop Leaves Seasiders


Matthew Bishop (left) with John Mills
Aberystwyth Town have confirmed that former Hereford assistant manager Matthew Bishop has left the club.

Bishop took up the managers role at the Welsh Premier club last May after departing Edgar Street, but poor results meant he was put on gardening leave in March.

Chairman Donald Kane said: "On behalf of the Board of Directors I'd like to express my gratitude to Matthew Bishop for his hard work at the Club over the past year and sincerely wish him all the best in his future career." 


North Continues Rich Vein of Form in Vase

Northumberland-based Morpeth Town were last year's winners

South Shields beat Cleethorpes Town 4-0 in this afternoon's FA Vase Final at Wembley, being the eighth Northern side in nine years to win the vase.

In the FA Trophy Final, which Hereford crashed out of in October, York City beat Macclesfield Town 3-2 in a close-fought game.

The combined attendance for the games was 38,224, compared to last year's 46,781.

Tomorrow, May 22, marks one year since Hereford's appearance at the National Stadium. More on that tomorrow.