Next Game: FA Cup Replay - Fleetwood Town at Home on Thursday 14th December at 7.45pm
(Live on BT Sport)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Free Travel To Hereford For Godalming Supporters


Godalming supporters are being offered free travel to Edgar Street for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Hereford.

The offer is reported to be a 'good-will gesture' by the club.

The coach is set to leave at 8am.

Jamie Edge Released By Hereford


Jamie Edge With John Mills. Edge Had Just Scored Against Romulus In The FA Cup Replay In September 2016
Midfielder Jamie Edge has been released by Hereford FC.

Edge has found his opportunities limited recently.

"I’m a big fan of his ability but it just hasn’t happened for him this time around," said manager Peter Beadle as reported by the OS.

"I wish him all the best in the future.” 

Edge played for both Hereford United and Hereford FC.

He was originally signed by Martin Foyle in December 2013 whilst studying at Hartpury College in Gloucester but left at the end of that season.

He returned to join Hereford FC in July 2016. 

50/50 Draw Tickets Available ONLINE for FA Cup tie


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

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




All online entrants will be notified by email of their 50/50 ticket number for the game. Should a game be postponed then the tickets will carry over to the next home game that is played. 

·         The Winning Tickets will be announced at half time over Radio Hereford FC and on the scoreboard.

·         HUST will notify Online winners by Email, there will be no need to make a claim. So, even if you cannot listen to Radio Hereford FC you can still participate.

·         The prize money will be paid within ten working days of the game. 

HUST 50/50 tickets will of course still be available to buy on the day of the match around the stadium via our terrific volunteer sales team.


Throwback Thursday - Wrexham, Ollie Kearns , "Up For The Cup"

Lets start with a FA Cup 1st round 1-0 win over Wrexham on the 18th November 2001. Ian Wright with the only goal of the game.
 
 
The best of series features Ollie Kearns who was a popular player in the 1980's
 
 
Finally here is the 1990 Radio Wyvern song "Up for the Cup"
 
 
 
 
 
More next week, don't forget to check out www.youtube.com/djmatthealey
 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

General Sale Of FA Cup Tickets From 10AM


Tickets for next Satuday's FA Cup match against Godalming for all areas of Edgar Street go on sale from 10am this morning.

They will be available both online and from the club shop (10am to 4pm).

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

'Dave' Released By Leeds


Former Hereford United midfielder Toumani Diagouraga (Dave) has been released by Leeds United.

Reports suggest that the 30 year old Frenchman has not impressed recently appointed manager Thomas Christiansen.

Bristol City and Barnsley are two clubs who are said to be considering trying sign 'Dave'. 

HUST Membership Renewals

This from HUST:

Renewals are currently being accepted from the 230 members whose memberships expire between now and the end of October.  Members are requested to renew early in order to spread the administrative load of the membership secretary in processing renewals.  Your renewal date is shown on your membership card.

Adult and Junior memberships can be renewed online by visiting the HUST website (http://www.hufctrust.co.uk/join-hust-2017/). If you prefer to print and post your application then please ensure that you enclose a stamped addressed envelope.  The facility now exists for members to pay their subscription by standing order.

You will also be able to renew your membership in person at the home matches on 30th September and 7th October.

Membership is still £10 for Adults and £1 for Juniors. Junior membership entitles entry to Hereford FC league matches for just £1 and a 20% discount at Edgar Soccer Schools.


Prize Bull '500' Club Winners

This weekend saw both weekly and monthly prize-winning numbers being drawn in the Prize Bull '500 Club' draws made at St Neots on Saturday, and at Edgar Street yesterday. The results were broadcast LIVE on Radio Hereford FC.  

Alongside Keith Hall were HUST representative Frank Williams, and independent witness Ruth Walkden who were both on hand watch the draws being made. 

With the addition of this weekend’s prizes a total in excess of £2,500 has been paid out to supporters since the Prize Bull '500 Club' draws began just twelve weeks ago. It’s easy to enter via the HUST website, and as the saying goes you have to be in it, to win it!  

Details of how to enter are available from the HUST Website:   


The winners in the draws this weekend:

Monthly Draw No. 14

£100 Monthly Prize:  Chris Tong – Member Number 113 
£75 Monthly Prize:  Conrad Flohr – Member Number 58  

£25 Weekly Prize:  Graham Johnson – Member Number 66  

£10 Weekly Prize:  Mike Langford – Member Number 92  

Bottle of Wine:  Andrew Duggan – Member Number 106  

HUST Beer or Cider: Terry Zimmerman - Member Number 65


Weekly Draw No. 13

£25 Weekly Prize:  Will Cheshire – Member Number 125  

£10 Weekly Prize:  Mr A.L. Branson – Member Number 148  

Bottle of Wine:  Graham Johnson – Member Number 66  

HUST Beer or Cider: Christopher Lord - Member Number 45

Remember, it is possible to win more than one prize as each member number is in every draw, with weekly, monthly and a special draw at Christmas with jackpot prizes of up to £2,000 on offer!  

This Saturday, 2nd September will see a weekly prize draw with cash winners, in addition to the regular Prize Bull '500 Club' bottle prizes. This will take place at half-time during the FA Cup tie against Godalming, LIVE on Radio Hereford FC.  

There is still time to enter ahead of the weekend, just follow the links. 


Green hopes for Conference return


In an interview with Radio Hereford FC, the Bulls defender Ryan Green has revealed his dream is to end his career at Edgar Street after helping the club regain Conference status.

Now in his 9th season with the club he maintains he will be back in contention for a place in the side for the upcoming FA Cup tie against Godalming on Saturday after an Achilles injury.

Green explained, "The cortisone injection was very painful but it was successful and I'm going to train on Thursday, and hopefully be fit for the cup-tie at the weekend".

"I'd like to feel I could keep playing until I'm 40, but first-things-first, I'm in my ninth season with the club, and my aim is to take that forward into a tenth season".

Looking further ahead the former Welsh international insisted, "I know it's a dream, but I'd like to help this club get back into the Conference where I started my career with Hereford."


FA Cup Game On Saturday - Ticket Details


Hereford FC have released details of ticket prices and times of availability for Saturday's FA Cup game against Godalming Town.

In essence prices will be the same as for League games except that U18's will be just £1.

Tickets go on sale from 12 noon today to season ticket holders.

Tuesday – 12noon-5pm – Seated Season Ticket Holders & General Sale Terrace – Club Shop Only
 
Wednesday – 10am-4pm – General Sale from Club Shop & Online
 
Friday – 10am-4pm – General Sale from Club Shop & Online
 
Matchday – 12noon-2:50pm – Matchday Ticket Office
 
Matchday – 2pm-3pm – Cash Turnstiles

 

Hereford 1 - Merthyr Town 1


In Monday's bank holiday derby at Edgar Street, Pete Beadle was forced into making one change to the side that picked up three points at St Neots on Saturday. Mark Preece had recovered from his illness to replace the injured Dan Preston in the heart of defence.

Keyon Reffell lined up against his former club, winning the first corner of the afternoon in the fourth minute, but James Bowen's delivery was an easy catch for Oliver Davies.

Davies, who had been greeted with a less than a warm welcome by the Meadow End, failed to catch James Bowen's cross, but the Martyrs' defence cleared the ball ahead of John Mills at the far post.

As the hosts kept up the pressure, Mills saw a snapshot from 25-yards whistle wide of the target.

James Bowen was inches away from taking the lead moments later, as his corner came close to sneaking in at the back post, but as the ball was half-cleared as far as Keyon Reffell, the effort was blazed wide.

With 27 minutes on the clock, Merthyr registered their first shot on target. Ex-Bull Stuart Fleetwood's cross was played back across goal by Jimmy Oates into the path of Cory Jenkins, but Dara O'Shea did well to block the powerful effort.

Martin Horsell was then called into action in the 34th minute, Jarrad Wright latched onto the end of Eliot Richards' corner, but Horsell claimed the diving header.

In the moments leading up to half time, Merthyr began to find their feet in the game, limiting Hereford's chances, but a blatant handball in the box by Scott Tancock wasn't spotted by the officials, with Bulls fans fuming as a free kick was then given against John Mills.



HT: Hereford 0 - Merthyr Town 0

A slow, scrappy start to the second half saw little in the way of goalmouth action. It wasn't until the 57th minute when the Bulls properly tested Oliver Davies. Eliot Richards was booked for a late challenge on Keyon Reffell, but O'Shea's header was straight at the keeper from the resulting free kick.

In the 65th minute, substitute Kyle Copp broke the deadlock for the Martyrs. Mike McGrath conceded a free kick 35-yards out, with Copp able to curl his shot around the four-man wall and beat Martin Horsell at the near-post.



After taking the lead, Merthyr were reduced to ten-men after Eliot Richard picked up his second yellow for throwing the ball away after Hereford were awarded a free kick.

In the 79th minute, Pablo Haysham was dispossessed in the box after Rob Purdie found him with a neat through ball. Keyon Reffell then did well to get onto the end of the loose ball, but his low drive was an easy save for Davies.

Hereford finally pulled a goal back six minutes from time. After doing well to control an accurate long ball, Gethyn Hill turned and got a shot away, firing diagonally into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.




Despite pushing for a second goal, Hereford found it hard to break down a heavily-defensive Merthyr side.

FT: Hereford 1 - Merthyr Town 1
Att: 3,366 with 359 in the away enclosure
Sponsors' MotM: Gethyn Hill

Sponsors Old Bush Bulls From Callow End With Gethin Hill
Hereford: Horsell, Oates (c). Bowen, Reffell, O'Shea, Preece, Molyneux, McGrath, Mills, Haysham, Hill
Subs: Edge, Purdie, Williams, Preen, Harris.

Merthyr Town: O. Davies, A. Davies, Pring, Evans (c), Wright, Tancock, Jenkins, R Patten, Touray, Richards, Fleetwood. 
Subs: Watkins, K. Patten, Bowen, Copp, Morgan.

Next Game: FA Cup - Godalming Town at Home on Saturday 2nd September at 3pm


Bank Holiday Southern Prem Round-Up


A round up of yesterday's games in the Southern Premier League written by Steve Whitney.

Banbury United and Kettering Town both maintained their 100 per cent starts to the new Evo-Stik League South Premier season by earning back-to-back Bank Holiday victories on Monday.

Banbury dominated their game at Creasey Park against a Dunstable Town side who had only one point from their opening four games ahead of kick-off.

However, it wasn`t until the 37th minute that experienced striker Jefferson Louis managed to break the deadlock.

Nine minutes after the break, Tom Winters added a second and then Darren Pond after 71 minutes, Conor McDonagh 3 minutes later and then Pond again 8 minutes from time made it a nap hand for the Puritans.
The Poppies attracted a crowd of 727 for their Latimer Park contest against St Neots Town, who have also yet to win this season to date.
Two goals in 3 minutes from Ben Milnes (16 minutes) and a Rhys Hoenes penalty put the hosts in command.
Rene Howe added a third in the 33rd minute, and that`s how the scoreline remained.
King`s Lynn Town, Merthyr Town and Stratford Town are also yet to taste defeat this term to date.
The Linnets won 3-1 at St Ives Town, thanks to a brace from Tom Siddons in the 77th and 84th minutes and a third 3 minutes into stoppage time from Harry Whayman – and all after Jimmy Hartley had given the Saints a 58th minute lead.

The Martyrs held promoted Hereford FC to a 1-1 Edgar Street draw in front of a massive crowd of 3,366.
It seemed to give the visitors a boost as Kyle Copp broke the deadlock to give them a 66th minute lead.
But Welshman Gethyn Hill rescued a point for the Bulls 6 minutes from time.

Stratford shared the spoils for the fourth time in five games – this time a 0-0 draw at home to a Redditch United side who had hit four 48 hours earlier.
Joining Dunstable and St Neots in still searching for that elusive first win are Gosport Borough and Bishop`s Stortford.
Gosport were humiliated 8-0 AT HOME by Basingstoke Town with former striker Ben Wright netting twice.
Sam Smart and Jack McKnight also bagged braces with a Ed Sanders own goal completing the rout.
Bishop`s Stortford at least picked up their first point from a 0-0 home draw with Biggleswade Town.
Hitchin Town put their first win on the board, 1-0 at Top Field in front of 513 against promoted Royston Town.
Callum Donnelly`s 35th minute effort eventually proved to be the Canaries` winner.
There was also only one goal at Frome Town where visiting Tiverton Town claimed the spoils, courtesy of a 10th minute Jamie Price goal.
One goal was enough as well for Chesham United at the Meadow against Kings Langley – but they left it late, with Callum Bunting`s winner coming in the 88th minute.
A crowd of 1,505 saw Weymouth earn local bragging rights at the Avenue Stadium against neighbours Dorchester Town.
Brandon Goodship gave the visitors the lead on 26 minutes.
Jake McCarthy doubled the Terras’ lead 2 minutes after half-time.
Dorchester’s situation became even worse when Tom Blair was sent-off for a stamp on Ashley Wells on 53 minutes, before McCarthy wrapped up the points with a third 6 minutes afterwards.
Slough Town won 2-1 at Cherrywood Road against promoted Farnborough.
Matt Lench`s 11th minute goal for the visitors was eventually cancelled out by Perry Coles with just 10 minutes left to play.
But 2 minutes into stoppage time, Chris Flood grabbed the Rebels winner.


Hill Scores On His Home Debut


Hill Celebrates His Goal
On loan striker Gethin Hill made his home debut for Hereford yesterday in front of a gate of 3366.

Afterwards he spoke to Keith Hall for BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"To score on my debut at home was brilliant," said Hill.

"They didn't have many shots on goal, maybe just the free-kick which went in.

"We should have gone on and scored a second or a first earlier.

"It was a brilliant pass from Jimmy Oates, it just dropped and svilled and straight in.

"They are a good team with good players. They always do well in this league but I feel we should have got more from the game.

"I think we can go on and do well.

"There were not too many heavy fouls going in, people trying to win over the referee at times but you are going to get that. The referee didn't do too bad to be fair.

"I think we can do a lot better. Today wasn't the greatest performance all round.

"They went a man down but we couldn't get that second chance.

"My fitness levels are coming. Today I felt a lot better. Two games in three days is always going to be tough but I got through the ninety minutes.

"Hopefully now get involved for Saturday in the FA Cup. If I can that will be brilliant."

Hill's loan deal is, at present, just for a month.

"I'd like to see how it goes. I'm enjoying being here, training is really good.

"I want to push on and play at as high a level as possible. I'm not sure, we'll see how it goes.

"First time I've really played a league game like this in front of a crowd like this. Everything I expected. They got behind us when we were 1-0 down."

Monday, August 28, 2017

Around The Ground


A selection of pictures from around Edgar Street this afternoon. Before kick-off Ronnie Radford cut the ribbon to open the 'renovated' Radfords Bar.

Ronnie Radford With Helen Thomas From Westons Cider



One Of The JB's In Today's Guard Of Honour

Today's Mascot
With Captain Jimmy Oates

A Packed Meadow End

On The Warmest Day Of The Month

Ronnie Radford Interviewed By Matt Healey


Block A Celebrate Hereford's Goal







Second Half Pictures From This Afternoon At Edgar Street


A selection of pictures from the second half of Hereford's 1-1 draw with Merthyr.

Pablo Haysham With Former Player Adam Davies

Gethin Hill

Mark Preece

Keyon Reffell

Keyon Reffell

James Bowen

James Bowen

Pablo Haysham

Gethin Hill

James Bowen

Sub Rob Purdie

Physio Working On Hill's Leg

Gethin Hill Watched By John Mills


Green Hopes To Be Back For Saturday



Hereford defender Ryan Green is hopeful to be back in contention for a start in the FA Cup tie next Saturday.

"I had my injection on Friday," Green told BN.

"At the moment it is all good, the pain has gone from my achilles so that's a good sign and I'll try running on Thursday.

"Then, hopefully, be involved on Saturday. That's the plan at the moment.

"Apparantly the injection will last for a year or two.

"I'm not getting any younger so I might have another one next year.

"I went to the Nuffield in Hereford. Jonny the physio sorted it out with Darren Clark, the Orthopedic Surgeon.

"Painful, but it's done the job."

Green spent a spell at Merthyr before returning to Hereford.

"I would have liked to be fit for this game but the doctor said you could play but there is a chance I could have ruptured my achilles.

"Even at 20 years old there isn't much coming back from that. Best not to. Do it properly and be back next week." 

First Half Pictures From Hereford V Merthyr


A selection of pictures captured during the uneventful first half of this afternoon's 1-1 draw between Hereford and Merthyr.




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