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Sunday, April 22, 2018

More Presentation Pictures

More pictures of the players being awarded their Southern League medals and also of the manager and his staff.

Presentation To The Players Part Two

More pictures of the players at the presentation of their Southern League medals.

Smith Feels At Home At Hereford

Smith steps up to take a penalty during Saturday's game

After scoring two of the four goals against Kettering yesterday, striker Lance Smith says he feels at home at Hereford.

It was a strong performance from Hereford yesterday, and Smith said it was game over with the score at 3-0 after just 15 minutes.

"We basically blew them out of the park, the game was done after three quick goals," Smith told BBC H&W's Trevor Owens.

"It was flowing and I think if anyone took a shot anywhere it would've gone in. It was the occasion, it could have been a different story if they'd got the first goal, but we wanted today to be a celebration.

"Beadle wants us to continue next Wednesday and Saturday as well, there's no point fizzling the season out, we need to go out in style and get as many points on the table as we can - see if we can break the record!"

Smith's first goal came from the spot following a foul on Mike McGrath, with the second following after half time.

"The second goal I enjoyed. The penalty - a couple of people wanted to take it off me and I said no. I missed one a couple of weeks ago so just wanted to redeem myself really.

"My mates have said I've got a good ratio, I think it's one every two or just under, I've just got to continue that if they want me next season."

Smith was at Evesham last season whose gates averaged 330, bolstered by the game. This season, Smith has been playing in front of almost eight times that.

"Throughout the year this now feels normal, I can relax and maybe that's why goals are going in. It's daunting when you come here in front of this but you've got to lap it up and I feel at home here."

A Fitting End To Purdie's Magnificent Career Said Beadle

An emotional Rob Purdie leaving the Edgar Street pitch
'It's been the pinnacle of his career with Hereford' - that's what manager Pete Beadle had to say after Rob Purdie's last home game at Edgar Street.

The 35-year old utility player is set to retire from football at the end of the season due to an increase in work commitments having recently qualifying as a firefighter.

Beadle said it was fitting that Purdie not only scored the goal that secured the league title, but also during his last league game at Edgar Street.

"When I came in and had the back end of one season, and then the following season when things didn't go well and it folded, Rob was integral in all of that," Beadle told BBC H&W's Trevor Owens.

"He was one of the first ones we looked to sign when we reformed, and the only way to sum it up is that it was fitting that he scored the goal that won us the championship. 

"We knew a couple of weeks ago that he'd struggle to commit if we did win promotion, so it could've have been done any better than scoring the goal that won us the championship and on his final league at Edgar Street.

"Whether he plays in the HFA cup final we'll wait and see, but it's a fitting end to what has been a magnificent career for a lad that's spent a lot of time here and had lots of ups and lots of downs. He's stuck at it, and if you ask him I'm sure he's thoroughly enjoyed the last three years and it's been the pinnacle of his career with Hereford."

Purdie is the longest-serving player of the reformed club, being the only one left of the team that travelled to Malvern in the first friendly in July 2015.

Presentation To The Players

Hereford players received their medals for winning the Southern Premier League title with many supporters staying in the ground to watch.

Culverhouse To Quit King's Lynn

A statement on the King's Lynn OS suggests that all is not well between manager Ian Culverhouse and the club.

King's Lynn are currently second in the Southern Premier League but could only draw at home against St Neots yesterday.

King’s Lynn Town Football Club have this morning been made aware of comments made by our Manager Ian Culverhouse in today’s Non League Paper regarding his future at The Walks.
In Early February the club received a written three month notice from Ian stating that he wished to be released early from his contract at the club at the end of the 2017/18 season. On receipt of the letter Ian and club chairman Stephen Cleeve met and agreed to an option that further talks would take place at the end of the regular season or after any playoff games where Ian’s position would be discussed.

Following these talks if it was Ian’s wish to still leave the club an announcement would be made by the club of that decision following the meeting. The club also wish to reiterate that it has received no enquiries for Ian Culverhouse’s services from Cambridge United despite last week’s rumours.

King’s Lynn Town Football Club are very upset in regards to Ian’s actions today and feel by making the decision to speak with the Non League Paper on these matters could seriously disrupt these last few important weeks of the season.

The club also wishes to clarify that Ian gave no indication to either the club’s media team or local journalists of his decision when speaking with them following yesterday’s game with St Neots.

After The Final Whistle - Part Two

More pictures of the Hereford squad and supporters as the players walk past the Meadow End after yesterday's game at Edgar Street.

After The Final Whistle

A selection of pictures captured after the final whistle. The squad made their way around the ground and some of these pictures are of supporters in the Len Weston terrace.