Next Game: St. Neots Town Away on Saturday 26th August at 3pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

UITC Bingo Night This Friday



UITC are holding a Bingo fundraising evening this coming Friday in the Welsh Club starting at 7.30pm. There's plenty of parking available.

There are some lovely prizes and vouchers including donations  from Debenhams, Kelpaul Brewery, Contrast Hairdressers, a pair of tickets to 'Just Like That' Tommy Cooper Show, lots of Easter Eggs plus many more. 

UITC are hoping for good support to this event where everyone is welcome.

They are also holding an Easter raffle with a first prize of £100.

Anyone wishing to buy tickets or sell books for UITC, please contact caroline.preedy@hotmail.co.uk 

The draw is being held on 14th April.


Didcot Lose To Shortwood


Didcot Town lost their Southern League South and West home match this evening. Shortwood Town scored in added time to win 2-1.

Hereford travel to Didcot on Saturday.

Meanwhile Taunton narrowed the gap between them and Hereford. The Peacocks defeated Wantage 3-0.

Results from the South and West:

Bishops Cleeve 0 Larkhall 1
Didcot 1 Shortwood 2
Taunton 3 Wantage 0
Winchester 0 Bideford 0

Top of the League:

Hereford 33/86
Tiverton 32/69
Taunton 31/67
Salisbury 31/62


Prize Bull Lottery Latest Draw


This from HUST:

Prize Bull Lottery draw No.143 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:-  4 – 7 – 15 – 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.


Taunton Can Close Gap On Hereford This Evening


There are seven games set to be played in the Southern League South and West this evening.

Hereford do not have a game, neither do Tiverton who are second.

However third placed Taunton Town can close the gap on the leaders if they win their home game against Wantage Town.

Fourth placed Salisbury can also keep up their challenge if they defeat Bridgwater.

Update 5pm: Three of tonight's games have been postponed.

Hereford 33/86
Tiverton 32/69
Taunton 30/64
Salisbury 31/62

List of Fixtures:

Bishops Cleeve v Larkhall
Didcot v Shortwood
North Leigh v Yate Town - POSTPONED
Paulton v Barnstaple - POSTPONED
Salisbury v Bridgwater - POSTPONED
Taunton v Wantage
Winchester v Bideford


Monday, February 27, 2017

Cup Entry Deadline Is April 1st


Hereford FC has until April 1st to enter certain 'Cup' competitions for next season.

This from the Southern League:

Officials from the Football Association's competitions department have confirmed the deadline for the EVO-STIK League Southern's clubs to apply to compete in next season's national cup competitions.

Along with their counterparts around the country, the deadline for the EVO-STIK League Southern's 68 clubs to submit their online applications to kick off in the Emirates FA Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy and FA Youth Cup during the 2017-18 campaign is Saturday 1 April.

According to the FA reminder sent out before the weekend's action on Friday, applications and payments, which can be made by individuals on behalf of clubs, must be submitted using the the FA's online service only.

An on-screen confirmation and an automatic email confirmation will be sent to the participant but does not constitute acceptance into a competition. A full list of successful entries will subsequently be made available on www.TheFA.com towards the end of June.
 

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Jimmy Oates' Future is Black and White

This is from the club:
Defender Jimmy Oates has committed his future to Hereford FC, extending his Edgar Street stay by signing a contract with the club to the end of the 2017/18 season.
“I feel very privileged and excited having just signed my first contract for Hereford FC. It has been an exceptional season so far and the whole squad has worked extremely hard to be in the position we are in at the moment, so to know that I will be a part of it again next season is a great feeling. I’ve absolutely loved my time with the mighty Bulls and can’t wait to finish off what we’ve started this season and keep the ball rolling in 2017/2018.
“A massive thank you to Ken and the members of the board and especially Beads and Jenks for all of their support and commitment.”

£457 Raised For Samaritans At Edgar Street

Hereford Samaritans Outside Edgar Street Last Saturday
A group of volunteers raised £457.58 at Edgar Street last Saturday.

The money raised will go to the Hereford branch of the Samaritans.  

Bulls Lotto Jackpot hits £8.5 Million


It’s a rollover with the Bulls Lotto jackpot increasing again, and Wednesday’s draw will therefore see an estimated £8.5 million top payout, so why not join and have a chance of winning a life-changing prize.

The latest Lotto Draw took place on Saturday, 25th February 2017.

Winning numbers were: 01-03-04-09-28-32, plus the Star Number 4.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £7,455,016.48

6 Numbers                         £718,961.50

5 Numbers                         £2,644.69

4 Numbers                         £29.24

3 Numbers                         £7.27

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 Wednesday's est. £8.5MILLION jackpot.

All of the cash prizes are funded by Lotto Network.


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 Wednesday, 1st March 2017. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Purdie Wants Nine Wins Despite a 'Tough Last Six Games'


Rob Purdie Lining Up A Free Kick At Yesterday's Game
After yesterday's 2-0 win at home to Swindon Supermarine, midfielder Rob Purdie spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcester's Trevor Owens.

"I thought we were as comfortable as we have been in a long time this season," said Purdie.

"They (Swindon) came to starve us and play on the break, but we were strong at the back and it was a pretty easy 2-0 at the end of it."

Onto the first goal. Mike Symons was fouled in the box, before John Mills fired home the penalty.

"It was a silly challenge, but Symons is good. He has a turn of pace which people don't give him credit for and he gets around you because he's so big.

"There were a few questionable decisions in the first 15 to 20 minutes, that one went our way and Mills put it away."

Purdie then spoke about John Mills' second goal.

"Pabs (Pablo Haysham) has made something out of nothing, puts in a great ball and a great touch from Millsy. 

"In the past couple of games we probably would've let that go out for a corner or a throw in.

"We needed that second goal because you never know what could happen. All it takes is a set-piece or a lapse of concentration, but as soon as the second goal went in everyone could breath a little bit easier."

Hereford went into the game after back-to-back draws in the league,

"Today was quite a big game, if we hadn't have picked up three points then the other teams would've perked up around us and doubts might have started to set in.

"We've got three games now which we'd like to pick up maximum points, but then we've got a tough run-in."

There are nine games left of the season, all of which are on a Saturday with the exception of Evesham away on Easter Monday.

"We've got a tough last six games, we've got to go to three teams away who are in the play-off places, and Winchester at home who aren't a bad team.

"We want nine wins, forget about a tough run-in or a couple of draws, we want nine wins out of nine and we're capable of doing it - so we'll start with that next week."  


Hereford Are An Excellent Side Said Webb


Swindon Supermarine Keeper Saves A John Mills Effort
Swindon Supermarine manager Dave Webb was pleased with his side's performance against Hereford yesterday after their 6-1 defeat by Salisbury the previous Saturday.

“They’re an excellent side and we had a game plan that we executed well but unfortunately gave a penalty away in the first half," said Webb as reported by Swindon Advertiser.

“We continued what we were doing and made a couple of changes on the hour to try and take the game to them.

“We lost the game 2-0 but anybody that’s watched the game will say that the boys have put in a good shift, and we just came up against a very good Hereford side.

“They’re top of the league on merit and credit to them because they’re a very good team. They’ll go on and win the league comfortably.

“It’s no disgrace for us. I’m pleased with the performance and the way the players went about what we asked them to do.

“The players have done the club proud and they’ve put in a good shift, and even though we’ve lost, I always think there’s a way to lose.

“If we were going to lose, we went down fighting. That was important to me as a manager and they’ve done that."


Half Time Activities


Three different groups were on the pitch at halftime during yesterday's Hereford versus Swindon Supermarine game.

The first group were local scouts, the second a group of youngsters enjoying a game as part of a party at the club and the third group taking part in a Junior Bulls Penalty Shoot-out.















South And West Weekend Review

 
John Mills Kicked Off For Hereford Yesterday. By The End Of 90 Minutes He Had Scored Twice
John Mills took his tally of goals for the season to date to 31 with another brace as Hereford FC maintained their huge seventeen-point lead at the top of the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West table on Saturday writes Steve Whitney
The Bulls saw off seventh-placed Swindon Supermarine 2-0 at Edgar Street in front of another excellent crowd of 2,640.
They saw Mills open his and the Bulls account from the penalty spot after 26 minutes and seal victory with a second on 66 minutes.
Tiverton Town maintained second spot after a 2-1 win at Cossham Street against sixth-placed Mangotsfield United.
Owen Howe after 13 minutes and then Nick Hurst 8 minutes from time were the Tivvy marksmen – Ryan Batten`s reply not arriving until 4 minutes into stoppage time.
Taunton Town are third and a brace from Jordan Rogers after 25 and 39 minutes were enough at Wordsworth Drive to see off Yate Town.
Salisbury FC moved into fourth spot as a consequence of their 3-1 win at the Ray Macc against Paulton Rovers and Evesham United`s surprise home defeat by lowly Slimbridge.
A crowd of 619 saw Tom Whelan after 19 minutes, Eddie Perrett right on half-time and Tommy Wright on 64 minutes give the Whites a three-goal cushion that Nathan Legge reduced by one 2 minutes from time.
Evesham led through Elliot Kennedy`s 29th minute goal – but that lasted barely a minute as Jack Sklenar immediately equalised.
Slimbridge broke Eveshamk hearts with a goal in the first minute of stoppage time from Mason Lewis.
Bideford improved their outside top five hopes with a 2-0 home win over Wimborne Town with goals from Will Tucker after 5 minutes and Sean Downing 14 minutes later.
Bottom side Bridgwater Town look down and doomed after a 3-0 Fairfax Park defeat against Barnstaple Town left them fourteen points adrift of the safety-mark.
Ryan Turner after 2 minutes, Steve Holland on the half-hour mark and Turner again 15 minutes from time were the Barum scorers.
Second-bottom Wantage Town are also looking for snookers after going down 2-0 at Alfredian Park to Shortwood United.
Steve Davies after 14 minutes and Liam Meredith right on half-time being the United scorers.
AFC Totton moved up to eighteenth after a 2-1 win at home against Didcot Town, Nat Sherborne and Charlie Gunson outgunning George Jeacock.
Joe Bates scored the only goal that earned Bishops Cleeve the points at home against Winchester City, while Josh Egan bagged a brace for Larkhall Athletic as they shared a 2-2 draw at North Leigh, whose Michael Hopkins and George Seacole were on the mark.


Around The Ground


Pictures from around Edgar Street yesterday.














Focus On Winning This League First Said Jenkins


After yesterday's 2-0 win over Swindon Supermarine, assistant manager Steve Jenkins was asked what he knew about next week's opponents Didcot. He played them several times when managing Merthyr.

"It was different them, they had Millsy and Pablo!" Jenkins told BN.

"It's not an easy place to go but that's it with us.

"Everybody is up for it, so we've got to be right for every game, we know we've got to get everyone at their maximum and at their best."

Looking forward have you given next season much thought?

"Of course we've had conversations, you'd be foolish not to.

"But our first priority is getting this season out of the way.

"Get this out of the way and we'll look at getting a squad capable, hopefully, of doing what this squad has done by getting us out of this league.

"So there will be new players coming in, but we'll see closer to the time.

"You've got to evolve, you can't standstill. If you standstill you start going backwards."

Jenkins spoke about how he felt leagues are split up into sections.

"There are always three leagues within a league, you always have eight strong good quality teams, then eight midtable where they never really threaten and then teams who budgetwise may be small and always struggle.

"The eight in the league above they will be strong and they will be a test but there won't be 24 teams of all great quality because it doesn't happen that way.

"Like in our league now you've got a top six, top eight who are decent. It was probably the same last year a six or eight who you know will give you a test.

"It's about making sure you are competitive in that top part of that league."

Asked about retaining players, Jenkins was guarded.

"We've haven't won yet and our focus will never ever change until we win this league

"In terms of going forward we must deal with this first and then we'll start planning."

Second Half Pictures From Yesterday At Edgar Street


A selection of pictures from the second half of Hereford's 2-0 win over Swindon Supermarine.

Mark Preece

Mike Symons

Keeper Gets His Hand To The Ball

Tristan Plummer

Mike Symons

Pablo Haysham

Pablo Haysham

Rob Purdie

Jimmy Oates

Jamie Molyneux

Jamie Molyneux

Hereford 2 – Swindon Supermarine 0


John Mills Who Scored Both Hereford's Goals Receiving Treatment From Physio Jonny Evans Towards The End Of The Game.
One change was made to the Hereford starting XI ahead of Swindon Supermarine's visit to Edgar Street on Saturday. Jamie Molyneux dropped to the bench to make way for Tristan Plummer on the right wing.

Hereford's first chance on goal came in the ninth minute when Mike McGrath got on the end of Rob Purdie's corner, but his bullet header was cleared off the line by Supermarine's captain Sean Morris.

Three minutes later, Connor Waldon intercepted a misplaced pace from McGrath and was through on goal, but he fired straight at Hereford’s keeper Alex Harris.

John Mills came agonisingly close to opening the scoring in the 14th minute, but after getting on the end of Tristan Plummer's looping ball forward, his shot on the turn went inches wide of the visitors’ goal.

In the 25th minute Mike Symons' persistence paid off as he broke into the box, but he was bundled over by Jack Alexander. With referee Sarah Garratt awarding the Bulls a penalty, and as usual John Mills stepped up, powerfully striking the ball past the keeper with his right foot to break the deadlock.





Tristan Plummer should've done better with a couple of shots from the edge of the area, but he fired both well over the crossbar with little pressure from Swindon's defence.


Pablo Haysham missed a sitter just before half time to increase Hereford’s lead. Swindon’s keeper committed to a loose ball, but it fell to Haysham who curled his effort wide at the far post with the goal gaping.

HT: Hereford 1 - Swindon Supermarine 0

Mike Symons almost made it two three minutes after the restart, but after a smart turn his shot from close-range was saved by the outstretched arm of the keeper.

With Hereford slow to get the ball forward, Pablo Haysham eventually made a spirited run from midfield. As he played a neat ball through to Mike Symons, his shot forced visiting keeper Connor Johns into making a great save, tipping the ball over the bar.

In the 62nd minute, Mark Preece was booked for a needless challenge on one of Swindon's strikers, with substitute Josh Parsons stepping up to take the free kick on the edge of the area. Parsons' first shot was blocked by Hereford's five man wall, before his follow up was well-wide of Harris' goal.

With Hereford seeking to double their lead, John Mills bagged his second of the afternoon in the 66th minute. Pablo Haysham robbed Swindon’s Jon Else of the ball on the left wing before quickly crossing in to John Mills. The Hereford marksman dived to get onto the end of Haysham’s cross, sending his glancing header into the bottom right hand corner of the net.





20 minutes from time, Tristan Plummer was tripped as he made progress down the right. Mike McGrath delivered the ball from the resulting free kick into the area, but Mike Symons was unable to get enough on his header to further increase the Whites' lead

In the 79th minute, Tristan Plummer saw his shot blocked by Joe Shepherd after breaking forward from a Supermarine corner, but the better option may have been to slip the ball through to the better placed Pablo Haysham.

Two goalworthy chances followed for the Bulls, but after Mike Symons headed Rob Purdie’s free kick onto the post, John Mills’ weak effort was straight into the arms of the keeper.



The woodwork once again kept Symons off the scoresheet, with his shot rattling off the crossbar in the 89th minute.

A hair-raising moment followed for Hereford as Swindon had a couple of shots on goal against the run of play, but Harris was on hand to maintain a clean sheet.

FT: Hereford 2 – Swindon Supermarine 0
Att: 2,640
Sponsors’ MotM: John Mills

Hereford: A. Harris, Oates, Edwards (c), Purdie, Green, Preece, Plummer (Molyneux – 82’), McGrath (Williams – 78’), Mills (Edge – 90+2’), Haysham, Symons.
Subs not used: Fortune, Horsell.

Swindon Supermarine: Johns, Else, Morgan, Wood, Shepherd, Alexander (Parsons – 61’), Selman (Thompson – 71’), Hooper, Waldon (Reid – 61’), Morris (c), Campbell.
Sub not used: Dodson.

Next Game: Didcot Town Away on Saturday 4th March at 3pm