Next Game: Champions Match - Royston Town at Home on Saturday 29th April at 3pm

Friday, April 28, 2017

Final Push for £10,000 Target


This from HUST:
Thank you once again to all who have donated money or auction items to the Jamie Cuss fund, he and HUST appreciate your generosity.

The Just Giving page finished early to allow Jamie to access the funds in advance to pay upfront costs for his operation on May 5th. The fundraising however has not stopped and with the addition of the monies raised in the HUST collection buckets at the Winchester game, the auction of Ryan Greens medal, signed pics and programme, additional donations and an offer for Jamie's own medal the total so far is a whopping £9791.63!!

This does not include any profits from the HUST Spot The Ball which is a rollover and entries will be gathered at Saturdays game or you can enter online at
www.hufctrust.co.uk

So let's have one final push and get to that £10,000 target.

Russell Cheasley
Vice Chairman HUST



Charity Match At Tiverton In Aid Of The Adam Stansfield Foundation


Former team-mates of Adam Stansfield are holding a charity match on May 13th to raise money for the Adam Stansfield Foundation.

Stansfield first played for Cullompton and Ellmore before moving to Yeovil and it is those former team-mates who will play in the match which is to be held at Tiverton's ground on Saturday May 13th at 2pm.

The Foundation was launched after Adam, who also played for Hereford United and Exeter, died from colorectal cancer in August 2010.

One of those organising the match is Steve Rowland.

"We've got a number of old faces coming back to play for both teams," said Rowland as reported by DevonLive.com 

"The idea is we try and get as many players who played with Adam to come back and play, so there will be a good mix of people here."



Purdie And Green To Miss Royston Game


Both Rob Purdie and Ryan Green will miss tomorrow's 'Champions' game against Royston.

Purdie is getting married on Sunday whilst Green starts his three match suspension after being sent off at Evesham.

Meanwhile mid-fielder Mike McGrath has been in court after trouble in the Play Nightclub in Hereford.

He admitted three charges and was fined.

Two Games Left For UITC U18's


Hereford FC/UITC under 18's have two league games left to complete their season. They are both against Cinderford.

Next Tuesday the U18's travel to Cinderford.

Then on May 8th, they are set to play Cinderford at Edgar Street.

HFA Cup Final On Monday


The HFA County Cup Final takes place at Edgar Street on Monday.

Hay Festival - Macmillan Car Park


Work In Progress Towards This Year's Hay Festival
The Macmillan Car Park will be open for the duration of this year's Hay Festival as in previous years. The Festival takes place from Thursday May 25th to Sunday June 4th.

This year it is all pay on the gate as no advance bookings are being taken.

The size of the car park has been increased so there should not be any problem in finding a space.

A donation from the proceeds will be forwarded to Macmillan Cancer Support which will help projects in Herefordshire and Mid-Wales.

Sat Nav: HR3 5PL

Meanwhile Herefordshire Council’s crematorium has donated £5,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s (ICCM) Recycling of Metals Scheme.

In the last year, Macmillan Cancer Support has adopted 25 new posts at Hereford County Hospital and the donation will help the charity to deliver extensive training and development to their team at the Trust.

Emma Garvey, Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Manager for Herefordshire, said: “Macmillan Cancer Support in Herefordshire would like to thank the bereaved families, Hereford Crematorium and the ICCM for their generous donation of £5,000. Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotion and financial support. Macmillan strives to improve cancer care and provide high quality support to those affected by cancer and their families."

Ebay Auction

The auction run by club photography Steve "Nibbo" Niblett has raised over £800 for the Jamie Cuss appeal. The auction finished last night and saw Ryan Green winners medal selling for £650. The changing room winners A3 print sold for £52.23 and the other champions A3 print sold for £49.01. The Winchester signed home programme sold for £66.50.

Prediction League Round 52 Preview

Round 52 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford host Royston Town. Royston finished first in the Southern League Central division. As it's a cup match, double points will be awarded.

Last 5 results
Royston 2-0 Hanwell Town
Arlesey Town 5-4 Royston
Royston 5-2 Aylesbury Utd
Fleet Town 1-1 Royston
Northwood 0-4 Royston

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

Crows At Edgar Street Tomorrow




Royston Town are the visitors to Edgar Street tomorrow for what is described as the 'Champion of Champions' showdown. 

Royston won the Southern League Central title whilst Hereford won the Southern League South and West title.

The game is being played at Edgar Street because Hereford finished with more points than Royston. 

And it does give Hereford a chance to play against a team that will be in the same league as them next season.

It''s uncertain just how much interest there is in tomorrow's game at Edgar Street given Royston supporters who have chosen to travel in their team bus to Hereford tomorrow will pay just £5 for the round trip and as at midweek their bus wasn't full.

As for Hereford supporters, there have been no updates from the club about how sales are going, so it has to be assumed there remains plenty of room in all areas of the ground.

Tickets can be purchased from the club today from 10am to 4pm or online at: https://herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bidding Ends This Evening on Green's Winners Medal


The items that are being auctioned in aid of Jamie Cuss' knee appeal end later this evening.

Signed merchandise and Ryan Green's winners medal are up for grabs.

Bulls Lotto Draw: Wednesday, 26th April 2017

The latest Lotto Draw took place on Wednesday, 26th April 2017.

Winning numbers were: 25-31-34-37-39-42, plus the Star Number 3.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £1,131,595.59

6 Numbers                         £643,876.59

5 Numbers                         £2,050.49

4 Numbers                         £31.16

3 Numbers                         £8.41

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, 29th April 2017. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm




Throwback Thursday - Charlton,Chris Pike,Leroy May


Don't forget to subscribe to my channel. www.youtube.com/djmatthealey.  Thank you to David Glinos for supplying with lots more footage over the past 7 days which is being uploaded.

This week on Throwback Thursday we go back to 20th September 1989 and a League Cup match with First Division Charlton. 17 year old YTS Goalkeeper Marcus Priday made his Hereford debut in a 3-1 defeat at Selhurst Park.


The best of series this week features Chris Pike. Signed from Cardiff in 1993 the striker stayed at Edgar Street for a season and a bit. Pike is the uncle of Real Madrid and Welsh international Gareth Bale.


Leroy May enjoyed two spells at Edgar Street. During his 2nd spell it was revealed he also moonlighted as a male stripper. Here is a feature from November 1999.


Charity Women's Football Match


On Tuesday 2nd May 2017, the first ever Charity Women’s football match will take place at Hereford FC, Edgar Street. Kick-off is 7.30pm.

Entry will be £3.00 (via C and D block only), which will include a programme. All money raised will go toward the following charities that support Breast Cancer:

  *   Macmillan
  *   Coppafeel
  *   NHS Umbrella Fund
  *   The Royal Marsden Cancer Centre

We will have a junior Penalty Queen final at half time, refreshments will also be available.

If you’re female and 18+ and would like the opportunity to play at Edgar Street OR would like to volunteer to help at the event, please email laura.davies@uitc.uk.com.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Salisbury To Play Tiverton In Playoff Final

Salisbury will play Tiverton in the Southern League South and West play-off final on Monday afternoon.

Salisbury defeated ten man Evesham 2-1 in front of a gate of 1395 after extra time whilst Tiverton were 3-1 winners over Taunton. 

In the Southern League Central there were wins for Barton Rovers and Farnborough.

Finally in the Premier Division Leamington and Hitchin are through to the final. The Merthyr/Hitchin game went to penalties. Hitchin won 4-1.

UITC's Whitsun Soccer Schools


UITC's Whitsun Soccer Schools:


Vaughan To Step Down As UITC Chairman


The UITC team at their Management Meeting yesterday evening (left to right): Laura Davies, Caroline Preedy, Luke Shuttleworth, Ruth Walkden, Nick Vaughan, Mick Loader, Lee Symonds (and Rob Ellam behind the camera!)

United in the Community is delighted to announce that Ruth Walkden has been appointed Chair replacing Nick Vaughan who steps down after two years. He will remain on the Board as Vice-Chairman.

Speaking to Bulls News, Nick Vaughan said: “It’s been an enjoyable and very rewarding time heading up UITC. I have no doubt Ruth will do a fantastic job leading the organisation going forward and give it some fresh impetus. My thanks to Caroline, Ruth, Lee and Rob - the most supportive and hard-working board colleagues I could ever have wished to work with.

Special mention also to Justin Ratcliffe who did an unbelievable amount of work in helping me to stabilise the organisation in the early days of my chairmanship. With Laura Davies and Luke Shuttleworth leading from the front the future of UITC looks very bright indeed.”

Ruth Walkden said: “I’m sure that everyone in UITC joins me in thanking Nick for his hard work and dedication over the last two years. I am delighted that he has agreed to stay on the board, his level of expertise and understanding is so valuable going forward”


Thank You From UITC


Photo: (left to right) Luke Shuttleworth - UITC Community Manager, Phil Bufton - Central Roofing, Caroline Preedy – UITC Trustee, Laura Davies – UITC Football Development Officer & Mick Loader, UITC Commercial Manager at Central Park
United in the Community would to place on record its sincere thanks to all local businesses and organisations who have supported us during the 2016 / 17 season. With the introduction of girls football, a record year for our soccer schools and the Under 18s close to securing the MFYL League title it has been another fantastic season.

Our congratulations also to the players who have been training and in some cases played for the Hereford FC first team this season, most recently Harry Franklin who came on as a second half substitute on Saturday at home to Winchester.

Lastly, a special mention to Central Roofing who agreed to sponsor our academy facility in Hereford now aptly named ‘Central Park’.


Admission Prices For HFA County Cup Final



Next Monday the HFA County Cup Final takes place at Edgar Street between Hereford FC and Lad's Club.

Admission charges are Adults £8.00, Concessions £5.00 and Children £2.00.

Everyone to pay. No advance tickets for this game.

Kick-off is at 3pm. 

South And West Playoffs Start This Evening


The Southern League South and West Playoffs start this evening. Four teams are taking part to see which one of them will join Hereford in being promoted to the Southern Prem.

There is just one semi-final leg, so the 'results' will be known this evening.

Salisbury v Evesham
Tiverton v Taunton 

The winners of the two ties will meet on Monday afternoon with the higher placed in the League having home advantage.

For anyone interested BBC Hereford and Worcester are set to cover Evesham's game at Salisbury. 

Meanwhile playoffs are also taking place in the Southern Prem this evening.

Leamington v Slough
Merthyr v Hitchin

Royston Tickets On General Sale From Today


Tickets for next Saturday's 'champions' game at Edgar Street against Royston go on general sale from today.

The club shop will be open from 10am to 4pm for sales and tickets can also be purchased online.

Season Ticket Holders other than Excutive Club Members need to purchase tickets for this game either in advance or on the day.

herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/vsroyston

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Under 18's Draw At Bromsgrove


Hereford/UITC under 18's travelled to Bromsgrove this evening for a match in the Midland Floodlit Youth League.

Result: Bromsgrove Sporting 4 UITC 4

Scorers: Preece, Pugh (3, two of which were penalties)

Starting XI: 1.Griffiths 2.Clarke 3.Pugh 4.Hayes 5.Purrington 6.Richmond 7.Smith 8.Huntbach 9.J.Davies 10.Young 11.Franklin

Subs: 12.Muirhead 14.Lancett 15.Hurst 16.Didenko 17.Preece 

The U18's have two games left to play, both are against Cinderford who are bottom of the League.

Spot The Ball Round Two




This from HUST:

The second round of the Spot the Ball competition is now on the HUST website.  

Nobody selected the correct position (W17) in round 1 although there were a few near misses and so the prize money has rolled over to round two.  

Money raised by spot the ball will go to the Jamie Cuss appeal until the £10k target is reached.


http://www.hufctrust.co.uk/hust-spot-the-ball/


The Evo-Stik Southern Premier is Next


With Hereford securing promotion from the Southern League South and West last month, Bulls News takes a look at the teams the Whites are likely to play next season.

The Southern Premier is made up of 24 teams, two more than the South and West.

Here's the final table from the premier division:




Finishing at the foot of the table is Cinderford Town. The Foresters would've been Hereford's closest rivals, but will go straight back down into the South and West after winning promotion last season.

Other 'local derbies' could be Merthyr Town or Redditch United.

Should Merthyr miss out on promotion via the playoffs, then Penydarren Park would be the biggest ground the Bulls would visit. Their 10,000 capacity is over 3,000 more than the next highest - Weymouth's Bob Lucas Stadium.

The lowest ground capacity is at Kings Langley which stands at 1,000. This is closely followed by Stratford Town's 1,400 capacity DCS Stadium.

The longest trip out of the current teams would be King's Lynn Town, with the drivers on the road for three and a half hours (according to Google).


St. Neots and Dorchester will be no strangers to Edgar Street, as they played Hereford United in the season in which they were wound up.

In that season, 265 watched the Whites come from behind at Frome Town 3-1, with current player Bradley Williams on the bench for the visitors.

Of the teams down towards the bottom of the step two tables, trips to Gosport Borough, Bishop's Stortford or Worcester City could be on the cards. Realistically, Worcester need to beat champions AFC Fylde on Saturday to avoid relegation from the National League North.

City have only played Hereford once since the turn of the century, a goalless preseason friendly in 2012. Sam Clucas started for Hereford, who has since gone on to play for Premiership side Hull.

Since the league's formation changed from 22 to 24 teams in 2013, Poole Town hold the record for the highest attendance. 2,203 watched the title-decider against Corby Town on the last day of the 2014/15 season, which Corby won 3-2.


Other records include Adam Marriott scoring the most goals in a season (35 with Cambridge City) and the biggest home win was a 10-0 win for Hemel Hempstead Town against Bashley in 2013.

This season's champions Chippenham Town hold the points record with the 103 points racked up during their title-winning campaign.


HUST Press Release - Jamie Cuss



This from HUST:

Thank you to all who have generously donated to the Jamie Cuss fund you have been simply the best fans.

The Just Giving page has been an important part of the fundraising however due to the fantastic effort of you all we have been able to re-schedule an earlier end date of the Just Giving page, this is so that Jamie can access the funds (this can take anything up to 14 days) required to pay an upfront deposit for the operation which he has been able to book for the 5th May.

The total fund pot at the close of the Just Giving page was £8,129.29 in just 3 weeks, which has blown us all away but comes as no surprise as we all know that we have the greatest fans around.

Even though the Just Giving page has ended we will however still be raising funds to reach intended target of £10,000.

We aim to keep you up to date of various items that are available for auction, as well as a running total of where we are with the funds. Current eBay items can be found:
www.ebay.co.uk
Shop eBay for great deals from nibbo!


Jamie said: “I am absolutely amazed at how much the fans have done to help me continue my dream and all things going well I can be back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

We will be looking to follow Jamie’s progress and will provide regular updates on his operation and path back to full fitness, as it will be a great moment for us all when he is back playing in the black and white kit again.

Special thanks must go to Simon Wright and his wife ‘The Boss’ as he affectionately calls her, for their sterling efforts in bucket shaking, also to Keith Hall and the Radio Hereford team , and of course Steve Niblett for all his efforts.

The biggest thank you is retained for all the fans who have donated money and items for eBay and puts the Community at the heart of our club.


Prize Bull Lottery Latest Draw


This from HUST:

Prize Bull Lottery draw No.152 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:-  7 - 10 - 22 - 24

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.

Jackpot now stands at £1400


UITC BBQ And Player Awards


The UITC  Board of Trustees are delighted to invite players, parents and supporters to its 2016 / 17 Player Awards and BBQ with Peter Beadle at Central Park on Friday, 26th May. The event starts at 6pm with awards being presented from 6:45pm onwards.

Tickets are the same as last year priced at £5 each and can be purchased online here

Please note that no tickets will be available on the day. Attendees will be asked for their tickets at the main entrance gate of Central Park. For further information please email: luke.shuttleworth@uitc.uk.com  or kerry.pugh@uitc.uk.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

Green's Winners Medal and Signed Programme Up For Grabs

Pictures: Steve Niblett
In aid of the Jamie Cuss Knee Appeal, Ryan Green is auctioning his Southern League D1 South and West winners medal.

After the Just Giving page raised over £8,000, it has now ended in order to receive the funds ahead of the operation which is on May 5th.

The winning bidder will be presented with the medal by Jamie and Ryan at one of the remaining matches, or it can be posted.


Also up for auction is a signed programme from Saturday's game against Winchester. 

Ellie Barrington was the mascot on Saturday and kindly donated her signed programme in order to raise funds for Cuss' operation.

The items, along with two signed photographs, can be found on club photographer Steve Niblett's eBay page - http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/nibbo?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
















Green Hopes To Stay With Hereford


Ryan Green With Rob Purdie
Ryan Green is hoping to stay with Hereford FC for at least another season. The 36 year old defender would like to win four titles in a row.

The first was with Merthyr, then two with Hereford and hopefully another one next season.

"It's been a long, hard season, but to win it is fully deserved," said Green as reported by the Southern League Website.

"I've won three leagues on the bounce now and hopefully I will get a fourth.

"It will be a tough season next year, the Southern Premier is a very difficult league with teams similar to Taunton and Tiverton, but we're looking forward to it. 

"We need to strengthen again, but the base of the squad is there."

Great Way To End The Season Said Purdie



After last Saturday's 4-0 win over Winchester, Hereford FC's Rob Purdie spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"It was a great way to end the season," said Purdie.

"We've finally put on a bit of a show at home, supporters will go away a bit happier than the last couple of weeks and reflect on our season in which we've done really well.

"Winchester kept going. Last season teams tended to give up on us as they perhaps were a bit less fit than us. Winchester lasted for a good sixty to seventy minutes and still tried to play even though they were 4-0 down. Credit to them.

"We owed the fans a bit of a performance and I think we gave it to them today."

Hereford's first goal came from a disputed penalty when Mike Symons was 'man-handled'.

"Symo has had many given this season.

"The ref asked me afterwards, I've known the ref for years, he said if you give it outside the box you've got to give it inside the box. Sometimes you don't get them inside the box.

"It was a perfect start and Millsy put it away, great penalty, keeper went the right way but it went it and that got us going.

"Playing with Jimmy (Oates) gives me a bit of a licence to go inside as Jimmy always wants to bomb on. It was a great ball down the line to me, great ball back and great finish by Edgey.

"If the final ball had been a little bit better second half then it could have been five or six which is what we've been waiting for a long time this season.

"I've had to play in the centre of midfield a lot more this season, more than I've wanted to.

"Last season with Aaron Birch I could get forward. This season with Macca, I've had to hold a little bit, so I've enjoyed playing wide as it has given me a little bit of freedom. And if the full-back wants to bomb on it's perfect for me.

"I really enjoyed today, I didn't want to come on but Harry needs a bit of experience for the future.

Trevor Owens then asked how this promotion ranked with others during Purdie's time at Hereford.

"I spoke to Graham Turner after the game. This is a perfect way for me and Greeny to see out our careers. We're winning games of football. We're happy.

"We're at a club we want to see do well and with fans that want to see us do well.

"It's perfect for me. It's like the Conference days again.

"Although people think we should be winning these leagues it's not a foregone conclusion but we've excelled this season. Nobody loses just one game in a season, two one at home which second half we felt we should have got something out of.

"So it's been a special season, same as last season was.

"We can't get carried away with it, next season is going to be a lot tougher just as this season was a lot tougher than last season but it's just the perfect way for probably my last two, three years of my career.

"It's right up there whether it's getting promotion from the Conference or promotion from the South and West it's a special thing to look back on and I'll always look back on this and be happy."


Hereford Sierra Leone

Hereford's Sierra Leone based supporters club have today received shirts that have been donated by Hereford fans. Reg Reynolds and Hereford away day regular Lee Mills organised a shirt donation over the last few weeks.  





Whitsun Week Soccer School


Participants At The Recent Ledbury School
UITC staff would like to thank all who attended Edgar’s Easter Soccer Schools during Easter! Over 100 participants between the ages of 4-11 took part across three venues in Herefordshire!

Customers can now save 25% off the full course price for Whitsun Week in May, the Soccer School will take place at Central Park in Hereford, Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June. The early bird offer ends on Monday 1st May, visit www.playthehereford.com.



UITC Weekend Round Up


Worcester City 1-3 Hereford U12
Goal scorers: J.Holman x 2 and O.Desborough
Team: C.Williams, F.Parker, R.Price, I.Morris, A.Lewis, A.Horton, O.Desborough, I.Bubb, J.Weaver, Z.Bruton, C.Bemand, J.Holman and M.Barbu

Kidderminster Harriers 4-4 Hereford U14
The hosts started brightly and took the lead when Elian Riley’s left wing centre was hammered into the roof of the net by the on rushing Tyler Ward. Hereford didn’t panic and began to get their usual quick passing game going but found the hosts defence in defiant mood. The first quarter ended one nil.

The second quarter followed a similar pattern to the first with the home side dominating possession but Hereford always a threat. Midway through the period Adam Staples extended Kidderminster’s lead with a fine drive from the edge of the area.

The third quarter was as even as the earlier two but again the hosts struck. Lance Harvey-Foggin this time breaking through on the right hand side and sliding his shot in off the far post.

Both sides had being playing some attractive passing football and the only difference entering the final period has been Kidderminster’s more clinical finishing. Credit to the visitors however as they never gave up and continued to play the right way. Their persistence bore fruit early in the quarter when the lively Jay Oliver pulled a goal back with a smart finish. Kidderminster however didn’t lie down and Jack Bennett found the top corner from the left edge of the penalty area to restore the three goal cushion. Hereford responded with a goal from Tom Hamilton tp once more bring the gap to two. The crucial moment came 8 minutes from time when Jacey Emms received a pass in what appeared to be an offside position and with the home defence appealing ran on to reduce the deficit to a single goal. Hereford sensing that they could get something from the game now came on strong whilst the hosts allowed the officials decision to rattle them now looked disorganised. The final twist came right at the end when a neat combination through the middle of the field gave Oliver the chance to equalise with the what turned out to be the final kick of the game.

A fine advert for JPL football in a terrific game for the neutral and much credit to Hereford for never giving up and continuing to play attractive passing football when other sides may have resorted to long ball.

Goalscorers: J.Oliver x 2, T.Hamilton  and J.Emms
Hereford: S.Yapp, L.Hoven, T.Hamilton, J.Payne, W.Powell, H.Ratcliffe, J.Briggs, O.Morris, J.Oliver, J.Speake, T.Burton, J.Emms and I.Hooper

Hereford U16 6-1 Henley Park Rangers
The first quarter was a very even 20 mins. Both sides trying to work each other out with defences on top. Both teams had opportunities to score but chances were either well saved or marginally wide.

Hereford broke the deadlock in the second quarter with a well taken goal. This settled the hosts nerves and the began to play some tidy football. The boys were challenged to play out from the back and into the midfield which they did extremely well. However, HPR were determined to press high and occasionally intercepted in dangerous areas. One such occasion led to the equalising goal which was finished well by the attacking right full back.

In the third quarter Hereford stepped up a gear and really piled on the pressure. HPR changed their shape which offered plenty of space in wide areas for Hereford to exploit. Two crosses on to deep runs led to two really good goals, unfortunately one was ruled marginally offside. HPR had opportunities to get back in the game. The impressive holding midfielder kept them ticking over and was having an excellent game in midfield. The quarter ended in spectacular style when a Hereford corner was cleared to the edge of the box and struck on the volley by an advanced midfielder. The ball crashed down off the bar and spun into the net! 3-1.

In the final quarter, Hereford were really at the races. The standard of football continued to improve and with the fullbacks now joining the wingers to create overloads more balls were being played into the front two who were man to man with the CBs. Another two goals were created through great interplay to get in behind and finish from close range passed the visiting GK.

Goalscorers: Callum Beckett, Luke Firkin x 2, Liam Bishop x 2 and Luke Marston
Hereford: Joe Regan, Callum Beckett, Liam Bishop, Luke Firkin, Cameron Gauci, Cameron Godsall, Matt Mcleod, Joe Mellars, Elliott Peeters-vanstone, Sean Swann-mcbride, Ben Vanstone, Reece Edwards, Charlie Greenhouse, Jack Marston and Luke Marston

Hereford U18 Girls 9-0 Dursley
Hereford girls recorded an excellent victory on Sunday morning as they beat Dursley by nine goals. The girls went in at half time 4-0 up with goals scored by Sinead Bushell, Jess Kenny and 2 goals from captain Sian Bull. The continued the second half much the same as the first with a further goal from Jess Kenny as well as Lauren Brown, Meg Holman, Amelia Stezaker and Sophie Elcox-Bond getting on the score sheet.

Hereford: Elcox-Bond, Young, Bull, Holman, Kenny, Conway, Brown, Stezaker, Bushell and Sullivan

Hereford Goals Gopro goal videos from yesterday's U18's girls match:



Bulls Lotto Draw: Saturday, 22nd April 2017


The latest Lotto Draw took place on Saturday, 22nd April 2017.

Winning numbers were: 01-11-12-19-25-32, plus the Star Number 7.

The Prize Categories:

6 Numbers + Star             £11,089,228.38

6 Numbers                         £1,054,316.35

5 Numbers                         £2,110.33

4 Numbers                         £25.70

3 Numbers                         £6.53

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 Wednesday, 26th April 2017. For more details visit the Bulls Lotto website:   https://www.lottofc.co.uk/bulls/lotto.htm



Photos from Saturday's U16's Win

Some photos from Hereford u16's 6-1 win against top of the table Henley Park Rangers on Saturday Morning.









Sportsman Dinner On May 19th


Hereford FC are holding a Sportsman Dinner on Friday May 19th in the RE Resource Hereford Suite

The guest speaker is Steve Daley who became Europe's first £1 Million Pound Footballer when he moved from Wolves to Manchester City in 1979.

A limited number of tables are still available.

More details from Martin Brain, Commercial Manager, at: commercial@herefordfc.co.uk
 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ticket Details For Royston Game


This from Hereford FC:

Tickets for the Royston Town ‘Champions vs Champions’ game next Saturday will go on sale during the following periods.
Please note that seated Season Ticket Holders will have Monday and Tuesday to purchase their season ticket seat. Seated tickets will go on General Sale (from Club Shop and online) from Wednesday.
Terrace tickets are on general sale from 10am Monday.

Monday 24th April – 10am-6pm – Addison’s Bar Reception

SEATS – Only available to existing Season Ticket Holders (not available online)
TERRACE – General Sale – Available online and face-to-face

Tuesday 25th April – 10am-4pm – Addison’s Bar Reception

SEATS – Only available to existing Season Ticket Holders (not available online)
TERRACE – General Sale – Available online and face-to-face

Wednesday 26th April – 10am-4pm – Club Shop

SEATS – General Sale – Available online and face-to-face
TERRACE – General Sale – Available online and face-to-face

Friday 28th April – 10am-4pm – Club Shop

SEATS – General Sale – Available online and face-to-face
TERRACE – General Sale – Available online and face-to-face

MATCHDAY 29th April – 10am-2:50pm – Matchday Ticket Office

Tickets will be available on the day of the game, subject to availability.
There will be Cash Turnstiles on the Meadow End, subject to availability.
The game is played under cup rules, and therefore standard Season Ticket Holders are required to purchase a ticket for the game. The game is included in the Executive Club membership.


Beadle's Budget Will Increase Next Season Said Williams



Hereford FC vice-chairman Chris Williams spoke to BN after yesterday's 4-0 win over Winchester.

"A great end to the League season," said Williams.

"It's a beautiful day, Edgar Street looks in prime condition, three of the four were cracking goals and that's what we wanted today.

"A lovely party atmosphere in the crowd even in the Main Stand where we had chanting in C Block and then in D Block. B Block said don't leave us out so they had a sing-song as well. So really very good!"

The question of how generous the club would be to manager Peter Beadle and his budget next season was raised.

"We realise as we climb the Leagues the budget is going to have to increase but the one thing that this board of directors will do is to manage this club sustainably. We won't overspend.

"We will make sure those kids, who are here today, will have somewhere to watch football in the future and that's at Edgar Street."

Work still needs to be done to improve both the catering booths and the toilets.

"We have plans for that but one of the problems we've got is not having the Blackfriars End and so the issue is what do we do with away fans.

"We've managed this year as the away support has been quite small.

"What we are going to do is try and make provision for the away fans as we could have six, may be as many as nine games, with over 100 away fans here and they've got to be catered for. It's the rules, it's in the regulations that we have to make sure we cater for them."

In particular the booth under the Main Stand just isn't big enough as supporters were still waiting to be served as the second half started.

"Obviously that's part of our plans. We've budgeted for improvements. But we're not going to overspend in terms of making those facilities right.

"The ground is old but it's got an atmosphere. It's our biggest asset but it's also our biggest liability.

"It takes a lot of money to maintain it every year and make improvements.

"I was sat next to Jesse Norman today and he said that he could see the difference that's been made over two years in terms of not just the pitch but the ground quality. The fans matchday experience is much better because we've done these improvements."

Former chairman/manager Graham Turner was a guest and he noted the size of the gate.

"When you think where we are in the League to have crowds like today, it would have been nice in the Conference to have gates like that instead of the 1500 or whatever it was. So it's nice to see.

"Edgar Street is a lovely place when it's full. To see that Meadow End is just fabulous.

"I'm really pleased, one of the happiest days of my life today, two promotions on the trot, I'm really pleased.

"The aim is a third promotion and I believe we can do it. We want to win it next year but it may be through the play-offs and there's the FA Cup again so we can have another bash at that.

"The more we do, the better we'll get. It's all about experience."