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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Beadle Brings in Hill on Loan

This from the Official Site:

The Bulls have brought in forward Gethyn Hill on loan from Weston Super Mare for an initial month.

With Mike Symons’ suspension confirmed as 3 matches, and Lance Smith still unavailable, Peter Beadle has brought in the 22 year old former Cardiff City trainee to bolster his forward options.

Hill will be available for Saturday’s trip to St Neots.

And this from Weston:

Hereford have agreed terms with the Club to take Gethyn Hill on a months loan to gain match fitness and sharpness.


Gethyn is a very talented footballer whom needs to play regularly and he is going to do this at an extremely good club. Chances for Gethyn has been limited so far but by doing this will help him come back in good form.

Chances for Gethyn have been limited so far this season but by doing this it will help him come back in good form.

Match Reporter Required By Bulls News


A match reporter is required by Bulls News in particular to cover Hereford away games.

Our two regular match reporters are not always able to get to every game so we are looking for a third person to help out. 

Ideally reports need to be posted within a couple of hours after the final whistle for home games and as soon as practical for away games.

Whilst there are no fees or expenses paid by Bulls News, there is the likelyhood that your report will be read by thousands of Hereford supporters all over the world. 

Anyone interested is asked to e-mail bullsnews@hotmail.com

Monday, August 21, 2017

Pilkington Joins Ashton

 

Former Hereford United winger Danny Pilkington has joined Ashton who play in the Evostik Premier League.

Pilkington joined Hereford in June 2013. Later he moved to Barrow. 

Another former Hereford United player on the move is midfielder Jordan Rose.

He's signed for Weymouth who are in the same league as Hereford. 

Rose came to Edgar Street in September2011 but only stayed for a week or so having picked up a thigh injury in a reserve game.

Three Match Ban For Symons



Hereford striker Mike Symons has been given a three match ban after being sent off in the game against Slough last Saturday.

He will miss the games against St Neots on Saturday, Merthyr next Monday and the FA Cup game on September 2nd.

Merthyr Tickets Now On Sale


Tickets for Bank Holiday Monday's game between Hereford and Merthyr are now on sale. Kick off is at 3pm.

This is expected to be a well-attended game and supporters are encouraged to purchase their ticket in advance especially should they wish to sit in the main stand.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the club shop which is open on Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Meanwhile season tickets remain available.

Clucas Joins Swansea


Sam Clucas Playing For Hereford Against Woking In September 2012
Premier League Swansea City have signed former Hereford United winger Sam Clucas from Hull subject to a medical.

The fee is said to be around £12M plus add-ons with Swansea left back Stephen Kingsley moving to Hull as part of the deal.

Clucas signed for Hereford United in November 2011 after a trial.

He was 'sold' to Mansfield in June 2013 after a tribunal ruled on a fee of £20,000 plus a 15% add on fee.

Hereford To Play Godalming Town In FA Cup


Hereford have been drawn to play Godalming Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The tie is set to be played at Edgar Street on Saturday September 2nd. 

Godalming Town Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Godalming, Surrey.

They are currently members of the Combined Counties League Premier Division and play at Weycourt.

The club has said that hospitality is available for the game. Anyone interested please contact commercial@herefordfc.co.uk

60 Second Report: Hereford 0 - Slough Town 1






Junior Bulls Penalty Shoot-Out


Some members of the Junior Bulls took part in a penalty shoot-out at Edgar Street last Saturday whilst others who took part in a football match were soaked as the sprinklers were turned on.








Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hereford Awaydays Salute Rob Purdie




Yesterday afternoon before kick-off Hereford Awaydays showed their appreciation of Rob Purdie's 11 years of service to Hereford.


A small section of Awaydays regulars had a memorable group photo with Rob. After individuals had their photos taken with Rob.


Then a prized gift of a pair of Nike Tiempo Totti size seven boots, of which there are only 2500 on the planet, was presented to Rob. 

Pictures taken by Steve Niblett.

Match Reporter Required By Bulls News


A match reporter is required by Bulls News in particular to cover Hereford away games.

Our two regular match reporters are not always able to get to every game so we are looking for a third person to help out. 

Ideally reports need to be posted within a couple of hours after the final whistle for home games and as soon as practical for away games.

Whilst there are no fees or expenses paid by Bulls News, there is the likelyhood that your report will be read by thousands of Hereford supporters all over the world. 

Anyone interested is asked to e-mail bullsnews@hotmail.com

Under 18's Take On Stourbridge Tomorrow


Hereford FC Under 18's take on Stourbridge under 18's tomorrow (Monday) evening.

The game will be played at Lads Club which is next to the HFA HQ.

Kick off is set for 7.30pm.

Full Address: Lads Club, Widemarsh Common, Grandstand Road, Hereford, HR4 9NA
 

St Neots Town Next Saturday



Club Search For Bank Holiday Turnstile Operators


Hereford are looking for a few more people to help man the turnstiles on Bank Holiday Monday when Merthyr are the visitors to Edgar Street.

Volunteers co-ordinator Rob Bullock posted on Facebook:

Due to holiday situations we are looking for Turnstile operators for the Bank Holiday Monday game against Merthyr.

Is this something you could help us with? Either in a paid or voluntary capacity, either way if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact me on here or direct to the Club. 

Many Thanks.

FA Cup Draw Tomorrow


The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Cup will take place tomorrow (Monday) around 1pm.

Hereford FC will be in the draw.

Ties are set to take place on Saturday September 2nd.

Southern Prem Round-Up


A round up of yesterday's games in the Southern Premier Division written by Jack Moore.

Banbury United, King`s Lynn Town and Kettering Town all won on Saturday to make it three wins from the opening three games of the Evo-Stik League South Premier season.
Banbury gained a convincing 3-0 win at Top Field against Hitchin Town to maintain their 100% winning record for the season and retain top spot in the fledgling table.
George Nash gave the Puritans a 10th minute lead that Jefferson Louis after 62 minutes and Luke Carnell 8 minutes later both added to.
The Linnets condemned Dorchester Town to a 2-0 home defeat with goals from Michael Clunan from the penalty spot just before half-time and then Craig Parker 8 minutes after the break.
The Poppies won 3-0 at Latimer Park in front of 557 against a Basingstoke Town side who have yet to record a point.
Brett Solkhon`s 25th minute opener for the hosts was added to by Rene Howe on 77 minutes and teenager Ben Baker in stoppage time.
Newly-promoted Hereford FC lost their unbeaten record when Lee Togwell`s goal right on half-time eventually proved enough for Slough Town at Edgar Street in front of a terrific 2,644 crowd.
Relegated Gosport Borough and Bishop`s Stortford as well as Dunstable Town all join Basingstoke in losing for a third successive game.
Gosport lost 3-2 at Privett Park to newly-promoted Royston Town, who came back from being a 13th minute Ousman Saidy goal down to win, thanks to Josh Castiglione after 18 minutes, Danny Braithwaite just after the break and then Ryan Ingrey 4 minutes from time after Liam Kimber had equalised on 72 minutes.
Bishop`s Stortford lost by the same scoreline, also at home, against Weymouth.
And they too took an early first minute lead through Jason Williams before Ben Thomson wiped that out with a brace in the 14th and 18th minutes.
Darren Foxley levelled 16 minutes from time, but just 3 minutes later, Mark Travers won it for the Terras.
Dunstable also went down at home – Merthyr Town inflicting a 6-0 drubbing on the Duns at Creasey Park.
It was 2-0 at half-time through Corey Jenkins and a Stuart Fleetwood penalty.
But the Martyrs hit four more in the second period from Jenkins and Fleetwood again as well as Kyle Copp and Ashley Evans.
Redditch United and Biggleswade Town joined Slough, Weymouth and Royston in recording second victories.
Redditch triumphed 3-1 at newly-promoted Farnborough with new signing Andi Thanoj, Dior Angus and Spencer Weir-Daley outgunning Perry Coles, while the Waders won at Frome Town by the odd goal in five.
They led through a Kristian Miller own goal and a Jack Bowen effort before Jon Davies responded from the spot 9 minutes into the second period.
Shane Hill restored Biggleswade`s two-goal advantage 3 minutes later, with Darren Jefferies pulling a second back for the hosts 10 minutes from time.
The other three matches all ended in 1-1 draws.
James Fry had Stratford Town in front after just 8 minutes before Dion Sembie-Ferris levelled on 21 minutes for St Neots Town, while Gareth Price had Kings Langley ahead after 31 minutes at St Ives Town before Ben Seymour-Shove equalised on 69 minutes, and goals at either end of the game at the Meadow saw Chesham United and promoted Tiverton Town share the spoils – Oran Swales early on for the Generals and Jamie Short in stoppage time for the Yellows.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hereford 0 - Slough Town 1



Slough Town were the visitors at Edgar Street on Saturday afternoon, and as one of the favourites to win the league, would prove a stern test for Pete Beadle’s side. Ryan Green returned to the heart of defence earlier than expected after Jack Deaman was ruled out with an ankle injury, and in midfield, Mike McGrath started alongside Calvin Dinsley as Keyon Reffell was unavailable due to a prior engagement.

In the fifth minute, Hereford had their first chance of the afternoon as they attacked the Meadow End. A corner was taken short to Jamie Molyneux, who created enough space to whip in a cross. Despite Slough’s defence beating Mark Preece to the ball, the clearance only reached Pablo Haysham on the edge of the box, but his volley went wide.

Jamie Molyneux then linked up well with Jimmy Oates down the right wing eight minutes later. As the pair opened up Slough's defence, Molyneux crossed the ball in to Mike McGrath, but his shot on the turn sailed over the crossbar. 

The visitors were forced into making a change midway through the first half, Nathan Webb picked up an injury and Simon Dunn replaced him in midfield. 

With 26 minutes on the clock, a foul by Ryan Green on the left wing resulted in a free kick in a dangerous position for Hereford to deal with. But after the ball was crossed in, Martin Horsell was able to punch the ball away before the hosts cleared the danger.

12 minutes from the break, a great solo effort by John Mills down the left saw him hit the crossbar with a right-footed effort from a tight angle. 
Less than a minute later, a chance then fell for Mike McGrath, but his low drive was blocked by Rebels skipper Mark Nisbet.

The Bulls the found themselves on the back foot after conceding a poor goal on the stroke of half time. Mike McGrath couldn’t beat the wall with a free kick from 25-yards, and Slough worked quickly to breakaway towards goal.
Martin Horsell fumbled an initial shot from Chris Flood, leaving Lee Togwell with the easy task of slotting the ball home with the right foot.

HT: Hereford 0 - Slough Town 1

At the start of the second half, Slough had a great chance to double their advantage, but James Dobson sliced his effort wide from 25-yards.

Visiting keeper Jack Turner was called into action for the first time eight minutes after the restart. Pablo Haysham chased down a long ball, quickly crossing in to Jamie Molyneux, but his headed effort proved an easy save for Turner.

During a frustrating second half, Hereford were limited in their chances as a number of hopeful long balls failed to find a white shirt. Still trailing 1-0, the Bulls were reduced to ten men in the 62nd minute. 
Mike Symons was shown a straight red following a tussle with Guy Hollis, after appearing to raise his arm.

A pair of Pablo Haysham free kicks in the minutes after the sending off failed to test the keeper, with both chances sailing into his arms.






In the 80th minute, Matthew Lench saw red for the Rebels, following a second bookable offence on James Bowen.




Chances remained few and far between for Hereford, with Slough sitting deep hoping to see the game out as 1-0 winners. In the dying stages of the game, a chance for John Mills was blocked, with Jamie Molyneux unable to make anything from the rebound.
Josh Jackman’s scuffed clearance then fell perfectly for Pablo Haysham, but his shot from the left of the box was blocked, with a handball claim waived away by referee Richard Gardner.

The last chance of the afternoon fell to Slough as they easily carved open Hereford's defence. Simon Dunn was left with just the keeper left to beat, but the sprawling Horsell pulled off a save to prevent the Rebels from adding a second.

FT: Hereford 0 - Slough Town 1
Att: 2,644 with 101 from Slough
Sponsors’ MotM: James Bowen

Hereford: Horsell, Oates (c), Bowen (Preen – 86’), Dinsley (Edge – 71’), Green, Preece, Molyneux, McGrath, Mills, Haysham, Symons.
Subs not used: Franklin, Williams, Harris.

Slough Town: Turner, Jackman, Wells, Hollis, Nisbet (c), Togwell, Dobson (Harris – 76’), Webb (Dunn – 23’), Williams (Wadkins – 69’), Flood, Lench.
Subs not used: Fraser, Smart.

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


Underwood On Symons's Red Card


Slough Town's joint manager Jon Underwood spoke about the red card shown to Hereford striker Mike Symons during this afternoon's game.

"They were playing the ball into the channel and Guy (Hollis) and Symons were grappling. I'm sure Guy would have had his hands on him. It's what centre-halves do," said Underwood in an interview with SloughTownNet.

"As I look up he swung his right arm at him. 

"I can't see how much connection he made, if any. But he clearly threw his right arm at his face.

"The ref saw it and it's not a difficult decision, it's a no brainer. He had to go."

Underwood also spoke about Edgar Street

"It's a different atmosphere to that which we are used to. I don't think anyone was fazed by it, it's just a different environment coming here as to going to another club in the league who might get 100 people watching.

"It's a great place to come, I like coming here but I thought we took time to settle into the game.

"Then half time we're 1-0 up and it looks like it's going to be an easier half with the slope and the wind behind us. But I don't think we really got going second half. 

"I think they raised their game a bit which you would expect."

We Are Down To The Bones Admits Beadle


With Ryan Green and Mike McGrath brought into the starting eleven because other players were in a worse state, Hereford manager Peter Beadle has admitted that he is short of players and will look around for reinforcements before Saturday if he can find any.

And to make matters worse Calvin Dinsley hurt his ankle during the game.

"It started to affect his game so with him on a booking as well we took him off.

"We are down to the bones at the moment.

"Luckily we've got a free week so hopefully we can rest a few as then we have a very busy weekend especially with all the injuries.

"We need to batten down the hatches, need to role our sleeves up.

"And we'll have a look and try and bring a face or two in to try and bolster the numbers a bit. If we can do that it will be great.

"I spent all last week trying to do that but we were unsuccessful with lots of things, but we'll keep trying.

"But I'm not trying to make excuses, we were below par today.

"Was it a fair result I'm not sure, but it is what it is and we've got to move onto next weekend now and pick up six points."


Second Half At Edgar Street


A selection of pictures captured during the second half of this afternoon's game between Hereford and Slough.

Mike Symons

Mike McGrath

James Bowen

Calvin Dinsley

James Bowen

John Mills

James Bowen With Mike McGrath On The Ground

John Mills And Sub Jamie Edge

John Mills

Sub Garyn Preen

Handball?

Jamie Molyneux

First Half Pictures From Edgar Street This Afternoon


Not too much action in the first half other than Slough's goal.

Mike Symons

Jamie Molyneux

Pablo Haysham With A Shot

Jimmy Oates With A Cross

John Mills

Mike Symons

Close

Jamie Molyneux

Pablo Haysham

Canvin Dinsley

Before Kick-off At Edgar Street


A selection of pictures from before kick-off at Edgar Street this afternoon.

Collecting For St Michael's Hospice. £486 was raised.

Simon Wright Busy Selling The Latest Edition Of Talking Bull

The Edgar Street Pitch Looking Immaculate
Hereford Supporters With Their St Michael's Buckets

Referee Richard Gardner

Captain Jimmy Oates With One Of This Afternoon's Mascots

The Other Mascot In Front Of Mike Symons

Peter Beadle And Steve Jenkins