Friday, February 12, 2016

Jamie Griffiths To Run In London Marathon For Birmingham Children's Hospital

Jamie Griffiths, Hereford FC's PR and Administration Officer, will be running in the 2016 London Marathon on 24th April, to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Below he explains why he is taking on the challenge

Two of my three children have received treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital, and the care and support they, and us as a family have received has been second to none. This is my way of saying a small thank you.

Please dig deep and donate as much as you can to a fantastic charity who are very close to my heart. 

You can donate easily online here, or by texting BCHA67 £5 or £10 to 70070. 

Alfie underwent a minor operation when he was three, and Arthur has undergone two operations on his bilateral cleft lip and palate, and will continue to receive care from them until he is 18. 

Words can't describe how much we appreciate the care and support given to us by the cleft team at Birmingham. They first visited us in Hereford just hours after Arthur was born, offering much needed support and advice at a very stressful time. 

The support during both operations, not only the care given to Arthur, but also to us as a family from all the staff was greatly appreciated by us.

During both of Arthur's stays in hospital we were lucky to be given a room in the parent accommodation, meaning I could stay a few minutes walk from the ward, and be on hand if Alice or Arthur needed me.

Arthur has undergone two life changing operations, but there are many thousands of children who are treated at BCH for life-threatening illnesses. Whilst we were staying on the ward for Arthur's first operation, a 6 month old baby girl was having her eye removed due to cancer. For his second operation, Arthur was in a bed opposite a young boy who was receiving treatment for a life-limiting disability. The care and support given to every child and family on the ward was exceptional.

I am proud to be able to represent Birmingham Children's Hospital, and know that many other families in Herefordshire have received outstanding care from them as well. Please dig deep and donate as much as you can afford. Every penny goes to making sure each and every child and their family receives the care that they need.

You can donate easily online here, or by texting BCHA67 £5 or £10 to 70070. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this email.

Jamie Griffiths

Tomorrow's Fixtures In The Midland Premier League

A full set of fixtures is due to take place tomorrow in the Midland Premier League.

Hopefully most, if not all, will take place given the slightly drier weather this week. However some rain is forecast for tomorrow morning.

SAT 13 FEB 2016 15:00
MFLP Bardon Hill v Brocton Bardon Close
MFLP Boldmere St Michaels v Loughborough University Trevor Brown Memorial Ground
MFLP Coleshill Town v Quorn Pack Meadow
MFLP Continental Star v Highgate United Dales Lane
MFLP Hereford v AFC Wulfrunians Edgar Street
MFLP Lye Town v Long Eaton United Sports Ground
MFLP Rocester v Alvechurch Hillsfield
MFLP Sporting Khalsa v Heanor Town Aspray Arena
MFLP Stourport Swifts v Shepshed Dynamo Walshes Meadow
MFLP Walsall Wood v Dunkirk Oak Park
MFLP Westfields v Coventry Sphinx Allpay Park

Club Shop Open Today

The club shop at Edgar Street will be open today from 10am to 4pm.

In particular tickets for tomorrow's game against Old Wulfrunians will be on sale.

Also available will be tickets for next Tuesday against Sporting Khalsa.

Tickets for the FA Vase game against Camberley on February 20th will not be available from the shop until next Tuesday.

However tickets for all three games can be purchased online at:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

News Round-Up

Shepshed Dynamo keeper Jack Hartopp is joining Coventry Sphinx for the remainder of the season. Hartopp played 11 times this season, his last appearance coming off the bench in their loss to Loughborough Dynamo in a cup match on Tuesday. Sporting Khalsa have signed forward Marvin Robinson from Stafford Rangers. Robinson, 35, played over 100 times in the Football League before dropping into non-league nearly 10 years ago.

Torquay Chief Executive Steve Breed says the club cannot guarantee they would stay full time next season if they were relegated, having dropped to the bottom of the National League and ten points short of safety. Bromsgrove Sporting say that the installation of new turnstiles at their ground does not mean that Worcester City will become tenants there. City are mulling over other sites with Kidderminster seeking a large increase in rent on Aggborough.

Non-League Finals Day At Wembley

Non-League Finals Day
The FA Trophy Final & FA Vase Final
Sunday 22 May 2016
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Trophy winners receive £50,000 and runners-up £25,000 from prize fund
Vase winners receive £25,000 and runners-up £17,000 from prize fund,
Live on BT Sport

Tickets to the first ever Non-League Finals Day at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 22 May are on sale now - with child tickets available from just £1.
The Wembley showpiece will host both The FA Vase and FA Trophy Finals, with tickets priced at £25 for adults, £10 for concessions and just £1 for children under-16.

Call 0844 826 2010 for tickets Click here to buy online

There is also a group rate, perfect for schools and clubs, of £12.50 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for children. Tickets are available from or by calling 0844 826 2010.
The day will provide an opportunity to showcase the world-leading English non-League system, recognise the 572 teams to have taken part in this season’s Vase and the 276 in the Trophy, and celebrate the grassroots game through activities and fan engagement during the day. 
Fans will be allowed to pass in and out of the stadium to see exhibitions, information and examples of The FA’s work in the wider game including FA Education, Refereeing, Women’s Super League, grassroots women and girls' football, Skills, Disability and Walking Football, facility improvement, club development, league development, Respect, County Associations, technology and volunteer recruitment. 
BT Sport will broadcast both fixtures with The FA Vase Final kicking off at 12.15pm and then followed by The FA Trophy Final at 4.15pm.
This year, The FA Non-League Finals Day will also be working closely with Sport Relief as our charity partner for the day. For each booking [not ticket], the option will be given to donate £2.50 to Sport Relief.
Last March in The FA Trophy, in front of the BT Sport cameras, North Ferriby United triumphed 5-4 on penalties against Wrexham, following a dramatic 3-3 draw. It was the Villagers’ first ever triumph in the competition in their history.
Then in May, Glossop North End and North Shields battled out The FA Vase in front of over 10,000 fans, with the side from the north-east being victorious 2-1 after extra time.
The FA Trophy enters its quarter final stage later this month, following the fourth round draw earlier this week, whilst The FA Vase sixth round will take place on Saturday 20 February with one remaining fifth round game between Bowers & Pitsea and Ipswich Wanderers this weekend. 

Plan of Wembley:

Cook Incident Aftermath

After The Coming Together Of Ross Cook And Ryan Green At Hartley Wintney In The FA Vase Last Saturday, Cook Is Seen Lying On The Ground. Green Said That Cook Had Been Niggling Him Throughout The Game. Green Was Given A Straight Red And Cook Received A Second Yellow. Cook's First Card Was For A Challenge On Green Early In The Game
Green After A Challenge From Cook

Referee Gives Cook His First Yellow Card

After The 'Second Incident' The Referee Intervenes

And Cook Recovers

Quite Well

Only To Go Down Again. Soon After He Received His Marching Orders
Cook Walks Off The Pitch After His Card But On The Way Speaks To Some Hereford Supporters

Cook's Team-Mates Appear To Try To Calm Him Down
One Of The Hartley Wintney Officals Escorts Cook Back To The Dressing Room

Didcot Door Always Open For Mills

Didcot Town would love to have their former striker John Mills back on their books but they admit that isn't likely.

Mills has continued his quest for goals this season with 38 to date.

“The budget that the club operates on would mean that we wouldn’t be likely to afford to bring Millsy back in, however, he’s a great lad and it’s fantastic what he’s doing at Hereford," said manager Andy Ballard.
“The door is always open for a return should he look for it.” 

Meanwhile the Hereford Times has published a few quotes from defender Ryan Green who was sent off at Hartley Wintney last Saturday.

Hartley's Ross Cook was also sent off.

Green alledged Cook had spat at Pablo Haysham.

"It is the worst case I have come across in my career, I've never seen anything like it," said Green.

"If you spit at anyone, you should be handed a life ban and he also put his head against Joel Edwards.
"It's a great club and I hope they do well, but they've been let down by the actions of one player." 

Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle also commented to the HT.

"It's unfortunate that Ryan did that, but when you have 75 minutes of constant niggling, you have to be extremely strong willed not to react."

Midland Premier League Weekend Preview

Here's a look at this coming weekend's fixtures in the Midland Premier League written by Gary Hazelhurst.

League leaders Hereford entertain AFC Wulfrunians at Edgar Street with their 10 point lead intact due to midweek postponements. When the two sides meet at Castlecroft at the start of the year, Wulfs pushed the Bulls all the way. 

Game of the day is at the Aspray Arena where 4th placed Sporting Khalsa welcome 2nd placed Heanor Town to the Black Country. Both sides can count themselves in the promotion mix and a win for either could be significant. 3rd placed Alvechurch travel to Hillsfield to face a Rocester side with 13 points out of the last 15 in the league. Church realistically need a win to keep the pressure on at the top of the table. Shepshed Dynamo have won 5 on the spin and they take this form to Stourport Swifts, without a home game since November. 

At the bottom, Continental Star remain a long way from safety and they welcome Highgate United to Dales Lane. 2nd bottom Dunkirk travel to upwardly mobile Walsall Wood who have climbed to 7th in the table. There is a huge game at the bottom of the table with Coventry Sphinx travelling to Allpay Park to meet Westfields. Bardon Hill are another side not to have played at home since November and they will be hoping for better luck as they attempt to entertain Brocton. Games at Boldmere St Michaels always produce goals and expect nothing different this week when the Students of Loughborough University are the visitors. 

Coleshill Town have been thankful for their new 3G surface this season and they welcome Quorn to Pack Meadow knowing that the game will go ahead, despite the worst of the winter weather. Lye Town and Long Eaton United sit next to each other in the middle of the table and they meet at Stourbridge Road.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lawrie Sanchez Lunch At Loughborough

On the day Hereford FC travel to Loughborough, the home club is putting on a lunch after which Lawrie Sanchez will answer questions.

This from Loughborough University:

As part of the match-day experience for the game on Saturday 5th March v Hereford, Loughborough University are putting together a pre-match lunch with Lawrie Sanchez giving a Q&A session at the end, tickets for this event are on sale at a cost of £25p/p including match seat. Tickets can be purchased through the following link

If you are interested in attending this, the format will be arrival between 11: 00- 11:30 am – Seated for welcome – 11.45/Noon Lunch (Two Courses, Wine, Cheeseboard, Tea & Coffee) After lunch Michael Skubala will give a presentation on the Loughborough Football Programme and Lawrie will be available for a Q&A and mingle with everyone post lunch/pre-match.

If you just want to attend the game and not the lunch, both seated and terrace tickets are online through the following link:

Three Match Ban For Green Confirmed

Ryan Green
It has been confirmed by the HFA that Hereford FC defender Ryan Green will serve a three match ban after he was sent off during last Saturday's FA Vase tie at Hartley Wintney.

He is set to miss the games against Camberley, Highgate and Kington.

Meanwhile should the FA Vase game against Camberley on February 20th remain level after extra time then the replay will take place at Krooner Park, Camberley on February 27th.

Hereford FC are without a game on that date at present.

UITC Players Of The Month

This From UITC:

Youth Team January Player of the Months!!

We are pleased to announce our January player of the month awards.. The players will be presented on the pitch at half time during the Hereford vs Wulfrunians game on Saturday. 

U12: Gabe Wetson
Gabe’s attitude in matches and training has been excellent and he has shown a great willingness to improve areas discussed in his player review. He has processed tactical information really well and has shown a great improvement in his ability to read the game and make good decisions. Gabe has adapted and played in a number of positions throughout the month. His performances throughout January have been ever improving and he has been influential in driving the team forward.
U13: Charles Corrieri
This month Charles has performed excellently both in training and games, taking on board everything asked of him.  His quick distribution from his hands and from the ground has improved and he has been the starting point of numerous counter attacks. Charles has begun to spot threats posed by the opposition and organised his defence accordingly. His recent performances have been rewarded with a recent call up to the under 14s.
U14: Jack Sage
Jack’s effort, attitude, work rate and attendance at training and games has been fantastic. He has already been applying his report feedback exceptionally well within games and training, showing his eagerness to learn and develop. Jack has introduced more attacking contributions to his game, showing real quality in and out of possession. His performances within games and training sessions have been fantastic, with some impressive defensive displays. Jack makes important blocks, tackles and interceptions every week.
U15: Liam Bishop
Liam always brings great enthusiasm and energy to training and has been a very popular character at training. He has shown a really positive attitude to play, to win and to be the best he can. Since his player review, Liam has shown a great willingness to learn more and improve areas discussed in his review.  
U16: Greg Preece
Greg has received a lot of praise from opposition managers recently. He has shown great qualiies as a striker with some excellent movement around the penalty area and his hold up play has been excellent.  Greg has scored some excellent goals and has recently started to be involved again with the U18s

U18:  Matt Macdonald
Matt is constantly improving and challenging himself to improve even more all the time. His dedication to training and games has been exceptional and he portrays a real commitment to being the best he can. Matt has a high Level of technical ability and is always demanding a lot from himself and others.

Keith Downing Appointed England U20 Head Coach

Former Hereford United player Keith Downing has been appointed by The FA as England Under-20s head coach on a permanent basis. 

The former West Bromwich Albion coach will take full-time charge of the Three Lions for the first time on Sunday 27 March against Ghana, at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.  

Downing started his managerial career as manager of Cheltenham Town during the 2007-08 season, before joining the Baggies in 2009 where he enjoyed various roles; joining as academy coach before working as joint-assistant head coach under Roy Hodgson and Steve Clarke, and then as first-team caretaker manager in 2013-14. 

Former Hereford United manager Graham Turner signed Downing from Cardiff City in September 1995.

He became player-coach in 1998 and subsequently returned to Wolves as a youth team coach in March 1999. 

Altogether he featured 59 times for the Bulls.

Gold Cup Day At Hereford FC


Hospitality On FA Vase Day

Hereford FC have reported that they have space in the hospitality lounge for the FA Vase tie against Camberley Town on February 20th.

Match tickets, a two course lunch, match programmes and two bottles of wine are all part of the package based on tables for 8-10 guests.

For more details please call 01432 268257

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Midland Prem Results And Table

This evening's results from the Midland Premier League and an updated table.

Boldmere 2 Westfields 1
Coleshill 0 Highgate 3
Dunkirk 3  Bardon Hill 3
Loughborough Uni 5 AFC Wulfrunians 1

Wulfrunians visit Edgar Street next Saturday.

Updated Table: 

1 Hereford 25 20 2 3 80 23 57 62
2 Heanor Town 25 16 4 5 69 42 27 52
3 Alvechurch 21 16 3 2 56 15 41 51
4 Sporting Khalsa 20 15 1 4 53 23 30 46
5 Shepshed Dynamo 21 14 2 5 44 24 20 44
6 AFC Wulfrunians 24 12 2 10 46 43 3 38
7 Loughborough University 27 12 2 13 58 58 0 38
8 Highgate United 19 11 4 4 42 21 21 37
9 Walsall Wood 23 11 4 8 39 42 -3 37
10 Coleshill Town 25 11 3 11 56 54 2 36

One other result of interest this evening, Hereford's next FA Vase opponents Camberley Town drew 1-1 with Espom and Ewell.

News Round-Up

Former Bulls striker Waide Fairhurst has joined Halifax Town after leaving Torquay. Southern League side Taunton Town say their cashflow has been decimated following a string of postponements. Five of their last six home matches have fallen to the weather, including tonight's planned match, leading their Chairman to call on the FA to have a fund to help clubs during such times.

Exeter have received outline planning permission for a redevelopment of one of their stands. A new 1,600 seater stand would be built as part of a development of flats to house over 300 students, while a 1,000 capacity terrace for away fans will be built if funds are available after the main development. However local residents are concerned at the plans, claiming that there will be more students than locals in the area after the development.

Better Value At Edgar Street!

An interesting article written by Haydn Atkins looks at the walk-out at Liverpool last weekend.

Supporters left the ground in the 77th minute in protest at the club increasing prices to watch games.

'This was direct action in protest to the movements made by the Fenway Sports Group, who raised ticket prices to as high as £77  for one game this season. £77 – let that figure settle in your mind.

'For two matches at Anfield at that price you can get a season ticket at non-league Hereford FC, who are regularly cheered on by over 3,000 fans at their romantic Edgar Street home. Yes, they are in the ninth tier of English football but that’s what makes the revival all the more pleasing and it’s an absolute bargain.'

Read the article at:

Meanwhile Jurgen Klopp is to come under the hammer at a livestock sale to be hold by Brightwells in Hereford Market.

The proceeds from the accident prone Klopp, who once had to rescued from the River Lugg, will be given to St Michael's Hospice by Klopp owner Tom Pearson, a farmer and football fan.

Alvechurch v Sporting Khalsa Postponed

This evening's Midland Premier League game between promotion contenders Alvechurch and Sporting Khalsa has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Several Hereford FC supporters were hoping to have watched the game.

Meanwhile Alvechurch manager Ian Long has called for an extension to the season because of all the wet weather recently.

"It's frustrating for us because we already have a lot of games to play and there seems no let up in the rain," Long told the Bromsgrove Advertiser.

"Only Hereford and Loughborough University have the facilities to cope with the rain and that's unfair on the rest of the league.

"It's only sensible for the league to extend the season for another week just to help us." 

In response Hereford FC football secretary Martin Watson has pointed out that although Hereford have had less games called off they still have 20 games to play. That number could rise to as many as 27 if the club makes the finals of various Cup competitions.

New Derby County Manager Played For Hereford United

The recently appointed caretaker manager of Derby County, Darren Wassall, spent a short spell on loan with Hereford United in 1987.

Wassall has taken charge after the sacking of Paul Clement.

As a youngster he started his career at Nottingham Forest and signed terms as a senior in 1986.

In 1987 he was loaned to Hereford United where he made five league appearances starting with a game at Stockport County which Hereford won 2-0.

This Week's HUST Lottery Winning Numbers

The latest HUST Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 90 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:- 1 - 3 - 13 - 18

Should you have the winning combination, please contact to claim the jackpot. 

More details on the Prize Bull Lottery and entry forms are on the Prize Bull Lottery page.

Club Shop Open Today For Ticket Sales

The club shop at Edgar Street will open today from 10an to 4pm.

As well as the usual merchandise, tickets for the next two home games will be available.

They are Old Wulfrunians on Saturday and Sporting Khalsa on Tuesday February 16th.

Tickets for the FA Vase Tie against Camberley are not yet available.

However tickets for each of these games can be purchased online.

Gift Of Footballs For UITC

The Trustees at UITC would like to express their warmest thanks to Mr Robert Mitchell from Inverness, Scotland who has kindly made a donation which enabled us to purchase 10 new footballs for the Junior section. Mr Mitchell had initially wanted to sponsor an U18 player but with all players already receiving sponsorship, Mr Mitchell was really keen to donate to the junior section and agreed that some new footballs would be perfect. A wonderful gesture which is very much appreciated by all players and coaches.

Photo of some of the U15 players with the new footballs.

On this day 44 years ago

Hereford United 0-0 West Ham. 09/02/1972

Four days after beating Newcastle. Hereford hosted West Ham in the 4th round of the FA Cup.  Last summer some footage of the game was uploaded to youtube via an archive film site. No commentary is provided and the footage can be viewed here.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Tuesday's Midland Premier League Fixtures

The weather is expected to take its toll on tomorrow's Midland Premier League fixtures with several games already in doubt.

Top game of the evening will be the clash between Alvechurch and Sporting Khalsa provided it goes ahead. The pitch was verti-drained last Friday.

TUE 09 FEB 2016 19:30
MFLP Boldmere St Michaels v Westfields Trevor Brown Memorial Ground
TUE 09 FEB 2016 19:45
MFLP Alvechurch v Sporting Khalsa Lye Meadow
MFLP Coleshill Town v Highgate United Pack Meadow
MFLP Dunkirk v Bardon Hill Ron Steel Sports Ground

Loughborough Dynamo v Shepshed Dynamo Check With Home Team (Not MFL Members)
MFLP Loughborough University v AFC Wulfrunians Loughborough University Stadium
MFLP Stourport Swifts v Lye Town Walshes Meadow
MFLP Walsall Wood v Rocester Oak Park

A Pitch inspection have already been announced at Walsall Wood.

League secretary Gary Hazelhurst has said that he can't see many games taking place because of the weather.

Update Tuesday: Pitch inspection at Alvechurch 3.30pm. 

From The Archives: Bulls Defeated At Leicester

Just seven seasons ago Hereford United were playing in Division One. And one of the other teams in that league at the time was Leicester City who currently top the Premier League.

Here's a look back to December 28th 2008.

Whilst the end of 2007 ended with a win at arguably League Two's biggest team Bradford City, today's trip to Leicester City resulted in a 2-1 defeat for Hereford United. A bumper crowd of 22,920 were present at the Walkers Stadium as Steve Howard knocked the home side into an early lead. The lead was doubled in the second period by Andy King before Karl Broadhurst pulled one back late on.
Two changes were made following the Boxing Day draw with Tranmere Rovers; Broadhurst replaced Dean Beckwith to partner former Bournemouth team-mate Joshua Gowling at the heart of the defence and Andy Williams made way for Nick Chadwick up top. Leicester included a wealth of talent and experience in their line-up; David Martin and Jack Hobbs are on loan from Liverpool, whilst joint League One top goalscorer Matty Fryatt, subject of much interest from higher graded sides, partnered former Derby County striker Howard up front.

United had the first shot of the day with Matty Done firing into the body of Martin from the left-hand side before the hosts started to stamp their authority on the game. King sliced over from long-range whilst soon after Kris Taylor made a pivotal block to stop a goalbound Matt Oakley effort following strong wing-play from Lloyd Dyer. The opening goal came just 10 minutes into the game after a pass found Fryatt, and his attempted pass took a lucky deflection into the path of Howard who steered the ball into the net past Craig Samson. A strong forward run from the unchallenged Mark Davies saw the Wolves loanee drag a shot wide before some excellent flowing football should have resulted in a second goal for Leicester. Howard switched play to Fryatt, who had drifted out to the wing and he picked out the forward run of Oakley who shot first-time forcing a decent reflex save from Samson to push the ball away fror a corner.

Former MK Dons winger Dyer shot past the post after Hereford failed to clear a cross fully before they managed some opportunities themselves. Taylor sent a 60 yard cross field pass to Lionel Ainsworth, who delightfully controlled before testing Martin with a snapshot half-volley. Chadwick rose well to meet an Ainsworth corner from the right but saw his effort drop wide whilst Steve Guinan also won an attacking header in the box, this time from a deep Richard Rose free-kick but Martin held on with ease. Late on in the half, Joe Mattock replaced Bruno Berner, perhaps as the young Englishman was better equipped to deal with the threat of Ainsworth. Moments before the half-time whistle, Samson made a fine save to deny Fryatt in behind the defence by rushing out to block an effort from the striker after a flick-on by Howard had caused problems.

Nigel Pearson opted to replace Fryatt at half-time, with the experienced Paul Dickov replacing him. The former Man City striker tried his luck with a lob after collecting another Howard flick but his effort failed to trouble Samson. Graham Turner introduced Williams up top to give the City defence something different to think about with Chadwick making way. A strong forward run from Dyer caused problems for Rose, but the winger sliced his shot harmlessly wide. A trip to Gowling allowed Leicester a chance with a free-kick; King stepped up and forced Samson to make a diving save to divert the ball around the post. Oakley then tried to place a shot from 25 yards but failed to hit the target. A superbly weighted through ball from Ainsworth presented a good opportunity for Guinan but he didn't quite have the pace to escape the pressure of the tracking defenders and his left-foot shot was straight at Martin.

King shot over from long-range after Howard had set him up whilst at the other end, Williams' cross from the left eventually made its way to Rose but the full-back struck tamely past the near post. The second goal of the game all started with yet another Howard flick causing havoc in the Bulls' defence; the ball was eventually cleared out as far as King who shot into the far corner past Samson to the delight of the home crowd. Yet, eight minutes later Hereford sprang a surprise by netting their fifth away goal of the league season. Ainsworth sent a free-kick from the right towards the back-post and Broadhurst was on hand to send a bullet header past Martin. It made for a nervy finish for the league leaders although Oakley and Howard both send half-chances wide. In the final moments of normal time, a push on Williams presented Taylor with a chance but the versatile player's left-footed curling free-kick dropped agonisingly past the post. Stoppage time saw City sub Nicky Adams, who had replaced Dyer, booked for a dive when looking for a penalty whilst a late Ainsworth corner came to nothing.

Leicester are the best that League One has to offer, and Hereford today were by no means disgraced. The hosts passed the ball around well whilst having some real threats up top, but United at times showed they can mix it with the big boys playing some neat football themselves. With January looming, The Bulls need to bring in a couple of new faces; a striker is still a must if they are to give themselves a chance of surviving the drop. Next up is the visit of Leeds United in six days time.

Hereford: Samson, Rose, Broadhurst, Gowling, Taylor, Ainsworth, Smith, Diagouraga, Done, Chadwick, Guinan.
Subs: Veiga, Beckwith, Gwynne, Johnson, Williams.

Leicester: Martin, Gilbert, Morrison, Hobbs, Berner, Oakley, Davies, King, Dyer, Howard, Fryatt.
Subs: Cisak, Edworthy, Mattock, Adams, Dickov.