NEXT AWAY GAME - COLESHILL TOWN In The League November 28th At 3PM

Friday, November 27, 2015

Prediction League Round 26 Preview

Round 26 of the Bullsnews prediction league sees Hereford travel to Coleshill Town. Hereford lost to Coleshill in the reverse fixture earlier in the season and they are currently 12th in the league.

Last 5 results
Coleshill Town 4-2 Dunkirk
Highgate United 1-2 Coleshill Town
Coleshill Town 4-1 Rocester
Walsall Wood 3-2 Coleshill Town   
Alvechurch 3-0 Coleshill Town

Last 5 home attendances
57 vs Dunkirk
62 vs Rocester
55 vs Hucknall Town (FA Vase)
102 vs Walsall Wood
87 vs Hednesford (BSC)

2015/16 Attendances
Highest: 145
Average: 93 
Lowest: 62

2014/15 Attendances
Highest: 115
Average: 80
Lowest: 52

Predictions with attendance, score and username needs to be sent before 2:30pm on Saturday to

It's Coleshill Tomorrow

There's another new ground for Hereford supporters to visit tomorrow when manager Peter Beadle takes his squad to Coleshill.

And it will be the first club that the new club has played a Midland League fixture on a 3G pitch although some of the players were involved in a pre-season friendly at Merthyr.

No doubt Ryan Green, who was formerly at Merthyr, has been telling the rest of the squad about playing on them.

Beadle will be hopeful that the squad can continue their wonderful winning run particularily as Coleshill defeated Hereford 5-4 at Edgar Street last August.

"It seems a long time ago but it's quite fresh in the memory," said Beadle.

"And again on the night we played exceptionally well but it was a strange bizzare game.

"It's not a revenge mission, it's the next game on our fixture list and it's the next game we want to go and get a result in.

"So it will be good to catch up with them again just they were lovely people and their team worked extremely hard on that night and we've got to go there and perform exceptionally well to get a result.

"And that's what we'll try and do."

Admission to the game is £8.00 for Adults and £5 for OAP's and under 16's.

The weather forecast currently suggests it might rain tomorrow afternoon but there is plenty of cover at the ground.

"We have two seated stands on either side of the ground," Coleshill chairman Dave Brown told BN.

"Limited parking is available within the ground otherwise it parking on the road which is not that busy."

For those driving to the game the address and postcode is:  Packington Ln, Birmingham, West Midlands B46 3JE

Information On Half Season Tickets

As expected Hereford FC have released information about 'Half' Season Tickets.

In essence they are for the eleven home league games from Boxing Day to the end of the season.

They cost £75 for Adults and £60 for Concessions and will be on sale from December 1st to December 23rd.

The club have decided not to issue any junior 'Half' Season Tickets as they feel that with the cost of admission just £1 provided they are HUST junior members, it is already good value.

Application forms for 'Half' Season Tickets can be downloaded here:

Please note as there are already over 1400 season ticket holders a lot of seats are already taken so the club will, in the first instance, only sell tickets for a particular area of the ground.

Club Open For Vase Tickets Today

Hereford FC will be selling tickets for the FA Vase game against Brocton, due to take place on December 12th, from 10am this morning.

These tickets can also be purchased on line as can tickets for the HFA Cup game against Bromyard on December 5th.

Also on sale is the CD of the Club Anthem and a range of merchandise.

From next Tuesday December 1st the club shop will be open every weekday from 10am.

And the club will have 'Half' Season Tickets available to purchase from next Tuesday. Ideal for a Christmas gift!

Finally more details about the Boxing Day game against Westfields will be released at some stage today.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

How Hereford's Fans Saved Their Club

Steve Price has written an article for 'The Boot Room' entitled How Hereford's Fans Saved Their Club.

After several paragraphs about the demise of Hereford United, Price turns his attention to how the new club, Hereford FC, was set up.

When the club was being sold for two pounds, fans could already see that their club was in trouble, and just a few days after the takeover, a few local businessmen announced their plan to launch a new phoenix club in conjunction with the Hereford United Supporters Trust. Without the foresight of these businessmen, it is very doubtful that Hereford would have been able to set up a football team for the 2015/16 season.

While a club owned 100% by the supporters’ trust would have been the ideal model for Hereford, the club’s financial circumstances dictated that this wasn’t possible. Rather than use this model, Hereford FC have created their own model for a football club. This new model involves the club creating half a million pounds of equity from selling shares, fifty percent of which are reserved for the supporters club, and the other fifty percent for individuals. The individual shareholders must be vetted by the board before purchasing shares, and may not own more than twenty-four percent of the club. However for administrative reasons, individuals wishing to purchase shares must buy at least two (one -ed) thousand pounds’ worth of shares. This arrangement has allowed the club to raise the capital required for playing this season in a short space of time, and should in theory mean that the club is fifty-percent owned by the supporters’ trust. There are also regulations in place to prevent any shareholder from profiting from their ownership of shares in the new club, and to ensure that any profits made are reinvested into the club.

Although many fans would prefer a 50+1 model, they acknowledge the reasons why they can’t have such a set-up. However, the supporters’ trust believe that with the model that Hereford FC have developed never again can people come in, get hold, and ruin this football club.’

Hereford’s new model is designed to be sustainable, with budgets set based on the club selling around two hundred season tickets. Such has been the enthusiasm for the phoenix club, that Hereford FC have sold over a thousand season tickets. Edgar Street has been refurbished, and was filled with over four-thousand supporters for the club’s pre-season friendly against FC United of Manchester

While promotion is the aim for this season, in the long-term Hereford need to secure their home ground, with the lease on Edgar Street currently only running for five years. Keeping hold of their famous old ground is a priority for the club, along with reaching the 250,000 pound target that would give the supporters’ trust 50% ownership of the club. However, with the club now in the hands of loyal supporters, and with sensible budgets and safeguards in place, it looks like Hereford can finally enjoy a bright future.

Read the full article at:

Midlands Premier League Weekend Preview

Below is a preview of this weekend's fixtures in the Midland Premier League written by Gary Hazelhurst

All but two sides are in Premier Division action this weekend. Leaders Hereford travel to Packmeadow to face a Coleshill Town side that won the earlier game between the two sides by 5 goals to 4. Hereford have put together a remarkable run of victories and clean sheets and will need to be on top of their game to keep these records going. 

Two sides who had contrasting results in the FA Vase last weekend meet at Silkmore Lane. Brocton progressed through to the 3rd round but are desperate for points at the bottom of the table. Visitors Heanor Town were disappointing in exiting the Vase but their league form has been superb. The two sides drew earlier in the season and this could be another tight affair. Alvechurch can do no wrong at the moment and welcome Rocester to Lye Meadow as they look to maintain the pressure on the leaders. The Romans have had mixed results this season and are uncomfortably near the bottom but they will do well to blunt Church’s attacking threat. Highgate United can move into 4th place if they can beat Loughborough University at The Coppice. The students have been conceding an awful lot of goals of late and are up against 22 goal striker Lei Brown. AFC Wulfrunians are on an excellent run of form and they welcome Stourport Swifts to Castlecroft. Swifts started the season brilliantly but have found it difficult of late to string s decent run of results together. Wulfs on the other hand come into the game in confidence following heir FA Vase victory last weekend. Shepshed Dynamo travel to Westfields with an eye firmly on the top 6. Recent results haven’t exactly gone their way but the same could be said of their hosts. Both sides need a win for very different reasons which could make for an exciting encounter. 

Bottom placed Continental Star are in real danger of being cut adrift. They travel to Quorn themselves only 4 points above the drop zone. Star must start picking up points if they are to move away from the bottom of the table. Walsall Wood are another side who have picked up in recent weeks and they will feel the momentum is with them when they entertain a faltering Long Eaton United. Defeat in the FA Vase at the hands of Pinxton will have been a major disappointment for Long Eaton and they need to get back on the winning trail if their season is not to drift away. It has been a bad week for Coventry Sphinx being knocked out of the FA Vase and losing manager Luke Hopkins. They travel to a resurgent Boldmere St Michaels who have managed to claw themselves away from the bottom of the table. While Sphinx have games in hand on the sides around them, their league form points to another difficult afternoon. Bardon Hill welcome Lye Town to Leicestershire with both sides comfortably in the middle of the pack. Consistency is something both sides have lacked this season as good results have been interspersed with bad. Another one, impossible to second guess.

News Round-Up

Worcester Joint Manager Carl Heeley is one of five new faces to join the club's Board. The new intake includes three members of the Supporters Trust as the club aims to gather the expertise to deliver their new stadium back in their home city. Telford's Board have called on their Supporters Trust members to make their views heard after just 20 out of 450 attended two information evenings on their planned share vote.

Northampton Town have unveiled Kelvin Thomas as their new Executive Chairman. The former Oxford chairman, along with partners David Bower and Mike Wailing, have joined the club board with David and Tony Cardoza both stepping down along with fellow Director Barry Hancock. The new owners are reported to have paid the debt to HMRC, and the Council have agreed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' over the £10.25million loan and will end the procedure to appoint an Administrator.

Northwich 1874 have withdrawn from the FA Vase after being told they would have to make a 400 mile round trip on Wednesday night. Their trip to Morpeth was postponed at the weekend after the fan-owned side stayed overnight on the Friday, but they say they could not raise a team for the rearranged date as players could not get time off work for the eight hour round trip. Morpeth have donated their £1,000 prize money from the subsequent walkover to their opponents.

Shepshed Dynamo chairman Mick Sloan has announced he will step down at the end of the season. Sloan, whose company sponsors the club, says he will remain a Director but that work commitments mean he cannot commit the time. Marlon Jackson has been released by Tranmere. The former Bristol City youngster was on non-contract terms there, making two starts and nine sub appearances, but hadn't featured in the last six weeks.

Financial Impact Of Playing At Edgar Street Is Huge Says Brocton Manager

Brocton manager David Berks has said that the money from the FA Vase game at Edgar Street in two weeks time will be a huge boost to the club. He thinks his club could earn £7000 from the gate.

"It is one that everyone involved with the club will be looking forward to – although I would have preferred a home tie against lower league opposition,"Berks told the Staffordshire Newsletter.
"It's possibly the hardest draw we could have had before the draw goes national in the next round.

"In terms of the financial impact, this is huge. We are trying our best to gain funds for a kitchen and hospitality unit, and the funds that will come from the gate will be a boost."

The last time the clubs met Hereford won 4-0 but Berks feels Brocton have a stronger team at present.
"We will go there with a far stronger team and squad than when we played them last," he said.
"One factor that is an unknown is how the lads will react to playing in front of nearly 3,000 fans.

"There are probably only two or three players in the squad who would have that experience and I will consider this with my selection.

"I will be clear to the players, this isn't little Brocton going for a day out.

"We are going to compete, put on a professional performance and go with the aim of winning the tie and progressing to the last 32."

Bulls Will Want Revenge Says Coleshill Manager

Coleshill manager Paul Casey feels Hereford FC will want 'revenge' on Saturday after they lost out in a nine goal thriller between the two clubs at Edgar Street earlier this season.

"They are going to want some revenge after we beat them at their place," Casey told the Tamworth Herald.
 "It will be really tough for us though. They have won 19 on the bounce!

"We are going to have to play really well to stop them winning.

"But I think we can get something out of the game as long as we play the way I believe we are capable of.

"We will need to play better than we have over the past month but hopefully we will raise our game.

"The lads will certainly be up for it. This is one of those games that every single player in the squad will be desperate to feature in."

Willets Grateful To Be With Hereford

Hereford FC defender Jamie Willets has told the Hereford Times that he is 'grateful' to be playing for Hereford FC.

'From numerous people, I've been told that my signing at this club brought about the winning success that Hereford are currently experiencing, having not lost a single match since joining. As factual as that may be, I cannot agree that I’ve played a huge part in that statistic.
'I am only one of sixteen players on a match day, it’s down to every single one of us playing our part and working hard to gain a satisfactory result.

'It's evident to see that we are extremely fortunate to have an immensely talented group of players at our disposal and that a monumental run of wins was only ever just around the corner. I’m just grateful that Peter Beadle, Matt Bishop and Jon Hale have given me this opportunity to be a part of the new Hereford FC as I personally believe that this club can go on and have a memorable and hopefully record breaking season.'

Full article at:

Coleshill Coach Filling Up

There are a few seats remaining on the Hereford Awaydays coach to Coleshill this coming Saturday.

UPDATE: As at 1pm just ten seats left.

Anyone interested please get in touch with Reg as soon as possible.

Saturday 28th November

Coleshill v HEREFORD 15-00 KO

Coach £10-00
Ground Entry Adults £8-00  Consession £5-00

Coach pick up:
Ross - Cantilupe Road 10-00am
Hereford - Ross Road 10-20am
Hereford FC - Radfords 10-30am
Leigh Sinton - Bus stop 11-00am
Worcester - Whittington 11-20am

Pub Stop:
The Wheatsheaf , Coleshill

Text Reg 07958 176 937

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

News Round-Up

Northamptonshire Council say that a deal has been struck with prospective Northampton Town owner Kelvin Thomas to settle the £10.25million loan to the club. The deal sees the Council take over the land and development to recover the money, subject to the club meeting unspecified conditions, while also taking over the rights of the club to seek compensation from the companies that had been involved in the deal.

Telford's vote on a change of their ownership structure has been postponed after a large number of members said they had not received the documentation on the proposal. Walsall Wood forward Joey Butlin has changed his mind over a move to Barwell. The 22 year old was announced as a new signing by Barwell three days ago.

Woking are reported to be the subject of a takeover bid after reporting losses of £437,000 for last season. Ashley Read says he is preparing a bid for the 75% shareholding of chairman Peter Jordan, believing Jordan is no longer prepared to fund losses and with the rest of the current board not in a position to cover the debts either. The Cards have reported six figure losses for several years.

From The Archives - Seventh Heaven For Resurgent Hereford

Twelve years ago this evening Hereford United met Halifax in a Conference League fixture and Rob Purdie was one of the scorers.

Seventh heaven for resurgent Hereford
Hereford United 7 - 1 Halifax Town (23rd November 2003)

The turn-around following Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Shrewsbury Town could not have been more convincing, as Hereford United came from behind to sweep aside mid-table Halifax Town at Edgar Street tonight.

A staggering statistic of seven goals from ten on-target shots reveal how Graham Turner's men found their form in front of the lowest league crowd at Edgar Street this season, and a result like this will have the fans flocking back for Saturday's match against Farnborough.
The 7-1 scoreline is United's biggest league win since World War II, and their biggest win in any competitive game since 25th October 1989, when they beat Connah's Quay Nomads 9-0 in the Welsh Cup third round at Edgar Street.

Halifax took an early lead, scoring after just two minutes. Craig Midgley crossed from the right, and Lewis Killeen found the United defence sleeping as he volley home into the bottom corner. But it will be a long trip home for the forty-seven away supporters after they collapsed under the pressure of a revived Hereford.

Within eight minutes, though, Hereford had levelled. Rob Purdie picked up the ball in midfield, feeding the lively looking Paul Parry on the left channel, and his cross found Ben Smith in space, who equalised with ease.

The Bulls continued to create chances, with a Danny Williams' throw-in finding Parry just before the half-hour, but the United winger couldn't beat goalkeeper Mark Cartwright, while Adam Yates' attempted shot at Matt Baker at the other end went well over the crossbar.

United continued to dominate and deservedly went into the lead on thirty-three minutes. Ben Smith struck after a Danny Williams corner to net his tenth league goal of the season. The corner was brought outside the box, and Parry crossed for Williams to strike. His first shot was blocked, but Smith capitalised to fire home from the edge of the box.

After the break, Halifax came out brightly and Christian Lee fired at Matt Baker after just three minutes. Soon afterwards, though, Graham Turner's men extended their advantage. Steve Guinan netted his first on fifty-two minutes, and within three minutes he had scored again, taking his league total for the season to thirteen. The first goal for the ex-Shrewsbury striker saw him link onto a cut-back ball from Smith to smash home. Then, Smith played the ball off his heel for Guinan to hit it into the bottom corner to double his personal tally.

Halifax still battled on. Steve Bushell fired wide on the hour mark as Chris Wilder made a couple of changes in the hope of reviving his side. However, Danny Williams' shot twenty minutes from time forced Mark Cartwright into saving with his legs. A minute later, though, Cartwright could do nothing as Guinan netted his hatrick, making it 5-1 to the Bulls. A move from a dead-ball saw Williams dance around a defender, and Guinan beat a man from a yard out at the back post.

Within another sixty seconds, Rob Purdie had made it 6-1 with his first goal since August. Steve Guinan's header found Purdie midway through the half, and he charged forward to add the low drive from just outside the box.

It wasn't all over, though, as United made it seven through substitute David Brown. The former Telford man spotted the goalkeeper off his line from the right channel, and he chipped Cartwright and the ball bounced in off the underside of the crossbar.

Baker, though, had to do well in added time to stop a thirty-yard Ryan Mallon drive, but United won convincingly. They played splendid passing football, which has been sadly lacking in their last few matches, and look a resurgent side after the setbacks of recent weeks.
Written by Brian Goodwin - 25th November 2003.
Hereford United Halifax Town
Matt Baker Mark Cartwright
Ryan Green Adam Yates
Michael Rose James Dudgeon (off, 58 minutes)
Jamie Pitman Jamie McCombe
Tamika Mkandawire (off, 82 minutes) Kevin Sandwith
Tony James (captain) Ryan Mallon
Danny Williams (off, 76 minutes) Danny Hudson
Ben Smith Steve Bushell
Steve Guinan Craig Midgley
Rob Purdie Christian Lee (off, 58 minutes)
Paul Parry (off, 76 minutes) Lewis Killeen (off, 66 minutes)
Subs Subs
David Brown (on, 76 minutes) Darren Hockenhull
Ben Scott Mark Monington (on, 58 minutes)
Daniel Carey-Bertram Michael Senior
Richard Teesdale (on, 82 minutes) Jake Sagare (on, 66 minutes)
Dean Craven (on, 76 minutes) Andy Farrell (on, 58 minutes)
Yellow cards Yellow cards
Michael Rose (unsporting behaviour, 84 minutes) Danny Hudson (unsporting behaviour, 70 minutes)
Red cards Red cards
- -
Scorers Scorers
Ben Smith (10, 33 minutes) Lewis Killeen (2 minutes)
Steve Guinan (52, 55, 70 minutes) -
Rob Purdie (71 minutes) -
David Brown (80 minutes) -
- -
Man of the Match Ben Smith
Attendance 1,875
Referee Mr. R. East (Wilton, Wiltshire)

Youth Game Postponed

Tonights's Hereford FC youth team game has been postponed.

It had been set to take place at Wellington FC.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Result From The Midland Premier

Only one game took place in the Midland Premier this evening.

Boldmere 2 Lye Town 1

The other match between Shepshed Dynamo and Sporting Khalsa was postponed.

Club Shop Open For Brocton Ticket Sales

The club shop at Hereford FC will be open today from 10am for the sale of tickets for the FA Vase game against Brocton on December 12th.

As ever these tickets are also available on line at:

Tickets for the Bromyard game in the HFA Cup on December 5th are also available on line.

However the club have decided not to sell them at the club until the day of the game.

Season ticket holders are reminded that their tickets do not cover either of these matches.

Meanwhile the new Club Anthem CD is available to purchase from the club shop priced at £8.

Latest HUST Lottery Draw

The latest HUST Prize Bull Lottery draw No. 79 took place on Monday night.

The winning numbers are:-  1 - 3 - 11 - 12

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.

Hereford Awaydays To Coleshill

Hereford FC play at Coleshill next Saturday. Below are the coach details.

Saturday 28th November

Coleshill v HEREFORD 15-00 KO

Coach £10-00
Ground Entry Adults £8-00  Consession £5-00

Coach pick up:
Ross - Cantilupe Road 10-00am
Hereford - Ross Road 10-20am
Hereford FC - Radfords 10-30am
Leigh Sinton - Bus stop 11-00am
Worcester - Whittington 11-20am

Pub Stop:
The Wheatsheaf , Coleshill

Text Reg 07958 176 937

Mark Ellis Former Hereford United Coach

BN has agreed to publish the following request for information re Mark Ellis, the former Hereford United coach who came to the club following the takeover by Tommy Agombar.

The request came from a respected sports journalist who wishes to remain anonymous at this stage. 

Mark Ellis - HT Photo
“Calling all Bulls fans….I am a freelance journalist who is in the process of compiling a dossier on none other than your friend and mine, Mark Ellis.

Mr. Ellis has been known to me for many years and, like you, I have an utter disdain for the man. Not only that but I hate to see injustices go unpunished.

Aside from the chaotic mess that he and Mr. Agombar made at your club, Mr. Ellis professes to have worked for a number of professional clubs in quite lofty capacity. It won’t surprise you to note that he did not do so, and I am currently co-operating with the clubs concerned.

Mr. Ellis was nothing more than an academy coach of 9-10 year olds and an expenses only scout. His line that “if you speak to people in football circles, they’ll only have good things to say about me” is frankly laughable. His CV - working for Real Madrid etc. is also a complete lie. Mr. Ellis paid each time to visit the clubs and watch their training sessions, to then take that knowledge back to his academy job. You or I could approach the same clubs and be afforded the same courtesy.

I can state categorically that he has not worked for Arsenal Football Club since 2002. He is nothing but a bully who relies on his considerable size and imposing nature to intimidate. 

Further, he runs a football agency in Hornchurch, Essex but notably only ever appears to recruit from Nigeria and the like. Why do you think that is?!

My intention is to expose him via the national press and to have his agents licence taken away.

I must remain anonymous at this stage but any replies will be forwarded on to me via this page. If you would care to impart any stories about Ellis, if you’ve come into contact with him, what was his general demeanour, did you ever get straight answers to your questions etc., I would be very appreciative.

I trust that you will all understand the reasons why I must retain my anonymity at this stage. Your replies will be treated in the strictest confidence."
Please send any comments to: and they will be forwarded to the author.

Two Midland Premier Matches This Evening.

There are two Midland Premier League matches this evening.

They are:

Boldmere v Lye Town
Shepshed Dynamo v Sporting Khalsa (Update - Postponed)

The game at Shepshed will be of interest to Hereford supporters.

Shepshed are 6th in the table and Sporting 4th. They have played five less games than Hereford and as the table shows they remain in contention for promotion.

1 Hereford 19 15 1 3 62 18 44 46
2 Heanor Town 18 13 2 3 53 26 27 41
3 Alvechurch 16 13 1 2 46 13 33 40
4 Sporting Khalsa 14 11 1 2 38 14 24 34
5 Highgate United 16 10 3 3 35 16 19 33
6 Shepshed Dynamo 17 10 2 5 32 20 12 32

Monday, November 23, 2015

Police Begin Cobblers Investigation

Northamptonshire Police executed a warrant at Northampton Town's Sixfields stadium today as they began an investigation into 'alleged financial irregularities' over the club's £10.25million Council loan.

Northamptonshire Council made a formal complaint to the Police about the matter, prompting a visit 'in order to secure any documentation which may be relevant to the investigation.'

The raid comes on the day that the club announced that a deal had finally been struck between chairman David Cardoza and bidder Kelvin Thomas. A brief club statement notes that the deal is hoped to be complete before Friday's court date.

Bromyard Match Now December 5th

The HFA County Challenge Cup match with Bromyard Town has now been arranged for Saturday, December 5th, kick-off 3pm.

With the fixture computer leaving the Bulls without a League match, the County game has now been slotted in after the original date was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Tickets for the match are available online -

News Round-Up

Two ex-Bulls are set for the exit door at York City with both Keith Lowe and John McCombe out of favour with new manager Jackie McNamara. The Minstermen are on a run of 12 league games without a win with McNamara, having lost all four matches since his arrival, not using McCombe in any of his matchday squads.

AFC Wimbledon still have 'a long way to go' to return to Plough Lane despite their members agreeing to a sale of their current home to Chelsea for £2million. Redevelopment work at the Merton site is reported to cost £20million and the current tenants, including the greyhound track, are yet to be given notice to quit. 

Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite says he is propping the club up to the tune of £80,000 to £100,000 per week. Smurthwaite is reported to have put £3million into the club over his three year ownership, and has already warned that it will not continue forever with attendances falling at Vale Park.

Two more managers were axed in the National League on Sunday, taking the week's casualty list to four. Gateshead's Malcolm Crosby and Barrow's Darren Edmondson both departed with their respective chairmen expecting play-off pushes. Jimmy Harvey has applied for the vacant Halifax job after winning his first game in temporary charge, while Dino Maamria has replaced Paul Carden at Southport and Paul Cox has been installed at Barrow.

Coventry Sphinx manager Luke Hopkins has resigned from his role with immediate effect. The MFL strugglers have put former manager Martin Ascroft and Lynton Wilkinson in temporary charge. Hopkins, a former Sphinx player, was in charge for three years and saw his side finish 18th last season.

Brocton At Home In Vase Draw

Hereford FC will entertain Brocton at home in the FA Vase Third Round.

The tie will take place on December 12th.

Brocton are currently 20th in the Midland Premier League.

The two teams met at Brocton in October, Hereford won the game 4-0. 

The Full Draw:

All ties are due to be played on the weekend of 12 December, with each of the winning clubs receiving £1300.

The Draw In Full

1 Marske United or Runcorn Linnets v Guisborough Town or Team Northumbria
2 Sunderland RCA v Tadcaster Albion or Worksop Town
3 Newton Aycliffe v Atherton Collieries or Chadderton
4 Consett or South Shields v Morpeth Town or 1874 Northwich
5 North Shields or Ashington v Runcorn Town
6 Dunston UTS v Seaham Red Star
7 AFC Mansfield or Alsager Town v AFC Wulfunians
8 St Andrews v Leicester Nirvana
9 Handsworth Parramore v Cleethorpes Town
10 Pinxton v Nuneaton Griff or Highgate United
11 Walsall Wood v Alvechurch
12 Uttoxeter Town v Coleshill Town
13 Hereford v Brocton
14 Saffron Walden Town v Berkhamsted
15 FC Broxbourne Borough or Greenhouse Sports v Bowers & Pitsea
16 Norwich United or Hullbridge Sports v Stanway Rovers
17 AFC Dunstable v Basildon United
18 Edgware Town v Ipswich Wanderers
19 Yaxley v Sleaford Town
20 Hertford Town v FC Romania
21 Colliers Wood United v Hartley Wintney
22 Thame United v Kidlington
23 Ascot United v Camberley Town
24 Lordswood v Ashford United
25 Eastbourne Town v Sutton Common Rovers
26 Tadley Calleva v Newport (IW)
27 Canterbury City v Knaphill
28 Moneyfields v Brimscombe & Thrupp
29 Buckland Athletic v Bradford Town
30 Highworth Town v Salisbury
31 Welton Rovers v Bodmin Town
32 Bristol Manor Farm v Hengrove Athletic

All ties must be played on Saturday 12 December 2015, kick-off 3.00pm, with replays on or before Thursday 17 December 2015, kick-off 7.45pm.

The FA Vase is a national competition, but ties are played on a geographical basis up to and including the fourth round proper.

FA Vase Draw Details Released Around Lunchtime

Hereford FC will find out who they will face in the third round of the FA Vase around lunchtime today.

They defeated Haughmond 4-1 at Edgar Street on Saturday and will be hoping for another home tie especially as, at present, their next home game isn't until Boxing Day when Westfields are the visitors.

Because the gate revenue is split after expenses, there's little doubt that clubs who only get small gates would like a game against Hereford.

One such team is Tadley who defeated Haywards Heath 4-0 on Saturday.

“I would love Hereford at home,” said manager Danny Dolan. 

“To get a team like Hereford at Tadley, I’d be pinching myself. Or away as well!”.

Poppy Shirts Raise Over £4000

The sale of shirts worn by Hereford FC players during the home match against Rocester on November 7th has raised over £4000 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in Herefordshire.

It was an excellent gesture from the club to put these shirts up for auction.

And the amount raised shows the generousity of the supporters of the club.

John Mills £629
Mike Symons £255
Joel Edwards £245
Max Kontic-Coveney £305
Pablo Haysham £246
Aaron Birch £510
Anthony Robbins £205
Joe Tumelty £190
Nathan Summers £149
Ryan Green £325
Dylan Bonella £201
Jamie Willets £200
Rob Purdie £386
Adam Page £250
Jimmy Oates £205
Harvey Rivers £256

Sunday, November 22, 2015

All Ticket For Boxing Day Westfields Game

This from Hereford FC:

Westfields – Saturday 26 December (3pm)
The game against Westfields on Boxing Day has been made ALL TICKET for home and away fans. Tickets will go on sale – both online and at Edgar Street – on Tuesday 1st December. No phone orders will be accepted for this fixture.
Westfields fans will be housed in the Len Weston Terrace.
Sales will be via the club shop, which will be open every weekday for ticket and merchandise sales (10am-4pm) from 1st December-23rd December.
The shop will also be open for late night shopping (ticket and merchandise sales) every Wednesday in December, up to and including 23rd December – the first late night shopping date is 2nd December (10am-8pm).
The last day for Westfields ticket sales will be 8pm on Wednesday 23rd December.
Usual MFL admission prices apply for the Westfields game;
Adult £8
Concessions £7 (full time student or those in receipt of state pension)
U16s £3
HUST Juniors £1
Coventry Sphinx – Monday 28 December (3pm)
This game will NOT be all ticket, but tickets will go on sale – both online and at Edgar Street – on Tuesday 1st December. Usual MFL admission prices apply.
Please note this offer is not available online.
Matchday Hospitality
Although we are completely sold out in our hospitality areas for the game against Westfields, we do still have tables available for the game against Coventry Sphinx on Monday 28 December.
In addition, bookings for our fixtures in the second half of the season are also coming in thick and fast now, so please do get in touch if you’re interested in making your day out at Edgar Street even more special.
Please e-mail or call 01432 268 257 for more information.
Christmas Party Nights
Bookings are still being taken for our Christmas Party Nights on each Friday and Saturday night in December prior to the big day itself.
Please e-mail or call 01432 623 329 if you’d like to book at table at one of these events.

News Round-Up

Alvechurch midfielder Sam Beasley has returned to former club Lye Town after just one game for the club. He played in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Westfields but has opted to switch back. Salisbury have announced they are to apply for promotion from Step 5 after securing a lease on their ground for next season. The Whites beat St Austell to progress in the FA Vase yesterday.

Northampton Town's staff have used the club's official Facebook page (link) to put another plea to owner David Cardoza to sell the club: 'Sell the club and do it now. No more waiting to see where we are on Monday, no more meetings, no more delays, no more talks.' With the Supporters Trust fundraising page due to close at midnight tonight, it has raised just under £42,000 of the £100,000 target.

Telford held an emergency fans meeting to discuss their proposed share sale recommendation. Around 50 supporters attended the event after concerns that the vote proposed would guarantee the deal would happen. The club assured supporters that it would only give them a mandate to explore the option after Thursday's vote, with a spokesman admitting they were facing 'a certain amount of apathy' at the club.

Walsall Wood have lost the services of forward Joey Butlin after he opted for a move to Barwell just a day after scoring in their 4-1 FA Vase win over Holbeach United.

Prediction League Round 25

Points for round 25 of the Bullsnews prediction league have now been sorted following Hereford's 4-1 win over Haughmond. Round 26 takes place on Saturday when Hereford travel to Coleshill. 

Predictions with attendance, score and username to be sent before 2:30pm on Saturday to 

Points from round 25 and updated table details can be found at

The Launch Of The 'New' Club Anthem

Just before the start of yesterday's game the first airplay of a track entitled Hereford Forever, United We Love You from the 'new' Hereford FC Anthem was heard on Radio Hereford and around the stadium

And at half time a 'live' performance from Andrew Marc and Kaz Boucher

Andrew Marc
Along With Kaz Boucher

The song can be heard on Youtube and the Anthem CD is priced at £8, or is available with a discount for multiple purchases from the official Hereford FC club shop; two for £15, or three for £20.