Saturday, April 30, 2016

UITC Pre-Season Preparations

Preparations by UITC for next season are alreadt taking shape.

Hereford FC Under 16s and 18s will play Burton Albion on Wednesday, July 6th at Victoria Park, Hereford.

The Under 16s will kick off at 5:15pm and the Under 18s at 7:15pm

These will be the first matches taking place at Victoria Park following a re-seed of the playing surface that ia taking place during the close season.

Further announcements regarding arrangements for the Under 18s next season will be made next week.

It's Shepshed Dynamo This Afternoon

Hereford FC travel to Shepshed Dynamo today for what will hopefully be their last away game ever in the Midland Premier League.

Manager Peter Beadle will want to ensure the squad finishes the season with a win so is expected to put out a strong side which will be a lot different from that which defeated Stourport Swifts 3-0 on Thursday evening.

Supporters are reminded that no tickets will be sold on the gate.

Those supporters who have purchased tickets for collection at Shepshed are asked to pick them up between 1.45pm and 2.30pm.

Directions to the ground: From Hereford M5/M42/A42 To M1. From Junction 23 of M1 motorway take the A512 towards Ashby. Turn right at first set of lights and after approx 1 mile take 2nd exit at mini roundabout (after petrol station). 
Carry on for half mile over speed humps. Butthole Lane is opposite the Black Swan Public House.

Sat Nav: LE12 9BN for the ground, LE12 9DA for nearby parking.

Remaining Midland Premier League Fixtures

The Midland Premier League has a full set of fixtures this afternoon.
SAT 30 APR 2016 15:00
MFLP AFC Wulfrunians v Coventry Sphinx Castlecroft Stadium
MFLP Boldmere St Michaels v Stourport Swifts Trevor Brown Memorial Ground
MFLP Brocton v Quorn Silkmore Lane Sports Ground
MFLP Coleshill Town v Alvechurch Pack Meadow
MFLP Heanor Town v Long Eaton United The Town Ground
MFLP Highgate United v Bardon Hill The Coppice #1
MFLP Lye Town v Dunkirk Sports Ground
MFLP Shepshed Dynamo v Hereford The Dovecote Stadium
MFLP Sporting Khalsa v Loughborough University Aspray Arena
MFLP Walsall Wood v Continental Star Oak Park
MFLP Westfields v Rocester Allpay Park
MON 02 MAY 2016 15:00
HCC Hereford v Westfields Edgar Street
TUE 03 MAY 2016 19:45
MFLP Alvechurch v Sporting Khalsa Lye Meadow
MFLP Highgate United v Brocton The Coppice #1
MFLP Stourport Swifts v AFC Wulfrunians Walshes Meadow
THU 05 MAY 2016 19:45
MFLP Alvechurch v Bardon Hill Lye Meadow

Friday, April 29, 2016

From The BBC Archives - Hereford Win The Welsh Cup

Back in 1990, Hereford United won the Welsh Cup.

And now in 2016 another 'English' club could do the same as the New Saints take on Airbus UK in the final.

Relive the Hereford game in this article:

Pre-Season Starts On July 14th

Hereford FC will not finish this season until the FA Vase final is over but the club have already announced two pre-season friendlies in July,

This from Hereford FC:

The Bulls will open their 2016/17 pre-season campaign with a trip to Pegasus Juniors’ Old School Lane ground on Thursday, July 14th before travelling to Lydney Town on Saturday, July 16th.

The Lydney game coincides with the Hellenic League side opening their new grandstand, a task that will be done by Peter Beadle. 

The trip to West Midlands Regional League side Pegasus Juniors strengthens the links forged through the season with several fringe players from Peter Beadle’s squad dual registered at Old School Lane.

Under 15's In Cup Action Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow morning The Bulls U15s face Newport County U15s in the semi-final of Junior Premier League Cup. A game built up to be the most important of the season for Hereford who have had an excellent season, done exceptionally well to reach this stage of the competition and have become a great example of a team who have significantly improved and developed through the pathway.
Along the way, The U15s played eight cup qualifying games, beating Bristol Rovers, Evesham, and Gloucester City twice. Then they beat Birmingham City in the last 16 round 3-2 before defeating Wimborne FC 6-5 on penalties after a dramatic 2-2 draw in the quarter final. They now face a very tough Newport County Academy side which is sure to be a very competitive, entertaining game.
Please come and support the boys in this important fixture. For those not going to Shepshed it’s a great opportunity to see some of our excellent young talent progressing through. And if you are going to Shepshed, pop in for a bit to watch before you travel!
Kick off is at 10.30am

Four More Games For Bundu

Mustapha Bundu Scored For Hereford Last Night
It's almost certain that Mustapha Bundu will not be with Hereford FC next season but potentially he could still feature four more times for the club.

"We've still got four really big games," said manager Peter Beadle.

"We've got a big game tomorrow, a big game here on Monday, it's not classed as a home game but we're here.

"And we've got a really big game at the end of the month.

"Muss is having a little bit of a dip of form at the moment. I feel for him because there's so much expectation on him.

"But that's his own fault because he's been so good, the standards he's set have been really high but he's just come off the boil a little bit but again we've been really fortunate because when he's come off the boil, when Pagey got injuried he came in and when he went off the boil Sid has come in. So we've been really lucky with how we've managed the players.

"Muss has been brilliant this year, he's a great character, he's great to have around and he's scored lots of important goals and he's helped set up a lot of important goals.

"So we will miss him next year and I just hope wherever he's goes he'll be as happy as he has been here."

More Celebration Pictures

A final selection of pictures featuring Hereford players collecting their medals and celebrating with the 'Cup'.

Jamie Willets

Sirdic Grant

Mustapha Bundu and Mike Symons

Aaron Birch

John Mills

Roger Lloyd and Jonny Evans
Squad Admiring The Cup

Captain Joel Edwards Lifts Up The Cup

Watched By Manager Peter Beadle

Second Half Pictures From Last Night's Cup Game

A selection of pictures from the second half of Hereford's 3-0 win over Stourport Swifts.

John Mills With A Chance

That Didn't Work Out

Dylan Bonella

Ross Staley

Mustapha Bundu

Sirdic Grant

Nathan Summers After Hereford's Third Goal

John Mills Beats The Keeper

But Not The Linesman

HFA Cup Final Is Last Home Game Before Wembley

Hereford FC will play their last home game of the season on Bank Monday afternoon, May 2nd, before the FA Vase final at Wembley on May 22.

The game is the final of the HFA County Challenge Cup and their opponents are Westfields who are based just a few hundred yards away from Edgar Street.

Westfields, winners for the last five years, take on Hereford FC who in their first season will look to build on winning the League to pick up their second trophy of a possible four. 

The two clubs have met twice in the Midland Premier League this season. Back in August the teams played out a goal-less draw at Westfields but at the return game on Boxing Day Hereford were 3-0 winners.

HFA CEO Jim Lambert said “ We hope it will be a fantastic advert for County football and would like to thank fans in advance for supporting the game.”  He also pointed out that, “ Any surplus monies made from the game will be reinvested into local football”  

As well as Hereford making their last appearance at Edgar Street before going to Wembley, Hawkesbury 1 Ronaldo will be doing likewise.

'Ronaldo' will be paraded around the ground before kick-off.

At half-time the names of two 'Wembley' player escorts will be announced. The HFA has had over 400 interested youngsters for the chance to go with a player onto the Wembley pitch before kick-off.

After the final whistle the cup will be presented to the winning team and the players given medals.

Tickets for the game can be purchased online at: 

Tickets cost Adults £8, Concessions £5 and Juniors £3. It's an all pay game as it's being run by the HFA not Hereford FC.

Update: It's been pointed out to BN that this is not 'technically' a home game but when Hereford FC are playing at Edgar Street it's difficult to think of it as anything other than a 'home' game.

News Round-Up

The entire FC United of Manchester board is to step down at a forthcoming EGM as the unrest at the club continues. Three board members have already quit in the last month, with the remainder either stepping down completely or standing for re-election at an EGM to be called.

Macclesfield boss John Askey has told the press the club is in danger of relegation unless it gets fresh investment. Askey says the club is operating on a much smaller budget than many of their National League rivals, and that next season's budget will be the lowest in the league.

Halifax say their final league match of the season is bigger than the FA Trophy final as they seek to avoid relegation. The Shaymen are one point and one place above Guiseley and need to at least match their result, and that of Altrincham, to stay in the division.

Truro City's new stadium will be ready to move into for the start of the 2017/18 season after they signed agreements with the local Council and a developer. The new 4,000 capacity stadium will have to be built by the developer in order for the redevelopment of their current Treyew Road home to take place.

First Half Pictures From Stourport Cup Tie

A selection of pictures from the first half of last night's Midland League Cup Tie Against Stourport Swifts.

Please Support Ellen

Hereford FC supporter and volunteer Ellen Watkins is to run the Hereford Half Marathon for two worthy causes.

Dear Friends,

Please forgive me for imposing but I wanted to let you know that I am hoping to raise in excess of £1,000.00 to be divided equally between St Michael's Hospice, Bartestree and Hereford Multiple Sclerosis Support Trust, of which I am the current Chairman.

In 2014, after a very difficult five years both in my business and my personal life and after the sudden death of a friend who died, doing something which she had longed to do, after having survived Breast Cancer, I decided that I needed to change things. I got myself a new job and decided that I would get a little fitter.

I have now lost in excess of three stone, have employed the services of a fabulous personal Trainer, without whom I could not have got this far (thanks, Rob Purdie!), and have decided to run (never having run, even to catch a bus, since I was 14 years) the Hereford Half Marathon on 8 May 2016.

Please help me reach my target and I might even be tempted to do it all again next year at double the distance.

If you wish to sponsor me you can text me your name, house number/name and postcode and amount you wish to pledge to 07951 918930 or email me the same details at either or or sign up on my sponsorship form which is available from me personally or in reception at Okells Francis Law Church Row, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HR or when I am volunteering at Hereford Football Club on any matchday.

Many thanks for reading and for whatever you are able, and comfortable, to sponsor me.

Much love

Ellen Watkins

Supporters Enjoy Celebrations

A few pictures of supporters enjoying last night's celebrations when Hereford received the Midland Premier League Trophy.

Rob Bullock Takes Over As Volunteers Co-Ordinator

This from HUST:

The Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST) Board has just released the following statement:

The Board of HUST, on behalf of its members, would like to congratulate the players, management, staff, volunteers and board at Hereford FC for the fantastic achievement in winning the Midland Football League Premier Division 2015/16.

We are honoured to be able to support our club, through buying 50,000 shares and providing three Directors to the Hereford FC Board, and look forward to continuing this relationship throughout the coming years.

Furthermore, the Board of HUST, along with the Board of Directors of Hereford FC, are delighted to be able to announce that one of the club’s most dedicated volunteers, Rob Bullock, will be taking over the role of Volunteers Co-Ordinator from Ken Kinnersley with immediate effect.

Rob Bullock with Roger Goodwin
Early in 2016, Ken was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at Hereford FC and the appointment of Rob, a longstanding HUST Member, to the volunteers post will strengthen the organisation of the club, whilst also allow Ken to focus fully on his new job.

Rob’s appointment is another example of how HUST continues to develop the strong bond that is being built between itself and the football club.