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Sunday, March 31, 2002

Woking fired-up - Robbo
Woking are tomorrow's opponents for Hereford as they hope to push away from the relegation trapdoor. MORE

Saturday, March 30, 2002

Scarborough 3 - 2 Hereford United - Read the full report by clicking here.
RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900 - 2002). Reports on the BBC News site.

Scarborough 3 Hereford 2

Scarborough: Blunt 32. Baker 41 Pen. Sugden 46
Hereford: G. Williams 8. James 90.

Full report to follow.

Scarborough 3 Hereford 2

Scarborough
Blunt 32
Baker 41 Pen
Sugden 46

Hereford
G Williams 8
James

Thursday, March 28, 2002

FA broker promotion deal
The Football Association has reportedly brokered a deal between the Football League and Conference to increase the promotion places to two from next season.

A Conference item reads: "The Nationwide Conference welcomes the recent action by the Football Association in arranging for the long awaited increase in promotion places to the Football League. The granting of the extra promotion place is scheduled for the start of the 2002/03 season and will create an opportunity to introduce the added value of play-offs."

However, it is thought that there is an unresolved point over 'parachute payments' for the second relegated team from Division Three. Once that is resolved, the proposal should go to the Football League AGM in June for ratification.

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Hereford United 1 - 0 Chester City
Bulls skipper Ian Wright secured all three points with a sixth minute goal at Edgar Street this evening, as Chester recorded their first league defeat since January 8th. Full details, and a match report, now on the website.

Monday, March 25, 2002

Bulls sign ex-Owl
Hereford United have made another loan signing in time for tomorrow night's match against Chester City, with Doncaster Rovers defender Dean Barrick joining the Bulls until the end of the season.

Barrick is an ex-Sheffield Wednesday trainee who had spells with Rotherham United, Cambridge United, Bury and Preston North End. He spent a spell in Scotland on loan at Ayr United and sustained a bad groin injury, and joined Doncaster in February 2001. He has since signed a two year contract, keeping the 32 year old at Belle Vue until summer 2003. During his Football League spell, Barrick was a favourite at left back who likes to get forward.

Chester City are expected to name an unchanged side for the match, and club secretary Michael Beech told the BBC: "Every game is another challenge. We're on a good run and have been undefeated since the beginning of January so our confidence is reasonably high."

Sunday, March 24, 2002

Now the Yanks are after our players!
The USA semi-pro coach Leigh Cowlishaw is looking to recruit Conference players. More...
Wrighty downbeat after Morecambe defeat
Hereford skipper Ian Wright was downbeat after yesterday's 2-0 defeat against Morecambe. More...

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Hereford United 0 - 2 Morecambe
The full report of yet another demoralising defeat can be found on the website.

Friday, March 22, 2002

Bulls hope to win again
Hereford welcome a former favourite back to Edgar Street tomorrow. More...

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Holmes signs on loan


Notts County’s young defender Richard Holmes has joined Hereford United on a month’s loan according to BBC Sport.

He made a big impact in the right-back berth in season 1999/2000. Holmes has played in just three games for the Magpies this season and will be looking to impress while at the Bulls in a hope to regain his first team place at County. Richard Holmes will return to Meadow Lane on April 21st.

Saturday, March 16, 2002

Dover Athletic 0 - 1 Hereford United
Full report here.
Hereford stop the rot - Hereford United gained a vital single goal victory at Dover this afternoon to ease their relegation fears The Bulls were without Matt Clarke suspended and Matt Baker, ankle injury; so Stuart Jones continued in goal and Jimmy Quiggin returned to mid field with John Shirley and Scott Goodwin filling the full back positions. Gavin Williams and Rob Elms led the attack. The first half was one of missed chances. Elms hit the side netting, and both Paul Parry and Gavin Williams smashing headers over. In the second half Elms should have done better when he shot wide after a Scott Goodwin cross. United goal keeper Jones had a better game than last Tuesday saving several Dover attempts. With 10 minutes to go substitute Steve Pierce picked up a loose ball on 25 yards, which he lobbed over the Dover keeper to give Hereford the lead. Hereford move one place up the table after todays result.

Friday, March 15, 2002

Turner slams players after poor run
Hereford United chairman Graham Turner has publicly slammed his players after they slipped towards the Nationwide Conference relegation zone.

Turner, who now plays a part in the team management, said: "If the players don’t recognise the dangers, they shouldn’t be playing football. We’ve got to sort it out quickly."

The Bulls have lost their last four matches and this Saturday go to bottom of the table Dover Athletic knowing a win is vital to keep them up.

Dover Athletic, under the new management of Clive Walker, will be without attacker Matt Carruthers on-loan Leon Kelly, who are both banned, for the match. Dover are also in poor form, having lost seven of their last eight matches.

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Losing Streak Continues

Ian Wright put Hereford United ahead. However, Farnborough hit back and levelled through Piper on 20 minutes. Phil Robinson, who has just come back from injury netted two minutes later to give Hereford a half time lead.
However, three goals in the second half sealed the victory for Farnborough. Taggart 59, Lee 79 and another goal from Piper late on, meant that United came home with nothing.
Baker out for Farnborough game?
Hereford United have a doubt over the fitness of goalkeeper Matt Baker for tonight's game at Farnborough Town, kick off 7.45pm.

The 'keeper has an ankle injury and Lee Evans is on standby to take over should he fail to make the game. However, Phil Robinson should return after a calf injury and Ian Wright, Matt Clarke and Scott Goodwin are all fit again.

"We were looking forward to playing at the weekend but obviously couldn't because of the situation but one advantage has been that it has allowed players with a few niggles a bit of extra time to recover," said Robinson in tonight's Evening News.

"After two league defeats we need to get back to winning ways and we will be looking to do that tonight. Farnborough are a strong side with good players like Gary Patterson, captain of the non-league international team, and they play attacking football which will make it tough for us."

Monday, March 11, 2002

Bulls wait on fitness of Baker and Parry
Hereford United hope to have two crucial players fit for tomorrow's Nationwide Conference clash at Farnborough Town, kick off 7.45pm.

The Bulls should welcome back Phil Robinson after a calf injury, but will wait on the ankle injuries of Paul Parry and Matt Baker.

Farnborough boss Graham Westley has no fresh injury concerns as his side prepare to face Hereford at the Aimita Stadium. Boro haven't won in their last four games and on Saturday slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Yeovil Town.

Dean Green, Gary Holloway and Joff Vansittart all made substitute appearances at the weekend and will hope for a place in the starting line-up.

Westley said: "It was a disappointing performance on Saturday and we've lost three on the bounce now and we need to respond in a positive manner."

Sunday, March 10, 2002

Robbo rues postponement
Hereford's Phil Robinson was disappointed at yesterday's postponement. [MORE]

Saturday, March 09, 2002

Light at the end of the tunnel
Big news on the future of Hereford United can be found here.
Game off due to structural damage
Hereford United's home game today against Dagenham & Redbridge was postponed due to structural damage at Edgar Street.

Part of the roof of the Meadow End terrace was ripped off by the strong winds, and this cut off the electricity supply to the ground. The game could not have been played even if the Meadow End had been closed as a lack of a public address system is not allowed by the Health & Safety Executive.

Both police and the HSE were called to the ground before a final decision was made at around 1pm, with several Dagenham fans and the Essex team having reached the ground.

A full report from today's HUISA meeting will be online soon.

Breaking News



EXCLUSIVE:The GAME
HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.



The Police and Fire Brigade were called to
Edgar Street at about 12.30pm. Part roof off the Medow End has
been ripped off. However, the game was called off because the loud speaker wasn't working due to eletrical problems. The car park was also been closed.



Matt Baker will not be playing for Hereford
today due to injury, but the club have signed a former Torquay
keeper. He was set to start with Lee Evan retaining his place on
the bench
.

Breaking News



EXCLUSIVE:The GAME
HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.



The Police and Fire Brigade were called to
Edgar Street at about 12.30pm. Part roof off the medow end has
been ripped off and therefore the game was called off under the
Health and Saftey law. The car park has also been closed.



Matt Baker will not be playing for Hereford
today due to injury, but the club have signed a former Torquay
keeper. He was set to start with Lee Evan retaining his place on
the bench
.

Breaking News



EXCLUSIVE:The GAME
HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.



The Police and Fire Brigade have been called to
Edgar Street. The roof off the one stand has blown off and they
are currently trying to make it safe. The car park has been
closed and the game might have to be called off because this
breaching Health and Saftey laws.



Matt Baker will not be playing for Hereford
today due to injury, but the club have signed a former Torquay
keeper. He is set to start if the game goes ahead and Lee Evan
will retain his place on the benc
h.




Breaking News



The Police and Fire Brigade have been called to
Edgar Street. The roof off the one stand has blown off and they
are currently trying to make it safe. The car park has been
closed and the game might have to be called off because this
breaching Health and Saftey laws.



Matt Baker will not be playing for Hereford
today due to injury, but the club have signed a former Torquay
keeper. He is set to start if the game goes ahead and Lee Evan
will retain his place on the bench
h.


Friday, March 08, 2002

Hereford United vs Dagenham & Redbridge
Daggers' Ashley Vickers is cautious about the trip to Hereford. [MORE]

Thursday, March 07, 2002

Bulls ready for big gameHereford face Conference leaders Dagenham on Saturday. [MORE]
Reserves win
Hereford United reserves beat Tamworth 2-1 in last night's reserve match. Our full news round-up will follow soon.

Wednesday, March 06, 2002

Red card harsh - Robbo
Hereford coach Phil Robinson has vented his anger at John Snape's red card. [MORE]

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Hereford United 0 - 1 Telford United
More details here
Three in a row!
Hereford managed to make it three in a row tonight as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Edgar Street against Telford United. Peter Smith got the winner, and Hereford's John Snape was sent off.

More details soon.
United need injuries to ease
Hereford have a host of injury doubts for tonight's clash against Telford. [MORE]
Hereford desperate for ease in injuries
Hereford United have got a host of injury doubts for tonight's clash against Telford United at Edgar Street in the Nationwide Conference, kick off 7.45pm.

After two last minute defeats, the Bulls have got to focus on proceedings but could be without several first team regulars for the match.

After the 2-1 defeat at Yeovil, in which a Paul Parry 'goal' was disallowed, coach Phil Robinson told the Evening News: "We were unfortunate against Yeovil because it was a clear goal and it would have been 1-1 at half time and given us a big lift.

"Also when they scored their final goal Scott (Goodwin) was down on the floor with a bad head injury and the game should have been stopped. Things certainly didn't go for us and though they had pressure in the first half we created the better chances and probably should have gone in at half time in front.

"Despite the defeat we are still playing well and the standard of performance was good we just need a slice of luck here and there. Obviously there are things we can improve on but on the whole the spirit and performance level have been good.

"Telford had a good result and it was not that long ago that they were up in fourth and the nature of this league means a few good wins can shoot you up the table as they have done."

Robinson (calf) is unlikely to start tonight, and there will be late fitness tests for defender Matt Clarke (hamstring) and midfielder John Snape (knee). Scott Goodwin is almost certainly out with a head injury.

"They are some key players and we've got no players to replace them," said Robinson. "It could be a situation that unless people are fit we will have just a goalkeeper and one player on the bench and that includes local lad Jon Hill. It is difficult at the moment squad wise but the players we have got are giving their all."

Telford manager Jake King is certain to be without two key players. Midfielder Gary Fitzpatrick has sustained a foot injury and will not feature, whilst defender Lee Fowler is suffering from a flu bug. Striker Steve Palmer will also undergo a late fitness test.

The manager's son Jordan King is in line for his full debut in tonight's game. "You try and keep the younger players back for games which you believe will be that little bit easier, but sometimes injuries force your hand," said Jake King in the Shropshire Star.

"It isn't as if we have 23 players to pick from like we had last year, we have 15 or 16 and, although a lot of my squad have been forced to play through knocks, there comes a time when they can't do that any more. Last season we could rest a few players if they were injured, but we don't have that luxury now.

"Jordan has worked hard to earn his chance and who knows, if he wasn't my son, he might have had it a little earlier. We have lost just four of our last 21 Conference games and I believe our achievements this season are far in advance of last year when we had more players."

Monday, March 04, 2002

News updated
See the table below.
Conference Chaimen vote to restrict relegation
A reliable source has informed www.fair-play.org.uk that the Conference chairmen have voted in favour of limiting relegation from the Conference and promotion from the feeder leagues to match the number being promoted from the Conference to the Football League. This would come into effect for the 2002-3 season.

The source writes: They voted to repeat their policy of 'mirroring what goes up, goes down'. They want 3 promoted, 3 relegated - if the FA don't act THIS SEASON ready for implementation next season, they'll relegate the same number as they have promoted = ONE. Hence at the end of this season, they'll accept the 3 champions (because they have a contract to) but will only relegate one making it a 24 club competition. The following year they'll only relegate one club throwing the whole pyramid into chaos.

The Fair Play campaign are against the move, but confirmation from the relevant authorities is expected soon. Only last week, ex-Liverpool defender and current BBC TV football pundit Mark Lawrenson came out in favour of increasing the promotion places from the Conference to Division Three.

Saturday, March 02, 2002

Side lacked luck: Robbo
Hereford coach Phil Robinson felt that some of the referee's decisions today were incorrect. [MORE]
Yeovil Town 2 - 1 Hereford United
Another last minute goal saw Hereford United go down to a defeat in today's Nationwide Conference encounter at Huish Park. Yeovil wasted a penalty before taking a late first half lead through Nick Crittende, and Hereford equalised two minutes after the break through Paul Parry. Michael McIndoe was sent off with seventeen minutes left but the handicap didn't prevent Yeovil from winning the game in added time through sub Andy Lindegaard.
Game on!
Today's Yeovil Town vs Hereford United Nationwide Conference fixture is on, according to the Huish Park club.

If the situation changes, then details will be posted here on HU-FC.co.uk.

Friday, March 01, 2002

Yeovil wait on four
Hereford United face a tough task to overcome Yeovil Town in tomorrow's Nationwide Conference encounter at Huish Park, kick off 3pm.

The Bulls have recently moved into the top half of the table but have since lost against Chester City and Leigh RMI. Yeovil, on the other hand, are third and beat Hereford 2-0 at Edgar Street last September.

Glovers boss Gary Johnson is hoping to welcome back two players from injury ahead of the match. He said: "I have got Kim Grant, Colin Pluck, Lee Johnson and Darren Way out at the moment. But I am keeping my fingers crossed that two of the four might make it."

Kim Grant (achilles) and Lee Johnson (calf) have been out for two weeks and midfielder Darren Way has a hamstring strain.

"Kim Grant trained on Thursday, so he is looking hopeful," said Johnson. "We'll see how all four of them are nearer the time. I'm hopeful that at least two or three of them will come through."

Yeovil are unbeaten in their last twelve games and their last home defeat came back in November, but Hereford coach Phil Robinson said: "We effectively finished their chances of winning the title last year and it is nice to be in a position to affect what happens this year. We put a dent in Boston's chances and we owe it to them to put up an-other good performance at Yeovil."

United's Matt Clarke (hamstring), Scott Goodwin (abdomen), Steve Piearce (ankle), Phil Robinson (calf) and Jon Hill (groin) are doubts for the game.
Yeovil wait on four
Hereford United face a tough task to overcome Yeovil Town in tomorrow's Nationwide Conference encounter at Huish Park, kick off 3pm.

The Bulls have recently moved into the top half of the table but have since lost against Chester City and Leigh RMI. Yeovil, on the other hand, are third and beat Hereford 2-0 at Edgar Street last September.

Glovers boss Gary Johnson is hoping to welcome back two players from injury ahead of the match. He said: "I have got Kim Grant, Colin Pluck, Lee Johnson and Darren Way out at the moment. But I am keeping my fingers crossed that two of the four might make it."

Kim Grant (achilles) and Lee Johnson (calf) have been out for two weeks and midfielder Darren Way has a hamstring strain.

"Kim Grant trained on Thursday, so he is looking hopeful," said Johnson. "We'll see how all four of them are nearer the time. I'm hopeful that at least two or three of them will come through."