Hereford United hit for six by Turkish giants Be?ikta?

Hereford United's triallists shake hands with Be?ikta? and match officials before Monday's friendly.

Hereford United's triallists shake hands with Be?ikta? and match officials before Monday's friendly.

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HEREFORD United played Turkish giants Be?ikta? in a friendly on Monday – announced shortly before kick-off on the club’s Twitter account.

West Riding County Football Association in Leeds hosted the match which was streamed live on the internet.

United’s triallists were beaten 6-0 and West Riding County Football Association’s press officer Daniel McGeachie chatted to United’s owner Tommy Agombar.

“Be?ikta? were using West Riding County Football Association as a training base,” explained McGeachie.

“Be?ikta? were brought over by an agency and the opposition was done through the agency.

Hereford United must have known about the match for some time.

“Tommy said his lawyer had connections with the MYSCO SPORTS agency which brought over Be?iktas.”

McGeachie said the match had been refereed by a Premier League official and was sanctioned by the FA, Turkish FA and UEFA.

Hereford United are scheduled to travel to Droylsden for a friendly this Saturday.

Meanwhile, Southern League spokesman Jason Mills confirmed that United were still subjected to a transfer embargo and were not allowed to register players.

Advisor Joel Nathan says United’s ground issue will be resolved by next Monday.

The ground failed a safety inspection from Herefordshire Council and the club, at present, cannot play matches in front of spectators at Edgar Street.

Speaking on Monday, Nathan said: “The work will be completed this Friday and we will be inviting the services to do their inspection a week today so it’s all coming together.” He had hoped to agree terms with a new ground safety officer yesterday.

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