• Morecambe 1 Hereford 1

    Sunday, May 7, 2006 HEREFORD United were dealt two dollops of luck as they held Morecambe to a lively 1-1 draw in the Con-ference play-off semi-final first-leg. Shrimps skipper Jim Bentley gave the Lancastrians a half-time lead following a blunder by

  • York 1 Hereford 3

    Saturday, April 29, 2006 HEREFORD United clinched runners-up spot for the third consecutive season with an excellent win at York City's KitKat Crescent Stadium. The Bulls will now travel to Morecambe at the weekend for the first leg of the play-off semi-finals

  • Hereford 1 Tamworth 0

    Monday, April 17, 2006 HEREFORD United are in the Nationwide Conference play-offs for the third successive season after a hard-fought win over their Midlands rivals. The game was settled by Danny Carey-Bertram's 58th-minute goal and Hereford, with 76

  • Hereford 1 Dagenham 1

    Saturday, April 8, 2006 HEREFORD United's stuttering progress towards the Nationwide Conference play-offs moved one step forward with a point against their mid-table Essex rivals on Saturday. But their advance is painful, to say the least, with their

  • Morecambe 2 Hereford 2

    Tuesday, April 4, 2006 DANNY Carey-Bertram returned from the Hereford United fringes with style as he bagged two handy goals in the Conference last night. The striker, making his first Bulls start since January 31, pounced to rescue the visitors and secure

  • Woking 1 Hereford 1

    Saturday, April 1, 2006 HEREFORD United moved an important step closer to their third consecutive Nationwide Conference play-off campaign thanks to skipper Tamika Mkandawire's injury-time header. With results elsewhere proving largely favourable to United's

  • Hereford United 0 Kidderminster Harriers 1

    Saturday, March 25, 2006 KIDDERMINSTER all but ended Hereford's faint hopes of catching Accrington Stanley at the top of the Nationwide Conference with Saturday's shock result at Edgar Street. Hereford, with an unbeaten run of 16 matches behind them,

  • Burton 0 Hereford 1

    Saturday, March 18, 2006 HEREFORD United moved a huge step closer to their third successive Nationwide Conference play-off campaign thanks to Andy Williams' 40th-minute winner at the Pirelli Stadium. Results elsewhere mean Hereford are now six points

  • Hereford 2 Accrington 2

    Saturday, March 11, 2006 DESPITE an heroic fightback which saw then recover from two-goals adrift after 55 minutes, Hereford's chance of promotion by winning the Nationwide Conference title seems to have gone. Stanley still lead the table by 16 points

  • Hereford 2 Stevenage 0

    Monday, February 27, 2006 HEREFORD United's teenage strike sensations struck again last night to lift them back into second place in the Nationwide Conference. Andy Williams and Stuart Fleetwood were both on target in a 2-0 win over fellow promotion-chasers

  • Hereford 0 Grays 1

    Saturday, February 4, 2006 HEREFORD are left with just the Nationwide Conference promotion race in their sights after bowing out of the FA Trophy in disappointing fashion at Edgar Street. After the Bulls' fine Conference win against Cambridge in mid-week

  • Grays 2 Hereford 2

    Saturday, January 30, 2006 HEREFORD'S fighting spirit was very much in evidence at the New Recreation Ground as the Bulls picked up an important point for their promotion push. Things had looked bleak for United at the interval after the lively home side

  • Macclesfield 2 Hereford 0

    Tuesday, January 24, 2006 A POOR first-half cost Hereford United dearly as they were knocked out of the LDV Vans Trophy last night. The Bulls could not repeat their shock defeats of Mansfield, Port Vale and Scunthorpe earlier in the competition at Moss

  • Hereford 2 Crawley 1

    Saturday, January 21, 2006 HEREFORD cemented their position in the Nationwide Conference play-off spots while rarely getting out of first gear against their struggling Sussex opponents at Edgar Street on Saturday. By playing some energetic and committed

  • Exeter 1 Hereford 2

    Friday, December 30, 2005 HEREFORD United triumphed over adversity in more ways than one to produce their best Conference result of the season and strengthen their push for promotion. After falling behind with just four minutes played, the Bulls struck

  • Forest Green 2 Hereford 2

    Monday, December 26, 2005 HEREFORD United came away from their Conference clash at Forest Green with mixed emotions. On the positive side, the Bulls picked up their first point of the season after conceding the opening goal. But, on the down side, United

  • Bognor Regis 1 Hereford 7

    Saturday, December 17, 2005 HEREFORD United left the south coast in high spirits after inflicting the Sussex club's heaviest home defeat in 46 years. The Bulls' progress into the FA Trophy second round was in little doubt after they scored twice in the

  • Hereford 4 Woking 0

    Saturday, October 12, 2005 HEREFORD United finally rediscovered the goalscoring form which has eluded them since the season's opening day as they brought Woking's lengthy unbeaten spell to a summary end. The 'Cards' came to Edgar Street boasting a run

  • Mansfield 0 Hereford 1

    Tuesday, October 18, 2005 MATT Bailey scored the only goal as Hereford United dumped Coca-Cola League Two basement boys Mansfield Town out of the LDV Vans Trophy. Bailey struck after 12 minutes of last night's northern section first round tie at Field

  • Hereford 2 Burton 0

    Saturday, October 15, 2005 ALTHOUGH far from convincing over the 90 minutes, Hereford United brought their poor recent run of Nationwide Conference results against Midlands rivals Burton to an end on Saturday. Of the last four matches between the sides

  • Hereford 4 Scarborough 0

    Saturday, August 13 HEREFORD United's bid to win promotion back to the Football League could hardly have had a more convincing start than this excellent win over their old league rivals. The Bulls built on their good pre-season form with the sort of commanding

  • Snakes alive!

    WILKINS Fitzwilliam Chipp was a true Herefordshire hero - its most decorated soldier. Flashback recalls some highlights in his long military career, including how stuffed snakes proved to be among his greatest allies. A HEREFORD business has donated the

  • When flames ravaged the Court

    AN elderly woman looked from her window and saw a light flickering against some trees. As NIGEL HEINS recalls, it was a sinister glow that was to signal tragedy for a grand old Grenadier. BRAVERY befitting the battlefield was demonstrated as flames engulfed

  • Swedish songbird sang in Hereford

    SHE was a plain Jane whose clothes were drab and dull, but her adoring fans thought she was the most beautiful thing on earth when she began to sign. Flashback recalls the time Herefordshire played host to Jenny Lind - 'the Swedish Nightingale'. AT the

  • Spire back after 23 years and Yvonne climbed it

    In the early 1970s Herefordshire witnessed the dedication of the second biggest spire to be built in the country during the 20th century. Flashback recalls the days of newsmakers on high. THE good people of a Golden Valley community felt comfortable once

  • A super tea and a heavy defeat were certainties

    He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of Herefordshire cricketers and their antics. Flashback recalls a sports fanatic of long ago and his memories of players' tastebuds, a Boer War hero and a batsman who could forecast his own dismissals. THEY were invariably

  • Temperance and drink made an interesting mix

    A WAG with a pen was on the loose in Hereford one night in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. The early Wesleyans held their services in a room in Packers Lane - now East Street - over a wine and spirits vaults. When the good Methodists arrived

  • The cowled ghost who sent a young man fleeing

    The naval lieutenant settled down for a weekend of shooting at a county manor house. But, all at once, thoughts of sport disappeared and he left in haste. NIGEL HEINS recounts the tale of the robed ghost in 'Bloody Mary's Room'. THE young naval lieutenant

  • Hereford 3 Halifax 2

    Saturday, May 20, 2006 HEREFORD'S nine-year exile from the Football League is finally over after a thrilling win in the Nationwide Conference play-off final at Leicester City's Walkers Stadium. Around 10,000 Bulls fans cheered themselves hoarse after

  • Hereford 3 Morecambe 2

    Thursday, May 11, 2006 A WONDER strike by Guy Ipoua in the second period of extra-time last night sent ecstatic Hereford through to the Nationwide Conference play-off finals. Ipoua's goal settled a pulsating tie in which the Bulls had led twice through

  • Hereford 1 Southport 1

    Saturday, April 22, 2006 HEREFORD'S disappointing display in their final home Nationwide Conference match of the season leaves their fate out of their own hands. Although they are already in the play-offs, the Bulls, with just one match to play, could

  • Altrincham 0 Hereford 1

    Saturday, April 15, 2006 HEREFORD United moved to the brink of their third successive Conference play-off test thanks to Stuart Fleetwood's second-half strike. It was the Bulls' first win in four attempts against Altrincham and their 10th away success

  • Southport 1 Hereford 2

    Tuesday, March 14, 2006 HEREFORD United remain in pole position for the Nationwide Conference play-offs after a 2-1 win at Southport last night. But the Bulls' eighth away league victory of the season did not come without a fight against their bottom-of-the-table

  • Gravesend 1 Hereford United 2

    Tuesday, March 9, 2006 HEREFORD United kept their Nationwide Conference promotion hopes very much alive after a remarkable 2-1 win at Gravesend last night. The victory was all the more amazing as they came back from a goal down to score twice with only

  • Hereford 2 Aldershot 1

    Tuesday, February 21, 2006 HEREFORD United completed their third double of the Conference season but were made to fight all the way by a battling Aldershot side who came close to snatching a point in the closing stages. The Bulls dominated the first period

  • Canvey Island 1 Hereford United 1

    Saturday, February 18, 2006 HEREFORD endured a disappointing afternoon in Essex, dropping two points against a side they would have expected to beat and falling further behind leaders Accrington Stanley in the race for the Nationwide Conference title.

  • Hereford 1 Halifax 0

    Saturday, February 11, 2006 HEREFORD United are up to second place in the Nationwide Conference after extending their unbeaten league run to nine matches. The Bulls were given a tough battle by promotion rivals Halifax Town and clinched the win with Adam

  • Halifax 0 Hereford 1

    Saturday, January 14, 2006 HEREFORD United became the first Conference side to come away from The Shay with a win this season as they moved into the FA Trophy's last 16. Previously, the only side to have lowered the Shaymen's colours at home were Scunthorpe

  • Scarborough 0 Hereford 1

    Saturday, January 7, 2006 HEREFORD completed their first double of the season with a hugely important Nationwide Conference success at the McCain Stadium on Saturday. After dropping four points out of six against lowly Forest Green over the Holiday period

  • Hereford 1 Forest Green 1

    Monday, January 2, 2006 HEREFORD United ended their festive period with five points from three matches after Guy Madjo's second-half equaliser earned visiting Forest Green Rovers a deserved point at Edgar Street yesterday. The Bulls had much the better

  • Hereford 2 Scunthorpe 0

    Tuesday, December 20, 2005 HEREFORD United produced one of their most sparkling performances of the season to march into the LDV Vans Trophy northern semi-finals for the second successive season, writes Richard Prime. First-half goals from Adam Stansfield

  • Where there's a will...

    SHE could dish out a good tongue-lashing but could also be caring and kind. NIGEL HEINS recalls the mistress of Gillow Manor and the will that got Herefordshire talking. THE lady of the manor could occasionally be a right tartar. Amy Simmons was a legendary

  • When Elgar held out for more notes

    AS the project to erect a statue of the great composer Edward Elgar gathers apace in Hereford, NIGEL HEINS reveals how a member of his own family once enlisted the musician in a cut-price deal. IN 1882, Edward Elgar was a little-known 25 year-old musician

  • The child killer who swung for his crime

    THE toddler was a lovely looking lad attired in fine clothes with a red tam-o-shanter atop his fair head. But within a few months he was to become unrecognisable. NIGEL HEINS relates the dreadful story of Walter Steers and how fate led him to the clutches

  • Row over old bones rattled the church

    The good people of a Herefordshire village were looking forward to worshipping in the warm but excavations to provide a new heating system produced a chilling sight. FLASHBACK recalls the time a community got itself into a lot of bother over bones....

  • Eccentric who lived in a chicken hut....

    CAPTAIN Crawshaw was an amazing eccentric who lived in an old chicken hut on the Doward, near Ross-on-Wye, around the 1920s. He sported an untidy moustache and beard, his unkempt hair was topped by a fez and he often wore clothes made from rabbit skins

  • Preacher faced with jeering hostile mob

    WHEN evangelist William Seward arrived to preach at Hay-on-Wye in 1740 he bravely faced a jeering, hostile mob. Soon he was dead. Well over two centuries later he was the reason for the gathering of another crowd - one of complete contrast. The ecumenical

  • The long arm of law to the rescue

    IT was a night when an explosion and fire rocked the centre of Hereford. Flashback recalls misery at 'Maison Irma' and a 'Bobby's' safe pair of hands giving a new meaning to the expression 'long arm of the Law'. THE police constable was patrolling Hereford's

  • Bulls on top in the 'Battle of non-league Britain'

    WEMBLEY was in Southern League Hereford United's sights in the winter of 1971 and they were also bidding to silence some bragging from the north of the country. Flashback recalls the match which saw a scrap between two big fishes from different parts

  • Nature succeeded where Hitler's efforts had failed

    AS midnight approached on a spring night over half-a-century ago, residents in a tiny Herefordshire community thought war had returned when a mighty roar rocked the neighbourhood. Flashback recalls the night Mother Nature succeeded where Adolf Hitler

  • Home where Elgar gained inspiration

    IT has taken Hereford a long time to appreciate and acknowledge the part it played in arguably the most creative and productive period in the life of Sir Edward Elgar. When the Elgar in Hereford Group's dream of seeing the great man's statue standing