HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling said that it will be a dream to see the Bulls fans in Wembley to watch his side in the FA Trophy final.

Joey Butlin scored the game’s only goal as Hereford beat Woking 1-0 at Edgar Street on Saturday.

“I’m sure the lads will be on social media tonight feeling ecstatic and I’m just glad we can bring some positivity back to the football club,” said Gowling talking to Keith Hall.

“We’ll see what happens (with the amount of fans) but the fact they get to see us at Wembley is just a dream, we’re delighted.”


The Bulls manager praised all of his players and backroom staff and said they have now deserved their day out in the final.

When asked if there would be any additions before the final? Gowling replied: “These lads have earnt the right to walk out at Wembley so I can’t see anything changing to be honest,

“I’m proud of each and every one of them. Through the things we’ve had to go though this season to keep focused, keep motivated, professional and put in performances like that.

“We will be back in training, train hard and again have a mini pre-season. I feel that we’re getting better and better every week.

“It’s about the squad and Ben Pollock came on and Yan (Klukowski) came on so it’s about the whole team.

“Ben just sured up the midfield area, got some good tackles in at the end and so it’s about the whole squad.

“I was surprisingly calm about it to be honest and felt that we were in control.

Gowling added that the main thing was progression in his squad which he feels they have improved on last season’s performances.

“The main thing is building the football club and that progression,” he added.

“We wanted to be better than we were last year and I think we’ve done that. It’s fantastic, hopefully we can have fans there and it will be great for them to go back to Wembley.

“Last time I was at Wembley was in the FA Vase so it was probably meant to be. This was the draw (Woking) that we wanted, we got it at home and got through. I’m just delighted.

Despite being on a long unbeaten run Gowling says there is room for improvement after missing a host of second half chances to put themselves out of sight against Woking.

“There’s a lot we still need to work on, we got into too many good areas and were wasteful today so it was harder than what it should have been,” he added.

“It is a credit to the lads, they put their bodies on the line and worked on the game-plan we put forward and we got it done in the end.

“We’ve probably had a mini pre-season in the last month just to prepare for this,”

“The lads have put the work in, put the effort in and it has really come to fruition today.”