HEREFORDSHIRE will have an opportunity to remember possibly the county’s greatest sporting moment next month.

February 5 will mark the 50th anniversary of the most incredible of all FA Cup giantkillings – Southern League Hereford United’s 2-1 victory over First Division Newcastle United at Edgar Street.

That victory alone conferred sporting immortality on the United squad and staff and made heroes of the goalscorers Ronnie Radford and Ricky George and their team-mates.

FA Cup third round day never goes by without Radford’s net-busting equaliser being shown by the BBC – a strike which later would be voted the Goal of the Century.

But that one justly celebrated victory was just part of an epic 11-match FA Cup run.

Many forget now that the chance of glory at Edgar Street was only made possible by a perhaps even more astonishing 2-2 draw at Newcastle's St James’ Park where a 17-second opener by Brian Owen and player-boss Colin Addison’s 25-yarder earned the replay.

In the fourth round, only the thickness of a post prevented Owen from adding even more glory in a goalless draw with West Ham at Edgar Street before Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick finally ended the dream at Upton Park.

On Friday, February 4, at Leominster Sports and Social Club, an evening of nostalgia will feature Brian Viner in conversation with all surviving members of the Hereford team and trainer Peter Isaac, as well as Newcastle’s skipper, 76-year-old Bobby Moncur.

“We have been astounded by the level of interest,” said organiser John Beaman. “But a handful of tickets still remain at the ClubSport outlets in Hereford, Ledbury, Kington, Leominster, Ludlow and Ross.”