Blues set for Hereford test
BLUES look set to have their highest crowd of the season on Saturday when they host Evo-Stik South Premier leaders Hereford, kick-off 3pm.
Although the Bulls’ hopes of winning the league at the ProKit (UK) Stadium were ended by their game at Hitchin Town on Monday falling victim to a waterlogged pitch.
But they remain favourites for the title sitting are six points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand and are expected to bring 800 fans to Stortford.
Saturday’s game will be segregated, with Blues’ fans requested to enter at the Airport End of the ground.
Hereford’s3-0 home win against Chesham United on Saturday saw them notch their 100th league goal of the season and they have 98 points from 41 games.
In the FA Cup they made it all the way through to the second round proper with wins against Godalming Town, Kempton Rovers, AFC Hornchurch, Eastleigh and Telford United.
They held League One side Fleetwood to a 1-1 draw on their own pitch before the visitors won 2-0 at Edgar Street.
They also reached the second round of the FA Trophy with wins against Weymouth, Potters Bar, Oxford and National League Premier side Dagenham & Redbridge before losing at Wealdstone.
That Trophy run forced a postponement of Blues’ scheduled trip to Edgar Street in December postponed and when they made the long midweek trip in early February they kept the game goalless until Callum Taylor was sent off and the hosts netted twice after the break to take the points.
Formed in the summer of 2015 after a fan boycott led to the closure of Hereford United, it’s been a stroll in the park for the new Bulls.
Their first season saw them win the Midlands League and the FA Vase, and they hardly paused as they lifted the Southern League South & West title with an 18 point margin over Salisbury.
In a league where half the teams posted at least one double digit crowd, Hereford’s travelling support saw their hosts record season high attendances in almost all of their away games as they remained unbeaten on the road, while at Edgar Street they averaged a massive 2,821.
Surprisingly their crowds are down by 13 percent to 2,462 this season.