Sunday, 27 March 2016

Hereford FC- Edgar Street


Visits:1
Hereford 7-0 Bardon Hill (Midland Alliance Premier Division, March 26th 2016)
Stands I’ve Been in: Meadow End Terrace
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £8
Attendance (1st Visit):
Address: Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JU

Transport

The ground isnt very well signposted, so take your satnav. The ground is very close to the city centre and railway station though, and there is plenty of paid or street parking nearby. I parked in the Blackfriars Street pay and display which is right behind the Main Stand, £4 for 4 hours and absolutely no traffic getting out afterwards.


The Main Stand

Food & Drink

There are two bars on site at the ground, in the Meadow End itself, only one small kiosk at the back. The pies are decent though.

The Len Weston Stand celebrates another goal!

Inside the Ground

Obviously a bit big for The Midland Alliance given the messy recent history and rebirth of Hereford! Its a lovely ground to look at, with large covered terraces at either end (the Blackfriars End currently out of use) the raised all seater Main Stand down one side, and the strange looking Len Weston Stand down the other, which is possibly one of the shallowest stands Ive ever seen with a road running directly behind it. This stand has a small terrace in the lower section, and seats in the upper. 

The unused Blackfriars End

Atmosphere

The Meadow End is great acoustically, great noise when it really got going. That wasnt a whole lot though until towards the end, as Hereford are pretty much romping through this League, so the crowd felt almost bored until the scoreline started to get silly. 

The Meadow End at full time

Anything Else

Hereford were reformed in summer 2015 after the previous incarnation, Hereford United went bust mid season thanks to some serious criminal mismanagement off the pitch. This was in their first season, where they also sealed a first visit to Wembley in the FA Vase with a win at Salisbury the week before.

Mike Symons celenrates the 7th goal!

Overall

One that was on my list for years, but always alluded me. Just glad the club have sorted their problems off the pitch and the opportunity to go there didnt go away forever.

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