Preview: Hereford (a)

    Chester will be looking to make it three league wins in a row as they make the trip to Hereford on Tuesday night.

    The Seals are coming into this game with good momentum as they are unbeaten in their last seven games, as they extended that run on Saturday with a 2-1 away victory at Farsley Celtic.

    Last weekend’s performance displayed great character and Chester manager Calum McIntyre will be hoping his team can emulate that fighting spirit on Tuesday night at Edgar Street.

    Chester will still be without the injured Matty Williams and Charlie Caton, but the Chester manager does have defender Liam Edwards available again for selection as he made the substitute’s bench against Farsley Celtic after a spell out injured.


    Hereford currently occupy 11th position in the National League North but only find themselves two points outside of the playoff places.

    Since being founded as a phoenix club for Hereford United back in 2014, the Bulls have been a mainstay in the National League North. Three league titles in a row secured their place in the sixth tier of English football in 2018 and they’ve consistently finished in mid table since promotion.

    A recent slide in form has resulted in only one win in five games, which included getting knocked out of the FA Trophy by National League outfit Gateshead.

    Their most recent fixture saw them play out a goalless stalemate against table toppers Tamworth, a point which could turn out to be very useful for Paul Caddis’ side.


    Paul Caddis joined Hereford at the end of last season and has so far enjoyed a successful first season in football management.

    The 35-year-old was an EFL nomad as a player as he made over 350 club appearances for the likes of Swindon Town, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers.

    The Scotsman, who has one cap with his national team, is most commonly known for scoring a last minute, vital equaliser for Birmingham against Bolton on the last day of the 2013/14 Championship season. His goal ensured Birmingham survived the drop and didn’t return to England’s third tier for the first time in 20 years.


    Forward Jason Cowley is the Bulls’ top goalscorer this season with 11 goals and he scored a hattrick in Hereford’s last league win, a 5-2 dismantling of Blyth Spartans.

    Another forward to potentially watch out for is the experienced Adam Rooney. The striker is endowed with English and Scottish football experience as he has made comfortably over 450 club appearances, netting just under 200 goals.

    Alongside his playing duties, Rooney is also assistant manager at Edgar Street, his first step into the world of football coaching.


    Hereford l W15 D6 L12 l F41 A45 l Pos: 11th

    Last Three

    South Shields (H) l L 3-0 l Scorers: None

    Blyth Spartans (H) l W 5-2 l Scorers: Jason Cowley (3), Alex Babos, Andrew Williams

    Tamworth (H) l D 0-0 l Scorers: None

    Chester FC l W16 D9 L9 l F43 A24 l Pos: 3rd

    Last Three

    Peterborough Sports (A) l D 1-1 l Scorers: Elliott Whitehouse (pen)

    Scarborough Athletic (H) l W 3-0 l Scorers: Elliott Whitehouse (pen), George Glendon, Tom Peers

    Farsley Celtic (A) l W 2-1 l Scorers: Ben Tollitt, Elliott Whitehouse (pen)

    Match preview by Jude Deedigan.


    Kick off is 7.45pm at Edgar Street on Tuesday. The postcode for the ground is HR4 9JU.


    Segregation is in operation at all matches; the away section is situated in the Len Weston Stand,
    accessed from Edgar Street.

    Admission is by ticket only with no cash turnstiles; Hereford strongly recommend that tickets are bought in advance online.


    Otherwise the ticket office is situated on the opposite side of the ground. Refreshments are
    available to purchase inside the ground.


    Advance (up to 5pm)

    Seats (Terrace)

    • Adults £19 (£16.50)
    • Concessions (OAPs) £16.50 (£14)
    • Under 21 Students £10 (£9)
    • Under 16s £4 (£4)

    Matchday (after 5pm)

    Seats (Terrace)

    • Adults £21 (£18)
    • Concessions (OAPs) £18 (£16)
    • Under 21 Students £12 (£11)
    • Under 16s £5 (£5)

    Note: Concession prices apply to those in receipt of their state pension, U21 Student price applies
    to all those 16-21 year olds in full time education, all U14s must be accompanied by a responsible


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    • A full time match report on CLICK HERE
    • A post match interview with Calum on Chester FC TV. CLICK HERE