2003–04 Hereford United F.C. season

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Hereford United
2003–04 season
Chairman England Graham Turner
Manager England Graham Turner
Conference National 2nd
FA Cup First Round
FA Trophy Third Round
LDV Vans Trophy Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Steve Guinan (25)
All:
Steve Guinan (29)
Highest home attendance 7,240 vs Chester City (24 April 2004)
Lowest home attendance 1,513 vs Exeter City (21 October 2003)

The 2003–04 season was Hereford United's 7th season in the Conference.

All the members of the squad were signed on free transfers, in keeping with previous squads.

Hereford set or equalled several records this season, most notably equalling the biggest win of 9-0 when they memorably defeated Dagenham & Redbridge live on Sky TV.

Hereford were beaten to the title by 1 point by Chester City, and were defeated in the play-offs amid controversy.

Conference National[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance League

position

9 August 2003 Tamworth A 3 – 1 Guinan 28', Smith 65', 69' 2,250 1st
12 August 2003 Forest Green Rovers H 5 – 1 Guinan 16', 68', Purdie 45', 54',
Carey-Bertram 77'
3,195 1st
16 August 2003 Morecambe H 3 – 0 Guinan 28', Smith 18', 52' 2,941 1st
23 August 2003 Barnet A 1 – 1 James 76' (pen) 1,475 2nd
25 August 2003 Aldershot Town H 4 – 3 Williams 29', Rose 45',
James 51' (pen), Brown 90'
4,985 1st
30 August 2003 Stevenage Borough A 2 – 0 Smith 26', Guinan 65' 2,705 1st
6 September 2003 Farnborough Town A 5 – 0 Parry 3', Smith 16', Guinan 24',
James 55' (pen), Brown 84'
1,334 1st
13 September 2003 Scarborough H 2 – 1 Rose 28', Parry 78' 4,850 1st
19 September 2003 Burton Albion A 1 – 4 Parry 73' 2,532 1st
23 September 2003 Telford United H 2 – 1 Guinan 6', Green 90' 4,190 1st
27 September 2003 Gravesend & Northfleet H 3 – 3 Guinan 34', Brown 44', Smith 50' 3,731 1st
4 October 2003 Woking A 1 – 0 Guinan 81' 2,906 1st
7 October 2003 Northwich Victoria A 5 – 1 Williams 4', Brown 49',
Guinan 76', 90', Parry 85'
1,008 1st
13 October 2003 Dagenham & Redbridge H 1 – 1 Smith 54' 4,325 1st
18 October 2003 Chester City A 0 – 0 4,481 1st
1 November 2003 Leigh RMI H 0 – 1 3,231 1st
11 November 2003 Accrington Stanley A 0 – 2 1,824 4th
15 November 2003 Margate H 2 – 1 Parry 56', Murphy 78' (o.g.) 2,320 2nd
22 November 2003 Shrewsbury Town A 1 – 4 Mkandawire 88' 6,585 3rd
25 November 2003 Halifax Town H 7 – 1 Smith 10', 33', Guinan 52', 55', 70',
Purdie 71', Brown 80'
1,875 2nd
29 November 2003 Farnborough Town H 2 – 0 Smith 68', Pitman 88' 2,630 2nd
13 December 2003 Tamworth H 0 – 1 2,561 2nd
19 December 2003 Forest Green Rovers A 7 – 1 Parry 13', 25', 39', Smith 35', 60',
Purdie 37', Pitman 79'
1,576 2nd
26 December 2003 Exeter City H 1 – 1 Purdie 53' 4,010 2nd
1 January 2004 Exeter City A 1 – 0 Williams 45' 4,943 2nd
3 January 2004 Stevenage Borough H 1 – 0 Parry 90' 2,875 2nd
17 January 2003 Morecambe A 2 – 2 Uddin 29', Teesdale 78' 2,003 2nd
3 February 2004 Scarborough A 3 – 3 Brown 7', Uddin 54', Guinan 70' 1,459 2nd
7 February 2004 Burton Albion H 1 – 2 James 15' (pen) 3,417 2nd
14 February 2004 Gravesend & Northfleet A 5 – 2 James 5' (pen), Brown 13', 67',
Guinan 22', 89'
1,230 2nd
21 February 2004 Woking H 0 – 1 2,187 2nd
27 February 2004 Dagenham & Redbridge A 9 – 0 James 14' (pen), Brown 37', 71', 89',
Guinan 45', 48', Williams 76', 88', Beesley 85'
1,617 2nd
2 March 2004 Telford United A 3 – 0 Tretton 45', Brown 80', 90' 2,554 2nd
6 March 2004 Northwich Victoria H 1 – 0 Guinan 83' 3,064 2nd
13 March 2004 Accrington Stanley H 1 – 0 James 74' (pen) 3,230 2nd
20 March 2004 Margate A 3 – 1 Guinan 32', Willis 45', Purdie 86' 604 2nd
27 March 2004 Shrewsbury Town H 2 – 1 Purdie 3', Guinan 54' 5,850 2nd
3 April 2004 Halifax Town A 2 – 1 Guinan 75', Tretton 77' 1,389 2nd
10 April 2004 Barnet H 2 – 0 Willis 38', James 76' (pen) 4,447 2nd
12 April 2004 Aldershot Town A 2 – 1 Purdie 3', Carey-Bertram 80' 4,400 2nd
17 April 2004 Leigh RMI A 5 – 0 James 4' (pen), Guinan 28', 88',
Travis 42', Carey-Bertram 83'
836 2nd
24 April 2004 Chester City H 2 – 1 Brown 20', Beesley 70' 7,240 2nd

Play-offs[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance Notes
29 April 2004 Aldershot Town A 1 – 1 Brown 7' 6,379
3 May 2004 Aldershot Town H 0 – 0 7,044 AET - Aldershot won 4-2 on penalties

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
25 October 2003 Fourth Qualifying Round Replay Harrow Borough A 6 – 1 Guinan 5', 44', 84', Brown 64',
Smith 69', Carey-Bertram 90'
655
8 November 2003 First Round Peterborough United A 0 – 2 4,479

FA Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
10 January 2004 Third Round Exeter City A 2 – 3 Carey-Bertram 83', Purdie 86' 2,740

LDV Vans Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
21 October 2003 First Round Exeter City H 2 – 0 Brown 46', Guinan 87' 1,513
4 November 2003 Second Round Northampton Town H 1 – 1* Brown 87' 1,517

(*) Northampton won 4-3 on penalties

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup FA Trophy LDV Vans HFA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Matthew Baker 44 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 49 0
2 DF Wales Ryan Green 40 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 45 1
3 DF England Michael Rose 40 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 46 2
4 MF England Jamie Pitman 41 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 46 2
5 DF England Andrew Tretton 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
6 DF Wales Tony James 43 9 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 48 9
7 MF England Danny Williams 38 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 42 5
8 MF England Ben Smith 28 13 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 32 14
9 FW England Steve Guinan 37 25 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 41 29
10 FW England David Brown 40 15 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 46 19
11 MF Wales Paul Parry 25 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 9
11 DF England Simon Travis 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1
12 MF England Rob Purdie 37 8 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 41 9
13 GK England Tony Coton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 GK England Ben Scott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
15 DF England Richard Teesdale 12 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 1
16 MF England Robert Sawyers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 DF England Anwar Uddin 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
17 MF England Jordan King 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
18 FW England Danny Carey-Bertram 20 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 24 6
19 MF England Dean Craven 10 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
20 DF England Chris Palmer 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
20 MF England Robert Betts 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
21 FW England Nick Harrhy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF England Andy Wells 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
22 DF England Paul Collins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF England Scott Willis 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 3
23 DF England Tom Smith 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
24 MF France Bertie Cozic 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
25 MF England Danny Moon 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 FW England Mark Beesley 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
26 DF Malawi Tamika Mkandawire 14 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 18 1
35 GK England Chris MacKenzie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  FW England Andy Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

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