2007–08 Hereford United F.C. season

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Hereford United
2007–08 season
Chairman Graham Turner
Manager Graham Turner
League Two 3rd
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Second Round
Football League Trophy First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Theo Robinson (13)
All:
Theo Robinson (16)
Highest home attendance 6,855 vs Cardiff City (27 January 2008)
Lowest home attendance 1,859 vs Yeovil Town (9 October 2007)

The 2007–08 season was Hereford United's 27th season in the Football League and ended in the club winning promotion to League One, the third tier of English football, for the first time in 30 years.

It was Hereford's second season back in the Football League after nine seasons spent in the Conference. The previous season had seen Hereford finish 16th after a poor run of form in the final stages of the season. On the strength of this they were predicted to battle against relegation this season by most media sources. Only one member of the 2007-08 squad was purchased for a transfer fee, Ben Smith who was signed from Weymouth for £20,000 in January 2007.

On 26 April 2008 they secured 3rd place and promotion to League One.

League Two[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance League

position

11 August 2007 Rotherham United H 0 – 0 3,566 16th
18 August 2007 Barnet A 2 – 1 Benjamin 42' (pen), Robinson 66' 1,790 5th
25 August 2007 Rochdale H 1 – 1 Robinson 27' 2,732 9th
1 September 2007 Wrexham A 2 – 0 Taylor 53', Benjamin 74' 4,004 5th
8 September 2007 Macclesfield Town H 0 – 1 2,725 7th
15 September 2007 Morecambe A 3 – 0 Benjamin 80', Ainsworth 84', Webb 90' 2,949 5th
22 September 2007 Bradford City H 4 – 2 Diagouraga 15', Guinan 18', Benjamin 52' (pen), Robinson 84' 3,275 2nd
29 September 2007 Grimsby Town A 1 – 2 Benjamin 55' 3,699 3rd
2 October 2007 Notts County A 3 – 2 Smith 13', Guinan 26', 70' 3,576 3rd
6 October 2007 Brentford H 2 – 0 Webb 31', 34, 2,942 2nd
12 October 2007 Chester City A 1 – 1 Diagouraga 77' 3,430 2nd
20 October 2007 MK Dons H 0 – 1 3,936 6th
27 October 2007 Peterborough United A 1 – 1 Easton 72' 5,008 6th
3 November 2007 Darlington H 5 – 1 Rose 4', Robinson 22', Smith 47', Benjamin 58', Easton 90' 3,516 3rd
6 November 2007 Mansfield Town H 2 – 1 Robinson 25', Benjamin 49' 2,272 2nd
17 November 2007 Stockport County A 3 – 2 Ainsworth 37', 54', 70' 5,103 2nd
24 November 2007 Accrington Stanley H 0 – 0 2,804 4th
4 December 2007 Wycombe Wanderers A 2 – 2 Robinson 86', Johnson 89' 4,801 4th
8 December 2007 Lincoln City H 3 – 1 Robinson 10' (pen), McClenahan 44', Smith 84' 2,528 4th
15 December 2007 Bury A 1 – 0 Robinson 90' 2,099 2nd
22 December 2007 Morecambe H 0 – 3 3,058 4th
26 December 2007 Macclesfield Town A 1 – 0 Robinson 57' 2,393 2nd
29 December 2007 Bradford City A 3 – 1 Robinson 17', Beckwith 39', Benjamin 45' 13,640 2nd
1 January 2008 Notts County H 0 – 0 3,945 2nd
13 January 2008 Shrewsbury Town H 3 – 1 Benjamin 41' (pen), Beckwith 73', Johnson 79' 4,707 2nd
21 January 2008 Chesterfield A 0 – 4 3,274 4th
30 January 2008 Barnet H 1 – 2 Benjamin 64' 2,271 5th
2 February 2008 Rotherham United A 1 – 0 Hooper 40' 4,746 5th
9 February 2008 Dagenham & Redbridge H 4 – 1 MacDonald 9', 68', Hooper 21', Johnson 45' (pen) 2,594 3rd
12 February 2008 Rochdale A 4 – 2 MacDonald 14', 21', 31', Hooper 73' 2,884 3rd
16 February 2008 Chesterfield H 2 – 0 MacDonald 8', Hooper 45' 3,503 2nd
23 February 2008 Shrewsbury Town A 2 – 1 Johnson 27', Hooper 67' (*) 7,402 2nd
26 February 2008 Dagenham & Redbridge A 0 – 1 1,929 3rd
1 March 2008 Stockport County H 0 – 1 3,526 4th
8 March 2008 Accrington Stanley A 2 – 0 Hooper 43', Roberts 52' (o.g.) 1,262 4th
11 March 2008 Mansfield Town A 1 – 0 Easton 8' 1,606 3rd
15 March 2008 Wycombe Wanderers H 1 – 0 Martin 72' (o.g.) 3,126 3rd
22 March 2008 Bury H 0 – 0 3,420 3rd
24 March 2008 Lincoln City A 1 – 2 Hooper 62' 3,614 3rd
5 April 2008 Chester City H 2 – 2 Smith 25', Hooper 35' 3,210 3rd
12 April 2008 Darlington A 1 – 0 Hooper 69' 4,331 3rd
15 April 2008 MK Dons A 0 – 0 11,428 3rd
19 April 2008 Peterborough United H 0 – 1 5,279 3rd
22 April 2008 Wrexham H 2 – 0 Hooper 42', Robinson 60' 3,739 3rd
26 April 2008 Brentford A 3 – 0 Hooper 18', Robinson 36', Johnson 90' 6,246 3rd
3 May 2008 Grimsby Town H 2 – 0 Smith 36', Robinson 42' 6,020 3rd

(*) Gary Hooper got the final touch to the first goal although all major news sources credit the goal to Simon Johnson.

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
9 November 2007 First Round Leeds United H 0 – 0 5,924
20 November 2007 First Round Replay Leeds United A 1 – 0 Ainsworth 3' 11,315
1 December 2007 Second Round Hartlepool United H 2 – 0 McCombe 45', Robinson 85' 3,801
5 January 2008 Third Round Tranmere Rovers A 2 – 2 Smith 65', Benjamin 76' 6,909
16 January 2008 Third Round Replay Tranmere Rovers H 1 – 0 Johnson 72' 6,471
27 January 2008 Fourth Round Cardiff City H 1 – 2 Robinson 77' 6,855

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
14 August 2007 First Round Yeovil Town H 4 – 1 Ainsworth 8', 24', 41', Easton 35' 2,085
28 August 2007 Second Round Birmingham City A 1 – 2 Robinson 74' 10,185

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
9 October 2007 Second Round Yeovil Town H 0 – 0 (Yeovil won 4-2 on penalties) 1,859

(Hereford received a bye to the Second Round)

Herefordshire Senior Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
5 February 2008 Quarter Final Ledbury Town H 8 – 0 Palmer 40', 53', 71', 73', 87', Taylor 42', Burge 56', 60' 221
4 March 2008 Semi Final Bromyard Town H 5 – 0 Broadhurst 5', Robinson 17', 56', MacLeod 52', Thomas 90' 109
1 April 2008 Final Westfields N 3 – 0 Guinan 14', 46', Taylor 35' 281

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy HFA Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Wayne Brown 44 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 1 0
2 DF Australia Trent McClenahan 39 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 46 1 1 0
4 DF England Richard Rose 31 1 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 39 1 1 0
5 DF England John McCombe 27 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 33 1 3 0
6 DF England Karl Broadhurst 23 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 29 1 5 0
7 MF England Lionel Ainsworth 15 4 2 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 21 8 0 0
7 MF England Jack MacLeod 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 0
8 MF England Ben Smith 44 5 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 53 6 4 0
9 FW England Steve Guinan 28 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 33 5 2 1
10 MF England Kris Taylor 31 1 6 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 42 3 2 0
11 MF England Clint Easton 39 3 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 45 4 3 0
12 FW Jamaica Trevor Benjamin 34 10 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 43 11 0 0
14 GK England Chris Weale 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 GK Northern Ireland Michael Ingham 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0
15 MF England Sam Gwynne 15 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 22 0 1 0
16 DF England Robbie Threlfall 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 15 0 1 0
17 MF England Jordan Fitzpatrick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
18 DF England Lee Collins 16 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 22 0 0 0
19 FW England Marcus Palmer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 3 5 0 0
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 41 2 6 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 51 2 5 0
21 MF England Luke Webb 14 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 3 1 0
22 FW England Theo Robinson 43 13 6 2 2 1 1 0 1 2 53 18 5 0
23 FW England Simon Johnson 33 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 39 6 3 0
24 FW Netherlands Sherjill MacDonald 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 0
25 MF England Sammy Igoe 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
26 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Gleeson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
27 MF England Craig Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
28 DF England Dean Beckwith 38 2 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 46 2 5 0
29 FW England Gary Hooper 19 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 11 0 0
33 GK Scotland Ryan Esson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
  MF Scotland Ryan Flynn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  DF England Gareth Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 0
  MF England Ryan Burge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 0
  MF England Kieran Davis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
  MF England Adam Bendall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
  DF England Joel Edwards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
  MF England Morgan Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
  MF England Sam Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
  FW England Matthew Walsh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee
2007-06-11 FW England Steve Guinan Cheltenham Town Free
2007-07-04 DF England Karl Broadhurst Bournemouth Free
2007-07-04 DF England John McCombe Huddersfield Town Free
2007-07-04 MF England Kris Taylor Walsall Free
2007-07-19 MF England Clint Easton Gillingham Free
2007-08-01 FW Jamaica Trevor Benjamin Peterborough United Free
2007-08-08 FW England Simon Johnson Darlington Free
2007-08-17 GK Northern Ireland Michael Ingham Wrexham Free
2007-12-01 MF England Craig Jones Academy
2008-01-18 MF England Jack MacLeod Carshalton Athletic Free
2008-03-17 GK Scotland Ryan Esson Shrewsbury Town Free

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name Next Club Fee
2007-05-14 MF England Andy Ferrell Kidderminster Harriers Released
2007-05-14 FW Wales Stuart Fleetwood Forest Green Rovers Released
2007-05-14 DF Wales Martyn Giles Newport County Released
2007-05-14 MF England Danny Thomas Macclesfield Town Released
2007-05-14 GK England Glyn Thompson Newport County Released
2007-05-29 MF England Phil Gulliver Rushden & Diamonds Undisclosed
2007-06-06 MF Malawi Tamika Mkandawire Leyton Orient Free
2007-06-22 MF England Rob Purdie Darlington Free
2007-06-27 FW England Tim Sills Torquay United Undisclosed
2007-07-02 FW England Alan Connell Brentford Free
2007-07-04 DF England Simon Travis Nuneaton Borough Released
2007-07-05 FW England Andy Williams Bristol Rovers Undisclosed
2008-01-05 MF England Lionel Ainsworth Watford Undisclosed

Loan in[edit]

Date From Date To Position Name From
2007-08-08 2007-08-13 GK England Chris Weale Bristol City
2007-08-10 End of season MF France Toumani Diagouraga Watford
2007-08-10 End of season FW England Theo Robinson Watford
2007-10-30 End of season DF England Robbie Threlfall Liverpool
2007-11-16 End of season DF England Lee Collins Wolverhampton Wanderers
2008-01-28 2008-04-30 FW England Gary Hooper Southend United
2008-02-08 2008-02-10 FW Netherlands Sherjill MacDonald West Bromwich Albion
2008-02-21 2008-03-24 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Gleeson Wolverhampton Wanderers
2008-03-27 2008-04-27 MF England Sammy Igoe Bristol Rovers

Loan out[edit]

Date From Date To Position Name To
2007-11-22 2008-01-05 MF England Lionel Ainsworth Watford
2008-02-25 2008-03-25 FW England Marcus Palmer Gloucester City
2008-03-27 2008-04-27 MF England Jordan Fitzpatrick Bromsgrove Rovers
2008-03-27 2008-04-27 MF England Craig Jones Bromsgrove Rovers

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