2008–09 Hereford United F.C. season

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Hereford United
2008-09 season
Chairman England Graham Turner
Manager England Graham Turner
England John Trewick
League One 24th
FA Cup First Round (Replay)
League Cup First Round
Football League Trophy Second Round (South)
Top goalscorer League:
Steve Guinan (15)
All:
Steve Guinan (15)
Highest home attendance 6,120 vs Leeds United (17 February 2009)
Lowest home attendance 1,458 vs Swindon Town (7 October 2008)

The 2008–2009 season was Hereford United's 28th season in the Football League and they competed in League One, the third tier of English football. Hereford's previous season at this level was the 1977-78 season when they finished 23rd - despite having won the same division just two years previously.

Hereford reached League One on the back of two promotions in three seasons, having won the Conference play-offs in 2005-06, and finished third in League Two in 2007-08. Graham Turner was voted League Two Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association for the latter achievement and entered his 14th season at the club.

Hereford struggled in League One, and after the first 15 matches they were bottom with 9 points. For the vast majority of the season the Bulls were in the relegation zone and were relegated on 18 April after a sixth consecutive defeat - their worst form of the season. Hereford did manage to achieve the double over both Cheltenham Town and Carlisle United. Their two other notable results were a 5-0 home win over Oldham Athletic, and a 2-0 home win over Leeds United.

The top goalscorer of the season is Steve Guinan with 15 goals, all scored in the league. Guinan is the club's longest serving player with 68 goals in 176 appearances. In a cumulative four and a half season spell, he has featured for the club in the Football League, Conference, Play-offs, FA Cup, Football League Cup, Football League Trophy and FA Trophy during his three spells with the club - having been signed twice and loaned once.

Graham Turner stepped down as manager following confirmation of relegation and appointed John Trewick, first team coach for the last 5 seasons, as the new manager for the remaining two matches of the season and beyond.

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
8 July 2008 Ledbury Town A 10 – 0 Guinan 2', 17', Taylor 16', Smith 27', 32', Hudson-Odoi 29',
Done 39', Moses 50', Johnson 81', Gwynne 88'
c. 400
10 July 2008 Birmingham City A 2 – 2 Rose, Jones Training Match
14 July 2008 Kidderminster Harriers A 0 – 1 661
16 July 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 3 Guinan 15' (pen) 1,538
19 July 2008 Birmingham City H 2 – 2 Guinan 30', Johnson 85' 553
22 July 2008 Bristol City H 2 – 2 Johnson 52', Breen 72' 830
29 July 2008 Southampton H 0 – 0 1,209
1 August 2008 West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 2 Ani 51' 1,692
5 August 2008 Wrexham A 1 – 2 Barnes 22' Training Match

League One[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance League

position

9 August 2008 Leyton Orient A 1 – 2 Beckwith 14' 4,727 18th
16 August 2008 Yeovil Town H 1 – 2 Hudson-Odoi 82' 3,476 22nd
23 August 2008 Bristol Rovers A 1 – 6 Guinan 90' 6,735 24th
30 August 2008 Crewe Alexandra H 2 – 0 O'Leary 48', Hudson-Odoi 56' 2,894 22nd
5 September 2008 Swindon Town H 1 – 1 Hudson-Odoi 68' 4,061 20th
13 September 2008 Southend United A 0 – 1 6,393 23rd
20 September 2008 Scunthorpe United H 1 – 2 Chadwick 25' (pen) 3,004 24th
27 September 2008 Leeds United A 0 – 1 25,676 24th
4 October 2008 Walsall H 0 – 0 3,900 24th
12 October 2008 Oldham Athletic A 0 – 4 5,468 24th
18 October 2008 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0 – 0 5,608 24th
21 October 2008 Carlisle United H 1 – 0 Williams 60' 2,300 23rd
25 October 2008 Stockport County H 0 – 1 3,210 23rd
28 October 2008 Millwall A 0 – 1 9,071 23rd
1 November 2008 Peterborough United A 0 – 2 6,087 24th
15 November 2008 Cheltenham Town H 3 – 0 Guinan 15', 26', Gwynne 55' 3,761 22nd
22 November 2008 Northampton Town H 0 – 2 3,061 22nd
25 November 2008 Milton Keynes Dons A 0 – 3 7,189 22nd
6 December 2008 Colchester United A 2 – 1 Guinan 29', Ainsworth 39' 4,794 22nd
13 December 2008 Hartlepool United H 1 – 1 Guinan 18' 2,490 23rd
20 December 2008 Huddersfield Town A 0 – 2 13,070 23rd
26 December 2008 Tranmere Rovers H 2 – 2 Diagouraga 45', Guinan 65' 3,495 23rd
28 December 2008 Leicester City A 1 – 2 Broadhurst 79' 22,920 23rd
17 January 2009 Oldham Athletic H 5 – 0 Guinan 3', 10', 41', Ainsworth 27', 62' 3,342 22nd
24 January 2009 Walsall A 1 – 1 Guinan 58' (pen) 4,438 22nd
27 January 2009 Millwall H 0 – 2 3,001 22nd
31 January 2009 Stockport County A 1 – 4 Hewson 26' 5,586 23rd
14 February 2009 Cheltenham Town A 3 – 2 Brandy 13', Hewson 67', 80' 4,660 22nd
17 February 2009 Leeds United H 2 – 0 Myrie-Williams 39', Brandy 62' 6,120 22nd
21 February 2009 Peterborough United H 0 – 1 3,217 23rd
28 February 2009 Leyton Orient H 2 – 1 Brandy 6', Guinan 16' (pen) 3,286 23rd
7 March 2009 Crewe Alexandra A 1 – 2 Diagouraga 79' 5,195 23rd
10 March 2009 Bristol Rovers H 0 – 3 3,199 23rd
14 March 2009 Southend United H 0 – 1 2,663 23rd
17 March 2009 Scunthorpe United A 0 – 3 3,672 23rd
21 March 2009 Swindon Town A 0 – 3 7,129 23rd
24 March 2009 Carlisle United A 2 – 1 Guinan 7', Smith 24' 4,223 23rd
28 March 2009 Huddersfield Town H 0 – 1 2,979 23rd
4 April 2009 Hartlepool United A 2 – 4 Brandy 11', Pugh 28' 3,579 23rd
7 April 2009 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1 – 2 Taylor 90' 2,033 23rd
11 April 2009 Leicester City H 1 – 3 Guinan 29' (pen) 4,389 23rd
13 April 2009 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 2 Guinan 90' (pen) 5,945 24th
18 April 2009 Colchester United H 0 – 2 2,100 24th
21 April 2009 Yeovil Town A 2 – 2 Myrie-Williams 27', Guinan 61' 3,780 24th
25 April 2009 Northampton Town A 1 – 2 Williams 51' 5,518 24th
2 May 2009 Milton Keynes Dons H 0 – 1 3,224 24th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
8 November 2008 First Round Dagenham & Redbridge H 0 – 0 1,825
18 November 2008 First Round Replay Dagenham & Redbridge A 1 – 2 Taylor 34' 1,409

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
12 August 2008 First Round Crystal Palace A 1 – 2 Ashikodi 41' 3,094

Johnstone's Paint Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
7 October 2008 Second Round (South) Swindon Town H 1 – 2 Done 30' 1,458

Hereford United received a bye to the Second Round

Herefordshire Senior Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
4 November 2008 Quarter Final Pegasus Juniors A 4 – 1 Chadwick 23' (pen), 25', 90', Johnson 167
28 April 2009 Semi Final Westfields A 1 – 1
AET*
McPike 35'

Westfields won 3-2 on penalties

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 Republic of Ireland Darren Randolph 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
2 DF England Richard Rose 42 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 2 0
3 DF England Robbie Threlfall 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
4 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 45 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 48 2 4 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Garry Breen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 MF England Kris Taylor 39 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 43 2 6 0
7 FW Antigua and Barbuda Moses Ashikodi 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 1 1 0
7 FW England Febian Brandy 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 4 1 0
8 MF England Ben Smith 37 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 1 1 0
9 FW England Steve Guinan 43 15 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 46 15 5 0
10 FW Ghana Bradley Hudson-Odoi 16 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 3 0 0
11 MF England Clint Easton 12 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
12 DF England Sam Oji 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
12 MF England Marc Pugh 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0
14 GK Scotland Craig Samson 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 15 0 0 0
15 MF England Sam Gwynne 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 3 0
16 MF England Jack MacLeod 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0
17 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Leary 15 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 19 1 2 1
18 DF England Karl Broadhurst 25 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 1 5 0
19 MF Wales Craig Jones 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0
20 FW England Andy Williams 26 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 30 2 2 0
21 DF England Richard Jackson 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 0 0
21 MF England Luke Webb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF Wales Matt Done 36 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 41 1 0 0
23 FW England Simon Johnson 29 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 34 1 1 0
24 FW England Nick Chadwick 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 13 4 1 1
24 MF Canada Michael D'Agostino 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK England Matt Murray 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
25 GK Cape Verde José Veiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
26 MF England Lionel Ainsworth 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0
27 DF France Bruno N'Gotty 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0
27 DF Ghana Godwin Antwi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
28 DF England Dean Beckwith 25 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 29 1 2 0
29 DF England Josh Gowling 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0
30 MF England Sam Hewson 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 3 1
31 MF England Jennison Myrie-Williams 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 0
32 DF Republic of Ireland Darren Dennehy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
33 GK England Chris Weale 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 GK Hungary Péter Gulácsi 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0
MF England Tyrone Berry 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 2 0 2 0 0 0
DF England Sam El-Abd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW England James McPike 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF England Alex Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW England Aiden Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF England Gary Warren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF England Tyler Weir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee
2008-06-17 MF England Matt Done Wrexham Undisclosed
2008-07-01 DF Republic of Ireland Garry Breen Manchester City Free
2008-07-07 MF France Toumani Diagouraga Watford Free
2008-07-16 FW Ghana Bradley Hudson-Odoi Fulham Free
2008-07-21 GK Scotland Craig Samson Dundee Free
2008-08-07 DF England Sam Oji Leyton Orient Free
2008-08-28 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Leary Luton Town Free
2008-09-04 MF England Richard Jackson Luton Town Free
2008-09-10 FW England Nick Chadwick Plymouth Argyle Free
2009-02-20 MF Canada Michael D'Agostino Blackpool Free

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name Next Club Fee
2008-05-16 GK England Michael Ingham York City Released
2008-05-16 DF England John McCombe Port Vale Released
2008-05-19 FW Jamaica Trevor Benjamin Gainsborough Trinity Released
2008-05-19 GK Scotland Ryan Esson Inverness Caledonian Thistle Released
2008-05-19 MF England Jordan Fitzpatrick Worcester City Released
2008-05-19 FW England Marcus Palmer Gloucester City Released
2008-06-05 GK England Wayne Brown Bury Free
2008-06-30 DF Australia Trent McClenahan Hamilton Academical Free
2008-08-29 MF England Luke Webb Released
2009-01-08 FW England Nick Chadwick Shrewsbury Town Released
2009-02-03 DF Republic of Ireland Garry Breen Galway United Released
2009-02-05 DF England Sam Oji Ljungskile SK Released
2009-04-03 MF England Clint Easton Released
2009-04-14 GK Scotland Craig Samson Ayr United Released
2009-04-21 MF England Simon Johnson Bury Released

Loan in[edit]

Date From Date To Position Name From
2008-07-11 2008-01-11 GK Republic of Ireland Darren Randolph Charlton Athletic
2008-07-16 2009-01-05 DF England Robbie Threlfall Liverpool
2008-08-05 2009-01-03 FW England Moses Ashikodi Watford
2008-09-01 2009-05-04 FW England Andy Williams Bristol Rovers
2008-09-25 2008-11-25 DF France Bruno N'Gotty Leicester City
2008-11-12 2008-12-12 GK England Matt Murray Wolverhampton Wanderers
2008-11-20 2009-01-22 MF England Lionel Ainsworth Watford
2008-11-27 2009-01-21 GK England Chris Weale Bristol City
2008-11-27 2009-05-04 DF England Josh Gowling Carlisle United
2009-01-05 2009-04-05 MF England Sam Hewson Manchester United
2009-01-23 2009-02-23 MF England Jennison Myrie-Williams Bristol City
2009-02-02 2009-05-04 GK Hungary Péter Gulácsi Liverpool
2009-02-03 2009-03-03 FW England Febian Brandy Manchester United
2009-02-17 2009-03-17 DF Ghana Godwin Antwi Liverpool
2009-03-13 2009-04-13 DF Republic of Ireland Darren Dennehy Cardiff City
2009-03-26 2009-05-04 MF England Marc Pugh Shrewsbury Town

Loan out[edit]

Date From Date To Position Name To
2008-12-12 2009-01-10 MF Wales Craig Jones Redditch United
2009-03-06 2009-04-06 FW Ghana Bradley Hudson-Odoi Grays Athletic

References[edit]