List of Hereford United F.C. records and statistics

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Below are statistics and records related to Hereford United Football Club.

Competition history[edit]

Overall Football League/Conference Record to 2013:

  • Division 2: 1976-7 (1 season)
  • Division 3/League 1: 1973-6, 1977-8, 2008-9 (5 seasons)
  • Division 4/League 2: 1972-3, 1978-97, 2006-8, 2009-12 (25 seasons)
  • Conference/Conference National: 1997-2006, 2012-3 (10 completed seasons)

Prior to 1972 the club played in various minor leagues. See List of Hereford United F.C. seasons.

FA Cup[edit]

Record[edit]

Since 1924 Hereford United have reached the Fourth Round on seven occasions, losing each time.

Round Biggest Win Biggest Defeat
Extra Preliminary Round 6–1 v Bloxwich Strollers (H) – 1930–31 2–7 v Kidderminster Harriers (A) – 1924–25
Preliminary Round 11–0 v Thynnes Athletic (H) – 1947–48 0–8 v Moor Green (H) – 1946–47
First Qualifying Round 5–2 v Worcester City (H) – 1932–33 0–2 v Wellington Town (H) – 1935–36
Second Qualifying Round 4–0 v Brierley Hill Alliance (H) – 1932–33 0–2 v Stourbridge (A) – 1947–48
Third Qualifying Round 5–0 v Nuneaton Borough (H) – 1946–47 3–5 v Bromsgrove Rovers (A) – 1948–49
Fourth Qualifying Round 8–1 v Nuneaton Borough (H) – 1955–56 0–3 v Gainsborough Trinity (A) – 1930–31
First Round 3–0 v Farnborough Town (H) – 1984–85 0–4 v Fulham (A) – 1986–87
Second Round 6–1 v Queens Park Rangers (H) – 1957–58 0–3 v Watford (A) – 1967–68
Third Round 4–1 v Scunthorpe United (H) – 1981–82 2–7 v Arsenal (A) – 1984–85
Fourth Round 0–0 v West Ham United (H) – 1971–72 0–4 v Middlesbrough (A) – 1976–77
  • Longest FA Cup Run – 10 matches (Fourth Qualifying Round – Fourth Round Proper, 1971–72)

Giantkilling[edit]

Hereford United have beaten the following Football League teams whilst a non-league club.

Records[edit]

National[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Record Competitive win – 11–0 v Thynnes Athletic (1947–48 FA Cup Preliminary Round)
  • Record Competitive defeat* – 7–0 v Middlesbrough (1996–97 League Cup)
                                                 - 7-0 v Luton "(2013-14 Conference)"
  • Record Football League win – 6–0 v Burnley (1986–87 Fourth Division)
  • Record Football League defeat – 7–1 v Mansfield Town (1994–95 Division Three)
  • Record Conference win – 9–0 v Dagenham & Redbridge (2003–04)
  • Record Conference defeat – 4–0 v Doncaster Rovers (2001–02)
  • Record League Cup win – 4–0 v Bristol Rovers (1978–79), 5–1 v Bristol City (1985–86)
  • Record Welsh Cup win – 10–1 v BSC Shotton (1985–86)
  • Record Football League Trophy win – 4–0 v Yeovil Town (2000–01)
  • Record Football League Trophy defeat – 4–0 v Millwall (1996–97)
  • Record FA Trophy win – 7–1 v Bognor Regis Town (2005–06)
  • Record Competitive home attendance – 18,114 v Sheffield Wednesday (1957–58 FA Cup Third Round)
  • Record Football League attendance – 14,849 v Newport County (1972–73 Fourth Division)
  • Record Conference attendance – 7,240 v Chester City (2003–04)
  • Record league wins in a season – 34 (1964–65 Southern North West Division)
  • Record league defeats in a season – 27 (1982–83 Fourth Division)
  • Record league goals scored in a season – 124 (1964–65 Southern North West Division)
  • Record league goals conceded in a season – 90 (1955–56 Southern Premier)
  • Record total points in a season (2 pts for a win) – 72 (1964–65 Southern North West Division)
  • Record total points in a season (3 pts for a win) – 91 (2003–04 Conference National)

Player[edit]

  • Most Competitive appearancesJohn Layton Snr (549)
  • Most Football League appearancesMel Pejic (412)
  • Most Conference appearancesTony James (273)
  • Most FA Cup appearances* – Chris Price, Mel Pejic and Tony James (19)
  • Most League Cup appearancesMel Pejic (25)
  • Most Football League Trophy AppearancesMel Pejic (27)
  • Most FA Trophy AppearancesTony James (21)
  • Most Competitive goals – Charlie Thompson (184)
  • Most Football League goalsStewart Phillips (95)
  • Most Conference goalsSteve Guinan (38)
  • Most goals in a season (all competitions)* – Dixie McNeil (38 in 1975–76)
  • Most Football League goals in a seasonDixie McNeil (35 in 1975–76)
  • Most Conference goals in a seasonSteve Guinan (25 in 2003–04)
  • Most Competitive hat-tricks* – Dixie McNeil (5)
  • Most goals in one match – Charlie Thompson (8 goals against Thynnes Athletic)
  • Most consecutive appearancesKevin Rose (253)
  • Most international caps while a Hereford playerBrian Evans (1 cap for Wales)

General[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

In its early years the club did not have a manager as such, the team was selected by the board committee and club secretary. The following individuals held a similar position during the early years of the club. (Year appointed in brackets)

  • A.E. Jones (1924)
  • Alf Basnett (1930)
  • Lachlan McPherson (1935)
  • Eric Keen (1939)
  • Tom Price (1945)
  • Fred Turner (1947)
Name Date of first match Date of last match
George Tranter August 1948 May 1950
Alex Massie August 1951 November 1952
George Tranter August 1953 May 1956
Joe Wade May 1956 May 1962
Ray Daniel August 1962 December 1963
Bob Dennison December 1963 December 1967
John Charles December 1967 15 September 1971
Colin Addison 13 October 1971 27 April 1974
John Sillett 17 August 1974 28 January 1978
Tony Ford 11 February 1978 29 April 1978
Mike Bailey 19 August 1978 20 October 1979
Peter Isaac 23 October 1979 17 November 1979
Frank Lord 27 November 1979 18 September 1982
Tommy Hughes 25 September 1982 5 March 1983
John Newman 12 March 1983 30 September 1987
Ian Bowyer 3 October 1987 13 May 1990
Colin Addison 25 August 1990 11 May 1991
John Sillett 17 August 1991 28 April 1992
Greg Downs 15 August 1992 13 September 1994
John Layton 16 September 1994 6 May 1995
Graham Turner 12 August 1995 24 April 2009
John Trewick 24 April 2009 8 March 2010
Graham Turner 8 March 2010 4 June 2010
Simon Davey 22 June 2010 2 October 2010
Jamie Pitman 5 October 2010 3 March 2012
Richard O'Kelly 6 March 2012 5 May 2012
Martin Foyle 5 May 2012 17 March 2014

All Time Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Goals
1 Charlie Thompson 184
2 Roy Williams 154
3 Albert Derrick 132
4 John Charles 130
5 Stewart Phillips 124
6 Reggie Bowen 123
7 Dixie McNeil 97
8 Jimmy Duggan 96
9 Roly Morris 89
10 Brian Punter 82
11 Ollie Kearns 77
12


13 Ray Daniel 66
14 Ray Hardiman 65
15 Frank Fidler 63
= Steve Guinan 63
17 Dudley Tyler 62
18 Jim Harvey 55
19 Steve White 52
20 Fred Jones 50
= Brian Owen 50
= Phil Stant 50