A49 derby

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A49 derby
Other namesThe Marches derby, the New Farm derby
LocaleWest Midlands
First meeting15 April 1974
Hereford United 1 – 1 Shrewsbury Town
Latest meeting3 November 2012
Hereford United 3 – 1 Shrewsbury Town
Meetings total28
Most winsShrewsbury Town (13)
All-time seriesHereford: 8
Drawn: 7
Shrewsbury: 13
Largest victoryShrewsbury Town 4 – 0 Hereford United (23 November 2010)

The A49 derby is a football rivalry between Hereford United and Shrewsbury Town.[1]

The derby was listed as the nineteenth fiercest rivalry in English football by The Daily Telegraph,[2] with the two clubs last facing each other in the league during the 2011–12 season which concluded with Shrewsbury being promoted to League One and Hereford relegated to the Conference National. The last meeting to date was an FA Cup first-round tie the following season at Edgar Street, with Hereford winning 3–1.[3]

Hereford United were subsequently wound-up at the High Court in December 2014.[4] With the phoenix club Hereford F.C. currently competing in the National League North,[5] three divisions below Shrewsbury, it is unlikely the derby will be contested in the near future.


Head-to-head record[edit]

Competition Played Hereford United Draw Shrewsbury Town
League 20 4 5 11
FA Cup 3 2 1 0
League Cup 2 1 1 0
Others 3 1 0 2
Totals 28 8 7 13

Crossing the Divide[edit]

Graham Turner has managed both clubs on two separate occasions. He began his managerial career at Shrewsbury in 1978, remaining there until 1984. After spells with Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers he was named manager of Hereford in 1995, remaining there until 2009. Another spell at Hereford followed in 2010 before his last managerial appointment to date at Shrewsbury between 2010 and 2014.

Players to have moved directly between the two clubs include:


  1. ^ James Pugh (30 January 2012). "Shrewsbury Town heading in right direction after Hereford win". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. ^ Liew, Jonathan. "The 20 fiercest rivalries in English football". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Hereford 3–1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Hereford United wound up in High Court over tax debt". BBC News. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Hereford FC: Bulls win their first promotion since reforming as new club". BBC Sport. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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