20th February 2017 by Jamie Griffiths - Club News
12 months ago today John Mills scored one of the most dramatic Hereford goals to date when he slotted home a last minute extra-time winner versus Camberley to fire The Bulls into the FA Vase Semi Final. Here we take a look at some of the other dramatic moments over the past season and a bit!
After an opening day win over Dunkirk last season, The Bulls then went on to record two defeats to Stourport and Highgate. Now 3-0 down at half time against Rocester it would take some turn around for The Bulls to get anything from the game.
Kick started by a Pablo Haysham goal, The Bulls set about on a dramatic come-back that saw John Mills and Nathan Hughes grab goals to draw the game level. With time running out Hughes was upended in the box to earn The Bulls a penalty that Rob Purdie converted to seal a dramatic win.
Having already beaten Bardon Hill, Rocester, Haughmond, Brocton, Leicester Nirvana and Hartley Wintney in their march to the FA Vase Quarter Final, The Bulls came up against their toughest test yet against Camberley Town.
The visitors stunned Edgar Street by taking a first half lead, before Mustapha Bundu converted a second half spot kick to draw level. Just as The Bulls looked to be taking control, the visitors silenced Edgar Street once more by taking the lead for the second time in the game. Mike Symons sent the game into extra-time with a close range leveller, and just as the match looked set to head for a replay, up stepped John Mills to slot home a Joel Edwards cross with just seconds left on the clock.
Things started badly in a game that saw The Bulls lacking in any sort of quality. Had the wheels started to come off The Bulls’ promotion charge? The hosts took the lead before Haysham levelled, but The Bulls were out of sorts and only took the lead through a second half own goal. Despite taking the lead the three points never looked safe and Dunkirk levelled to make it 2-2. Shortly afterwards and the assistant referee came to Hereford’s defence, cancelling out a Dunkirk third for offside, and then deep into injury time Mike Symons rose high at the back post to head home a dramatic and very important winner.
Salisbury 1-2 Hereford – FA Vase Semi Final
Second leg goals from Symons and Tumelty hand The Bulls a trip to Wembley!
Hereford 4-2 Alvechurch – FA Cup Preliminary Round
The Bulls came back from a two-goal deficit to win 4-2, scoring three second half goals in the space of as many minutes.
Sutton Coldfield 2-3 Hereford – FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
After conceding an 86th minute equaliser to Sutton Coldfield, it looks as though the game is going to go to a replay, but Mills had other ideas, stepping up to slot home a 94th minutes spot-kick.
North Leigh 3-3 Hereford
Trailing at the break 3-0 it looked as though The Bulls might face their first defeat of the season, especially when Haysham saw red, but second half goals from Plummer, Symons and Mills helped the 10-man Bulls to a point.