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!
ROCESTER 3-4 Hereford
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.
HEREFORD 3-2 CAMBERLEY
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.
DUNKIRK 2-3 HEREFORD
With the end of season on the horizon, and the games coming thick and fast for The Bulls, Hereford returned to Nottinghamshire for the second time in three days having beaten Long Eaton United 4-0 the Thursday before.
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.
ALVECHURCH 2-1 HEREFORD
With the title race set to go to the wire, Hereford managed to secure an important win over rivals Alvechurch. The three points kept Beadle’s men in charge of the title race, but it was a nervy victory that relied on a calm and composed long-range finish from Rob Purdie as well as a second half penalty save from Martin Horsell.
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.