One of the most prolific strikers at Edgar Street over the years is Steve White, he returns to Edgar Street on Tuesday, taking part in a pre-match Question and Answer session ahead of the match against Brackley.
Chalky as he is affectionately known to the Meadow End faithful racked up 29 goals in Division 3 during the 1995/96 campaign that saw The Bulls make a late surge into the play-offs.
White arrived at Edgar Street the season before, tempted away from a potential move to Plymouth with the offer of a two-year deal and by the friendliness of the Chairman, Peter Hill and the cigar-smoking manager at the time, Greg Downs.
“I came up to Hereford and had a look at the surroundings, they sold the move to me over dinner” Chalky recalls “Greg was sat smoking a cigar with a pint of beer, and I just thought it seemed a nice friendly football club.
“I had the chance to move to Plymouth at the time as well, Peter Shilton was manager there and I had discussions with him, but Hereford offered me a two-year contract with good terms.
“The overriding factor was the friendliness of the club, the people at the club, they made it clear that they really wanted me there and to help with their push for promotion.
Chalky remembers his time fondly at Hereford “there were quite a few good memories” he says “playing Plymouth here at Edgar Street in my second season I scored three goals in the 3-0 victory at Edgar Street. That was a sweet hattrick and that sticks in the memory.
“We were involved in the play-offs, unfortunately, we didn’t make it through, but I have some great memories. We had some great players, played the 3-5-2 system and they were really enjoyable times.
The quotes are taken from Matt Healey’s interview with Steve White in 2018. Check out his YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/DJMattHealey) for more ex-player interviews.