The Evo-Stick League, Southern Division One South & West fixtures were released this morning with Hereford FC facing what looks like a tricky opening day encounter away at AFC Totton on Saturday, 6 August.
Edgar Street will host the Bulls’ first home match on the following Tuesday, 9 August when Mangotsfield United are the visitors. Indeed, the week will see a home double as Hereford will also entertain Bridgwater Town on Saturday, 13 August.
The festive period will see the Bulls at near neighbours Bishops Cleeve on Monday, 26 December whilst home fans will have to wait until the following Monday for a game at Edgar Street when highly fancied Evesham United make the short journey on Monday, 2 January.
Hereford are currently due to finish the season with a home match against Winchester City on Saturday, 22 April 22.
Additionally the Bulls are due to face the winners of the Haughmond and Alvechurch tie in the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round at Edgar Street on Saturday, 20 August. Rivalry with Salisbury will also be re-established on Saturday, 8 October when Hereford re-visit ‘The Ray Mac’ Stadium for the first time since their FA Vase success at the semi-final stage last season. This time around though the clash is in the FA Trophy in the Preliminary Round stage.
Hereford FC have chosen to withdraw from the Southern League Cup, but will entertain Wellington at Edgar Street on a date yet to be agreed in the Herefordshire FA County Challenge Cup.
Whilst ground capacities are generally higher than those experienced in the Midland Football League a number of all-ticket games are anticipated.
Should the Bulls fans maintain their excellent level of travelling support some games are likely to come under the spotlight. Matches at Bishops Cleeve, Evesham United, Larkhall Athletic, North Leigh, Shortwood United, Slimbridge and Wantage being the most likely to test ground facilities to the maximum.