Merthyr also have a strong connection on the field with Hereford, manager Steve Jenkins was assistant manager in 2013/14. Assistant manager Gavin Williams and club captain Ryan Green have both played for the club and are fans favourites.
Football secretary Jamie Mack believes the game will attract a large attendance: “The match will be one of Hereford FC’s first games as a newly formed club. Representatives from both clubs have been in contact for some time with Hereford keen to learn from our experience having gone through a similar turn of events as we did five years ago. Representatives from both clubs have been discussing this match for some time, and we are delighted to announce the date.”