NL North Fixtures – Saturday 10 August

Hereford head to King’s Lynn Town in the Vanarama National League North on Saturday.

The Bulls picked up all three points at the Jubilee Stadium against Gloucester City on Tuesday night, a result that lifted the club into 3rd position in the league table – albeit at a very early stage of the new campaign.

Head coach Marc Richards will no doubt be looking for a more impressive team performance against the Linnets but, as yet, Hereford FC have never beaten Kings Lynn. The Town beat Hereford 3-2 in front of a crowd of 1,181 in January 2018 in a top-of-the-table Southern League Premier Division match, despite the Bulls being two-up at half-time. Peter Beadle’s side also went down 0-2 in the reverse fixture in March of the same year with Ryan Fryatt and Toby Hilliard the scorers for the visitors.

Indeed, prior to that, the last time Hereford United played at the Walks Stadium was in the ‘Giantkillers’ season of 1971/72 when in the FA Cup 1st Round the Bulls secured a 0-0 draw, before despatching the Linnets 1-0 through a Tony Gough goal at Edgar Street in front of a terrific crowd of 7,758.

Early season pacesetters Guiseley have a tricky looking encounter against Southport at Haig Avenue as the Sandgrounders look a hard team to break down having secured two goalless draws so far.

At the other end of the table, two of the bottom three sides meet at the Horsfall Stadium as Bradford Park Avenue entertain Kidderminster Harriers. Bradford surprisingly sacked manager Garry Thompson and assistant Shaun Gardner after just 2 games of the new season. Mind you, Park Avenue have shipped 10 goals so far – without grabbing a goal at the other end. The Harriers will be wary of a home backlash.

FIXTURES – Saturday, 10 August

VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH

Alfreton Town vs Blyth Spartans

Bradford (PA) vs Kidderminster Harriers

Chester vs Farsley Celtic

Darlington vs Kettering Town

Gloucester City vs Altrincham

King’s Lynn Town vs Hereford

Leamington vs Curzon Ashton

Southport vs Guiseley

Telford v Gateshead

York City v Brackley Town

The match between Spennymoor Town and Boston United has been postponed due to ongoing renovation work at the Brewery Field.

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