Hereford lost to high-flying Darlington this afternoon but produced a much-improved performance largely due to a positive outlook from the kick-off, a couple of new signings, and the re-introduction of some players after lengthy injury lay-offs.
Hereford 1 – 2 Darlington
After completing Talking Bull selling duties Simon Wright enjoyed the match – if not the result.
Vexed. Best I have seen our team play for a while and yet we had the same outcome. Aaron up front gave his best performance as a striker. Evans deserved his goal. Jack Holmes was in his debut game form.
This was a very strange afternoon as some of the Hereford team travelled more miles on a match day than their opponents. Admittedly, Darlington stayed overnight – that’s what clubs in profit can do.
The chairman of Ipswich Town making his first visit for 3 years also teased me about my bright yellow top.
This was probably the first time I thought the attendance might have been lower than it turned out to be. It appeared so quiet outside the stadium, deserted even.
Inside wasn’t much better with the B Block massif was decimated so Chris Hare was immediately inducted to raise our numbers. Mind you, I believe the train strike cost us a lot of supporters today.
This was a day when both sides were missing key players. Hereford gained some back, but added more debutants. It’s not ideal but what else can be done? And if Luke Haines keeps being booked every game, then we will lose him too.
I ought to be used to getting vexed by now.
We go again next week. 7.30am start for a trip to King’s Lynn Town. Lovely.
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