2017] sit 2nd in the 7th-division Northern Premier League (with a couple games in hand).
Photo and Image credits above – Medieval bridge over River Wye, photo from royalforestofdean.info/herefordshire. Edgar Street, photo by Hereford FC from uk/about-us-hereford-fc. Shaw Lane Association play at Sheerien Park in the Athersley North estate of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, which has a capacity of 2,000 (350 seated).
Photos from qualifying win over Eastleigh, photos by Hereford FC at uk/gallery-bulls-progress-to-fa-cup-1st-round. (Shaw Lane Association have a ground-share there, with 9th-level club Athersley Recreation FC.) Shaw Lane Aquaforce FC was formed in 2012, via the merger of two clubs…Barugh FC (1991), a junior club, and Aquaforce Barnsley FC (2007), who were originally a Sunday morning pub team.
In 2016-17, Hereford FC joined the 8th level, and then won promotion from the Southern League South and West.
Hereford FC, like the original Hereford United, play at Edgar Street (capacity 4,913; opened in the late 19th century).
Then Shaw Lane beat 6th-level-side Blythe Spartans in the 2nd QR.
Then Shaw Lane beat 7th-level-side Lancaster City 2-1 in the 3rd QR (in front of 304 at Sheerien Park).
Beadle has been with Hereford FC since the re-start, and now has run 2 successful promotion campaigns.
Local enthusiasm for the club since the rebirth remains, although crowds have diminished a bit since 2015-16 (down 13%, from 2.8 K to 2.4 K). And now Hereford FC have advanced to the FA Cup 1st Round Proper in just their second FA Cup campaign. Here’s a flashback of the greatest moment in football history from the town of Hereford…
Still, drawing well over two thousand per game, in the 7th division, is a massive achievement. Hereford United ‘s giant-killing FA Cup-upset of 1972 [Hereford 2-1 Newcastle (aet)]- arguably the greatest cup-upset of all time.