Monday, 16 April 2012

Two minutes with… Hereford United

Friday night saw another six-pointer at Underhill, as Hereford United (in the bottom two) were the visitors. Bulls’ fan, Tom, shares his match experience and thoughts post-match in this instalment. You can follow Tom on Twitter, @Milward1989

Barnet 1–1 Hereford United
(May ’31 – Facey ’11)
Attendance: 3,189 (away: 673)

How did you get to the game?
Like every game, I travel with a bloke that lives in Evesham (I live in Stratford-upon-Avon myself); he gets the bus over to Stratford, then I pick him up. We got our timing a bit wrong for this one mind, arriving in Barnet just before 4pm.

What did you do pre-match?
We actually got the bus to New Barnet (Although I understand now that it is walking distance) and went to The Railway Bell for a quick bite to eat. Met another lad who supports Hereford but lives in Lincoln (he got the train) and went back to the Old Red Lion which was fairly packed with Hereford fans.

Where did you sit/stand in the ground?
In the away (East) terrace, right up on the halfway line. It’s one of my favourite away allocations what with being so close to the home fans - allows for a good atmosphere and a decent bit of banter.

What did you make of the game?
It was a case of two very poor sides taking part in a game that promised so much but offered very little. I thought we came out firing in the first half and probably dominated a good proportion of the first half hour or so. Sanchez got the early change right in bringing on May who changed the game in a way; he was trouble for us to deal with and that made us look nervous and allowed Barnet back into it. Both teams had chances to take the game but if we always took our chances I suppose we wouldn't be down the bottom of the table.

Was the scoreline a fair reflection?
Yeah, I think it was; although a point doesn't really help either of us.

Who, in your opinion, was man of the match?
There were 22 poor players out there for me. If I had to give it to somebody, thought Kenny Lunt was always calm on the ball for us in the middle of the park.

Who do you play next and how do you think you'll get on?
Next up for us is Northampton at home on Saturday. Well let's face it, nothing but a win will be good enough with Crawley and Torquay being our last two games. I'd probably say we have the hardest run in out of the teams in the bottom three (ourselves, Macclesfield and Barnet). But we have to be optimistic otherwise there is no point in still going. We'll beat Northampton and I think we'll snatch something at Crawley to keep us up.

Thanks Tom

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