Hereford United
Stadium: Edgar Street
Hereford United Competitive match results1
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1Match results from the Football League, FA Cup, League Cup,
Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.
Last updated 08:21, January 11, 2012 (UTC).

Hereford United and Bristol Rovers have played 18 times in competitive football. Rovers have the marginally better record in these games with seven wins to Hereford's five.


Hereford United were founded in 1924 when two local Hereford sides, St Martins and RAOC (Rotherwas), merged in an effort to gain higher level football for the city. They started out in the Birmingham Combination, before progressing to the Birmingham & District League and Southern League, eventually being elected to the Football League in 1972. They won promotion in their first season in Division Four, meeting Rovers for the first time in Division Three during the 1973-74 season. That first meeting took place on 11 September 1973 at Eastville, and ended in a 1-1 draw. The other game that season ended 0-0, and Hereford's promotion that year meant that the teams wouldn't meet again for another three years.

During the 1976-77 season both teams played in Division Two, and Rovers failed to win either of the meetings between the clubs that year. The first resulted in a 3-2 win for Hereford at Eastville on 13 November, and the second a 1-1 draw at Edgar Street. Two seasons later the teams were drawn together in the first round of the League Cup and after winning the home leg 2-1, a 4-0 defeat in the away leg sent Rovers out of the competition. By now Hereford were firmly ensconced in the bottom division, meaning that the two teams were not in the same division at any pont between 1977 and 2006.

The next match between Bristol Rovers and Hereford United came in the Football League Trophy, then called the Freight Rover Trophy, in the 1985-86 season. The group stage match between the teams ended in a 2-0 win for the Bulls. Two seasons later the clubs faced each other in the first round of the League Cup, the second time the teams had been drawn together at this stage of the competition. The result was the same as the other League Cup tie, with Rovers winning the home leg 1-0, before going down 2-0 at Edgar Street. Two months later the teams met again in the group stage of the Football League Trophy, by now known as the Sherpa Vans Trophy, and it again ended in a 2-0 win to the Bulls.

A further 19 years passed before another competitive game between the teams when they met in League Two, following a spell outside the league for Hereford. On 27 September 2006 Rovers finally secured their first league win over Hereford, thanks to a 2-1 result at the Memorial Stadium, coming some 33 years after they first faced each other in Division Three. This was followed up with a 0-0 draw in the league and a 1-0 win to Rovers in the FA Cup later in the season. The highest scoring game between the clubs came in the 2008-09 season when Rovers ran out 6-1 winners at the Mem, and in their second league meeting that season Rovers recorded their first ever win at Edgar Street, running out 3-0 victors.


  • Last meeting: 10 January 2012 - Hereford United 1–2 Bristol Rovers
  • Biggest win: 23 August 2008 - Bristol Rovers 6–1 Hereford United
  • Biggest defeat: 16 August 1978 - Hereford United 4–0 Bristol Rovers
  • Highest aggregate score: 23 August 2008 - Bristol Rovers 6–1 Hereford United

Players at both clubsEdit

Some players to have been on the books of both Bristol Rovers and Hereford United are:

Past meetingsEdit

11 September 1973Division ThreeBristol Rovers1–1Hereford United
24 October 1973Division ThreeHereford United0–0Bristol Rovers
13 November 1976Division TwoBristol Rovers2–3Hereford United
11 April 1977Division TwoHereford United1–1Bristol Rovers
12 August 1978League CupBristol Rovers2–1Hereford United
16 August 1978League CupHereford United4–0Bristol Rovers
15 January 1986Football League TrophyHereford United2–0Bristol Rovers
19 August 1987League CupBristol Rovers1–0Hereford United
26 August 1987League CupHereford United2–0Bristol Rovers
28 October 1987Football League TrophyBristol Rovers0–2Hereford United
27 September 2006League TwoBristol Rovers2–1Hereford United
26 December 2006League TwoHereford United0–0Bristol Rovers
5 January 2007FA CupBristol Rovers1–0Hereford United
23 August 2008League OneBristol Rovers6–1Hereford United
10 March 2009League OneHereford United0–3Bristol Rovers
1 September 2009Football League TrophyHereford United0–0
(4–2 pens)
Bristol Rovers
27 August 2011League TwoBristol Rovers0–0Hereford United
10 January 2012League TwoHereford United1–2Bristol Rovers

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