Christmas League Round Up
HFA County League sponsored by Supercraft
In the Premier Division of the HFA County League, Kington Town Reserves have had a superb start to the season and deservedly top the table heading into the Christmas period. Having lost only once so far, Kington sit on 27 points; 1 point ahead of second placed Wellington Rangers with a game in hand. In third place, Fownhope will also be pleased with their season so far, remaining unbeaten and just 3 points off the pace. Ewyas Harold are enjoying a couple of cup runs having reached the semi-finals of both the HFA County Challenge Cup and the HFA Charity Bowl; where they are looking to defend their title.
Meanwhile in Division 1, newly promoted Kingstone Rovers lead the way having won 10, drawn 2 and lost none. Holme Lacy Reserves and Wooferton will still remain confident of catching the league leaders having both won 5 of their last 6 matches. Both Kingstone and Wooferton are also through to the quarter finals of the HFA Junior Cup where they will face St Johns Howle Hill and Wellington Colts respectively. Hinton Reserves from Division 1 will also be competing in the Junior cup quarter finals.
In their first season back playing county football, Belmont Wanderers mens team are currently top with 23 points from their opening 10 games. Newent Town Reserves and Dore Valley could potentially bridge the gap significantly by winning their games in hand though. Wellington Colts have made a good start to defending their Junior Cup triumph from last season, and are through to the quarter finals of the competition. Belmont, Orleton Colts Reserves, and Bartestree Reserves are all also representing the division in the last 8.
The Sunday league is incredibly tight with just 5 points separating the top 5 teams. Both Bromyard Colts and The Lion are yet to lose a game and are in strong form having both won their last 5 games in a row. In the Sunday Cup semi-finals Hereford City will host Bromyard Colts whilst Hay St Marys take on the Roebuck Inn.
In the non-league pyramid Hereford continue to impress and have had an excellent campaign so far; remaining in contention for promotion whilst also impressing with cup heroics. The club have performed superbly against higher grade opposition to reach the 2nd round of the FA Cup, only losing to League 1 Fleetwood in a replay. They are also through to the third round of the FA Trophy after a strong performance against conference side Dagenham & Redbridge. Westfields are also doing well in the FA Vase and have played some thrilling ties including a last gasp winner against Plymouth in the last round. Next up they face Hamble in the round 4.
In the WMRL Lads Club will be pleased with their first season in the premier division, as they are currently comfortably mid table with Wellington just behind (although with a couple of games in hand). The two clubs have also been drawn together in the county cup semi-finals which is sure to be a competitive tie. After a difficult start to the season, Pegasus juniors have started to pick up more results and will be looking to climb up the table in the New Year. Bromyard and Kington are competing in division 1 and will also be looking to record more positive results in 2018. Bartestree, meanwhile, are looking at home in division 3 of the Midland Football League and are second in the table with 25 points from 14 games.
In ladies football, Hereford Lads Club are second by just a point in the Midwest Counties League. After losing their title last season to Kidderminster, they have been playing well and remain in contention to reclaim it this time round. Bartestree have also started the season well and are 5th with 15 points from 10 games. In our new ladies development league, Ross Ladies are currently first on 5 points although they have played an extra game. Hay, Belmont and Leo Ladies will all hope to catch up in January.
Herefordshire FA would like to wish all the players, coaches, referees and volunteers from across Herefordshire a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Match Photos Match Highlights