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Preview | Hereford FC (A)

13 October 2023

Match Previews

Preview | Hereford FC (A)

13 October 2023

Hereford FC vs Rochdale AFC | Saturday 14th October 2023, Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round, Edgar Street, 3pm

Dale's Emirates FA Cup campaign begins with a trip to Hereford FC this weekend, in the fourth qualifying round of the competition.

Read all of the pre-match build-up below.

Fans should note that, if the match ends in a draw, the replay will be played at the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday 17th October, 7.45pm kick-off.

ADMISSION DETAILS

Dale fans can pay on the day at Hereford, using cash or card at their Ticket Office.

Click HERE for full ticket details.

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Ian Henderson spoke to the Club's website ahead of the game, where he reminisced about his favourite FA Cup memories with Dale.

Click HERE to watch his pre-match interview in full, or read what he had to say HERE.

TEAM NEWS

Dale will be without both George Nevett and Kairo Mitchell, who are on international duty for Wales Under-19s and Grenada, respectively.

THE OPPOSITION

This will be the first time Dale have faced Hereford FC since they were founded in 2014.

Supporters will remember our encounters with Hereford United, who were dissolved earlier that same year.

Since the phoenix club was founded, the Bulls have risen to the National League North, where they currently sit 16th in the table.

Former Birmingham City defender Paul Caddis is their Manager, having taken over in the summer. 

They have former Dale loanee Paul Downing amongst their ranks, as well as former EFL players Nathan Cameron and Adam Rooney.

GROUND GUIDE

Dale fans can find some information on visiting Egdar Street HERE.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides, although there were 46 matches between Dale and Hereford United.

Dale won 11, with 16 wins for Hereford and 19 draws.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Andrew Humphries will be the referee for Saturday’s game. He is in his first full season at National League level, and also regularly referees in Premier League 2.

Lewis Mansfield-King and Kerian Forrest are assistant referees, with Liam Corbett as fourth official.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

Supporters can listen to live commentary from the tie, via Dale Player. There will be no stream available of the match.

Click HERE for full details on signing up for live commentary.

There will also be live updates via the club’s official twitter account.


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