Hereford United: Supporters' Trust to boycott home games

Hereford United Supporters' Trust (HUST) have voted to boycott home games next season.

The fans group have chosen to follow the lead set last season by Coventry City fans, who support their team only at away games.

And 95% of them voted in favour of protesting against new Bulls owner Tommy Agombar.

Hereford's financial problems have already seen them expelled from the Football Conference.

"I expected it to be a 'Yes' vote, but not of that magnitude," said HUST vice-chairman Martin Watson.

As things stand, although the club have been accepted into the Southern League for the 2014-15 season following their expulsion from the Football Conference, they do not currently have a ground.

HUST vice-chairman Martin Watson

"Tommy Agombar's only been in charge for six weeks and 95% of our members are already deeply unhappy with him"

Edgar Street has been closed by Herefordshire Council on safety grounds, leading to a number of pre-season friendlies being cancelled.

But, assuming the ground is granted a safety certificate to stage home games in the Southern League, HUST intend to keep up the boycott until the current ownership pays their remaining football creditors and settle winding-up petitions served against the club.

"It's crystal clear the feelings of the members," Watson told BBC Hereford & Worcester. "Tommy Agombar's only been in charge of the club for six weeks and 95% of our members are already deeply unhappy with him, so something's gone very wrong over the past six weeks."

The Bulls now intend to use the next three weeks to arrange a Company Voluntary Arrangement to help clear their debts, including former managers Martin Foyle, who left the club in March, and Peter Beadle.

HUST attempted to buy the club and clear their debts in late April, only for the then Conference board to accept the bid made by London businessman Agombar instead.