Hereford & Worcester

Club revamp plan for Hereford FA Cup tie anniversary

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Image caption The site was formerly known as the Starlight Rooms

A revamp of a supporters' club damaged by fire will be finished before the 40th anniversary of Hereford United's most famous cup win, it is hoped.

The then non-league team won 2-1 at Edgar Street against First Division Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round replay on 5 February 1972.

The supporters' club has been largely boarded up since the fire in 1995.

Hereford Utd is planning to restore bars and function rooms "to their former glories".

Chairman David Keyte said he thought the old supporters' club site was "sort of a physical image of a club that hasn't moved on greatly" in recent years.

Mr Keyte added he believed the site was an "important part" of Hereford in the past.

Extra time

The League Two club is now set to get under way with renovating the site, formerly known as the Starlight Rooms, on the corner of the Edgar Street ground.

The club is making plans for a supporters bar on the ground floor along with a new-look reception area.

The upstairs floor is set to house hospitality rooms on match days and function suites.

Offices, a small function room and a gym take up space on the ground floor on the supporters' club site.

Ronnie Radford's long-range goal for Hereford sparked a mini pitch invasion in the 2-1 victory in 1972.

Ricky George scored the winning goal for the home side in extra time.

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