Former Hereford United captain David Norton played at Edgar Street from 1996-1998. An injury meant his appearances were curtailed during the 1997/1998 season and was released from his contract.

Without a club he had to go to the PFA who paid for a career saving operation. He then signed for Cheltenham Town and returned to Edgar Street with his new team top of the GM Vauxhall Conference.

That afternoon Norton received some shocking abuse. He told Matt Healey the full story about his departure from Edgar Street, and how he coped with the severe verbal abuse he was subjected to that day

*The interview was recorded in May 2018.

Photo credit – Cardiff City 2-0 Hereford United – 23rd November 1996.