Hereford United faced Cardiff City in a 4th Division clash on an unusually warm mid autumn afternoon of the 20th October 1990.

The attendance was 5,782 and the biggest crowd of the season at Edgar Street, this was swelled by 3,000 visiting Bluebirds.

Mark Jones put the visitors ahead after 45 seconds, but late Hereford pressure bought a deserved equaliser. The scorer was Paul Wheeler.

Wheeler was a former Cardiff City player and he had received plenty of stick from the travelling Bluebirds.

Wheeler had come on as 2nd half subsitute for Paul Millar (who in fact later played for Cardiff) and he silenced the Cardiff boo boys with the late strike, this was in front of the packed out Cardiff fans who were situated in the Blackfriars enclosure and across half of the Len Weston stand.

Wheeler told Your Herefordshire “It’s good to score against the manager who gets rid of you. Its a difference of emotions as in one way I was happy, but when I went off on my run to celebrate the goal I spotted my next door neighbour in the away enclosure and lets say I gave him a wave. I got so much stick for the goal. I was still living in Cardiff. I couldn’t go out for three weeks as everyone knew where I lived”

Line Ups – Hereford 1 Wood 2 MA Jones 3 Devine 4 Pejic 5 Peacock 6 Bradley 7 R Jones 8 Narbett 9 Phillips 10 Millar 11 Lowndes Subs Tester,Wheeler

Cardiff 1 Hansbury 2 Rodgerson 3 Daniel 4 Barnard 5 Lewis 6 Perry 7 Jones 8 Griffith 9 Gibbins 10 Blake 11 Heard Sub Pike

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