Connect with us


Hereford sign player who scored seven minute hat-trick for them in pre-season friendly

Hereford finally sign a player who stunned fans as he scored a seven minute hat-trick for them in a pre-season friendly this summer.

Lekan Osideko, joins the Bulls after a successful trial period, but everyone was left wondering just who the unnamed trialist was as he made quite the impact.

The Bulls finished the 2021-22 National League North season in 12th place, picking up 55 points from 42 games played.


Subject to National League and FA approval, Lekan Osideko has signed with the Bulls after a successful period on trial.

Trialist 17, as he was known during pre-season, scored a hat-trick inside 7 minutes and finished pre-season as our top goal scorer. Having played for Chatham Town last season, Lekan scored 7 goals in 16 appearances whilst helping Chatham reach 2nd place in the Southern Counties East Football League.

Gowling had this to say about our new forward: “He has impressed pre season with his movement in and around the box. He really has an eye for goal especially as he has ended pre season our top goal-scorer. lets hope he can take that form into the league.”


Lekan Osideko @ballerlekz, wrote via his Twitter account: “New beginnings 🙏🏾 happy to be on board can’t wait for the season to start!! 🎉”

Take a look at the Lekan’s hat-trick at Coalville below! He also netted against Malvern Town and Alvechurch.

Speaking after his hat-trick at Coalville, Bulls boss Gowling said: “He’s been with us from the first or second week of pre-season so he knows what I expect of him and the work-rate we expect.

“He’s got better. When he first came in he didn’t understand how we do things, he’s progressed and done better week in and week out.

“Sometimes for a forward player it’s good to watch and see where those gaps appear. He gets in the box and wants to score goals.

“He has got a hunger to score and did that today. He has give lads competition now. We’ve got some decent front players in already, we’ll have a chat with him but he’s done pretty well.

“Ryan and Miles are very direct and he probably gets in different areas. Where as Ryan and Miles will try and create more he’s a bit more ruthless and wants to score goals.

“They are probably selfish runs to score goals, that’s what strikers are.”

Fans reacted as Hereford sign the player who scored a seven minute hat-trick for them in a pre-season friendly…

@Bengz_dc: Proud of you bro ❤️👊🏾 go smash it!

@medwayred72: Good luck Lekan. Go smash it superstar

@seunjojo_: All the best geez 🙏🏾✅

@allyinnes1: Got yourself a great player,and a even better person

@shouting_man: As a @ChathamTownFC Supporter, you have got a good one there. Just give him time and he will do well. Scored and created some vital goals in our promotion push last season.

@jamesdavies06: Excited to see how he performs.

@atombowl: Great young player for us a couple of years ago, look after him

@hufc_g: Ballerrrrrr

@billywalklett22: Sad to lose you but all the best for the new season Lekan. 👊⚽️

@CowardClive: Good luck Lekan 👍 (from a Chats supporter)

@8urkey: Great move mate. Don’t forget the Chats 🔴⚫️🔴

@SamMalliaPhoto: Good luck Lekan, all the best mate.

@AshleyElson7: Well done my bro

@JackPug09814967: Welcome Lekan. If you produce to the same level you did pre-season we have a serious baller on our hands 🔥

@medwayred72: Wow wow congratulations sir. You will be missed. Everything crossed for you. #medwayreds

@ShaneCotterrell: Welcome to the Bulls , all the fans ask is 100% effort and they’ll back you all the way. 😁

@AndyYates3: Great acquisition, was great for us last season 💯❤️

@BOjemen: buzzin for you bro!!!!

@dunnoguv: Best of luck Lekan

@elie_junior90: Lekz the bagsman

@smudger2015: Welcome to the street looking forward to see you playing and hopefully bag some important goals COYW 🖤⚪️🖤

@Morphy81: Welcome to the street Lekan… can’t wait for Saturday. COYLW ⚫️⚪️🐮

@peterlell: Lekan my man ❤️ This is splendid news. I am so happy and proud of you, From the days playing for me at Molesey now at Hereford what a journey ! Wishing you all the very best, and remember what I told you… Good Luck and work hard to achieve. ⚽️⚽️⚽️

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Hereford