ROCKET RON­NIE

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Men­tion ‘the goal’ in Here­ford­shire and there’s still one mo­ment that springs to mind among the lo­cals.

Ron­nie Rad­ford’s 1972 thun­der­bolt against New­cas­tle United is ar­guably the ul­ti­mate FA Cup strike, so for the­atre pro­ducer and avid Here­ford fan Roger Mor­gan, it seemed like the ideal topic for a drama.

The Goal, run­ning at The Court­yard be­tween Oc­to­ber 1 and 13, charts the fate of six Here­ford ball­boys across that mem­o­rable sea­son, as the Bulls aim for the Foot­ball League as well as cre­at­ing head­lines in the cup.

Sur­plus funds from the pro­duc­tion will be shared with the club. “Loads of fans have told me they were at the game and will be buy­ing tick­ets, so hope­fully it will be a sell-out,” Mor­gan tells FFT.

Ron­nie him­self has given the pro­duc­tion the thumbs up, and given the use of some ac­tors who are also ca­pa­ble foot­ballers, The Goal prom­ises to be one of the more re­al­is­tic de­pic­tions of the beau­ti­ful game.

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