BY the end of Saturday’s game, Stanley fans had witnessed 32 goals find their way into the home net.
Some have been wonder goals, some forceful shots and others just simple tap-ins to unfortunately give the Reds one of the worst ‘goals conceded’ home records in League Two.
Supporters had probably thought they had seen it all but most of them were still shaking their heads in disbelief after Hereford’s bizarre second goal was allowed to stand on Saturday.
Mark Roberts’ 30 yard back pass was probably hit harder than he would have liked to get through the muddy penalty area made worse as the game went on and the rain spilled down.
He hadn’t spotted that keeper Kenny Arthur was at the edge of his area and so the goalie had to back track quickly but looked like he had done enough to kick the ball off the line with his legs as the Scot ended up in the back of the net.
The away fans behind the goal appealed for the goal, the players all looked at referee Steve Bratt while the assistant, although some distance away, immediately started flagging and - to the shock of most of the ground - the goal stood.
Television replays seemed to confirm most initial reaction’s at the FES - that is wasn’t a goal - but as soon as it was given it visibly shook the Reds as they then seemed to slump and they conjured up little until the final minutes of the game - which was too late.
Arthur said a resounding "no" when asked if the ball had gone in, the Bulls first goal scorer Gary Hooper said he didn’t think it had while Hereford manager Graham Turner admitted that: "They (Accrington) were none too pleased and it may not have crossed the line."
But, despite jumping up and down in the dug-out in the immediate aftermath of the decision, Stanley boss John Coleman refused to get too carried away with blame at the final whistle.
"Things like that happen in football so I have no complaints," said the Reds chief. "Robbo won’t be the first or the last player to score an own goal. If I am being critical he perhaps hit it a bit hard but these things happen."
While he refused to dish out the blame for the second, the first goal was another he felt his leaky defence should have prevented as Hereford, promoted with Stanley from the Conference in 2006, boosted their automatic promotion hopes.
A neat move down the right led to the dangerous Simon Johnson playing in a low cross and Southend loan striker Hooper got ahead of his marker and clipped in his sixth goal in eight games since his switch.
How Stanley wish one of their strikers could hit that type of form, especially at home where, by Saturda night, they had scored just one goal in seven-and-a-half hours.
The fans have seen away goals fly in in whatever way, shape or form but they have not been so lucky at the other end with 16 league goals scored by their side at the FES by the end of Saturday - and six of them have come in two games against Dagenham and Chester.
Stanley could conjure up little up front despite Paul Mullin partnering Andy Mangan, Andy Todd and Shaun Whalley during the game as they looked for the elusive goal.
The best chance didn’t come until injury time when sub Whalley’s effort was tipped over by Bulls keeper Wayne Brown - his only real save of the day.
In contrast, although Arthur was not overly worked, Stanley’s defence had to dig in as Hereford poured forward in numbers and looked a threat.
"At home we have got to be more forceful," said Coleman. "We have to move quicker and pass the ball quicker.
"Hereford are a very good side but the first goal was a cheap goal and we have conceded goals from that side in recent months. And to not score at home again is a worry.
"Hereford have got the belief and I always thought the first goal would win the game and so it proved."
The win meant Hereford picked up a wanted record - a record equally 12th league away win of the season ( and they by-passed this on Tuesday night).
For Stanley, it was another home show to forget - their 12th league loss at the FES - with the goal that shouldn’t have stood just adding to their misery.