Grenville Smith was an on-duty police officer at Edgar Street when Ricky George's and Ronnie Radford's goals helped Hereford knock Newcastle United out of the FA Cup in 1972, and he says it "was the most famous FA Cup tie ever played".
Hereford travel to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday next weekend.
Smith, now a director of the club, is clear there will be no repeat of his celebration of Radford's goal if Pitman's team score at Hillsborough.
Grenville Smith: "I had been a Hereford fan all my life.
"That day I was on duty and Edgar Street was rammed with fans of all ages.
"They were on the roof of the stand, in the trees, everywhere.
"When Ronnie scored, the crowd ran on, but I was ahead of them, cheering.
"I threw my helmet in the air, caught it, then remembered myself and shouted: 'Off the pitch.' It was a great day.
"I'm getting on towards 70, so I will not be running on the pitch at Sheffield, but I'm very much looking forward to it as it's a big occasion."