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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Victory Was Hard-Earned said Foyle


Martin Foyle talking to some of his squad after today's game
Hereford United manager Martin Foyle has admitted to BBC Hereford and Worcester that this afternoon's victory at Aggbourgh was 'hard-earned'.

"It certainly was hard-earned," said Foyle.

"I think you have to pay compliments to Kidderminster, I think they are an outstanding side.

"Seven wins in the Conference so we knew we were in for a hard game today and that's exactly what it turned out to be."

It was a game of two penalties. The first against Kiddy.

"Probably a little harsh on them. Whether he has clipped him - probably have to see it again.

"They had one, Corbs has slipped and caught their man. Rightly so it was a penalty. Good save from Bitts."

Bitts had an excellent game.

"A lot of their efforts were long range and a lot of crosses came into the box. I though the centre halves were outstanding heading the balls out.

"But Bitts was great.

"The pitch was lively and any balls going in and around that box were hard to handle but Bitt's handing was superb. I thought he was our best player today.

"I thought we played well at home to Kidderminster, I thought we should have had the three points at home. And they will probably say that today they should probably have had the three points."

Striker Ryan Bowman came on as a sub after several weeks out.

"It was important, it was a case should I start with Ryan because he had only trained a couple of days.

"It was a quick recovery from a medial ligament.

"It was a case I was trying to bring another striker in because Phil Marsh has gone back today, Kyle Perry's loan is up soon and Simon Hackney as well.

"So there will be some faces going out of the door but today I thought Sharp was outstanding. His work-rate was second to none. 

Assistant Manager Andy Porter with Andy Corbett
"Also Corbs at right back. He gives us that experience while Gallinagh is still recovering from those eight stitches from the other game.

"My job is to balance the books. This is the time to wheel and deal. I want some players to go out and play some football so they come back so they are sharper."