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Saturday, August 27, 2016

We Coped Well Said Beadle

Peter Beadle Chatting To The Two Barnstaple Managers Before Kick-Off
After the final whistle Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle gave his thoughts on the game.

"We felt it was as comfortable as we could be," said Beadle.

"It would have been nice to score a goal or two more but a bit like Shortwood I think there will be teams that come here this year and find it a lot tougher.

"It was tough but we seemed to cope really, really well today. It was a good performance.

"It was a long way to come on a Bank Holiday Saturday, whoever sorted out the fixtures for this one they need to have another look at it.

"It's a long way down, we tried to prepare properly and we have and the boys put in a really good performance.

"We've got a game in 48 hours so we need to make sure that everybody is ready so obviously with Joe going in the week it's left us a bit short of numbers. Joel we don't want to risk him too much but he might come into the picture on Monday and we'll just see how everybody is today.

"We started to tire a bit towards the end, like I said it's a hot warm day and we put so much into the first half. I thought they were exceptional first half."

Interviewer Keith Hall felt Tristan Plummer had a good game.

Tristam Plummer
"We thought for twenty minutes he didn't get going then all of a sudden he came to life.

"Tristan has got a lot of quality. He needs a run of games and he needs to get himself up to speed so he can do it for longer periods of the game. He's shown in small little clips at the moment how good he could be but he just needs to push himself that little bit harder and I'm sure he'll become a firm favourite here.

"Fantastic cross for the goal but just one cross in the first half wasn't enough, we need more from him. And he knows that and he's first to admit that he needs to get himself fit."

Beadle dropped Aaron Birch and partnered Rob Purdie with Jamie Edge in midfield.

"Again just to freshen it up. I think Aaron would admit he hasn't been on top form at the moment so again we're still trying to find that balance to make it really click and they've done well again today.

"Aaron brings a lot of quality to the game, to the team, so just an opportunity to change it around knowing we've got another game in 48 hours."

Hereford had a penalty in the second half when Pablo Haysham was brought down but Rob Purdie hit the crossbar and the ball bounced to safety.

"If it goes in it would probably have finished four or five with the chances we've missed.

"We've limited them today to one shot on target which Horsell saved right at the end so it was a great team performance.

"But we keep reminding them about things like that we need to be more ruthless because obviously on another day if they get one back with five minutes to go they are back in the game whereas if we could have killed it off way before that we would have made it far easier for ourselves.

"Because we could have made a few chances earlier on and kept the lads sharper for Monday.

"But it wasn't to be and they are not easy to play here. They are on a good run and they've had a really tough start to the season and done okay.

"There might not be too many teams that come here and dominate the game for long spells like we did today."