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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fully Deserved Victory Said Jenkins

Hereford FC Assistant Manager Steve Jenkins felt that this afternoon's 3-2 win at Sutton Coldfield in the FA Cup was 'fully deserved'.

"I don't think there's any doubt we deserved to win the game," Jenkins told BN.

"Alright we won it late but I've got no doubts that we did more than enough to win that game."

Sutton Coldfield were quite physical and the referee a bit lenient?

"He missed a few in the first half.

Chris Barker Felt The Full Force Of A Defender's Elbow Which The Referee Missed

Peter Beadle Was Very Concerned

But Was Soon Told To Get Off The Pitch

"We knew they were big, we knew they had quite a few 6ft 3in lads in their team so we knew we had to deal with that physically. I thought we did.

"It was a little bit disappointing to conceed the goals but overall throughout the ninety I thought we dealt with their physicality and we stuck to it and to be fair to the boys we dug in and matched them physically."

John Mills sealed the win with a well taken penalty in added time.

"I don't watch penalties. I look away and I just wait for the reaction. It was great to hear the crowd when it went it because the last two I haven't heard it!  It was a great way to win a cup tie doing it with a couple of minutes to go in that manner.

"It was a proper cup-tie and a difficult one against a team in the Northern Premier but I felt we more than matched them and like I said earlier we fully deserved the win."

Hereford know they are in the draw on Monday without having to replay.

"The Gaffer went into the team talk saying we want to make sure we in the draw for Monday and that's what every team wanted to do today and we're part of the nearly 50% that did go through.

Back to the League next Saturday with, on paper, a hard looking game at Tiverton who are in second place in the table.

"I know it's an old cliche but we do take one game at a time. We'll have a good week this week now obviously because going into the last five minutes we thought there might be another replay. 

"So it will be great now to go in with two sessions next week fully prepared for Saturday and looking to be positive and we'll hope for three points again."

Peter Beadle Talking To New Signing Michael McGrath
Latest signing Michael McGrath will be available next Saturday.

"I think we just missed the deadline for today. They worked tiredlessly hard yesterday morning to try and get it through but it just didn't happen. I think they missed it by about ten minutes.

"We're delighted to get him in, he'll be a great addition for us.

"He's a midfielder, he's a quality acquisition, he's played at good level, he's got good experience and he'll do a great job for us."

Tristan Plummer was subbed early the second half and replaced by Jake Sinclair.

"That was precautionary that was. Plummer started to feel his hamstring at half-time. He went back out but it didn't feel right with him so it was precautionary.

Sinclair Heads The Ball Past The Keeper

But It Went Wide
"It was a good opportunity for Jake to come on. He's been with us a while now and he's been chomping at the bit to get some game time. I thought he did well when he came on."

Both Jamie Willets and Joel Edwards were on the bench after injury.

"They are fit now, fit for selection. It is a situation when you find youself out of the team it can be difficult to get back in but that's what's needed at any club if you want to be successful. You need competition for places and that's what we've got. We've been a little bit light in terms of bodies with the injuries over the past couple of weeks. So that should take care of itself over the next week and there will be proper competition for places which is what we want."

Jamie Cuss remains sidelined. Do you know how long he might be out for?

"We don't know at this moment. He's had his scan but we're waiting for the specialist to read it and give us the verdit."

And Pablo Haysham who had a brace on last week at Winchester.

"It always looks worse than what it is. Purely that's for the rehab to get his injury to heal quicker than just walking around. Hopefully he'll be available after Tiverton, fingers crossed. Provided he has a good week in terms of his rehabilitation."