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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Another Poor Goal To Give Away Said Beadle



After this afternoon's 3-1 win at Paulton, Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle gave his reaction to the local media. Paulton scored first which didn't please Beadle.

"It was another poor goal same as on Monday. And we've talked and we worked on it on Thursday about how we press and close down and make sure we don't give away silly goals.

"Yet in less than five minutes we were one down to a goal.

"The lad has done great to get in there, he's gone for the middle of the park and there's not one challenge on him so it's like a thing we do, I don't know.

"We have to get better at it because we can't keep conceeding goals like that.

"It was always going to be tricky, it was always going to be tough on a pitch like that. When we got here and saw it we knew it was going to be tough and it proved that to me and when the keeper pulled off a great save to his right you just thought it was going to be one of those days.

"But the lads after the first fifteeen we were exceptional. The way they managed the game, the way they got back into the game and how patient they were second half, we didn't try and force it and we were pretty comfortable second half."

As while as being pretty heavy, the pitch had a fair slope on it. Hereford played down it in the first half.

"The lads are fit and they've got to go up the hill or down the hill. It makes no difference whether you do it first half or second half, both teams have got to do the same. To me it's only a psychological thing that gets into their heads about the slope.

"I thought even up the slope second half we probably had 80% of the possession, we looked pretty solid defensively and that third goal was all important and took a bit of pressure off but even after the third goal we were even more comfortable."

Ryan Green didn't feature as he was unwell.

"The thigh injury is nearly fine but he's not well today. He's picked up this bug that's going around, this cold that everyone has got.

"He stayed away which is best thing for him. We'll see how he goes and whether he's available for Tuesday."

Beadle was asked about the shape of the team. 

"I'm happy with the shape. It hasn't changed much since I've been here.

"I like to play with wingers who are exciting and who can play and get crosses in the box and play that style of football. We play a lot of teams that play with three in the park but if they play that sort of game they are short somewhere.

"We have to make the most of where they are short.

"Today we were patient especially second half but once we got ourselves 2-1 up we were comfortable.

"I said at half time no bad start make sure we are patient, wait your turn and second half we opened them up quite a bit, but didn't quite put one way and John had half a chance and Mouls had half a chance.

"Eventually great play over our side of the pitch, great closing down, we put pressure on the ball and get it back then it opens up and Plummer gets his goal.

"Tristan was excellent again today, great assist and a goal to go as well. We just need ninety minutes out of him."

Given Hereford have a fifteen point lead over their nearest rivals, Beadle was asked if he had any objectives.

"To keep on winning

"I'm not a defensive minded manager, never been thay way even when we took over the old Hereford.

"We changed the style of football in eight games and everyone talks about certain games but I thought in the last three of the season, Tamworth, Alfreton and Aldershot I thought the lads were exceptional in them because of the way we played and how we played and that's the way I've always been and that won't chance.

"Sometimes we have to change because of pitches or the game or circumstances will change so you can't play like that all the time but 95% of the time I want us to play fast, effective, free-flowing and exciting football."