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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

'We Dug In, We Had To' Admits Beadle

After last night's 1-0 victory at Mangotsfield, Hereford manager Peter Beadle spoke to the media.

How did he access his side's performance?

"Dogged, dogged," said Beadle.

"We dug in, we had to.

"I thought we did really well first half but probably didn't quite take the chances we had and then second half again, whether it was the slope or we didn't quite have that extra bit.

"We talked at half time about making sure we start well but we couldn't get anything over their back four.

"The pitch was deceptive, it wasn't as good as it looked. It's really bobbly out there.

"Because we couldn't get it over their back four we spent a lot of time defending but I thought we did it stoutly.

"Alex hasn't really had a save to make, he's had lots of crosses, lots of balls into the box but no real saves,

"A real dogged second half performance."

The only goal of the game came in the first half when Tristan Plummer was brought down. Mike McGrath took the free kick quite quickly and it flew into the back of the net. Mangotsfield keeper Phillips and others appealed saying they had not been ready.

"I don't know the rules but their chairman has just come out and explained it.

"The lad is allowed to take it quickly after the goalie has set up the wall. At the end of the day it has been given.

"They had the whole second half and twenty minutes of the first half to get back into the game.

"It seems as though it was an error, maybe. If it was, it was but they've got to get on with it. We've been on the wrong side of quite a few of them."