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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Beadle Upbeat Despite Draw At Larkhall


Steve Jenkins And Peter Beadle
Despite his side being hold to a 2-2 draw by Larkhall this afternoon, Hereford manager Peter Beadle seemed quite upbeat whilst taking to the media afterwards.

"It started to get a bit fractous towards the end," said Beadle.

"They were hanging on and we were trying to score a winner. It's always going to be like that.

"But I thought we were really good today, I thought we had a funny ten minutes just around their goal but second half we were in total control of the game.

"They never sort of got into it and they never got into it after their second one.

"As we said last week we've just got this knack at the minute of giving away really soft goals. And both goals today were soft, especially the second one.

"The first one, I think, was a little bit lapse in concentration. A long throw he wasn't ready for it. I think Joel could have let it go for a goal kick but he tried to clear it out and it went for a throw-in, then we didn't del with the second long throw.

"And then Alex makes a decision, which you have to trust him with, he thinks he can get it and he's nowhere near it. My advice would be if the defenders are there let them deal with it. You can't knock him for that he thought it was the right decision and we've got caught out by it.

"Outside of that they've not troubled us at all again.

"But it was an easy performance, it wasn't easy to play on the pitch again.

"But I thought the lads were brilliant today again. They acquitted themselves really well on the pitch and with the way the game went. 

"We got in front and just needed that third one."

Hereford's second goal came when Jimmy Oates was brought down, however the referee did consult his assistant before pointing to the spot.

"I think that's the one word you can sum up the referee today, very strange.

"Some of his decisions today were interesting to say the least. Their number 9 committed a foul for which he was booked, then another one and nothing happens, then he goes  through Ryan late and never gets booked and then he runs in front of the keeper which you are not allowed to do and still nothing happens.

"It's not that you want players sent off but obviously if they're down to ten men second half it would have made it a little bit easier for us.

"Just some of his general decision- making was a little bit all over the place. But we can't worry about that because I thought we did enough to win the game and we haven't.

"But we've hung in there and I've just said to the players in there it feels like a loss but it's another point on the board and we keep going and there's a home game on Saturday and if we perform in the manner we've done today with a little bit more quality then we'll be fine."