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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Purdie Wants Nine Wins Despite a 'Tough Last Six Games'

Rob Purdie Lining Up A Free Kick At Yesterday's Game
After yesterday's 2-0 win at home to Swindon Supermarine, midfielder Rob Purdie spoke to BBC Hereford and Worcester's Trevor Owens.

"I thought we were as comfortable as we have been in a long time this season," said Purdie.

"They (Swindon) came to starve us and play on the break, but we were strong at the back and it was a pretty easy 2-0 at the end of it."

Onto the first goal. Mike Symons was fouled in the box, before John Mills fired home the penalty.

"It was a silly challenge, but Symons is good. He has a turn of pace which people don't give him credit for and he gets around you because he's so big.

"There were a few questionable decisions in the first 15 to 20 minutes, that one went our way and Mills put it away."

Purdie then spoke about John Mills' second goal.

"Pabs (Pablo Haysham) has made something out of nothing, puts in a great ball and a great touch from Millsy. 

"In the past couple of games we probably would've let that go out for a corner or a throw in.

"We needed that second goal because you never know what could happen. All it takes is a set-piece or a lapse of concentration, but as soon as the second goal went in everyone could breath a little bit easier."

Hereford went into the game after back-to-back draws in the league,

"Today was quite a big game, if we hadn't have picked up three points then the other teams would've perked up around us and doubts might have started to set in.

"We've got three games now which we'd like to pick up maximum points, but then we've got a tough run-in."

There are nine games left of the season, all of which are on a Saturday with the exception of Evesham away on Easter Monday.

"We've got a tough last six games, we've got to go to three teams away who are in the play-off places, and Winchester at home who aren't a bad team.

"We want nine wins, forget about a tough run-in or a couple of draws, we want nine wins out of nine and we're capable of doing it - so we'll start with that next week."