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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Beadle Praises Persevering Players

Hereford left it late at Bishop's Stortford, but the results today mean they're now as little as one game away from the title.

Bulls Boss Pete Beadle praised the perseverance of his players to snatch the three points from a battling Blues side.

Speaking to BBC H&W's reporter Keith Hall, Beadle said: "We left it late, the 91st minute, it wasn't our intention to do that but the players gave it everything they could on a tricky surface. 

"In the first half we looked a real threat, could've been one-nil up with the penalty and had other chances, then in the second half you've got to give credit to Kev's [Kevin Watson, Bishop's Stortford's manager] team because they came out with two banks of four and worked their absolute tails off.

"Credit to them because they worked so hard, and you do feel a little bit for them at the end. But they haven't really got out of their half, we've been camped in there and had numerous balls in the box."

Hereford dominated the game, with home 'keeper Calum Kitscha pulling off a number of decent save. Early in the second half, Beadle noted that when Jimmy Oates' shot was kept out after hitting him square in the face, he felt it might just be one of those days.

"You have that feeling when the ball ricochets and smacks the keeper in the face and comes out, you think it's not going to be our day today. Sometimes it happens like that, but as always the players didn't let us down with their perseverance and what a fantastic goal to win it in the end. 

"He had a stand out day. He saved the penalty and that would've done his confidence the world of good, then he started to come and take a few crosses and their confidence grew. As the game went on they had something to really hang on to. 

"You can't give them enough credit for the work they've put in, I do feel for them a little bit but we deserved to win it with the chances and pressure we've had and no real threat from them.

"We stuck in there and it doesn't surprise me the way they've done it, I'm just delighted they've done it after all their hard work. "

Dara O'Shea was substituted today after picking up a knock and there was no Lance Smith in the side. Beadle says both are carrying slight knocks but should be back in contention for Tuesday's game at Biggleswade.

"He [O'Shea] tweaked something when he knocked a long ball forward, I saw him hobble, and then straight after he clattered into the railings. We're hoping it's just a knock and that he'll be okay for Tuesday.

"Lance got a whack against Chesham when he challenged the keeper in the second half, he came down and landed a bit funny and got a whack on it at the same time. He was nearly there today, but hopefully with the rest today he'll be okay for Tuesday."