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Thursday, June 21, 2018

National North - Probably Our First Major Test Said Beadle

Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle has said that he feels the National North League 'is probably our first major test'.

Beadle has acheived three promotions in three years but there are some strong clubs in the National North and another promotion won't be as easy.

"I’d never say we’ve had it easy,” said Beadle as reported by the Non-League Paper.

“But with all respect to the divisions we’ve won, this is probably our first major test. This is the first time we’ve come up against full-time teams.

“In the past, we’ve taken advantage of having a good squad and a big fanbase. We haven’t just won the leagues – we’ve smashed them. Well, I don’t envisige us smashing it this year.

“We’re not full-time. We haven’t got the budget of some other clubs. Some of those teams can work with their players two hours a day. We get ours for three hours a week. There has to be a sense of realism and I think 95 per cent of our supporters recognise that.

“But, all that being said, I fully expect us to be there or thereabouts. We’ve already shown we can do it in one-off games last year. We beat Dagenham & Redbridge, we beat Eastleigh. We took Fleetwood to an FA Cup replay and only lost to two set-pieces.

“We will be as competitive as anyone else on the day – and if we perform consistently there is nothing to fear.”