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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Beadle Feels A Draw Would've Been A Fair Result

A draw would've been a fair result in the eyes of Hereford manager Pete Beadle after his side beat Curzon Ashton 1-0 this afternoon.

Hereford now sit third in the table with seven points from a possible nine and are yet to concede a goal in the Vanarama National League North.

Beadle was asked by BBC Hereford and Worcester's Keith Hall if he would've taken three clean sheets in a row at the start of the season.

"Yeah we would, especially when you look at our back four today and how old they are, the age they are," said Beadle.

"Three new ones so they've all had to settle in. The result flatters us I think, but we deserved it just on our perseverance, attitude and the way we applied ourselves I thought we were great.

"Apart from the one that hit the bar and the free kick, it's tough to remember any real clear-cut chances that they had. First half we've had Danny Greenslade one-on-one, Lewis Hall one-on-one and a free-header at the back-post.

"So we've had some good chances first half to be in front in the game already before they hit the bar. The lads dug in, we had a bit of a disrupted journey on the way up but I've just said to them then we know we're still nowhere near where we need to be, or where we think we should be, but we keep turning up and putting in great performances like we have done today.

"Today's performance was different to Blyth and different to Nuneaton, probably a mixture of both today.

Curzon did pose a threat for Hereford, but the team pulled together and helped out defensively.

"The philosophy here is that we all muck in together and everybody looks around the changing rooms and knows they'll be backed up by the person sat next to them, and today that was really evident.

"For the first time in a long time, we've spent longer period without the ball today than we have done with it. It's not the norm for us because normally we've had lots of the ball.

"Today we didn't, but the shape looked strong, we kept them wide and they did put some balls into the box, but we coped with it fine. On another day we could've been two-up at half time before they hit the bar and it changes the complexion of the game maybe.

"I thought overall a point would've been a fair result, but we're absolutely delighted that we've taken all three."