HEREFORD manager Pete Beadle said he has been pleased with how his side's pre-season games have gone so far.

The Bulls bounced back from a 3-1 defeat at AFC Wulfunians on Tuesday night by hammering Hereford Lads Club 6-1.

"We wanted to make sure we fulfilled the fixtures properly and had strong sides in both games," said Beadle.

"We put in two solid performances and I thought the young boys were excellent.

"Last season, I think we won our first three friendlies then lost our next three, but then went the whole season only losing one game.

"Pre-season is not about the result, it's about that everyone is fully fit by the first game of the season and understands what their job and responsibilities are.

"I thought the performance was really good on Tuesday in the fact that the fitness levels looked good and at times had some really slick play.

"And last night, it was very similar."

Midfielder Rob Purdie echoed Beadle's views.

"I think we're late starting this year so are probably a couple of games behind other teams, but the lads have come back fit and over the two games, everyone is upping their game from last season," he said.

"I thought George Hayes and Dan Pugh did really well and when they have come in for training.

"Everyone has got a chance and you know with Beads that if you don't take it, you don't play.

"Everyone is therefore upping their game this season which can only be good for the team."

Despite the result, Lads Club manager Danny Moon said it was still a good night for the club.

"People have seen how far we have come in the last 12 months with the club's transformation," said Moon.

"I think we got in excess of 350, 400 people here and we thank Hereford for coming down.

"They have got the quality to take their chances, we had a couple of half chances but we didn't take them.

"And we got punished for bad defending all round."