HEREFORD manager Pete Beadle admits that his team tend to struggle against 'the lesser sides'.

Despite winning 2-0, the Bulls had a frustrating night against Dunstable, with a hatful of chances missed.

"Historically we've been poor against the lesser sides, although saying that I thought Dunstable did great," said Beadle.

"They showed a real endeavour, they worked hard right to the very end, but with no disrespect we could have won 8-0 with the chances we've missed.

"Maybe the tempo wasn't there, but there's the expectation and the crowd was quiet because they're expecting us to romp home.

"But historically we haven't done well against sides who've been struggling in the league.

"Against Wantage last year it was 1-0 at their place and 3-2 here.

"It's never an easy game, especially when teams work hard and they're young and energetic.

"But again we've had three one-on-ones, so on other night it could have been seven or eight.

"But it wasn't to be, it's three points and a clean sheet and that's what we wanted."

Beadle made a number of changes for the game, with John Mills named as a substitute and Ryan Green not in the squad.

"Ryan wasn't available, which we knew about a long time ago," added Beadle.

"Then the game was rearranged, so he already had plans for this week and things he couldn't change, which is fine.

"But I've said before, it doesn't matter what team we put out, we should be strong enough to win the game.

"John also needed a bit of a breather and felt his hamstring at Tiverton.

"It was a bit of a risk to play him on Saturday, but it turned into a good risk.

"However, tonight he needed a rest."