HEREFORD manager Pete Beadle felt his side deserved to score five goals against Redditch United, but admitted the goals they conceded were poor.

An end-to-end first half saw Hereford lead 4-2, but the scoreline could have been anything.

However, Hereford dictated the game more after the break, with John Mills' second goal of the game sealing the win seven minutes from time.

"With the chances we missed, it could seven or eight because after the two goals we controlled most of the half without creating a huge amount of chances," said Beadle.

"But in the second half, we looked solid.

"They had a right go at it but we've got good players here and in the end, I think we were worthy of scoring five goals.

"However, we've got the best defensive record in the league and if you go through the goals we've conceded, there's not been many that's been from good bits of play – it's generally been from our mistakes.

"And today was exactly that and it cost us.

"Even though we've been great in the attacking half of the pitch and we've won the game, we're disappointed to concede the goals because we're trying to keep clean sheets and it makes it hard for us."

Redditch assistant manager Alex Sykes added that the scoreline could have been 8-7.

"To get two goals in the first half was a good effort from the lads, we're just disappointed with the nature of the goals we conceded and the times we did," he said.

"We got back into the game at 2-2 then three minutes later we conceded again."

Former Hereford loanee Adam Page started for Redditch and Sykes thought he did ok.

"You could see his quality from time to time," said Sykes.

"It wasn't an easy game to play your first game but I think he acquitted himself well.

"We know what he's about, it's just about getting him in the game.

"In the second half, we didn't get the ball enough too him, so it probably didn't show him in his best light."