SUPER substitute Jamie Bird came to the rescue of Hereford for the second time in a week firing low into the net as the Bulls recorded back-to-back wins.

The 20-year-old midfielder came off the bench with 11 minutes remaining with Hereford drawing 1-1 with Leamington on Tuesday night after Harry White’s penalty cancelled out Jack Edwards’ first half header.

Bird sent a warning two minutes after coming on but saw his driven shot palmed away. And then when the Brakes goalkeeper Tony Breeden flapped at a cross the ball dropped to Bird to fire low into the net.

“One thing on my mind was to get good contact on the ball and make sure I hit the target and it went into the bottom corner," said Bird.

“I always like to have a strike from outside the area and everybody knows that.

“It was nice to get the goal for the boys and get the victory to keep the momentum going."

Just three days earlier Bird was on the pitch 11 minutes before White volleyed home his cross for the winner.

“I would like a bit more game-time but it is what it is, Bird added.

"When he (Pete Beadle) gives me the chance even if it’s for 10 or 15 minutes I’ll just come on and make an impact and I think I’ve done that the last two games so hopefully that goes a long way with the manager."

Manager Pete Beadle was delighted with the victory over Leamington which sent his side second in the league and unbeaten in the opening four games.

“We gave away a poor goal on our part and then second half came more into the game and in the end thoroughly deserved the game but when you leave it late it always adds to the excitement," said Beadle.

“We have played ever so well in patches and although they kept us at bay for large periods of the game the amount of possession we had we deserved to win the game.

“We’re looking for that little bit more quality in the final third and our key word tonight was patience and they did in the second half.

“Jamie (Bird) came on and changed the game on Saturday and came on and show what an impact he can do tonight.

“It’s a learning curve for him too, he’s chipping away bit by bit and he’s getting close but got some work to do.

“He’s a real talent but it’s about doing the other side of the game as well which he is and he’s getting there.

“He has got to earn the right to start as they all have and at the moment there is a few on the bench and they’ve got to earn their place in the team.”

Keyon Reffell returned to injury for Hereford coming on as a substitute.

Hereford head to table-topping Chorley on Saturday who have won all of their opening four fixtures.