HEREFORD’S Head Coach Marc Richards wants his side to play an expressive and exciting brand of football, but is aware they also need to ‘get the right results’.

Richards watched as his side conceded in the 89th minute as Altincham denied them a first league win since August.

It was the third time in four games Hereford have taken the lead only to be held to a 1-1 draw and Richards said it felt like a defeat.

“When you are leading until the 89th minute then it does feel like a loss but it was just a bit of naivety from our prospective in terms of a silly free-kick to give away,” said Richards.

“I keep going on about how we need to be more streetwise and manage the games better. It feels like two points lost.

“It was disappointing in terms of what we did with possession at times. We gave the ball away far too quickly after regaining possession so there are some real frustrations today.

“It’s important when we win the ball back that we’re a bit more expressive in terms of what we do in possession and being our first home game in a while I was hoping to see a lot more quality and better decision making.

“That was the frustration today but defensively we were pretty solid apart from conceding late on.

“I want them to express themselves and I'm giving them a licence to do that in possession but it’s just as important that they know their roles out of possession.

“We want to see exciting and expressive football and fingers crossed we will get it right but it’s just taking a little more time at the moment.

"It’s important we are a bit pragmatic about it at the moment and looking at how we are going to get the right result with the squad we have got and set them up a certain way.

“We want to try and play an exciting brand of football in possession but it’s also important to look at getting maximum points as well.”