MIDFIELDER Tom Owen- Evans said that the Bulls 'killed themselves' with a sloppy first half display which allowed Nuneaton to take a point from a bottom of the table clash.

The 21-year-old capitalised on a goalkeeping error to put his side ahead after 25 minutes.

However, Mike Calveley bundled home from a free-kick before heading a corner home to give Nuneaton a 2-1 lead at half-time.

Despite Owen-Evans earning and scoring a second half penalty the Bulls had to share the points.

"I think we have killed ourselves in the first half as at half-time we didn't deserve to be winning even though we got ourselves in a position where we were 1-0 up," said Owen-Evans.

"In that position we didn't do what we should have done by being street wise and go from there.

"We gave away too many silly free-kicks and they scored from two set pieces.

"They didn't really create a lot of chances but we found ourselves 2-1 down at half-time.

"We just didn't really come out of the traps and were sloppy and throughout the team it has stayed there.

"In the second half we have had a go and dominated the game but we couldn't get the win unfortunately.

With Hereford 2-1 behind Owen-Evans was dragged down for a 52nd minute penalty.

The midfielder confidently slotted the ball down the middle of the goal sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

"Their defender has headed it and I'm chasing the loose ball and I've been pulled back as I'm running onto the ball, added Owen-Evans.

"I've gone down and the referee has spotted it and given a penalty.

"I felt confident that I was going to score as I scored against Billericay Town in the cup. I knew I had to put the ball in the net and thankfully I did that."

Following the penalty Hereford were now on top and substitute Keyon Reffell had a golden chance a minute after coming on.

Mike Symons played him through on goal, but under pressure the midfielder fired wide.

As Hereford pushed forwards they were left open at the back and Ceesay found Reece Leek unmarked, but he was denied by a charging Matt Yates save.

Nuneaton goalkeeper Cam Belford then twice denied Hereford firstly from Eliot Richards' driven shot and then Mike Symons.

However, it was nearly a disaster in the last minute of the game as Harvey Smith headed back to the goalkeeper and Yusifu Ceesay intercepted the ball and chipped over the stranded Matt Yates, luckily the ball fell narrowly wide.

Despite sitting just above the bottom three Owen-Evans is confident Hereford can pick up form.

"It's a weird division where teams anyone can beat anyone on their day," he added.

"You've seen over Christmas we had Kidderminster Harriers and Chester at home and beat both of them."

Hereford: Yates, Thomas, Greenslade, Wharton (Richards 64), Smith (c), Gowling, Dinsley, Owen-Evans, Finn (Reffell 68), Lloyd ( Roberts 84), Simmons

Unused subs: Cullinane-Liburd, O'Sullivan,