HEREFORD FC are still searching for the away victory they desire after an injury time Marcus Dewhurst save denied them three points during a 1-1 draw at Guiseley.

The Bulls have only won once away from home this campaign against Curzon Ashton- a run of 10 league matches without victory.

Despite going behind through a 27th minute Kayode Odejayi back-heel from a free-kick the Bulls responded and Eliot Richards struck through a crowd of players to pull Hereford level after the break.

Marc Richards’ side should have taken the lead moments later but for an unbelievable save from Dewhurst- denying George Lloyd’s close-range header.

As both sides pushed for a vital winner the defences were left exposed and Will Thornton headed the ball an inch wide for the hosts.

And then in injury time Dewhurst denied the Bulls twice.

 Firstly denying Keyon Reffell down low and then from the rebound making a full stretch stop to deny Tom Owen-Evans.

The Bulls would have one last chance as Keyon Reffell and Mike Symons went close as the ball flew across the face of goal. 

“Today I thought we were excellent at times and I’m really pleased with the performance and gutted not to nick it at the end,” said Richards,

“I don’t know how he (Marcus Dewhurst) has pulled off the two saves, the George Lloyd one which was a point blank header and then Tom Owen-Evans turned and hit on the volley and he’s pushed it wide.

“The one right at the death unfortunately it just hasn’t dropped for us. Going away in this league is so tough, it’s another point on the board but I’m just gutted not to come away with all three.

“I thought surely the football gods have got to help us out here but it will even itself out so fingers crossed we will get that lady luck as the season continues. 

“It would have been nice to get all three points but maybe a point, if I’m being very unbiased is a fair reflection. Overall the lads should be positive going into games as we know we can compete, but we should be picking up more points than we are doing.

 “We have got some really talented individuals in the squad and it’s them realising to really grab hold of games and to make sure we are winners as we need to try and get some points on the board.

“The performance was there but sometimes they have to be a bit ugly and do the things that naturally doesn’t come to them.”

 Hereford sit just three points above the bottom three and head to ninth place Blyth Spartans this weekend.

“It’s going to be really tough as their unbeaten since late October/early November,” added Richards.

“If you look at the run they have been on. We always seem to play a team in form. They are in really fine form at the moment so it will be a really tough game. 

"We need that away win we have been searching for. There has been some good performances away from home but obviously we need three points to lift us off the bottom four.”

Hereford: Yates, Thomas, Greenslade, Cullinane-Liburd, Smith (c), Gowling, O'Sullivan, Owen-Evans, Richards, Lloyd (Reffell 78), Symons
Subs: Dielna, Finn, Wharton, Roberts