HEREFORD captain Josh Gowling was disappointed that his side conceded both goals from second ball during their 2-2 draw with Leamington.

Despite having to play with 10 men for the final 30 minutes Hereford hung onto their one goal lead until the 84th minute when Tom Owen-Evans conceded a penalty.

“When you get a man sent off in the second half and you’ve got to defend for 30 minutes with 10 men then it’s difficult but we dug in well," said Gowling.

“We were disappointed with the penalty but overall it’s not a bad performance. I think we shot ourselves a little bit because of our second balls.

“Their goal came from a second ball first half and the penalty has come from a second ball which is disappointing from our behalf because we worked on it and knew what they were going to do.

“We got the ball down well and played. I think if we had 11 men we would have been comfortable in the game.

“We knew what it was going to be like coming here and they are a big and strong hard working team. Our away form is picking up now and we’re starting to move up the table a little bit and we’re getting a bit confident which is the main thing.”

Talking about James Waite's sending off, Gowling added: “He is an honest lad and has just gone to hold off the defender and flick on the turn and has just caught him.

“He didn’t mean it and was accidental, for me it was a yellow card. He’s disappointed in there but hasn’t let anybody down.”