KIERON Thomas said that a half-time tactical change helped turn the tide as Hereford FC came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Stockport County.

The introduction of Eliot Richards in midfield with Thomas moving into the right-back position helped the Bulls back into the tie after conceding two goals in the first half.

“The second half was a lot better and we got stuck into them and didn’t give them a lot of respect we gave them in the first half definitely,” said Thomas.

“The first half they were better than us and we stood off them and didn’t really see the ball, a credit to them as they’re a good side but the second half was a lot better.

“They get it wide well and caused us a lot of problems out wide and putting crosses into the box which caused the goals. They always seemed to have a spare man in midfield which killed us a little bit.

“In the second half we changed it and made a difference. Rico (Marc Richards) changed the formation and I went back to right-back and it made a big difference I think so fair play to Rico for that.

“I like playing in midfield or right-back I’m easy.”

Thomas hopes that next season Hereford can be pushing for promotion like their visitors but felt the Bulls could have snatched victory in the tie.

“The fans helped us and spurred us on and I felt like we could have gone on and got a winner but obviously it wasn’t meant to be,” said Thomas

“Where they are is where we want to be. First half we were way off it and in the second half we showed we have got a good team, which we have. Rico said is there any chance of that for 90 minutes?

“That’s a massive word consistency throughout the season to go to horrible places and win 1-0 and pick up wins here and there. That’s what wins you leagues and gets you in the play-offs.

“Hopefully next year we can really kick on and be where they are.”