HEREFORD FC’s Head Coach Marc Richards has urged his side not to let their season ‘fizzle out’ after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Alfreton Town.

In a match of few chances Hereford took the lead through a second half Mike Symons penalty only to see Richard Penikett equalise after Matt Yates saved their initial effort onto the bar.

With four games remaining, starting with a trip to Southport this weekend, Richards has urged his side not to let their standards slip after drawing 2-2 with Stockport County on Saturday.

“It wasn’t exactly a spectacle but the game was pretty competitive, said Richards.

“They (Alfreton) were competitive all over the park and made it really difficult for us.

“But we weren’t at the same levels (tonight) as the second half against Stockport. However you put it we weren’t at the levels we need to be but we’ve come away with a 1-1 draw.

“Away from home it’s always difficult to try and win in this league.

“We played a little bit into their hands in terms of making it a bit of a fight which we talked about trying not to make it as our strengths is not in aerial fight balls all the time but we didn’t really manage to stamp our authority on the game to enable us to play.

“You saw spells in the second half but not enough really and I think it was a fair result. If you look at chances we had the better ones but I thought they were competitive and made it difficult for us.

“Four games to go now so we just want to finish the season strongly now and not let it fizzle out and we need to up our performance levels because they weren’t where they have been.

“Now we’re mathematically safe it’s important that we try and get as many points on the board as we possibly can.”