LEADING goalscorer Tom Owen-Evans says that the five contracted players at Hereford FC next season will give the side 'a good spine'.

The 22-year-old midfielder who joined Hereford from Falkirk in October has scored 11 goals and made nine assists in 31 league appearances.

He is contracted to stay at Edgar Street next season along with Josh Gowling, Kieran Thomas, Rowan Liburd and Kyle Finn.

"When I joined from Scotland I could only sign on non-contract terms until the transfer window opened in January when I signed an 18-month contract," said Owen-Evans.

"I have done the six months so I have got next season here as well. I think there are five of us contracted for next year so we have got a good little spine to build on.

"I'm not sure with the other boys what their situations are and what is happening with them. Over the last 20 games we are eighth or ninth in the table so if we can turn some draws into wins then we will be fighting at the right end of the table hopefully.

"I said to myself when I joined I wanted to get 10 (goals) and I have got 11 so I'm really happy with that and chipped in with nine assists as well.

When talking about his preferred position playing behind a striker, Owen-Evans said: "I played there today (against Boston United) and it is my preferred position where I think I can affect the game the most.

"I did okay today, I was a bit sloppy in the first half but in the second I created a few chances. I just need them to go in the back of the net and it's a few more assists for me.

"We wanted to go out on a win and to keep the momentum going into next year.

"In the first half we were definitely the better team and shouldn't have been 1-0 down. We created the better chances and we could have been two or three nil up at half-time.

"I had one blocked off the line and Rowan (Liburd) had a couple of good chances. If you look at what they had it was a tap in from a corner and a penalty. It's frustrating to lose the game 2-0 when we were by far the better team.

"Where we didn't get that first goal, it didn't give us the platform to build on and it was a typical end of season game and we didn't want to make it into that but unfortunately both teams knew they were safe and it had a flat feeling about it."