HEREFORD interim manager Tim Harris applauded the focus of his Bulls side after they pulled off the second win within a week.

Mike Symons netted the only goal of the game and the visitors went close on several occasions in the second half.

 “The important thing was that after Tuesday night we didn’t get complacent.

“I thought it was a scrappy game at times because of the conditions but saying that we put in some good performances and were very committed all over the park.

“I’m delighted we picked up another three points on our travels because whilst they haven’t won yet they have got one or two really good players who are going to cause problems.

“In the transition that we find ourselves in it’s about keeping those lads focused and delivering what they want to.

“It’s easy to get complacent especially after you get three points at home and come on this long journey.

“The pleasing thing is that we got three points but the other pleasing aspect was the total commitment from the whole of the squad, it was fantastic.

“If there is a disappointing thing today is that we didn’t win by more than one goal. We had two really good opportunities and the goalkeeper has pulled off a great save from Jordan Nicholson at the end and then there was that goalmouth scramble, if it goes in we would have been a little bit more comfortable.

“I don’t think Brandon Hall had too much to do and I was delighted with our goal I thought there was some great interchanging and movement and (Mike) Symons was there on the end of it.”

“At 1-0 you are always on a little bit of a knives edge because one slip, one bad decision and it’s 1-1 and you’ve dropped two points.

“We move on and we’re delighted to get on the bus with three points.”

Kieran Thomas missed Saturday’s match due to a slight knock and was replaced by Raheem Hanley.

He added: “There is no doubt about it Kieran would have played had he been available.

Kieran has done really well and we looked solid the other night, we are just fortunate that when you look at the squad there are people who you can rely on.

“We gave Raheem a break in the week because he hasn’t played a lot of football and it is great that he got on the pitch today.

“He has got a lot of quality and a little bit to learn in terms of being a little bit too casual at times for me. Going forwards he is a threat and if we can harness that then it all bodes well.”

Striker Bradley Ash impressed for the second match running and Harris said he showed ‘great skill’ at Blyth.

He added: “I think Marc (Richards) and I knew what Bradley (Ash) was all about because he is a player, he never stoped chasing or harassing the defence and at times he showed some great skill.”