HEREFORD Pegasus were made to work hard for their 15th league win of the season, eventually beating Cirencester Town Dev' by a single goal.

Cirencester, with just two wins to their name this season, provided a surprise package at Old School Lane but eventually fell to a 59th minute own goal.

"It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be," said Pegasus joint manager Mick Panniers.

"That was a mistake on our part. They (Cirencester) have conceded a few goals of late and I thought we were going to steamroller them.

"However, they were a decent side who got men behind the ball and worked hard.

"In the first half they probably deserved to be ahead and created a few chances.

"We huffed and puffed and were better in the second half when we reverted back to our normal shape and dominated the half.

"We are going to have games like that but having been so dominant on the 3G we just thought we were going to roll them over."

Pegasus only goal in the game came in the 59th minute when a move down the left resulted in a ball in for Miles Langford.

However, before Langford could fire the ball home a Cirencester player deflected the ball into his own net.

Pegasus have now got a tough run of fixtures starting with a physical Clanfield 85 side on Saturday, with local derbies against Wellington and Lads Club also on the horizon.

"We have got Clanfield 65 away on Saturday on their grass pitch and they were a very physical side on the 3G and we will hope for a strong referee," added Panniers.

"We will find out in February whether we are going to be a top-four side.

"Teams have got a lot of games to catch up and probably three teams can overtake us.

"We have also got to play those sides and by the end of February we would have played three of the four top sides.

"I'm looking forward to it as we have had two or three horrible years and have struggled to get into double points.

"It's a nice change and I'm enjoying it a lot more than I have."