HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says his side need to be ‘calmer in the storm’ after he watched them play out a 1-0 win over Leamington.

Chris Camwell’s fifth minute free-kick separated the sides but Gowling said his side needed more composure as Leamington looked for a route back into the FA Trophy tie.


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“Credit to Leamington they are a difficult side and you can see why they’ve got the fifth best away record in the league,” said Gowling talking to Keith Hall.

“They get in your face, the low balls into the box, they work hard and credit to them. We had to weather that storm and the quality from Chris (Camwell) was the difference.

“I’m not sure if it killed our momentum to be honest (the 5th minute goal) because we scored so early it looked like we took our foot off the pedal a little bit.

“The better side when they play against teams like Leamington have a bit more composure on the ball. I think we need to improve on that aspect of the game.

“I think we need a bit more calm in the storm I would say. There was times when they were pressing us when we needed a bit more composure to play through the lines.

“It was excellent shift for the lads. Our defence starts with our wide men and (Kyle) Finn and Tom (Owen-Evans) were excellent, the work-rate they put in to stop their full-backs dropping balls in was excellent.”