HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling said his side's FA Cup replay win over Lymington Town was 'what they needed'.

The Bulls rarely looked in trouble against a 10-man Lymington side running away 4-0 winners in their second qualifying round replay.


Dan Smith's header opened the scoring in the first half with the Bulls running riot with Harry Pinchard, Ollie Hulbert and Maziar Kouhyar all netting.

The victory was Hereford's first competitive win this season.

"You kind of think it but I didn't want to say it but the draw at Lymington (on Saturday) was probably a blessing in disguise," said Gowling talking to Keith Hall.

"To come back here, get a win in front of our fans and a first win at home going into Leamington on Saturday was what we needed to be honest.

"You could feel it around the place it was relief. The lads have put in some really good performance here but we have probably not taken our chances and give away some goals that we shouldn't have.

"It was pleasing that we put on a professional performance tonight."

The Bulls now face a trip to Surrey-based Merstham in the third qualifying round on Saturday, October 2.