HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says that scoring first at Guiseley will be key to success when his side visit Yorkshire tomorrow.

The Bulls picked up their second win of the season beating Chorley last Saturday 1-0 and Gowling says a good start to the game at Nethermoor Park will be vital.

“We’ve been the architect of our own downfall in a sense,” said Gowling.

“We’ve not started games well so it’s been an uphill battle. It was nice (against Chorley) to go a goal up.

“If you look at the games when we’ve gone a goal up we’ve got results. When your confidence is high it doesn’t really matter who scores first because you can get back into games.

“But when your confidence is down and you’re not getting the rub of the green and you go a goal down it’s very difficult then to get back into the game.”

Guiseley sit in a point and a place behind the Bulls in 19th with both of their two wins this season coming at home.

Gowling says that a win at Nethermoor would ‘kick start’ Hereford’s season with their following three league games at home.

“Back-to-back wins in any league would get a team going,” said Gowling.

“It would give us a good gap between us and the teams below us and we want to do that. I’ve said to the lads our season starts on Saturday.

“Chorley were third in the table and we had the targeted to win regardless of where they were. Back-to-back wins would be vital for us.

“We need to get something out of the game, that’s for sure. We will be going there to get a result and that will really kick-start our season.

“We don’t want to be in and around where we are now but we’re in a false position with the way we’ve been playing.

“A good result on Saturday would set us up nicely for the Blyth game on Tuesday night.”