HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling said his side looked vulnerable in the second half without captain Jared Hodgkiss.

The Bulls led 2-1 at the break but a double Curzon Ashton change at the break and introduction of big striker Craig Hobson turned the tie with the striker heading in the equaliser.

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“We knew they were going to come out, make changes and we had to deal with that,” said Gowling.

“For me we didn’t deal with that well enough. That was probably the most vulnerable we’ve been from set plays in a very long time.”

The Bulls were without skipper Hodgkiss who suffered an injury in training on Thursday.

“He went down in a tackle and landed on somebody’s boot,” added Gowling.

“We’re assessing his knee at the moment so hopefully it’s nothing serious but we don’t know yet. I thought we missed him a bit today.”