HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling felt the ball had gone out in the moments before Sam Osborne scored the winner in AFC Fylde’s 2-1 win.

In the sixth minute of injury time the ball had looked out of play but Jorome Slew kept it in for Tom Walker who found the charging Osborne for the late winner.

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“I’m gutted,” said Gowling talking to Keith Hall.

“We were throwing bodies forward trying to get the win and everybody thought the ball was out and stopped.

“I’m so proud of the boys we didn’t want to sit in but I think we played good football so to come away with a 2-1 loss is absolutely gut wrenching.

“They are a good side, we came with a game plan and once we got to grips with it we were solid and organised.

“The shift they have put in today is absolutely immense and if they do that six more times this season they win six games.

“We came out the second half and just went for it as we need to win games of football, unfortunately today it hasn’t gone in our favour.”

With six games remaining the Bulls sit three points outside the play-off position and Gowling believes his side will finish in the top seven.

“We are going to empty the tank until the end of the season and just give everything,” added Gowling.

“You can see today on a good pitch we can play good football. I honestly believe we’re going to do it with the bunch of lads we’ve got.

“We’re going to keep pushing right until the end.”