HEREFORD defender Luke Haines said he owed his team-mates the winning goal at Chester after conceding an own goal three days earlier.

Haines struck the winner as Hereford won 1-0 at Chester on Tuesday night with a piledriving strike five minutes from time.

That made up for his mistake on Saturday as he flicked a header into his own net as Hereford were beaten 1-0 at Scarborough Athletic.

“I think I owed it to the boys to be honest after putting one in the other net,” said Haines talking to Keith Hall.

“I like to think that is gone now and I’ve patched over it tonight. They were good out wide with some big lads who were good at driving with the ball.

“I think we dealt with that well and it’s nice to come away with a clean sheet. We do a lot of work out of possession as we can let our attacking players go and have freedom.

“A lot of the work is defensively and it’s nice to be rewarded with that tonight.”

Haines has played a large portion of his Hereford career as a defensive central midfielder but this season has been playing centre back alongside Zac Lilly.

The 21-year-old says he is still adapting to the change of position.

He added: “I’m still getting used it with Zac (Lilly) next to me,”

“I have played there before but after a year in midfield you do feel slightly disorientated sometimes, I’m still getting used to it but a clean sheet tonight is a big confidence booster.

“I learn every session that I go into with the gaffer being there as he’s played in my position.”

The Bulls will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins on Saturday when newly promoted Buxton visit Edgar Street.

“Hopefully we’ll get the place rocking on Saturday,” added Haines.

“If we get a big win there then hopefully we’ll go on a bit of a run. Our ground is already known as a bit of a fortress and I think teams dread going there.

“For a newly promoted team it might come as a shock in terms of the atmosphere.”