HEREFORD were left devastated after conceding a 92nd minute goal with just seconds remaining as Spennymoor Town clinched a 1-0 victory.

In an even contest Spennymoor could have been out of sight at half-time but for the hosts squandering their chances and saves from Bulls’ goalkeeper Dino Visser.

However, Josh Gowling’s team were the better second half side and Ryan McLean had a golden opportunity when through on goal to put the Bulls ahead.

When the game looked destined for a draw Hereford were caught in possession and Glen Taylor forced Visser into a save only for Paul Blackett to net the winner.

“It was a bit naive from us,” said Bulls’ manager Gowling talking to Keith Hall.

“It was the 92nd minute, we’ve got in possession and you just run down the clock and take a point at Spennymoor.

“We’ve tried a diagonal ball, they’ve broke for it. I feel for the lads because they’ve put an absolute shift in to come away to Spennymoor.

“It was a tough first half. We’ve come out in the second half, dominated the game and created some really good chances.”

Spennymoor started brightly and Blackett headed over after six minutes before Taylor forced Visser into action moments later.

The Bulls goalkeeper was back in action saving Rob Ramshaw’s low free-kick before Callum Ross beat the shot stopper to a ball inside the box but hit his effort wide.

A mixture of Visser and his defenders denied Blackett’s effort on the goal-line on the half-hour mark before the Bulls’ shot stopped was forced into a double save again denying Ramshaw and Blackett.

After staying level in the first half Hereford started to make their mark and Kane Thompson-Sommers fired over the crossbar from range.

Both sides went close on 58 minutes firstly with Taylor calling Visser into action again before the goalkeeper also denied Blackett in a goalmouth scramble.

The Bulls quickly broke through Ryan McLean whose inviting cross narrowly missed the head of loanee Colin Oppong.

Hereford’s best chance came on the 68th minute mark when substitute Dan Jarvis threaded the ball through to McLean who with just the goalkeeper to beat blazed his effort over.

Levi Andoh was next to test the Spennymoor goal after racing into the box, but saw his effort denied by goalkeeper Dan Langley.

Goalkeeping hero Visser almost handed Spennymoor an injury time winner kicking the ball straight to Taylor who found Blackett, but his effort under pressure from Zak Lilly was wide.

Blackett had the final say when with seconds left on the clock Taylor ran into the Bulls’ box forcing Visser into a save and Blackett was on hand to prod the ball home.

Hereford: Visser, Thompson-Sommers, McLean, Lloyd, Amadi-Holloway (Lilly 84), Pinchard, Hanson (Jarvis 45), Pendley, Andoh, Oppong, Latty-Fairweather

Unused subs: Hodgkiss, Klukowski, Holmes