DOING his homework paid off for Hereford goalkeeper Dino Visser as he saved a late penalty to deny AFC Telford United the opening goal in a goal-less draw at Edgar Street.

After missing their chances Hereford were almost punished when referee Dale Wootton pointed to the penalty spot eight minutes from time.

However, Visser guessed correctly and pulled off a low save to deny Montell Gibson’s penalty attempt.

"Fortunately, we've got a really good video analyst and every game I get to see all the penalty takers, which side they prefer, their last four, five, six pens,” said Visser reflecting on the game afterwards.

"So I had a good understanding of what he liked to do when he stood up to the spot. I just had a look at his run up and just judged a bit of what his confidence was like on the ball."

During the match Visser struggled to get distance on his goal kicks and eventually defender Jamie Egan took his kick for him.

The Bulls goalkeeper refereed to an injury he sustained against Three Bridges in October which he still manages.

“I previously hurt the lateral ligaments down my knee from previously taking goal kicks during Three Bridges in the FA Cup run,” he added.

“I recovered from that and I was just managing it to be honest. It’s nothing really to worry about.”

This weekend Hereford head to Darlington to face a side eight points above the Bulls in the table and comfortably in the play-off positions.

However, away victories at Southport and AFC Fylde have given Yan Klukowski’s side a renewed confidence heading into the final eight matches.

“We’ve got a good bunch of lads and have been positive of late,” added Visser.

“I think we were really unlucky at Chorley, played extremely well and created good chances. We’ve really been on the front foot but have been unfortunate that we’ve maybe not been as lethal and deadly up front as we would have liked to have been.

“There’s a good atmosphere around the club. We’ve shown that we can compete with anyone in this league so it’s just about being at our best week in and week out.

“Listening to what our coaches instructions are and their plans and make sure we execute them to the best of our abilities.

“We all really respect Yan (Klukowski) and want to give him our 100 per cent. We are all really determined to make a success out of this season.”

South African goalkeeper Visser signed for Hereford in September after Brad Wade suffered an injury but then faced time on side-line himself out through injury.

However, since Christmas the goalkeeper has made the first choice position his own resulting in Wade being released.

“I feel like I’ve made it my own thus far but I’m not comfortable in it,” added Visser.

“I want to prove myself week in and week out. I’ve always got more in the tank and don’t feel I’ve shown my best capabilities. I think there’s more to look forward to definitely.”