HEREFORD manager Paul Caddis was given food for thought after his side’s opening pre-season friendly at Hereford Pegasus.

A brace of goals from Andy Williams was followed by a third courtesy of Stanley Anaebonam before the half-time break.

Adam Livingstone secured the fourth in the closing stages to start their pre-season campaign.

"It was good in patches,” said Caddis. “I'm one of those, I’ve got things on my mind already that we can work better on, in possession and out possession.

"The boys have worked extremely hard in the last two weeks. These are games which are lose-lose situations. If we won five or six you’re expected to do it but if you lose 1-0 the world caves in.

“I spoke about attitude and application before the game. I’m very pleased with the outcome. It’s day one and the first of a long season I’m pleased, but I know we can do a lot better.”

However, Caddis was left unhappy by Cawley Cox finding a gap in the Bulls defence to level the game at 1-1 in the 21st minute.

New signings Jordan Cranston and Nathan Cameron were left helpless as the young striker charged through on goal.

“I was a bit disappointed with that, the boys know that,” added Caddis.

"I take some responsibility on stuff like that because we haven't worked loads on possession and out of possession things. The sessions have been quite intense, we’ve done a lot of intense hard work, it’s something that we will start on Tuesday.

"There was a reason why I brought the players in on June 23 early. We want to try and compete with teams that are full-time in the league so I want everyone as fit as we possible can."

After finishing his contract with Walsall last week Williams marked his first Hereford FC appearance with two goals.

"It’s good to get a striker scoring early doors,” added Caddis. It’s a good day for him (Williams) with his family here as well. It’s nice to get goal scorers on the sheet.”

Jason Cowley saw his chance to score a first Hereford goal scuppered by a penalty saved with Williams scoring the rebound.

The pair showed the signs of a good partnership with player/assistant manager Adam Rooney to also compete for a starting place.

"These things happen,” added Caddis about the penalty save. “I've not absolutely no criticism of Cowley whatsoever, he claimed an assist.

"It was a brilliant reaction from Willo. He’s got 630 EFL games he knows how to react to things like that and he was the only one of about 15 or 16 players in the box. We’ve got Adam Rooney as well,

“He has got huge quality so the three will be fighting for two positions. It’s all about building relationships and the more we get on the pitch, and the more we get games together, the better we'll get throughout the team not just the front two.”