HEREFORD’S former players came back to haunt them as Tamworth ran out 4-0 winners and sent the Bulls to a third consecutive defeat.

The newly promoted side won their first home league game of the campaign in style as former Bulls defender Jordan Cullinane-Liburd scored the opener and then winger Kyle Finn scored twice.

Despite the final result Jordan Cranston went close early on when his free-kick flew just over the crossbar.

However, it was the hosts who struck first on seven minutes when Cullinane-Liburd slotted in the rebound from Dan Creaney’s shot.

Tamworth nearly doubled their lead when a poor clearance from Kyle Howkins was pounced on by Ben Milnes who ran through to score, only for the offside flag to be raised after the ball hit the net.

Howkins, whose knee has been heavily strapped during the past two games, was replaced soon after due to injury, with Ollie Southern coming on in his place.

The Lambs would get their second goal in the 34th minute when Creaney found the back of the net after Hereford failed to clear their lines following a ball into the box.

Despite a stern half-time team talk Hereford failed to produce any chances of note and it wasn't long before normal service was resumed.

Finn fired home Tamworth’s third goal after defender Callum Cockerill-Mollett nodded the ball into his path from a corner to all but seal the points after 68 minutes.

The former Hereford FC midfielder would rub further salt into the wound when he added his second goal on 79 minutes, after another set-piece was knocked down for him to fire home.

Finn nearly had his hat-trick after a swift Tamworth counter-attack found the number seven in space, but his resulting effort was just wide of the post.

Hereford had a couple of chances late on to add a consolation with Koby Arthur and Aaron Skinner both unable to convert.

Hereford: Pond, Skinner, Teixiera, Barkers, Obinna (Hewlett 66), Babos (Livingstone 79), Cranston, Mendes, Arthur, Cameron, Howkins (Southern 22).

Unused Subs: Stanley, Rooney