HEREFORD manager Paul Caddis praised the club’s fans who he said got his side ‘over the line’ in a memorable 1-0 victory over National League side Rochdale.

Ethan Freemantle’s strike 12 minutes from time was all that separated the sides as Hereford provided an FA Cup upset against their full-time opponents.

“I thought the supporters today were a different class,” said Caddis. “Particularly in the last 15 to 20 minutes when we needed them they were amazing.

“Throughout the game, but in the last 20 minutes we needed them and they got us over the line. The players through a man were different class. The game plan, they took it on board and executed it.

“I knew that we’d get an opportunity. I’m absolutely delighted for everybody involved, the staff, the players and the supporters.

“We’ve kept five clean sheets in a row and that’s no mean feat regardless of who the opposition is, that’s very good going.

“If you build your base on keeping clean sheets then you’ve got chances of winning football matches, it’s simple.”

The Bulls face a tough task in the FA Cup first round as League Two side Gillingham visit Edgar Street on the weekend of Saturday, November 4 – exact date and kick-off time to be confirmed.