HEREFORD manager Paul Caddis said he was ‘delighted’ with his players after they battled to a 2-1 victory at Chorley.

Second half goals from Alex Babos and Jack Tolley gave Hereford their third league win in five games.

Boss Caddis paid particular praise to central defender Ollie Southern who came in for the suspended Kyle Howkins for his fourth league start of the season.

"I was delighted," said Caddis after the victory. "We were down to the bare bones, we really were.

"I've got to say Ollie Southern who has not played for a long time, he has come in and I thought he was absolutely different class. I thought he was brilliant, everybody was.

"This is a tough place to come, not many teams will come here and win and dominate the way we did.

The Bulls dominated large spells of the first half but struggled to find an opener, while Curtis Pond was called into action twice at the opposite end.

Caddis admitted that he feared another repeat of their 3-1 defeat at Alfreton on Tuesday night, which was also goal-less at half-time.

"My only worry at half-time was that it was a carbon copy of Tuesday night,” added Caddis.

"We dominated in possession but still didn't quite test the goalkeeper as much as we wanted to (in the first half.

“I told the players at half-time to be ready for their reaction because we know that they’re another team with a long throw-in.

“When you’re up against a team with a long throw you’re never comfortable because no matter where the ball goes out it’s coming into your box. You’re never comfortable event at two or three-nil at times.

"But credit to the players, we knew in the transition that there would be a lot of space. The boys took out the game plan to a tee. We're really delighted with the win.

“I’m really delighted with the players and everybody involved with the club. It was a brilliant win for us.”

Hereford winger Jack Tolley was also praised by the manager for scoring the opening goal before later being substituted.

"He's just that different outlet," added Caddis. "He's a nippy little winger, he's difficult to play against.

"I tell both wingers all the time that you'll always get chances at the back post and credit to him because I’ll be honest he was coming off the pitch.

"We were going to bring Koby (Arthur) on just at that moment. But Jack has popped up a goal."