HEREFORD striker Andy Williams was delighted to make his return as Hereford beat Spennymoor Town 2-1.

The 37-year-old joined Hereford in the summer before picking up a injury in pre-season requiring an operation on his knee.

After a long return back to fitness the former Football League striker played the last 17 minutes against Spennymoor.

"It has been far too long, but I’m absolutely delighted to get back out there, to get on the pitch and help the team win the game,” said Williams.

"I'm just buzzing, it's been a long time coming and I'm looking forward to getting out there again.

"I think the manager was probably a bit wary about giving me minutes initially, but I felt like I was ready and I told him I felt like I was ready.

"I think last week's training I probably wasn't quite there. This week I definitely felt a lot more at it and a lot more with. I felt that I could come on and make an impact in the game.

"I would like to think I sort of did that, probably not the way I wanted to, Cowley had the glory this week."

Hereford boss Paul Caddis was delighted with his side as a late Jason Cowley winner sent the Bulls up to fourth in the National League North.

"Cowley was just looking for that yard of space after time to get a shot off,” said Caddis. "That's why we kept him on the pitch, that's why we signed him because you know exactly what you are going to get."

However, the Bulls had to battle back from a Lebrun Mbeka first half goal as Lassana Mendes equalised before Cowley struck the winner.

"The first half they were better than us, we were off it a little bit, I don't know exactly why,” added Caddis.

"In the second half we were up there, really good. We were a bit more on the front foot, put some balls in the box and got shots off.

"Once you do that you just build a bit of momentum in the game. Our supporters were fantastic and got behind us.”