MARKSMAN Jason Cowley says Hereford will ‘keep fighting’ towards the National League North play-offs after they dismantled Blyth Spartans 5-2.

Cowley scored three of the Bulls goals after Alex Babos netted the opener and a Blyth own goal completed their scoring.

The victory came following back-to-back league defeats, but Cowley said his side are now ‘back up’.

“On the training ground we’ve been working hard on how we wanted to play,” said Cowley.

“"I think today it showed. Everyone was on the front foot, we started brightly and we got the goals that we deserved.

"We wanted to win, we needed to win, we want to keep winning and get up the table where we want to be.

"All we can do is keep performing on the pitch. We’ve had a little spell in the last few games where we’ve been a little down. But we’re back up now and we’ll keep fighting towards the play-offs.”

Cowley’s hat-trick was a perfect one with goals from his left and right foot as well as a header.

After scoring his hat-trick the marksman was replaced late on as Andy Williams continued his return from injury.

"It’s one of the best ones (I’ve had) in front of a bigger crowd,” added Cowley.

"I enjoyed it today. I didn't want to come off but I had scored three so I had too."

Cowley could have netted further goal with one flagged off-side and an audacious bicycle kick rattling the crossbar.

“That one would have topped it off had it gone in,” he added.

“I’ll have to try it again. It’s the second one that I’ve tried now and I’ve hit the woodwork both times, third time lucky.”