HEREFORD manager Pete Beadle says the FA Cup game against Eastleigh will be a benchmark to see where the Bulls are.

Beadle's team will travel to the National League side in the fourth qualifying round on Saturday, October 14.

"It was never going to be easy whoever we faced," said Beadle.

"Eastleigh are a well established Conference side that have wanted to push on, but for whatever reason that hasn't happened.

"They're not sitting that highly in in the table, but they havn't lost many games.

"It's not going to be an easy task, but it's a game we're looking forward because it will be a benchmark of where we are as a club and a team.

"They have got ambitions to be a Football League club and have got people there with a lot of experience.

"Andy Hessenthaler is there, who I played with at Watford, and their manager Richard Hill is similar to him - he knows the game inside out."

Beadle says he will set his team up to win the game, but knows they can't go 'gung-ho' for the first 10 minutes.

"In every game we play we try and be positive," said Beadle.

"We' always set up to win the game, but this time it will be without the pressure of being expected to win it."

"But it's 11 versus 11 and if they go into the game thinking, what if we lose, then doubts creep in.

"So there's no reason why we cannot cause an upset."