HEREFORD FC manager Pete Beadle admits his side lacked quality in the final third following his side's 1-1 draw against Merthyr Town.

The Bulls never really took their game to the away side and were made to pay when Kyle Copp fired home a free-kick.

However, a cracking goal from new recruit Gethyn Hill rescued a point for Hereford with six minutes remaining.

"We had four what you would call half chances and even the goal was a half chance," said Beadle.

"Gethyn had one just beforehand when it went wide, Dara has had a header and Jamie Molyneux had a header in the first half.

"And that is it, which is not like us.

"We had lots of balls into the box, but no real clear cut chances and as always we have been punished by one mistake.

"They never looked like they were going to score and all of a sudden there's a free-kick and the lad puts it into the net."

Beadle felt playing two games in two days was tough for his players.

"We had a three-and-a-half hour, four hour journey on Saturday in a hot bus and then the game, which included more changes," said Beadle.

"It's hard for the boys because they've then got one day to rest and do it all again on a big pitch.

"I thought they did it great in spells, whereas Merthyr were on home on Saturday.

"Maybe they were a bit fresher, but we plugged away and we certainly didn't deserve to lose the game."

Many Hereford fans were furious with some of the decisions that went against Hereford, including what looked like a clear penalty for hand ball.

"I thought it was a clear penalty, but the ref said their player got a nudge in the back," added Beadle

"But he put his hand up, so it was handball all day long.

"And one minute he gives a foul for a nudge in the back, the next minute he doesn't.

"It goes both ways, but it was just inconsistent again, as it was on Saturday.

"But we can't use that as an excuse because we've just got to get on with it."

Hereford have now played back-to-back home games against sides expected to challenge for promotion.

However, Beadle feels his team should still be able to adapt to this level of football.

"Merthyr are used to this level of football and maybe seeing games out," said Beadle.

"But we've got enough experience in there to figure it out.

"We dominated the game, we just need to be a bit more clinical in both boxes and a bit brighter in the final third and if we do that, we'll be fine."