HEREFORD’S interim manager Tim Harris was frustrated that another defensive mistake cost his side a goal in their 1-1 draw with Brackley Town.

Rowan Liburd had headed the Bulls on the 17th minute after Bradley Ash's free-kick hit the bar before falling for the marksman.

However, a defensive mix-up between Raheem Hanley and Josh Gowling released Matt Lowe who found the unmarked James Armison to find an equaliser.

After an improved second half display Tom Owen-Evans had the chance to seal the points late on but sent his penalty over.

“The most frustrating thing for me today was the goal we conceded,” said Harris.

“If you look at the Spennymoor game when we gave away two poor goals away. Today we were in the ascendancy, we were playing some great football, getting down the sides of them, getting in behind them and we were asking them questions.

“We were 1-0 up and controlling the game really well. We conceded a goal and we lost our way. We’ve really done well to get in to half-time at 1-1 as they (Brackley) were really in the ascendancy then.

“Nevertheless, it’s a point on the board with a missed penalty. A not particularly great second half performance but the lads stuck to it and we’ve got a point where we probably should have had three.

“The overall performance wasn’t where we need to be and it wasn’t as fluent as we like

“You have got to look at Brackley as they’ve been together a long time and have got a lot of experience together, they are well drilled and organised.

“They are very difficult to break down and don’t concede a lot goal. You have got to give them a bit of credit as they did get hold of the game after we conceded the goal.

“I think they’ll be happy to come away from here with a point.

The Bulls had to make two changes from the side that won at Blyth with Jacob Jagger Cane and Mike Symons both out through injury.

“We always knew that with eight games in a short space of time things were going to be difficult and people were going to pick up knocks and niggles,” added Harris.

“Look at the way (Mike) Symons has played the last couple of games, he has been a real focal point of our attack.

“You have a squad and they come in and do it. At times we played some really good football and at other times, certainly when we went behind, we really didn’t get a foothold in the game.”