HEREFORD FC manager Pete Beadle says he is only focused on his own team as the race for the Southern Football League Division One South & West title starts to heat up.
The Bulls are still odds-on favourites to win it, but Taunton Town are doing all they can to try and catch them.
The Peacocks have reduced the gap to 10 points following a 3-0 win against Shortwood United on Tuesday, but have now played a game more than Hereford.
This Saturday, Hereford host North Leigh, while Taunton go to Larkhall Athletic.
“Of course we look at the results, but we don’t look too deeply at the table, we just focus on ourselves,” said Beadle.
“We’ve still got the best defensive record in the league, although they are scoring lots of goals.
“However, it’s the last column of the table that we only care about.
“We’ve got a really tough run-in, but we are where we are on merit.”
Beadle believes the resilience shown by opposing teams is the reason why his side have struggled to kills teams off lately.
“We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing and putting points on the board,” he said.
“But it’s never easy and they are all tough games.”
Last December, the Bulls had to come from 3-0 down against North Leigh to salvage a draw thanks to a late Mills goal.
“We even had chances to win it when we got it t 3-3,” conceded Beadle.
“They are a tough side to play against and have beaten some good teams. They have a bit more experience than Wimborne and will change their style to adapt to the game.”
One player who could be in contention for Hereford is Calvin Dinsley, who has signed for the Bulls having had a successful loan spell at the club earlier in the season.
The midfielder was released by Gloucester City last week and Beadle was quick to seal the 26-year-old’s signing.
“There was an agreement with his contract at Gloucester which meant it didn’t put too much of a financial strain on us, but the board see it as good business because of his ability,” said Beadle.
“We went in for Calvin because he was available and it was a no brainer.”
Hereford go into the game on the back of a 0-0 draw at Bideford.
The Bulls had the better of the chances and should have won the game late on through John Mills.
It was the first time Hereford had failed to score in a game since losing 2-0 to Highgate in February 2016.
“I thought we deserved to win it, we just didn’t take our chances,” added Beadle.
“The lads were disappointed because they thought they should have won the game, but I thought our performance was good.”