HEREFORD captain Jared Hodgkiss says that his side need to focus for 90 minutes to eradicate their defensive mistakes.
The Bulls conceded three second half goals during a 3-3 draw with Kettering Town on Saturday, after being ahead at the break.
“We’ve made a bit of thing about not picking up many points here and wanting it to be a fortress so it’s very frustrating,” said Hodgkiss being interviewed by Keith Hall.
“As a defender we’re more disappointed than anyone because the goals we conceded were poor goals.
“It’s a frustrating afternoon but great determination to get something out of the game.
“We went 1-0 up and maybe we should have sat in a little bit and soaked up a bit of pressure and hit them on the counter-attack.
“I don’t think the gaffer wants us to do it that way so we’ve just got to believe in what he’s doing and implement his game plan.
“If we do it a bit better than we did it today hopefully we’ll get the results that we all want.
“We’ve got some good players in that dressing room but we need to be more focused for 90 minutes because we’re very good in long spells but we’re switching off at certain times and they’re punishing us for it.
“We’re very positive and we know that will come. As soon as we get that first win here I think that might change.”
The Bulls have a much better record on the road this season with two wins and a draw from their opening three league matches.
Hodgkiss thinks that teams set-up differently to take on Hereford at Edgar Street.
“I think teams are going to be a little bit in awe of us of us coming to this stadium so we’ve got to find ways of dealing with that,” added Hodgkiss.
“There’s a bit more of an onus on us at home to take the game to them.
“Confidence is everything in football and if we get our first win here and the confidence then the season will just roll on and we’ll be strong.”
After scoring against Chorley in mid-week Hodgkiss was on the score-sheet for the second time in a week with a second half strike.
However, the Bulls skipper says he would rather the side won rather than him score.
“It was a bit different to the one last week which was a big deflection, I just want to win games of football and we haven’t won in either game I’ve scored in so it means nothing really,” added Hodgkiss.
“If the strikers score three and we win 3-0 then I’ll take that over me scoring.”