Match-winner James Roberts said that he felt ‘numb’ before firing Hereford into a first league victory since August and moved out of the bottom three, the Hereford Times say.

The substitute was the first to pick up the ball after Mike Symons was dragged down inside the box and fired the injury time spot kick into the bottom corner as they beat Alfreton 2-1.

Earlier in the match Symons put the Bulls ahead after tapping home Kyle Finn’s 18th minute cross for the opener.

Despite Marc Richards’ side looking in control of the tie and missing a host of chances they looked to have thrown the points away with three minutes remaining when Craig Hobson headed home following a free-kick.

However, the game took a final turn with Roberts firing the Bulls to a fourth league victory of the season.

“I went pretty numb actually because it was obviously a big responsibility but there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to take it,” said Roberts.

“I’m a confident person in life as it is so not much went through my mind just to do the same thing as I normally do and plant it.”

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