The Hereford boss Russell Slade could not contain his exasperation at the performance of referee Michael Barlow as his side fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat at Southport.
Hereford debutant Stephen Dawson had a goal chalked off for a handball in the build up to his accurate 35 yard strike – a decision which was exceptionally controversial.
Reece Styche scored one penalty, and then saw a second spot kick saved.
An ill tempered match also came close to being abandoned after an object was thrown at the Hereford goalkeeper Brandon Hall by a Southport fan in the first half.
Interview: Keith Hall
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