HEREFORD player Pablo Haysham says it was an amazing feeling when the final whistle went and the Bulls had reached the FA Cup second round.

Haysham came off the bench after 16 minutes against AFC Telford United and it was his parried shot that led to John Mills scoring the winning goal.

"When that whistle went, everyone was buzzing and jumping around," said Haysham.

"The boys put in such a shift and it was a great effort from everyone involved.

"It was no surprise to see John scoring from a yard, but that is what he does.

"I caught the strike well and it moved a bit and that is what John does.

"He reacts to it and slots it home to get the winner.

"I've missed out on the first round a couple of times, only getting to the fourth qualifying round.

"It was a special day to make it to the first round, especially here.

"They are a good side and caused problems in the first half.

"And we picked it up in the second half and we caused them plenty of problems.

"We always knew we had a good chance of winning and back ourselves against good sides and now we're looking forward to the draw."

Haysham received a bad tackle that led to Telford's Jon Royle being sent off on the hour mark.

"The ball has dropped, I've gone in for a tackle and he's thrown himself into it," explained Haysham

"I haven't really seen what happened, I just felt a hit on the ankle."

A lot of Hereford's memorable occasions have happened on the road, including two memorable days at Salisbury and beating Eastleigh in the last round of the FA Cup.

But this time, the Bulls fans managed to witness an historic moment at Edgar Street.

"It's nice to get that big one at home, especially for the fans," added Haysham.

"I imagine there's people who would liked to have travelled to those games but were unable to.

"So it's nice to do one here for everyone and hope they enjoyed it.

"You hear the passion of people and everyone is fully behind the team.

"The boys repaid them with a fantastic performance.

"I think for the top team teams in the Premier League, the FA Cup is not as important as it once was, but for anyone else outside the top six, it's the biggest competition and means the world for us.

"Oxford City beat Colchester away and I'm happy for all the underdogs."