LEADING scorer John Mills believes reaching the second round of the FA Cup is a bigger achievement than getting to the FA Vase final/

The Bulls will eagerly await who they will face in tonight's draw after beating higher-graded AFC Telford United 1-0 on Saturday.

"I think it's a bigger achievement," said Mills.

"We're playing against much better teams, have to be more organised and work harder as a team.

"No disrespect to the FA Vase but they were against teams we're expected to beat.

"But now we've come out against teams in Eastleigh and Telford who are miles above what we're used to playing.

"If you look around, there's still four of five of still here and it's a massive achievement for us."

A record Hereford FC attendance of 4,712 watched Saturday's game.

"Most of us hadn't played in front that sort of crowd before or in the FA Cup first round.

"It was a new experience for all of us, but to be fair after the first half an hour we ground it out.

"We found our way into the game and in the second half I thought we were good.

"Pabs got a horrible tackle on him and after the sending off, I thought there was only going to be one winner."

Mills has scored more than 120 goals in his two years at the club, but said Saturday's strike is right up because of its importance.

"There's not many people at this standard who can say they've scored in the FA Cup first round and I'm even happier that it's a 1-0 win," said Mills.

"As a striker the first thing you're taught is whenever someone shoots, to go straight for goal.

"Half the time they do spill it and luckily it fell right in our path."

Goalkeeper Martin Horsell also had one of his best games in a Hereford shirt, making a number of key saves.

"I was delighted with the one-on-one saves," said Horsell.

"I had to stand my ground and I caught one with my foot.

"I'm happy to do my job and keep them out at that end.

"I was really happy with coming out for crosses and dominating the area.

"They're a big a physical side, but it's always pleasing to keep a clean sheet regardless of the fixture, it's what we always strive for."

Hereford's win means that the away league fixture against Gosport Borough, scheduled for December 2, will have to be postponed.

And with the Bulls also in two other cup competitions, there is a fear that fixtures could soon mount up.

"The gaffer is adamant that it's great to have cup runs because it builds momentum and spirit, but we're conscious on the league as well," added Horsell.

"But it's the momentum we want and it keeps the morale high."