STANLEY goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin dropped a clanger five minutes from time as the Edgar Street hoodoo struck again.
The Reds have never won at Hereford and the game looked destined to peter out into a goalless draw on Saturday.
Then, five minutes from time, an Alan Connell weak shot took a deflection and swerved low towards the keeper. Dunbavin got his hand down to save it but it bounced off his foot and squirmed into the net to the dismay of the Stanley players.
"To be honest, the keeper has kept us in the games against Mansfield and Bury. Mansfield battered us at their place and we came away with a draw and Bury, for long periods, battered us at their place and we came away with a draw," said manager John Coleman.
"Both of them are down to the goalkeeper so he has won us two points on his own. If you deem his mistake today has cost us a point, he is still a point in credit."
David Brown, on his first start of the season against his former club, and Andy Mangan both missed great chances for the Reds who have now lost two on the spin.
Coleman added: "On the balance of play we had the better chances and on another day we would have won the game but fair play to Hereford they kept going and got a little bit of luck and defended well."
The manager is still on the look-out for a striker.