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Edgar Davids praised the character of his Barnet side after their 1-1 draw against Welling United
Edgar Davids believes Andy Yiadom was wrongly sent off in Barnet’s 1-1 draw with Welling United but felt his side showed strong response after going down to ten men.
The Bees created several chances in the opening half but saw Yiadom dismissed by referee Amy Fearn following a foul on Loick Pires.
Welling led at half time through Joe Healy but the Bees earned a point when Keanu Marsh-Brown fired home a penalty in the second period.
“I am very pleased but I am more pleased with the character we showed with ten men, that is when you make big steps,” Davids said.
“The first half we created more chances than we usually do. We had a lot of shots but didn’t get the goal.
“Then you get a bad decision from the ref and a lucky goal against us. This season we seem to have impossible goals going in against us.
“You have free-kicks going into the top corner and shots in the top corner. But that is football and when that happens you have to applaud the quality.
“But he was trying to pass it and with the bobble it is a mistake that has gone into the net. Then it is important what the response is and ours was really good.
“With ten men we didn’t give many chances away and we still got the equaliser.”
Barnet felt they had two strong penalty appeals turned down in the opening 45 minutes and Davids felt Fearn “didn’t have the best of games.”
However, he added: “They (referees) are selected on qualities and not gender, that is a very good thought. That is the best thing to do, don’t base it on gender or race, just the quality.”
Marsh-Brown’s equaliser was his seventh goal in twelve matches this season. He is the Bees top scorer and Davids said: “He is progressing very well. He just has to push himself every game to be better and better.”
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