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Mark Robson admits Barnet 'rode our luck a little bit' in Chesterfield win
Mark Robson admitted fortune favoured Barnet to a degree this afternoon but felt a tactical change at the interval paid dividends as his side claimed their second victory of the season at Chesterfield.
Speaking after Mark Byrne’s late penalty had secured a first away success of the campaign with a 1-0 win, the Bees’ joint head coach said: “We rode our luck a little bit today, particularly first half, we were put under a lot of pressure. It’s one of those games. We’ve probably played miles better and lost so it’s nice to not play so well and win.”
But for two good saves from Graham Stacks and some poor finishing, Barnet could have found themselves trailing at the interval but Robson explained: “We changed it at half-time. We dropped off a little bit because in the first half we was pressing them a bit higher up the pitch and to be fair to Chesterfield, they are a good side. They were moving the ball around and they were causing us problems. So we decided to drop off and be a little bit more compact and make it a little bit more difficult to play through us and we did that to a big degree, because they ended up playing a few more longer balls forward and they never really hurt us.
“There was perhaps one opportunity [in the second half] when the ball came fizzing across the goal in the second half and that was probably the only real chance they had."