Barnet joint head coach Edgar Davids disappointed with Bees' first-half display against Morecambe

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First published in Sport

Edgar Davids believes Barnet made “too many errors” in the first half of their 4-1 defeat to Morecambe on Saturday.

The Bees went in behind at the break two goals down after Kevin Ellison and Andy Fleming both found the net in the opening ten minutes.

As both teams left the pitch at half-time, a altercation broke out between Graham Stack and Ellison and both were booked. A further scuffle occurred after the match had ended with the duo being pulled apart by teammates and stewards.

In the second period it was a more even affair but two Richard Brodie penalties put the Shrimps comfortably ahead before Jon Nurse grabbed a late consolation for the Bees.

Davids said: “In the first half we didn’t really play and we made too many errors. However, in the second half we played better and improved.

“The thing is against Oxford, when we lost 2-0, there was nothing to really take out from it on a positive note.

“This is totally different because we had a couple of individual errors – it wasn’t like we were really outplayed.

“So there are a few positives we can take from the game.” The Shrimps first penalty was awarded after Barry Fuller was judged to have brought down Lewis Alessandra.

When asked about the decision, Davids said: “I told the referee as well that if he is not certain, and Barry touched the ball outside the area, that you can’t give it. That made it 3-0 and it killed the game.”

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