Joint Barnet head coach Edgar Davids believes he didn't deserve to be sent off against Accrington Stanley

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First published in Sport

Edgar Davids believes he didn’t deserve to be sent off against Accrington Stanley but accepted the referee’s decision.

The Bees joint head coach was shown two yellow cards in the 1-1 draw on Friday night.

The first booking was for a push on Will Hatfield and the second after Davids caught James Beattie six minutes before full time.

When asked if he felt the dismissal was deserved, Davids’ replied: “No, I don’t say it is deserved. If you look at the game, was it an aggressive game? Did he really have to send somebody off? I don’t think so.

“But it is his decision and we can’t take it back. So we will have to make the best of it.”

Barnet controlled the opening 45 minutes against Stanley but went in at the break level.

Rommy Boco put Accrington ahead in the second period before Mark Byrne equalised from the penalty spot.

Davids was pleased with the Bees performance in the first half and believes the players showed good “mental strength” to come from behind to seal a point.

He said: “I think in the first half it was one of the best halves since I have been here. If you look at it from a mental point of view, we went behind but continued to play.

“Then the goal comes and we got a 1-1. So it is good for the mental strength.”

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