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Edgar Davids said his Barnet side showed heart and character in their 3-1 win against Salisbury City
Edgar Davids praised the heart and character Barnet showed in their 3-1 win against Salisbury City but the Bees head coach admitted his side can play much better.
Barnet fell behind when Dan Fitchett tapped home a cross from close range after just eight minutes.
The Bees struggled to breakdown the Salisbury defence but levelled when Ahmed Abdulla headed home.
Andy Yiadom then fired Barnet ahead and with two minutes of normal time remaining, Keanu Marsh-Brown’s deflected free-kick sealed victory.
Davids, who played a centre-back, was pleased his side ended their winless run that stood at five games before kick-off.
He said: “I think we can play better and we have played better but not got the points in. We did what we had to do and that was to get the three points.
“But we have to do better than we did today. We showed great heart and character but football wise we have to improve.”
He added: “It is good for the guys to now start again with a clear head and work hard in the coming week.”
Abdulla’s goal was his first for the club. The 21-year-old has worked his way into the Bees’ squad and Davids said the midfielder has set an example to other players.
He explained: “He has set an example for the guys are not in the team. It is always good to have a bench that is ready and hungry – that is a bench you want.
“He has set a standard. He has trained hard and worked hard and he has got the opportunity.”
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