Ulrich Landvreugd says Barnet deserved more than a one-goal victory against Tamworth

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Ulrich Landvreugd says Barnet deserved more than a one-goal victory against Tamworth and felt the final score was harsh on his players.

A goal from Luisma Villa seven minutes from full time was enough for the Bees to overcome the Lambs.

Barnet had numerous chances throughout the contest but could’ve fallen behind when Tamworth were awarded a penalty after Andy Yiadom bundled into Justin Richards.

“I thought it was shoulder against shoulder,” said Landvreugd, the Bees joint head coach.

“They were both in the 18 yard box and they ran into each other.

“I thought it was a fair shoulder but the referee was closer. From my view it wasn’t but I am sure he saw it better than me.”

Richards took the spot kick but his effort from 12 yards was saved by Nick Jupp.

“You could say we were a little bit lucky but the quality of Nicky in training shows he stops a lot of penalties,” Landvreugd said.

“So we were happy with a 0-0. But in the second half we played a little bit sharper.”

Jake Hyde and Keanu Marsh-Brown both came close for Barnet in the second period before Villa’s goal put the hosts in front.

Hyde had two goals ruled out in the closing stages and Landvreugd felt his side deserved to add to their total.

“I think it (the final score) was harsh. We deserved the second goal but I know that you don’t get anything for free.

“It was hard to create the first goal but we got some more space and we should have scored the second.

“We had a couple of disallowed goals but overall it was good.”

It was Barnet’s first Skrill Premier match for three weeks after trips to Macclesfield Town and Forest Green Rovers were postponed.

Landvreugd was pleased to return to action and says the players are already looking forward to Tuesday’s game against Grimsby Town.

“The pitch was really good and that is a big compliment for The Hive,” he said.

“We want to play. Some games were cancelled and that maybe benefitted us a little bit with some players coming back.

“But we always want to play and we are already looking forward to the next game on Tuesday.”

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