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Still work to be done ahead of new season Barnet head coach Mark Robson admits
Mark Robson acknowledges there are still aspects of Barnet's game that have to be worked on ahead of the new season – including defending from set-pieces.
The Bees completed a 3-2 victory over Boreham Wood on Saturday but the Blue Square Bet South side certainly gave Robson’s men a stern test at Meadow Park.
The hosts went ahead when Charlie O'Loughlin headed home a corner but Clovis Kamdjo grabbed an equaliser for Barnet.
Inih Effiong put the home side back in front before two second-half goals from Andy Yiadom secured victory for the Bees.
Reflecting on the win, Robson said: “We are getting closer to the start of the season so the games need to get more competitive and it was. A few feisty challenges came in but I thought we gave as good as we got at certain times.
“I’m just a little disappointed once or twice from set-pieces and from the corner where we conceded.
“That’s something I knew was a problem last year, I’ve seen the goals from last season and we need to correct that and try to put it right.
“But it is a young group and there is a little bit of naivety in one or two of them in terms of stopping their men running inside the box.
“But again, it’s something that they will learn and we will work on the training ground to put it right.”
Before kick-off a one minute silence was held to remember Andreas Kleanthous who passed away last week.
Father of Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous, Andreas worked in various roles at the club including Underhill's Head Hospitality Chef and first-team chef under John Still.
Robson said: “I’d like to offer condolences on behalf of the players, the staff and myself to the chairman following the passing of his father. It is obviously very sad and definitely puts football in perspective.”
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