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Mark Robson admits Barnet are 'desperate' to get their first victory but being beaten by Bradford City
9:06pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in Sport
Mark Robson admits Barnet are “desperate” to get their first victory of the season as the Bees winless run continued after a 3-1 defeat at Bradford City.
Barnet performed well in the first half and limited the home side to very few clear opportunities.
However, less than a minute into the second period Bradford went ahead through James Hanson.
Two goals were then added in quick succession. Alan Connell found the net before Andrew Davies headed over Bees goalkeeper Graham Stack to complete the win.
Robson stated his side gave themselves a platform to build on in the first period but a loss of concentration cost his side in the second 45 minutes.
He said: “I was delighted with the first half. I thought we defended brilliantly. We looked strong and limited Bradford to very few opportunities.
“They are very direct and get it up to the big strikers and obviously at set-pieces with Luke Oliver coming up, we dealt with it all very well.
“I thought as the first half went on we passed the ball well and caused them problems.
“But then we switched off in the first minute of the second half. It is very frustrating at the moment for me, the staff and of course the players.
“But ultimately once they cross the white line you hope they produce. In the first half they did but then we lost concentration in the second half which is one of the things we spoke about at half time.”
He added: “We are desperate to get the first win we because we believe once we get that we will be able to move on.
“There is nothing like winning and in the first half we gave ourselves a real platform to build on. I was absolutely delighted. We had given ourselves a chance but that chance went after two minutes of the second half.”
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