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Barnet manager Mark Robson says his side's 2-2 draw against Southend feels like a defeat
Barnet manager Mark Robson was pleased with his side's performance but said his side's 2-2 draw feels like a defeat after the Bees threw away a two-goal lead against Southend.
A wonder-strike from Ricky Holmes put Barnet ahead before Jake Hyde scored a second.
At that stage it looked as though the visitors were on their way to their first win of the season but a penalty from Southend's Freddy Eastwood and a late equaliser from Kevan Hurst denied Barnet victory.
Robson said: "I thought our overall performance was first class today, I thought the boys were excellent - we looked like a real team.
"We rode our luck on the odd occasion in the first half but we created enough chances ourselves to cause Southend as many problems as they caused us so it was pleasing.
"But I feel like I've had a defeat really as opposed to getting a point. I'm disappointed in terms of the result but in terms of the performance I'm really proud of them today, I thought they were excellent."
A chaotic spell saw Hyde make it 2-0 in the 65th minute before Eastwood pulled one back for Southend two minutes later and Robson believes his side would have won the game had they held their lead for a bit longer.
"We were 2-0 up and looked comfortable but conceding so quick after scoring the second was a major blow for us," Robson said.
"If we could have just held out for maybe three or four mintues and slowed it down a bit we would have come out with a 2-0 victory I'm sure.
"It wasn't to be but like I said, performance-wise I can't fault the players, the effort and everything else was there for everyone to see today."