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Edgar Davids praised Alfreton Town's performance in their 3-1 victory against his Barnet side
7:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Sport
A disappointed Edgar Davids accepted Barnet were beaten by the better side against Alfreton Town but the Bees head coach insisted his players have the “potential and tools” to do well this season.
John McGrath fired Alfreton ahead with a stunning free kick but Keanu Marsh-Brown equalised shortly after the restart.
But Barnet couldn’t build on their equaliser and a Paul Clayton double ensured the Reds claimed the victory they warranted.
Speaking after the game, Davids said: “I think Alfreton deserved the win. If you think you can come and play at 70 per cent then you are definitely wrong.
“I have to compliment Alfreton because they showed us that every day you need to work hard. You have to work for you points and they also showed us how to be clinical.
“So I am very disappointed and if we had played for another hour we wouldn’t have won that game.”
He added: “We have the potential and the tools to do well. But today was an off day and I hope it is a glitch, nothing more.”
Barnet are without a win in four matches in the Skrill Premier but Davids is not panicking.
He explained: “You can look at it as four games without a win but we have only had two losses. So that is how you want to reflect on things.”
Marsh-Brown was surprisingly brought off after he levelled the contest but Davids confirmed it was a tactical decision rather than due to injury.
The Dutchman added: “No absolutely not (due to injury), he just didn’t play up to standard.”
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