Barnet Football Club




Jake Hyde believes that Saturday’s performance against Port Vale once again highlighted the potential of the current Barnet team.

Despite the match ending 0-0 the Bees were rampant and for large parts of the match Vale were penned into their own half.

Speaking post-match Hyde was caught in two minds, the forward acknowledged it was an unlikely point but knew it could and should have been more.

“We were the better team and we outplayed them on Saturday, nobody that watched the game would have thought they were top and we were second from bottom.

“It is always nice to impress against the side who are top of the league but at the same time we had a lot of possession and a lot of chances which we probably should have taken.”

Hyde continued by hailing the performance of the entire team after they dominated the league leaders from start to finish.

“All of the lads were fantastic today and they all worked their socks off, I could not pick one man of the match because there were eleven.

“If we keep playing like we did against Vale we will have not problems whatsoever for the remainder of the season.”

The result saw the Bees rise out of the relegation zone and with points at a premium Hyde believe that Barnet cannot afford to worry about anything but themselves.

“All of the clubs at the bottom are scraping for points and they are all going to pick them up but we need concentrate on ourselves and keep moving forward. 

“We showed on Saturday that we have the players to get ourselves out of our current position and move on up the table which I am sure we will.”

David Stephens thought he had given the Bees the lead but his effort was quickly chalked off, despite this Hyde insists it is very much a point gained.

“Port Vale are a brilliant side and they will probably be playing their football in League One next season so it is very much a point gained.

“Many would have taken a point prior to kick-off but with the players we have in our squad I cannot say that because we more than matched them.

“I am always disappointed when we do not win because like we showed on Saturday we are fully capable of doing so but it is very promising going forward.

The forward and Ricky Holmes have struck up a key partnership this season and Hyde admitted that Holmes’ injury comes as a bitter blow.

“It is a massive loss for us.

“He has been a big help for me this season and he has assisted in a lot of my goals, when he gets the ball you just know you need to get in the box.

“He has been fantastic this season and he is a massive player for us but we will not dwell on it and we will move forward as a team and continue to push on.”

Hyde did however admit that after his own injury struggles he was delighted to return to action ahead of a key period of the season.

“I had been training for about one and a half days so I was blowing towards the end but it is great to be back playing.

“You do not know what to do when you are not playing but the lads have been brilliant and now I want to help the team on the field in whatever way I can.”