Barnet Football Club


Barnet manager Martin Allen was keen to focus on the positives, following his team’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Yeovil Town. 
Speaking after the game, Martin said:
“I thought the performance was ok tonight, but just ok – we created a couple of half chances but nothing great. 
“I thought it was good to see some of our young players playing in the team.
“It was also good for some of the players who haven’t been in our team to be playing.
“There were some very good individual performances, which was very pleasing.
“I’m disappointed to go out, but we’re focusing on the positives – the good individual performances, even though it wasn’t a great team performance.
“Now I’ve got to get the team ready for Carlisle, which I’m looking forward to.
“In the first half we spent most of the game in their half, dominating the match.
“Again in the second half most of the game was playing in their end – except for a ten minute spell when we played four up front.
“When you do that there are always likely to be some attacks from the opposition. 
“But I thought we’d gamble, since it was a cup game.
“There were a lot of players missing tonight, and a lot of good players to come back for Saturday.
“Apart from Kevin Lisbie and Graham Stack, hopefully we’ll be at full strength for this weekend’s match.
 “On we go to Carlisle.”