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HYDE PROUD OF FINAL UNDERHILL DISPLAY

25 April 2013

Jake Hyde spoke of his pride after Saturday's final match at Underhill

Jake Hyde was delighted to give Underhill the send off it deserved as a dramatic Saturday afternoon saw the Bees clinch a 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

The result also means that Edgar Davids’ side head into the final match of the 2012/13 season with their fate in their own hands. 

Speaking post-match, Hyde hailed Underhill as home but admitted he can’t wait to start making history at The Hive. 

“It was an amazing atmosphere and it was probably the best game I have played in. To sign off with a performance like that with all the drama that went on was fantastic. 

“It has been a great home of football for me and Barnet so I‘m glad we could give the supporters a proper send off.”

He added: “Obviously there is a lot of history at Underhill but we’re all looking forward to going to the new stadium and creating history there.” 

Victory against the Chairboys was a must after the Bees suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat against Torquay United. Hyde admits their recent form hasn’t been good enough but believes it will be enough to retain their Football League status. 

“We should have picked up better results in recent weeks but Saturday was massive for us. It is now in our hands and the last thing we wanted was to be depending on other teams. 

“All we could do was try to win and put ourselves in the best possible position going into Saturday and we have done that. We will go to Northampton and give it our best and that will hopefully be enough.”

Barnet’s form against the top sides in the table has been impressive and Hyde is hoping to do the double over Northampton after the Bees cruised to a 4-0 win in the reverse fixture back in October. 

“We tend to pass the ball around pretty well and I think the top teams in the league pass the ball better than the sides nearer the bottom.

“We will go into the game with the same attitude we usually do but at this point in the season it doesn’t matter how we play, if we get the result and stay in the Football League it is job done.”

Hyde, along with Graham Stack and Elliot Johnson, was named in the Npower League Two Team of the Week but he hailed the impact of Saturday’s wide men. 

“When you play up front on your own and you don’t have wingers supporting you and creating chances it is a horrible position to play.

“However, when you do play with wingers who get the ball in the box it is great because you know they will create chances and you will get more things to attack.”

With seconds remaining Bruno Andrade hit the deck and Wycombe were awarded a penalty, however, Stack came to the rescue just like he promised. 

“My heart was in pieces. We have given Stacky a bit of stick asking if he was jumping out the way of all these penalties but he always said he would save an important one and he has done exactly that.

“It doesn’t get much more important than that and it is an unbelievable save.”

He continued: “I never look at results; I didn’t know the other scores until about 20 minutes after the game. It is all about what we do and we got the win.

“It did look like it could be one of those days but we created a lot of chances, more than we have done in a while, and I am confident that if I do get a chance I will score.”

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