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BLOOMFIELD'S PITCH: ROCHDALE

24 February 2013

A POINT? MAYBE THAT’LL DO NICELY!

Not one of the great games that will live long in the memory, was it? But I think I will remember how cold it was for quite a while!

I was optimistic that what with playing downhill and with a wind at our backs in the second half we might be able to sneak a goal or two and claim all three points, but I guess we played that card at York last week.

It is so tight at the bottom of the table; I just can’t believe how well the teams around us seem to be doing. Surely soon the teams at the bottom will all be in mid-table.

It seems though that you can rely on Port Vale and Gillingham to keep piling on the points and with promotion seemingly certain for the pair, the only question yet to be answered is who is going to be crowned champs of League 2. And then there are probably seven other teams that are vying for that third automatic promotion place.

Conjecture about these table toppers is perhaps too lofty a thought for us this season as our objective in the remaining 12 matches is starkly simple. 

Namely to accumulate enough of the 36 points that remain up for grabs to avoid ensure The Hive will host Football League fayre next season.

And to that end we’ll only know much later in this campaign as to whether the point won yesterday and added to the tally was truly priceless.

Points are always hard won and if you consider that in the first six homes games of the season Barnet claimed just two out of the 18 points available we cannot afford to turn our nose up at any point gained anywhere, anyhow.

Given how narrow are the margins that separate the teams at the wrong end of the table the point gained in the home match against Rochdale might someday be seen as highly significant.

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