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STACK: WE WERE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY

18 March 2013

Graham Stack admitted that Barnet only had themselves to blame following Saturday's defeat

Graham Stack admitted that Barnet were not good enough in the first-half against Accrington Stanley.

The goalkeeper did however praise the Bees for their second-half performance which saw Ross Jenkins reduce the deficit to 3-2 following Elliot Johnson’s 45th minute volley.

Reflecting on a bitterly disappointing afternoon in Stack stated that they only had themselves to blame for the defeat.

“I think we were our own worst enemy at times on Saturday. They let us have the ball and they let us play our game but we gave up possession far too easily and individual errors cost us for all three goals. 

“It was not so much how well they played it was more to do with how poor we were in the first half an hour.”

Stack also explained his disappointment at the way in which the goals were conceded as Lee Molyneux scored twice from range before adding a third from the spot.

“They were cheap goals to concede. The first was us giving away the ball but after watching it back I was a little disappointed in myself because I thought I could have got something on it.

“The second goal was a cracking strike from the lad and the third was a penalty but it was the build up to the goals that was the problem for us, it was very disappointing.”

In added time the keeper went for broke making his way into the opposition’s penalty area where almost volleyed home an equaliser but it was unfortunately blocked. 

“Oh don’t,” groaned Stack. “I got on the end of one against Cheltenham and another at home and I hate to say it but on Saturday it was flying in. Luckily for them the defender stuck his head out and made the block.  

“That is what dreams are made of, 3-0 down, back to 3-2 with ten men then a last minute equaliser from the goalkeeper, sadly it wasn’t to be.”

“I scored in a penalty shootout for Arsenal on my debut and I have hit the underside of the bar once against Luton Town in a cup game late on with a bullet header but Saturday would have been something else.”

The Bees have now given away 12 penalties in the 2012/13 season and Stack accepted that they had been the architects of their own downfall on too many occasions.

“I think I have dived the wrong way for about eleven of them, said Stack rolling his eyes. “ No in all fairness I think I have faced nine or ten but I have got to be honest there have been some very good penalties.

“That said we have conceded far too many, sometimes it is rash decisions inside the box, sometimes a bad decision but it is outrageous to concede that many in one season.”

Incredibly just one point now separates the bottom six sides in Npower League Two, despite this Stack is confident the Bees will be safe come five o’clock on April 27. 

“We are looking to bounce back tomorrow night. The games we play at Underhill will make or break our season so we cannot leave anything in the tank.

“They have had a long trip to Plymouth on the weekend followed by another long trip here so I am confident that if we fly out the blocks we can win comfortably.

“I am always confident we will stay up. That will never change.”

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