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Landvreugd pleased with Dartford win

28 November 2013

Assistant head-coach Uli Landvreugd was pleased with Barnet's performance their 2-0 win over Dartford.

Uli Landvreugd was pleased with Barnet’s performance their 0-2 win over Dartford on Tuesday night.

Edgar Davids missed the trip to Kent due to illness but the assistant head-coach stepped in and endured no problems as the Bees secured their first Tuesday away league win since 2005.

Speaking post-match Landvreugd shared his thoughts on what he described as a ‘comfortable’ win for the Bees.

“If you see how it went it was comfortable. I think we played quite good and started the game well with good pressure going forward.

“The two goals also meant we could relax more and our midfield was much more attacking so there was a lot more pressure on their defence.”

He also believes the win was important following a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Grimsby Town on Saturday that saw the Bees slip to 11th in the Skrill Premier table.

“We needed a win after dropping a few places following the 2-1 defeat on Saturday and games like this are ones you have to win.

“I thought it looked very easy in the first-half but we just couldn’t get the third goal to seal the win. We played well and created chances but there was always a danger with Dartford playing opportunistic long balls so we did well to focus.”

Last night’s win saw the Bees move back up to seventh in the table, just three points away from a play-off spot, and the return of Keanu Marsh-Brown and Luke Gambin pleased the Dutchman.

“You saw it yourself [the impact of the duo]. It was a great goal from Keanu from a tight angle and he did well to hit it very hard into the roof of the net.

“Then Luke hit the bar, he hit the post and had good actions throughout the game. He was very lively and it was good to see him back.”

Despite the deadly duo returning the Bees were somewhat depleted as Edgar Davids and Mauro Vilhete missed the trip due to an illness that has ravaged the Barnet camp.

“Edgar was ill today so unfortunately he couldn’t make the game. He phoned me this morning and said he was not well. A few players were ill over the weekend and Jon Nurse, although he played today, was not well yesterday.

“I am not sure about Edgar for weekend because I am not sure how ill he is. I hope to see him Saturday but I don’t think he will play this coming weekend.”

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