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Henry Newman: "There were definitely positives"

31 December 2016

Interim assistant head coach Henry Newman speaks after Barnet's 3-1 loss at Luton Town on New Year's Eve...

Interim assistant head coach Henry Newman was keen to accentuate the positives as Barnet lost 3-1 at Luton Town but admitted the Bees did not do the basics well enough.

After cancelling out Alan Sheehan's fine free-kick with a Bira Dembele header, Barnet were undone by two goals in seven minutes immediately after the restart.

First Cameron McGeehan was afforded the time and space to steer home an acrobatic volley following a free-kick before Alex Gilliead ghosted forward and curled home.

"There were definitely positives  to take out of it," Newman said. "In the first half our performance was very very strong.

"It was a good goal to score, we created some chances and some of the passages of play we had in the opposition's half was pleasing.

"However, unfortunately, we didn't do some of the basics well enough in the second half. The protection of the back four wasn't as good as it needed to be which you can see in the goals we conceded.

"This team has built its success on making sure we've got a solid base to play from and some sloppy decisions at the start of the second half have cost us today."

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