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Dean Selvey: "It was a really good comeback"

9 February 2017

Dean Selvey looks back on Barnet Under-21s' 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday...

Under-21 coach Dean Selvey praised Barnet's comeback as the Bees drew their final Central League Cup game 1-1 with AFC Wimbledon thanks to Joe Payne's late equaliser.

Trailing to a goal from the Dons shortly after the restart Barnet had the better of the second half with David Tutonda and Harry Taylor passing up good chances to level.

But, three minutes from time, it was Payne who ensured the Bees ended the group stage with seven points from 12 by bustling forward to fire home.

"It was an interesting game for a couple of reasons," Selvey said.

"We tried a new formation (3-5-2) which is not something the boys have been exposed to really. We worked on it in training for an hour-and-a-half.

"I thought they did really well with it. The times where we lost possession and gave them chances were from individual mistakes or when we lost one-v-ones which happens with any formation.

"In general play we looked solid, didn't give up too many chances. In possession we were a little bit structured but we got in some really good positions - especially in the second half.

"It was a really good comeback from the boys with five minutes left with Joe Payne striding out from one of the three centre-half position to score.

"I spoke to the three boys at centre-half beforehand and told them if the areas in front opened up I wanted them to drive forward and be aggressive."

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