Search

Barnet boss reflects on former Arsenal, Leeds & Millwall man’s red card at Fleetwood

21:37 29 September 2012

Mark Robson

Mark Robson's Barnet are yet to win in League Two this season. Photo: Dave Howarth/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Barnet manager Mark Robson was not going to be critical after goalkeeper Graham Stack was sent off during the Bees’ 2-1 defeat against Fleetwood.

Jake Hyde had given the Bees the lead before the former Arsenal, Millwall and Leeds goalkeeper saw red for bringing down David Ball in the penalty area, although there were suggestions that the forward had been offside.

The Fleetwood man dusted himself down and levelled the scores from the spot before Tom Barkhuizen fired home late on to leave the Bees rooted to the bottom of the table

“If he was offside it would’ve been a free kick to us and Stacky wouldn’t have been sent off,” Robson stated. “But I can’t say whether it was or is wasn’t offside.

“He has brought him down and it was a goalscoring opportunity. So it was a red card but if he was offside then it wouldn’t have happened in the first place.”

Despite the defeat the Barnet boss saw plenty of positives from the game.

“I’ve said to the boys that we shouldn’t take the result as a negative,” he added. “We came into the game today and the players were very confident.

“We started well and got the goal and I felt it was going to be out day. Of course, going down to ten men is tough to take.

“But I’ve said to the players that we have to take the performance as a positive. It was a great battling display; we kept them at bay for a long time but have unfortunately conceded.

“They are disappointed to lose a game which we thought at the start that we could win.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:03
Belsize Park's Sam Bennett, formerly a pupil at UCS, on the attack in Saturday's victory over the Old Boys. Pic: Paolo Minoli

There was no change at the top or bottom of the London North-West Division Three table, and the promotion and relegation battles are going down to the wire after Belsize Park triumphed 53-8 away against UCS Old Boys in Saturday’s derby.

Yesterday, 13:11
Highgate Harriers' Ben Pochee

Highgate Harriers’ men’s and women’s teams both finished ninth in the Southern road relays at Milton Keynes at the weekend, qualifying for the national event on April 11 with ease.

Mon, 13:51
Hampstead's Under-10 A team show off their trophy and medals after winning the shield at the Middlesex County Championships

March has been a very successful month for Hampstead’s juniors as 10 teams took part in the Middlesex County Championships over three weekends, securing four pieces of silverware.

Mon, 13:10
Hendon's John McCarthy scored the opening try. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon will go into the final game with a good shot at promotion in Herts/Middlesex Division Two after beating Thamesians 24-14 at home on Saturday.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Funky adidias iPhone cases up for grabs!

We’ve teamed up with adidas Originals to give away four iPhone 5/5s cases.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder