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

Jan Vertonghen (right) in action against Brighton at White Hart Lane last night

Lifting the Capital One Cup could be the key to unlocking Tottenham’s potential, giving them a winning mentality and providing the spark that takes the club on to bigger things, according to Jan Vertonghen.

Yesterday, 09:00
Nils Mordt in action for Saracens. Pic by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Nils Mordt is looking forward to taking to the field with Saracens’ young stars as they kick off their LV= Cup campaign with a London derby against Harlequins on Sunday.

Yesterday, 08:30
The jubilant Highgate Harriers squad

Highgate Harriers swept the board with a devastating display at the North of Thames cross-country championships in Kingsbury on Saturday.

Yesterday, 08:00
Ben Scott bats for Hampstead in the Middlesex County Cricket League. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead CC’s former Middlesex wicketkeeper Ben Scott has been included in the MCC squad to tour Japan during the next 10 days.

Most read sport

Biffo and Bobo better stay away from the town of Vendargues this Halloween.

As a state of emergency is declared in Burkina Faso, what does the future hold for its president and people?

It might not be moving very fast but it’s still causing problems.

After staging an Ebola-themed night, a nightclub has been forced to make an apology after hundreds complained about the tasteless event.

Digital Edition

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