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

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has named the derby victories over Chelsea and Arsenal as his favourite moments of the season, while he believes Jose Mourinho has been the Premier League’s top manager.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino (left) hopes his star striker Harry Kane enjoys a prolific tournament with England's Under-21s in the Czech Republic

Mauricio Pochettino says everyone at Tottenham will be cheering for Harry Kane and England’s Under-21s after the striker was selected for the European Under-21 Championship.

Thu, 11:46
Joe Burns in action for Leicestershire. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Justin Langer, Chris Rogers and more recently Adam Voges… there are some distinguished footsteps for Middlesex’s latest Australian import Joe Burns to try and follow.

Thu, 08:00
Saracens'  Chris Wyles has scored two tries in each of this season's games against Northampton Saints, but he has been on the losing side on both occasions

Chris Wyles admits Saracens face a huge challenge as they travel to face the Premiership’s top team Northampton Saints in Saturday’s play-off semi-final.

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

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

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


Our trusted business finder