Managers comments after Chesterfield game

Last updated : 26 September 2004 By Mad Tyke
After the derby victory over the Spireites, Reds boss Paul Hart told the official Barnsley FC website: "I think we deserved that in the end. It was a very difficult game because Chesterfield came here to put men behind the ball so we had to be patient.

"The main thing was we kept a clean sheet and I always knew that we would get a chance at the other end.

"I think the players were very professional and went about their job out there in the right manner. Their attitude over the last few days has been first class.

"It is our third clean sheet in a row now and we have only conceded one goal in four and we are determined to make progress. We have a strong spirit and we are improving".

However, an angry Roy McFarland told the official Chesterfield FC website: "It is very frustrating. The least we should have come away with is a point. Our clear-cut chances were better than Barnsley's, we frustrated them and hit them on the break. We made chances and should have put one of them away."

"However it has been a costly defeat based on ill-discipline. When you lose your discipline you lose your system and we have lost three points!"

"You cannot do those sorts of things on a football field. He will be disciplined- I am fuming. I was disappointed for the rest of the boys who gave everything."

"We went with a plan and we worked to that plan. One player loses his discipline and the whole thing is up in the air. We lose not just a point but possibly three."

"Had we taken the chances and used the ball a little better we would have come in a half-time one or two up. We had the better chances throughout the game, even when we were down to ten men."

"That it was nil-nil at half-time was a milestone."

"We have worked all week on this so what is disappointing is when you have done that and nullified them then you have to be alert up front. We should have had some goals today."

"The goal was their one clear chance. To be fair Blatherwick got caught a little flat-footed but he or Evatt might have dealt with it. However they were solid throughout and I feel sorry for them. They made half a mistake but the real mistake was the sending off!"