Barking manager Gardner disappointed with Potters Bar Town defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 January 2018

Dan Gilchrist attacks for Barking at Potters Bar (pic Terry Gilbert)

Dan Gilchrist attacks for Barking at Potters Bar (pic Terry Gilbert)


Barking boss Justin Gardner was extremely disappointed with his side’s as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Potters Bar Town.

The Blues conceded a goal in each half to fall to defeat against their play-off rivals in Hertfordshire on Saturday and Gardner revealed it wasn’t good enough.

Gardner’s men have now only won one match in their last seven Bostik North fixtures and he has admitted changes could be made.

“I’m very disappointed with Saturday and make no mistake about it I let the players know I wasn’t happy with the performance,” he said.

“Myself and my assistant Andre (Thomas) were not happy and it wasn’t down to our work rate or lack of effort it was not doing things in the right areas costing us.

“The fact we had 13 fit players available for Saturday, wasn’t good, especially as two of them were goalkeepers.

“We had quite a few players missing due to injuries and being unavailable so the squad was quite stretched.”

The former Aveley and Billericay Town manager admits he wanted to give squad players a chance due to missing players but believes they didn’t make the most of their chance.

“The players that got an opportunity on Saturday didn’t take it and I will now be working hard this week to try get a few new players in.

“I said to the boys I wanted to show loyalty to the squad and give them all a chance as they have done amazing and we’re punching well above our weight so far this season.

“We want to improve and aim for more this season than our original goals so it wasn’t good enough.”

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