LAW: A DRAW WOULD HAVE BEEN FAIR
Monday Jan 6, 2014
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law felt his side were worthy of at least a point in the 1-0 defeat at Barnet.
He reflected: "l thought it was a pretty even game - we're disappointed with the nature of the goal we've given away - to be fair that's a goal worthy of winning any game, but we're disappointed how we're getting to the point where the lad's got the shot off and the fact that we've not closed it down.
"l think when we've got to the top third of the pitch we've not been bright enough, but probably on balance a draw may have been a fairer result - they've played the referee better than we have - l thought they had him in their pocket from the start and he's made it a lot more difficult than it needed to be, but at the end of the day no complaints that run's gone now - it's finished and we have to go again.
Referring to Meadows' free-kick just before half-time "one of their lads had two hands around Michael Wylde's back and l know if that was at the other end they would have got a penalty - but that's not me being bitter, that's just me being honest.
"l thought Kempson was excellent, Jon [Worsnop] made one good save at the end there and they are a good side - it's a fast, slick pitch and they have some good players - no doubt about that - they move the ball about well, keep possession well and again when we got the ball back we didn't really look like we were going to threaten them, but we came here, tried to make it difficult and l think we did that.
"lf we'd had that little bit more ability in the top third............. and (the) last 20 minutes we looked like we might get something out of it - but we've lost the game today and we move on."
Asked about any additional injuries from the game, Law said: "Michael Wylde's got a twinge on his hamstring, so we brought him off as a precaution - Dan Bradley has had a problem with his hamstring for a while and l think it's showing in his performances and it's at the back of his mind or maybe at the front of his mind, so obviously we were mindful of that one and we made that change - and with those substitutions we tried to be positive."