Despite falling to defeat versus Buxton, Guy Hadland was happy with Barwell’s performance against the play-off chasers.

Bradley Grayson scored the only goal five minutes from time as the Canaries suffered back-to-back home defeats in the league for the first time since early November.BarwellFC

The Barwell no.2 tried to remain upbeat after the match, highlighting the attacking threat they posed following the interval.

“I thought we played very well- the lads were superb,” insisted Hadland.

“We played against a very good side, who were industrious, and I couldn’t ask anymore of the team.
“I’m devastated that we’ve dominated the second-half for large periods of time, putting the ball in good areas and forced good saves from the goalkeeper, but just weren’t able to find the net.

“We can take positives from the amount of chances we created as it shows that we like to get on the front foot, but I’m baffled as to why we aren’t scoring”.

With Owen Story unavailable, Hadland had shift midfielder Lee Hildreth to right-back and position Nigel Juilen just in front of the backline.

Speaking about the enforced changes, he said: “Our defence was very good on the whole. We had to move Lee (Hildreth) to right-back, and I thought he slotted in well.

“Stanners (Criag Stanley) and Dec (Towers) were superb again, with Eddy (Nisevic) getting forward well.

“The only complaint I have is the points”.

Looking ahead to the match at Skelmersdale United next Saturday, Hadland is hopeful of having more players to choose from for the trip to Merseyside.

He said: “We’re hoping to recruit a couple of new players over the next seven days, so we’ll have some strength in depth around the team.

“Being light on numbers is no excuse. The reshuffle we made by not having Owen (Story) available worked. Nigel (Julien) was probably my man-of-the-match in front of the defence”.

Source: Barwell FC

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