Yeovil Town manager Darren Way admitted that his side were not decisive enough in the final third today, as they suffered a 0-1 home defeat against Barnet. The Glovers were undone in the 84th minute of the game as Bees substitute Alex Nicholls won the match with the visitors' only recorded shot on target during the 90 minutes.
That didn't reflect what had happened at the other end of the park, with both Tom Eaves and Otis Khan striking the woodwork, whilst visiting goalkeeper Jamie Stephens was by far the busier of the two keepers. But in the end it was the Nicholls goal that will stand was the match winner, and although Way was happy with his players efforts, he admitted that in certain aspects they had come up short:
"I talked about the last couple of games we've had where we scored nine goals. The difference being today that we were very indecisive in the final third. I think that when you are an attacking team like we are, with the players that we have, with those runners going forward, you cause the opposition problems. But at the same time, you leave open an opportunity at 0-0 to get back into the game. I think Barnet will find themselves very lucky leaving the ground today, to get three points."
Way said that although he knew there were some failings in the final third, and that his players had taken criticism for their strike rate - the preceding two fixtures excepted - he wasn't prepared to be too hard on them, suggesting that his players knew they should have wrapped the game up long before the winning goal:
"I can't be too harsh on the players because this wasn't about complacency as a problem today. This was just gone of those games, and one of my first games as a manager where I question myself as to how we did not win that game. I think it was plus-16 corners. We got into the final third and we were camped in their half for the whole of the second half. We've had one-on-ones, and we've had two-v-ones and unfortunately this is what can happen. I have to make sure that they keep believing, and that they don't get too despondent. They have taken criticism for not scoring goals. Life is not easy at times, and I have to accept that this happens."
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