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Barr: A game of two halves

"I didn’t realise that United were at the top of the league before the game, so when you look at it like that it’s a really good point"

27 February 2019

Billy Barr was pleased by the battling qualities shown from his side after what he described as a disappointing attacking display in the first half against Manchester United U18s.

Barr's boys recovered after going 2-0 down in the first half, with two second half strikes earning a valuable point at home to the high-flying Reds.
 
Goals from the in form Chanka Zimba and then Sam Durrant saw Barr's side pick up a draw against the table-topping Red Devils.
 
“In the end the second half performance is what we expect from the boys," Barr admitted. The first half was very poor in attack, despite the defence coping okay.
 
“We laid into the lads at half time and told them what’s expected.
 
“We were much better, scored two good goals and got the point. We told the lads afterwards that it was far better.
 
“I didn’t realise that United were at the top of the league before the game, so when you look at it like that it’s a really good point.
 
“It was a game of two halves really," he added.
 
"At 2-0, the next goal is massive and Jordan Eastham kept us in it after being disappointed with the two goals conceded. 
 
“It’s great for the lads to score goals, contributing to the team and scoring. We’re honest with the players and we have to keep improving and developing."

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