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Anderson on U18s Barnsley Draw

17 January 2022

Under-18s Manager John Anderson praised his team for the character shown after their 2-2 draw against Barnsley.

The Tigers concluded their Professional Development League Cup campaign by earning a well-deserved point at Bishop Burton College.


On The Result…

“The boys played some really good stuff and first half in particular, I thought we were excellent. To go a goal up was great and then we let them back into the game with a little bit of sloppy play at the back and I thought at the end of the first half, we deserved to be in front, because we were playing well and creating chances.

“Second half I thought Barnsley came out and they upped their tempo. They were in our faces a bit more and they were passing the ball quicker so they started the half well by taking the lead. But I can only praise the lads, because too many times this season, our reaction to conceding has been our heads have dropped so to make it 2-2 with a great reaction shows a bit of courage on their part.


The Character Shown…

“It’s great to see the character shown. At half-time, we were full of praise and we came out in the second half and got a bit of a knock quite early on as Barnsley went 2-1 up. It could have knocked our confidence a bit, but it never did. The boys kept on going and got a deserved equaliser and we maybe could have nicked it at the end.

“Recently, the boys have shown they can compete and play some good stuff and we need to keep it going until the end of the season. It’s all about consistency, being brave, winning first and second balls and doing the fundamentals correct in a game of football.


Peterborough United Preview…

“Peterborough beat us 5-1 earlier in the season. I think we went a goal up, but we got a man sent off and then we struggled a little bit. We know they have some good players and we know they’re a good side. Every game in this league is hard. There are no easy games so we don’t expect anything else from Peterborough.”

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