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Carr: We were unlucky not to win

17 January 2022

Defender James Carr believes the team were unlucky not to secure all three points after the Under-18s drew 2-2 against Barnsley.

Two goals from an unnamed trialist helped the Tigers conclude their Professional Development League Cup campaign with a point at Bishop Burton College.

“Overall, as a team, we played well,” said Carr.

“I thought we were unlucky to be going in level at half-time as we dominated the first half and possibly could have scored two or three.

“In the second half, we showed a bit of resilience. Once we conceded, our heads didn’t drop. We kept going, came back and got the goal and looked like we could have got another.

“It was frustrating we didn’t win as we played some good stuff and created the better chances and overall, I thought we were unlucky not to get the victory.”

Both teams were reduced to 10 men as Tigers midfielder Harry Wallis and Barnsley defender Luis Lacey were sent off for an off-the-ball incident.

Despite the reduction in players, Carr is now looking to implement the positives from the performance into future matches, starting with their next game against Peterborough United.

“I thought when both teams went down to 10 men, nothing really changed as we were still pushing for the goal and for the win,” added Carr. 

“We need to take the positives, the resilience we showed and the good passages of play we produced from this game into the league now.

“Peterborough will be a tough game. Last time we played them, we were on the end of a heavy defeat, so hopefully we can get a bit of revenge and get the three points against them.”

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