Barrow admits there are 'no excuses' following Bradford (Park Avenue) draw

Barrow admits there are 'no excuses' following Bradford (Park Avenue) draw

By Jack McGraghan
14th August
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By Josh Youll | Gateshead captain Scott Barrow admitted frustration was the overriding feeling following the 1-1 draw against Bradford (Park Avenue).


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The Heed came into their second match at the International Stadium this season following three draws, whereas the visitors were yet to pick up a point.

The first goal of the game came after 32 minutes, when JJ O’Donnell netted his second of the season by tapping home Greg Olley’s cross from close range.

A second-half goal from young Bradford forward Lewis Knight then ensured points were shared on Tyneside.

Barrow showed his frustration following Gateshead’s 4th draw of the season, telling gateshead-fc.com: “I’m frustrated and disappointed.

“We started to get going when JJ [O’Donnell] scored, and we should have had a few more chances but we just can’t find the back of the net.

“We started off well in the second half but with Mike [Williamson] going off it changed things a lot but there are no excuses really, overall it’s quite disappointing.

“I don’t think our performances have been that bad as of late but we need to be more ruthless in the final third.”

The Welsh left-back went on to admit that his side’s results haven’t been up to standard thus far, although he is keen to move on and put things right at Kettering Town on Saturday.

“We’re still unbeaten which is the main thing but I still don’t think four points from four games is good enough,” he added.

“We should have got three points against Darlington and three points tonight, but we have to look on the positive side.

“We’ll have to work hard in training on Thursday, adapt to the formations and look forward to Saturday.

“We’ll go [to Kettering] with a winning mentality, and hopefully we’ll score a few more.”

The Swansea City academy product was also happy to be back in the front of a bumper home crowd, with attendance exceeding 1,000 on Tuesday night.

“The fans’ support means a lot to us and the crowd was packed today, especially for a Tuesday night game,” he continued.

“I’m just gutted we couldn’t win for the fans today, they deserve it.”

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