SHIRTLIFF, BARKER AND FAIRCLOUGH REACTION
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from Mansfield 103.2: listen here
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2006/stags_barnet_away_manager.ram
Audio interview with Richard Barker from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2006/stags_barnet_away_player.ram
Mansfield manager Peter Shirtliff confirmed afterwards he was considering an appeal against Reet's straight red as, if upheld, that card will rule him out for the rest of the season.
"I thought Giles Coke's first booking was strange to say what had gone on before and not one yellow card had been shown," he said.
"Barnet tried to beat us up and the referee should have got a grip on the game.
"I could see a caution in Coke's second so then he has to go. But the first was dubious at best.
"The second half became a farce with some strange decisions, particularly the Danny Reet one.
"He came in from the side and was perfectly entitled to go for the ball. Even Andy Hessenthaler came up to me afterwards and said it wasn't even a free kick, never mind a sending-off.
"I have spoken to the referee and he assures me that if I go through the proper channels he will have another look at it. I will see the video tomorrow and make a decision.
"I thought we played quite well with 10 and nine men and battled manfully. We almost got an equaliser in the end.
"To be trailing 1-0 at half-time was a difficult scoreline to accept with some of the situations we had been in and not produced anything of quality at the end.
"We had opportunities we should have scored from but things just fizzled out. It was a poor game and I suppose 1-0 was always going to win it."
Fairclough Praises Fans
Paul Fairclough was quick to praise the Barnet fans following the vital 1-0 victory against Mansfield Town in Coca-Cola League 2 on Easter Monday.
In an exclusive interview on Barnet World Fairclough said: "It was a great atmosphere today and the fans were really pushing the players forward.
"The supporters were just as edgy as the players towards the end but we are all in this together and it was great to hear the fans supporting us all afternoon."
Hatch Delighted With First Goal
Liam Hatch was delighted to get his first goal ... even though he cannot remember much about it.
"I can't actually remember it. I just remember the ball dropping, I hit it nicely and that it had flown in," said the Bees striker in an exclusive interview on Barnet World.
Hatch was also quick to praise the Barnet supporters for the ovation he got and also the support received for the team all afternoon.
"It is always good when you play well and the fans get round behind you and cheer you on. It was really great to see the fans down here especially as we are not doing as well as last season."
Boss: Victory Was Deserved
Barnet Manager Paul Fairclough praised the players for their battling performance in their 1-0 win over Mansfield. Fairclough said, 'It was still a victory that was well deserved,' he said. 'The response from Saturday was magnificent today...to come out and force the issue and get the result.'
In particular he praised Man of the Match Liam Hatch who scored the only goal in the win. Fairclough said, 'It was great to see Liam Hatch getting his belief back and getting the goal.'
He commented about the tense ending to the match: 'At this stage of the season, it's all about winning. You could see how raw and nervous we were in the last 20 minutes. The players are so anxious to do well and get out of trouble.'
As well as the players, Fairclough praised the Barnet fans that had sung their hearts out during the match. 'It was a great atmosphere today and the fans were really pushing the players forward.'
'The supporters were just as edgy as the players towards the end but we are all in this together and it was great to hear the fans supporting us all afternoon,' he said.
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