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Tykes took chances - Alex

Posted on 15 December 2010  - 12:00

Alex Inglethorpe pinpointed the clinical nature of Barnsley's finishing as the difference between the teams as we bowed out of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night.

Tykes took chances - Alex

Alex Inglethorpe pinpointed the clinical nature of Barnsley's finishing as the difference between the teams as we bowed out of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night.

The home side ran out 3-1 winners in the third round clash at Oakwell.

However, the Tykes only really opened us up twice - Jordan Archer made a fine save early in the game and the second was dispatched for 2-0 by Jordan Clarke just before half-time.

Instead, Danny Rose opened the scoring with a spectacular scissor-kick in the third minute and Bradley Riley flicked home an opportunist finish from a free-kick for 3-0 in the second half.

Despite having the better of the game in terms of possession, all we had to show was Harry Kane's penalty kick for the final 3-1 scoreline.

Kudus Oyenuga was twice denied by home keeper Lukas Lidakevicius and Kane hit the woodwork.

"I was pleased with the way we played but hugely disapppointed with the result," said coach Alex at Oakwell.

"I felt if we'd taken our chances, we'd have won. We had enough clear-cut opportunities to win the match.

"But credit to Barnsley, they took their chances including an outstanding finish for 1-0 in the third minute, the goal of his life to open the scoring.

"We had chances straight after that and the key moment was the second goal just before half-time, because we were fairly dominant at that point.

"At 2-0, it's much tougher into the second half.

"I wasn't disapointed with our style of play, we passed the ball, dominated the game and it just came down to being clinical in the penalty boxes, that made the difference.

"It would be great to win these matches but the bigger picture is the development of the individual player and that's the most important thing at this club, the development and improvement of every player."