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Barnet Football Club

  • Nickname:The Bees
  • Founded:1888
  • Manager:Edgar Davids
  • Ground:Underhill
  • Capacity:4057
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Fairclough hails Bees squad

10 Jan 2007 - 08:45:16

Barnet boss Paul Fairclough was full of praise for his players after they made it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history.

A late Jason Puncheon piledriver earned a the Bees a 2-1 replay victory over Colchester United at Underhill and set up a home clash with Peterborough United or Plymouth Argyle in round four.

Fairclough said: "It was a fabulous comeback and thoroughly deserved.

"I felt we played with the handbrake on in the first half and it's great when you can let go of it.

"I try to get the players to express themselves and I believe in this group so much.

"It's refreshing to see them play like they do in training every day and I'm very proud of them.

"We totally dominated the game in the second half, a total opposite of the first half."

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