Robins rues Tykes' missed chances

31 October 2010 10:13
arnsley boss Mark Robins claimed his side "did enough to win three football matches" after their 1-1 draw with Hull at Oakwell on Saturday.[LNB] Tykes winger Adam Hammill scored a stunning opening goal midway through the first half, but Hull midfielder Kevin Kilbane fired through a crowded penalty area to snatch a point for the visitors, who are without a win in six league matches.[LNB]Hull substitute Caleb Folan's second-half lob hit the crossbar, while Tigers goalkeeper Matt Duke made several superb saves to deny Barnsley, who were also refused a late penalty by referee Andy D'Urso after visiting defender Andy Dawson appeared to have hauled down Jim O'Brien.[LNB]Robins said: "We did enough to win three football matches and that's the frustrating thing. The approach play and movement off the ball was excellent.[LNB]"We created many chances. We also hit the bar and had a penalty appeal turned down.[LNB]"It was a disappointing goal to concede, but then we created several more chances before the final whistle and we should have had a penalty.[LNB]"I don't think there's any doubt that it was a penalty, but the referee didn't give it.[LNB]"Some of the stuff we're playing is fantastic, but we haven't been ruthless enough. That ultimately is what has cost us the three points."[LNB]Hull manager Nigel Pearson was pleased with the point that keeps his side out of the bottom three.[LNB]He said: "I think that as a game shows where we are at the moment.[LNB]"We were disappointed with the first-half performance, but the second half was much, much better.[LNB]"Clearly our areas to improve are psychological. We've had a losing culture for too long at the club and that has to change.[LNB]"The key was the application of the players and their desire to do something about it. You've got to move on rather than dwell on things like a player making a mistake.[LNB]"That side has the ability to perform to a better standard, but there are things that need to be altered at the club.[LNB]"I was pleased with how the players made the system work in the second half."

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