Kidd Bemoans Lacklustre Barnsley Defending

Monday, 13 April 2009, 18:03
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Defender Ashley Williams opened the scoring after just two minutes firing in from close range. On 33 minutes Swansea doubled the lead with a thunderous strike from Jordi Gomez that had Heniz Muller in the Tykes goal well beaten. Striker Jason Scotland then made it 3-0 on 66 minutes whilst a penalty from Daniel Bogdanovic gave the home side a glimmer of hope but the damage had already done.

Speaking on the Tykes official site, Kidd has also admitted that the loss to Roberto Martinez's side was very hard to take, he said “It is a hugely disappointing result. To lose 3-1 on your home patch is always disappointing but to do it at this stage of the season is very hard to take.”

"We gave away some soft goals. The first ten minutes were always going to be important and we had to start the game well and be lively. We have been giving away a lot of soft free kicks in the last few weeks and we did that again today. We give them people to mark but the lad Williams has popped up on his own to score. We were always going to be chasing the game after then.”

“We had no end product, our decision making was poor and the lads looked low in confidence at times. We had to make a change at half time to go with two wide men and get crosses into their box. Swansea are the best footballing side in the division and if you do not match their three in the middle of the park then they will annihilate you.”

“We tried to match them up in the first half and went three v three. We had to change it and go for it after the break but to be fair that did not really work and it was hard for us to chase the game.

"It is a massively damaging result to lose here. We cannot think about what other people are doing or have done and we have four massive matches left. We probably have to win two of them. We have to be positive now and look to go to Reading and get a result".

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