Yeovil Town boss Chris Hargreaves said he was “angry” and “frustrated” after seeing his side concede two soft goals to go down to a 2-1 defeat at home to Barnet.
The Glovers conceded twice to visiting striker Nicke Kambamba in just nine second half minutes having missed a host of first half chances to pull ahead.
However, the boss was quick to back the team for their “application and effort” despite the loss and vowed to put it right on the training field ahead of Saturday’s trip to Altrincham.
Speaking to the Gloverscast’s own Ben Barrett, the boss said: “My frustrations lie with us conceding. We haven’t been carved open, it’s just one or two lapses of concentration when you are so on top that suddenly one long ball can undo you and sadly that is the case tonight.
“That will be addressed very quickly on the training ground because it is vitally important.”
He added: “Had one of the chances gone in, the first goal is critical, but they score it with an easy goal and then the second goal gives us a mountain to climb and it’s not something which has taken too much to create which is why I am angry tonight.
“But, the application and effort and desire to play was very good and the creating of chances, we’ve just got to eradicate these errors.”
The first half saw visiting goalkeeper Laurie Walker pull off three impressive stops to twice deny striker Malachi Linton and wing back Jamie Reckord, who pulled a late consolation goal back for Yeovil,
Hargreaves added: “The keeper did well, but we can’t keep saying that. We have to have that ruthlessness to put people to the sword because we could have done certainly in the second half (in the opening day defeat) at Scunthorpe, for most of the game (in last weekend’s 1-1 draw) against Wrexham and tonight it was chance after chance.
“But players don’t intend to miss chances, we work hard in training every day to try and score goals and we are trying to deliver it, so we are back on the training ground on Thursday and we’ll work our socks off to make sure we do make the most of our play.”
The manager gave an update on loan winger Sam Pearson, who went off after 72 minutes with a back injury, saying: “Sam had a bit of a back problem and in the second half he could not accelerate and we might have to. We’ll assess it tomorrow and hopefully he’ll be back for Altrincham at the weekend.”
However, he did say the knee injury to central defender Ben Richards-Everton was “not as serious as it first looked” following a scan. The former Barnet man missed the chance to face his old side having also missed out against Wrexham, although Hargreaves did not offer any indication of when he might be back.
Lawson D’Ath and new signing Gime Toure both came off the bench in the second half, but neither appear quite ready for a start yet.
The manager told Ben: “Lawson is getting closer, I don’t think he’s quite there yet and with Gime, he’s done almost nothing for so long and even after five minutes tonight he was a little tight in his chest.
“He’ll be working hard for sure because there’s a good player in there and we need options. Alex (Fisher) and Mal (Linton) ran their socks off (against Wrexham), it’s difficult to do that every game so it’s our job to get Gime as fit as possible.”
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