Blue Square Bet
Published 24th April 2012
....frustrated at missed chances in a 1-1 draw at Kettering Town on Saturday. The Bluebirds dominated for long periods at Nene Park in their penultimate game of the 2011/12 season, but failed to take their opportunities in front of goal.
Already-relegated Kettering snatched the lead on the stroke of half-time through defender David Bridges.
Barrow striker Adam Boyes equalised 10 minutes from the end with his 21st goal of the season in all competitions, but his first in three months.
Bayliss, whose side are without a win in 10 and have picked up only two points from the last available thirty, said: “It was a game we should have won four, five, six-one, we must have had that many glaring chances.
“But, if you don’t take chances, you don’t win games.
“At the start of the season Boyesy would have had a hat-trick and Andy Cook a couple, but that’s how things are going at the moment.
“In training all week they hit the back of the net all the time. We work on our finishing, so, I don’t know, maybe they are feeling a bit of pressure in matches.
“But we asked the lads to give us work-rate and effort out there, and they did that. There was good passion.”
He added: “We know we are not going to get the full package with players because of what we pay, we know that for a fact.
“All we ask week-in, week-out is that lads work hard and give us all they have got, and they did that today.
“I can’t knock anyone’s work-rate. What you can knock is a lack of quality in the final third when you get things like over-hitting passes. That’s what you pay more money for, to get complete players.
“We have players who have got something, but lack something else. If we were to pay top money we would get the more complete players, unfortunately we can’t do with that. We will work within the budget and the restraints.
“If we had a Joe Jackson (Burnley striker who was on loan at Barrow until recently) or a higher quality striker in there today we probably would have won the game by four or five.
“But the lads worked hard and it is difficult because of the five subs only two – keeper Jack Cudworth and Danny Hone – are not injured.”
The result means Barrow remain thirteenth in the table with just one game left to play, at home against Newport County on Saturday.