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Martin Allen hails 'tremendous' Barnet victory over Bristol Rovers

11 January 2016

Barnet manager Martin Allen says he was delighted to see his side bounce back in Sky Bet League 2, following their 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers.

The Bees had been on the end of a 3-0 defeat to Northampton Town a week previous, but secured their first victory of 2016 against the highflying Pirates, courtesy of Gavin Hoyte's fifth-minute strike.

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Allen believes the performance at the weekend showed Barnet's true capabilities, and made ammends for the Northampton loss.

“It was a good win – the players played extremely well," he said to the club's official website.

“The players put in a tremendous performance, after a lacklustre, disappointing performance last week. It was a good day and it was nice to end the game with the supporters happy.

“I think they could tell how difficult it was for the team to defend against the wind, and to defend with ten men. They could see that all of our players did a really disciplined job to keep out Bristol Rovers.

“They’ve got a very good away record and several very good players – we kept them out and did our jobs.

“I think they could see that was a proper Martin Allen team, and I like that!”

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