Chesterfield praises ‘clinical’ Barry in 4-0 rout over Prestatyn Town ahead of Derby against Cardiff Met

Barry Town United manager expressed his delight as Barry Town United thrashed Prestatyn Town at Jenner Park ahead of the Boxing Day Derby against Cardiff Met.

Two goals each from Macauley Southam and Jordan Cotterill put Barry just two points adrift of the all-elusive sixth place, which is currently occupied by Cefn Druids and Chesterfield is excited by the prospect of facing Cardiff Met on boxing day and believes that sixth place is out of his control.

“We are in good form. We have taken seven points from a possible nine, but we are not getting carried away. We are going into a tough, busy period, and we look forward to it. Everybody talks about sixth place, but for me it is out of my control. All I can focus on is Cardiff Met on boxing day and trying to give our best there.”

They’re a well organised outfit and they have had a fantastic season, all credit to them. I got good lads myself, we got a good team and we feel we can give a good account of ourselves, and with the home crowd behind us, we can achieve great things hopefully.”

The Barry manager was full of credit for Prestatyn for making it a stern test for Barry, but eventually the flood gates open as the Vale of Glamorgan outfit scored four goals, which delighted Chestefield.

“Not I wouldn’t say so if I am being honest. There were large parts of the game in which I was pleased with. Credit to Prestatyn really because for large parts of the game, especially in the second-half, the game was in the balance.

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They had a goal disallowed when we were 1-0 up and that potentially could have changed the game. Overall, I am Delighted with the lads to score four goals, keep a clean sheet, and get three points against a team who I consider to be a decent outfit,” added the Barry manager.

It was the first time that Barry had won a game without Kayne McLaggon scoring, and it is certainly a good sign that  more players are getting in on the act and scoring goals, and Chesterfield spoke highly after playmaker Jordan Cotterill scored his first two goals in the Welsh Premier League and showed what a tremendous talent he is.

“Kayne has carried a burden really all season in terms of being our main goal-scorer, I thought his movement was excellent at times today, and potentially could have got himself on the scoresheet today.

Delighted to see Macca and Jordan getting on the scoresheet, and maintain that we will see the best of Jordan now the other side of Christmas hopefully.

He showed today what a talent he is, and its great for Macca to show that belief in the final third and I think that is the difference really – we have been getting into some really good situations all season, but maybe not showing that belief and conviction, whereas today, I thought the finishing was fantastic.”

(Featured image: Rhys Skinner)


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