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Flynn: "It's a good point"

7 March 2022

Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn felt his side earned a good point at Barrow and could have even left the Dunes Hotel Stadium with more.

The Saddlers fell behind in the first half but battled back well in the second half and equalised through Donervon Daniels, who scored his first goal for the club.

Flynn was pleased with the way his team dug deep in the second half after a disappointing first half display and while he believes his team had good opportunities to win the game, he was satisfied to take a point from Cumbria.

“First and foremost, it’s a good point,” Flynn said.  

“It’s a long way to come for the fourth away game out of five, a lot of travelling so I’m glad we’ve got a free week.

“It wasn’t good enough first half but again, I think the elements – it was very windy.

“Second half we switched it around and I don’t think they had a shot second half.

“I thought we should have won the game, like I said, they didn’t have a shot second half or didn’t have a shot on target second half.

“George should score, Devante at the end - could he have squared it for somebody for a tap in?

"First half as well, Donervon’s header where it’s hit his shoulder so we have had some good chances.

"We dug in, we kept going and it only looked like one team was going to win it.”

Daniels equalised on 67 minutes after he got on the end of Emmanuel Osadebe’s delicious cross from a free-kick.

Flynn praised the quality of the delivery from the 25-year-old which ultimately helped earn his team a draw.

“That cross was Beckham-esque,” Flynn commented.

“Let’s be straight, it was an unbelievable ball. The boys are frustrated, the pitch was really bobbly and we couldn’t play as much football as we wanted.

“They were trying to press us, they were pressing us and trying to make us go back. It’s a point and I’ll take points away from home.

“We can get on the training ground now and work this week. We can start getting more ideas across to them ahead of a tough game on Saturday.”

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