Dec 10 2011 By Yann Tear
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UWE ROSLER says getting back into the top six should work wonders for the team's morale andis a perfect riposte to 'unfair criticism' levelled at the team for two cup defeats.
The Bees chalked up only their fourth league win of the season at Griffin Park in beating Hartlepool 2-1 and although not at their best, the boss was more than happy.
“It's very important to be in the top six again. I think that can give us a boost,” Rosler said.
“I think that's very important after that [poor] run of home form [we've had] and after coming back from two defeats in the cups.
“It was not an easy week for us to pick up the players and play with confidence, but I think we were on top second half most of the time, without saying we were brilliant.
“It wasn't a fantastic performance, but it was a solid performance. We've been criticised for two performances and I felt that was out of order because the performance at Barnet was top, top draw.”
The luck that went missing in the midweek JP Trophy defeat at Barnet came back with an opening goal that owed much to a huge blunder from the visiting keeper, while the winner was from a rebound after a penalty had been saved.
“Last Tuesday I couldn't believe we lost that game on penalties because we totally overran them,” Rosler said.
“You could say the way the goals came that lady luck was on our side today, but we deserved those margins today when you see the amount of chances we had and how big the chances were.
“I thought the players responded today very very well. I didn't expect them to be fantastic, but I expected it the way they started, and in the second half we topped it with even more tempo. We took more chances and at times played very very open with a very high line.”