Top scorer interviewed after Barnet victory
Lyle Taylor said that half-time advice from Neal Ardley reaped immediate dividends yesterday after the striker struck just 43 seconds into the second-half.
goal of the season in all competitions came after a few words during the interval from his manager.thSpeaking during an interview for Dons Player, Taylor said that his 14
“In the first-half it was a bit of a struggle because of the conditions,” said Lyle. “We had some good chances, but we were not quite there. I don’t think we picked up enough second balls and at half-time the manager said ‘you have to be more on the front foot’. The two in the middle up front had to anticipate more and we did that. We came out and you saw that with my goal. I anticipated their guy missing the ball and somehow I managed to scoop it in! I don’t know what the goalie was doing, but I will take it!
“I’m happy that we got the three points. It’s a difficult place to come and I think there will be a lot of teams that come here and lose points. Barnet play a brand of football that is hard to combat, but I think we played the conditions better than them. I don’t think they deserved to get anything from the game. We take the three points and we move on.
“We’ve not moved up the table, but at the end of the day we can only keep racking up the points. Something has to give eventually! Once everyone has caught up with games in hand we will know more about what the table is going to look like. We just have to keep winning games.”
The picture above (taken by Stuart Butcher, Pro Sports Images, shows Lyle Taylor celebrating his all-important opener).
During the interview with WDON’s Rob Cornell, Taylor added that he would hate to have young centre-back Ryan Sweeney marking him in matches.
“If you come down to training and watch Ryan you will see what he is like,” said Taylor. I hate playing against him. If I could choose any of our defenders to play against I would choose any of them over him. He is horrible to play against; he kicks you, nips at you and does all sorts. It’s an uncomfortable time playing against him.”
The full interview with Lyle Taylor is now on Dons Player, along with post-match reaction from Neal Ardley. Extended highlights from the win at Barnet will appear from 12 noon today.