Edgar Davids thanked the Barnet supporters who helped clear snow off the Underhill pitch prior to the Bees 0-0 draw with Cheltenham Town.

More than 30 volunteers worked throughout the morning to shovel snow off the turf in order for the game to go ahead.

The match itself was a tight contest. Mark Byrne came closest for Barnet while the Robins best chance came through former Bee Sam Deering who whipped a shot just wide.

Davids was pleased with his side’s performance and had special praise for the Barnet supporters.

The Bees head coach said: “It is amazing they did that for us. You don’t see that everywhere. You see it is a close-knit family.

“A lot of people came out to watch the game as well and it was a day to stay at home.

“You see people’s appreciation for Barnet go far. If they helped clear the pitch as well I appreciate and thank their efforts.”

On his side’s display the Dutchman continued: “Last time we played them they were very good. Both teams tried to play football today on a difficult pitch.

“There was some brilliant passing but at the end of the day it comes down to character. My team today showed big heart.

“We were playing a team that is fourth in the table so it was going to be had and going to be a fight.

“I think the players did well and in the end we were the better side.”

Davids was delighted with the contribution of Byrne and commended the midfielder’s attitude.

“He was a monster, a beast. I am happy with his form and he was definitely for me the man-of-the-match. He really lifted the spirit of the team,” Davids said.



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