The ref today was shocking, a complete disgrace. He had no control of the game whatsoever, gave needless free kicks and booked people for minor offences. Quite frankly he was pathetic and should never be allowed to ref at this level again. It really pisses me off at the standard of refs at this level. Games are won and lost on performances like this and that was poor!!! This ref should not be allowed to ref another Canvey game again!!!
On the game itself we played OK but credit to Barnet, they looked a good side and their 350-400 fans made a load of noise!
First half they were probably the better team. Danny Potter had already had to make a low save before Dean Sinclair scored with an angled shot from the right. Barnet then proceeded to miss a couple of sitters before we finally woke up.
Greggors volleyed an effort over and then saw his shot brilliantly turned over by the keeper. He then had two far post headers go wide as we finished the half strongly.
Second half was about even as we struggled to break down the Barnet defence. Danny made a brilliant reflex save but it was only in the last 10 minutes that we began to create a few chances.
Greggors volleyed a brilliant effort just over and then Ben Sedgemore had a looping header turned away. Barnet defended a bit desperately in the last few minutes but we couldn't quite find the opening.
In the end Barnet deserved their win. They were well organised and attacked well on the break. A couple of our players especially Matt Joseph and Ben Sedgemore were just not at the races today although Dave McGhee was outstanding and Duffers had a decent game.
Crowd of 1,230 was our highest of the season.
Shame the ref decided to his best impression of Kermit the Frog!!