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The Lads Got Their Rewards Today - Cooper

11 December 2021

A photograph of Barrow boss Mark Cooper Will Matthews (MI News & Sport)
Barrow boss Mark Cooper
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The Lads Got Their Rewards Today - Cooper

11 December 2021

Mark Cooper felt that his players finally got the rewards for the hard work they have been putting in to get back to their best as they swept high-flying Swindon Town aside on Saturday.

Second half goals from Ollie Banks and Josh Gordon – both from the penalty spot – did the damage for The Bluebirds but that only told part of the story of a dominant performance from Cooper’s men.

Pressing high to strangle their opponent in possession and using the ball intelligently throughout, Barrow were worthy winners and Cooper insisted it was a victory that everyone can enjoy.

“We have played well over the last couple of weeks, and it’s been frustrating for the players because they have not really got what they’ve deserved,” Cooper told iFollow.

“Today we got our rewards because we played really well against a very good team. The intensity with which we played and how we got after the ball was really good and we played some lovely football – the first goal up the penalty was a great move.

“Swindon have some good players and you can tell they are brilliantly coached. They’re similar in style to us but our players were immense today, with and without the ball.

“All the players today passed the ball, we got behind them but the biggest thing for me was that intensity because the way we went after Swindon today didn’t let them get into their stride.

“It’s been about not worrying too much about the outcome and focusing on the performance – we’ve done that, and we’ve started to get better and better.

“The hardest thing is scoring a goal and winning a game, so you’ve got to enjoy it when you do it.”

Click here to watch our full post-match video interview with Mark Cooper on iFollow.

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