Date: 5th October 2015 at 4:21pm
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Barnsley looked to have earned a point at Doncaster in the South Yorkshire derby on Saturday until a last minute strike saw the Reds’ rivals snatch all three-points in a two-one win at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Lee Johnson, talking to the media after the game but with comments carried on the Official Website, said the last minute defeat ‘was a killer blow.’

Johnson though is looking to take the positives from the game, albeit admitting the winner conceded was a ‘poor one’ to let in.

‘I was pleased with the players’ performance, I thought we ran the game from ten minutes onward. On another day we come out winning that game comfortably.

‘The two goals were unfortunate. We didn`t stop a cross for the first and the second one is a poor one to concede.’

Having got back into the game when Sam Winnall levelled it up at one-all many, as an away side, would have ‘settled for a point’ by ‘shutting up shop’ and taking what they had.

A point would have been taken but, as should always be the case – well I want this anyway, Barnsley did look for a winner not that Johnson feels in doing this is cost the Reds defeat.

‘We tried to win the game.

‘I thought we were unlucky not to nick one in the last ten minutes after the substitutions. We went for it and that didn’t lose us the game, but we have come out with a sucker-punch and no points.

‘The fans were superb, I feel sorry for them, they will be going home wondering how we have lost that. They deserved a win and the players really tried to give it to them.’

The Head Coach finished by saying the ‘footballing gods weren’t with us today, but we now go into games knowing we have a good chance.’

This next chance comes against Bradford in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tomorrow so we move on and that JPT tie, which is one he’s taking ‘very seriously’ and as much as he’ll use the squad as much as possible ‘it’s one we really want to win.’

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