A much improved performance in front of nearly 4000 fans at the NYS for the first time for 15 months was just what the doctor ordered.
“I think with the chances we had in the first half we really should have won the game, but it was great to test ourselves against a really good team."
“Pre-season is really about getting minutes into the legs before the real thing starts, but if you play well it is always a big boost. I had a few mates who were in the stands and my family came down for the game as well. I enjoyed getting the chance to showcase what I can do against a team that I obviously have a big affiliation with." Barlaser said.
“Playing against top-flight teams is always enjoyable for me because you get a lot more time on the ball and it isn’t as frantic. I was pleased with how I played today and collectively as a team and on a personal level I’m happy with my performance."
“Hearing the noise from the crowd was honestly such a refreshing change. I know it has been said a lot, but it isn’t a soundbite, it really is great to play infront of them again. We’re going to need their support throughout the whole season, when they are behind us it gives us a big lift as we’ve seen before."
“That felt like a proper game today, I know it’s a cliché, but football is nothing without the fans, I hope they can continue to back us.”