Sanchez hails 'professional' Barnet

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Lawrie Sanchez

Lawrie Sanchez felt Barnet's performance in their 3-0 victory over in-form Accrington was the 'most professional' of the season.

Stanley were on a 10-game unbeaten run in the league, but the Bees boosted their bid to beat the drop with a comfortable victory at the Crown Ground.

They did not even need npower League Two's top scorer Izale McLeod to get on the scoresheet as goals from Ricky Holmes, Mark Hughes and Sam Deering sealed a welcome three points, and Sanchez said: "We have had some good performances this season but this was our most professional so far."

He added: "I went to see Accrington beat Burton last week and they were phenomenal, but we controlled the game from beginning to end and it could have been four or five.

"You cannot always rely on a striker who has got more than 60 per cent of our goals so far this season so it's good that other players were on the scoresheet."

The game was in doubt due to a third of the pitch being frozen and, despite the result, Sanchez said: "It was unplayable, it shouldn't have been on. The players on one side couldn't stand up and it wasn't conducive to football and was dangerous.

"But we have the three points and our aim is to stay up this season and go to Wembley (in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy)."

Stanley boss John Coleman was gutted, especially given his side was closing on the play-off places.

"I have no complaints, they were better than us," he said. "There have been signs before. We have not played well for three or four games and not been beaten, but we didn't play well and we were punished.

"We had a couple of chances and didn't take them and they took theirs. They deserved to win. We never get too high when we are flying and we won't be too low when we lose but now we have to pick ourselves up again and go on another 10-game league unbeaten run."

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