Hereford United manager Martin Foyle lays into team following defeat against Barnet (From Hereford Times)
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Hereford United manager Martin Foyle says that the team is in a relegation battle following 1-0 defeat against Barnet in Skrill Premier game at Edgar Street
HEREFORD United manager Martin Foyle slammed his players following defeat against Barnet today, saying that the team is now in a relegation battle.
The 1-0 loss leaves the Bulls 19th in the Skrill Premier - just two places above the dreaded drop zone.
Foyle's team now have a week's respite in the league, but have a potential banana skin in store when they travel to Ryman Premier highfliers AFC Hornchurch in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round next week.
"We are not as good as we think we are," said Foyle.
"Some of them talk it, but they don't understand.
"I have looked at the league and we're in a relegation battle.
"It is an issue of quality, I know that, I'm not daft.
"I will take the flak, but there are a few who are certainly under-performing at this level.
"We looked scared and the supporters are going to be scared.
"It is the players who worry me a little bit, that some do not look up to scratch, but I brought them in and I knew what I had to work with."
The decisive goal came in the 36th minute when Ahmed Abdulla rose unchallenged to beat Hereford's Chris Bush in the air to head in off the crossbar.
Hereford then failed to show any real attacking threat to try to get back into the game and the second half was devoid of much entertainment.
"We gave a poor goal away," said Foyle.
"You have got both wingers who are right-footed and they both check back.
"An in-swinging cross comes in and he (Bush) got caught."
Foyle also criticised Michael Rankine's performance, saying his hold-up play was "not good enough."
However, Barnet player-coach Edgar Davids did not travel with the Bees team.
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