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Parkinson rues missed chances

5 January 2013

City boss Phil Parkinson was left to rue his side's lacking of cutting edge in attack at Barnet this Saturday after the Bantams were defeated by Edgar Davids' Bees despite dominating the fixture from virtually start to finish.

Parkinson's men had a large number of attacks on Barnet's goal, especially in the second half, but nothing seemed to drop in their favour throughout the contest.

Gary Jones, Alan Connell, Blair Turgott and Nahki Wells all went close at different stages of the match, while James Hanson saw a goal disallowed for a tight offside call as well.

The striker was also involved in one of two rejected City penalty appeals when he seemed to be nudged in the back inside the box.

Happy with his side's effort and attitude during the match, Parkinson felt that only a lack of composure in front of goal denied City an away victory.

Parkinson said: "It has been a highly frustrating day for us. We've dominated the game from start to finish."

"We've had twenty or so attempts on goal but we haven't scored.

"I can't fault the lads' effort throughout the game. The way they applied themselves and focused on this game and not Tuesday (Capital One Cup Semi-Final with Aston Villa) was commendable, but for all of our dominance, we have to make the 'keeper work more.

"We just lacked that bit of calmness in front of goal today.

"It was just like we were destined not to score today.

"The ball has been in and around there box plenty of times throughout the second half, it just wouldn't go in for us. When we did get one in, it was called offside.

"Overall, I have no complaints with the effort of the lads, it's just when you have the amount of possession we had today, you have to look to score goals."

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