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Heckingbottom on 'Competitive' Draw for Reserves

29 October 2014

Reds' Senior Development Coach Paul Heckingbottom hailed the competitive nature of last night's 2-2 reserves draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

A combination of Barnsley's youngsters and more senior professionals played their part with Barnsley claiming their second points of the season.

Having took charge of the reserves last night, Heckingbottom told, "It was a very competitive game which is a credit to both sides."

"They have taken their only real chances of the game and we squandered ours - of which we had plenty. It was a poor start to the second half on our part and our passing got quite sloppy."

Jean-Yves M'voto gave Barnsley the lead - which was overturned by strikes from Owls duo Matt Young and Ryan Meadows - but substitute George Maris squeezed home the equaliser with 20 left on the watch.

"Our substitutes had a positive impact on the game," continued Heckingbottom. "We probably deserved to win it with the amount of chances we created. But what's important is the experience the likes of Mason Holgate will have gained from playing alongside the likes of Jean-Yves in the heart of defence."

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