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14 September 2022



14 September 2022

The defender gave his thoughts after the 1-1 draw with Port Vale on Tuesday evening at Oakwell.

Kitching gave his side the opener, scoring his first goal for the Club, later being cancelled out by an Ellis Harrison header for the visitors in the 83rd minute.

The Harrogate-born player thought the Reds had large spells within the game where we were the side on top.

"I thought we started quite slow," he honestly reflected. "We got into the game ten minutes in. I thought we were good until the end of the first half.

"I think we could have been a bit more clinical, myself included. Second half we came out, I thought we were a bit flat. I thought we did deserve the three points but we've just got to see the game out better."

The Reds came close on numerous occasions to doubling their tally for the evening, but couldn't find an elusive second goal against the Valiants.

Kitching believes adding to the advantage would have created an uphill task for our visitors to get back into the game.

"When you're 1-0 up, the next goal is massive," he affirmed. "We had chances to kill the game off and I think if we did get the second goal, it would have killed the game off."

The 22-year-old netted in the 43rd minute to give the Reds the upper hand going into the break, and in doing so opened his account in a Barnsley shirt after joining from Forest Green Rovers in January 2021.

A collector's item for Kitching, only scoring three goals in his professional career before his header against Port Vale on Tuesday. 

"Playing left-wing back, I try and get up and down," he said. "I've just seen Jord [Jordan Williams] take a touch, so I thought I'd try and get in between the goal, closed my eyes and it went in!"

Watch Liam Kitching's full reaction to our 1-1 draw with Port Vale on iFollow Barnsley here.

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