Date: 14th September 2011 at 1:56pm
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Lawrie Sanchez was a relieved man after his Barnet side triumphed over Plymouth Argyle at Underhill.

Goals from Izale McLeod and Danny Leach justified their status as pre-match favourites as the Bees took all 3 points at home for the first time this season.

Sanchez said post-match:

“It was a bit of a banana skin in the sense of if we did not get the win people would have thought it was the end of the world.

“So we were under a little bit of pressure and I think that showed in our general play which was a bit frenetic at times.

“But Plymouth are not a bad side. They`re a massive club and have had great success in the past. But even with the financial situation they`re in they can put out a good side and there were players I was very impressed with.’

In particular, Sanchez reserved praise for 25 year old striker Charlie Taylor whose goalscoring record of 1 in 24 appearances had led to some supporters questioning his inclusion.

“Charlie has been here since last season but has never had a run in the first team and we like what we see in training.

“With Kabba not being available today and Lloyd (Owusu) just joining we thought we would back him (Taylor) and see what he can do.

“I don`t think the fans have seen the best of him in his time here and I thought he put in a great performance tonight and worked his socks off.

“He made a case to be included on Saturday without doubt.”

Saturday’s game will see Oxford United travel to Underhill looking to build on their 1-0 victory at Dagenham last night. Billed as one of the promotion favourites at the start of the season, The U’s have endured a mixed start to season but will nonetheless represent a significant test for Sanchez’s troops.