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Super subs buzzing after Bees win

Goalscorers Umerah and Freeman look back at Barnet triumph.

2 October 2017

Saturday's 3-1 over Barnet was a special one for Josh Umerah and Nick Freeman as they both came off the bench to score and put the Chairboys out of sight.

For Josh, it was a particularly special moment in his early career, as not only was it his first goal in the quarters, it was also his first professional goal in the EFL, as he struck on the spin from Adebayo Akinfenwa's knock down in the 65th minute.

The Charlton loanee has started life well at Wanderers, impressing both in a starting role and coming off the bench, and the striker was thrilled to get off the mark.

"The minute I turned on it I wasn't too sure of my surroundings, so I just tried to get some contact on it and point in the right direction and it happened to go in," he said.

"It was a great feeling for me, the team, my family, everyone, so I'm over the moon.

"The team morale is high, everyone is buzzing with nine points this week which is not easy to get in this league so we're very happy.

"Everyone is scoring goals now, so spots are up for grabs and everyone will keep fighting to help the team.

"It's not about who plays though, everyone helps each other out and regardless of who scores we just want to keep getting wins and move up the table."

Freeman also made the perfect impact from the subs bench, rifling home a strike off the crossbar after robbing the ball from Barnet defender, Ricardo Almeida Santos.

The 21-year old now has two goals for the season, and was pleased to contribute to the team where the sprit is very much high and together.

"It felt great to come on and make an impact with both me and Josh scoring goals," he said.

"It felt really good to get the three points against a good Barnet side and nine points in three games is a big boost for us.

"The Luton loss hurt us, but we've bounced back, we are together and we will keep going with that togetherness we've got in the team.

"This is a squad game, we are all there for each other, geeing each other up and we're all humble which will certainly help fight to be up there."

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