Daily Mail - - The Verdict - GE­OFF KNOX at the Hive Sta­dium

MOST par­ents like to keep tabs on their chil­dren at the week­end, and Phil and Lisa Tay­lor went through a whole range of emo­tions watch­ing their off­spring at the Hive on Satur­day. Son Harry, 20, started for Bar­net against Lu­ton, but younger brother Jack had to be con­tent with a place on the bench. The Tay­lors’ an­guish at watch­ing Harry sus­tain an hor­ren­dous fa­cial in­jury dur­ing the first half was even­tu­ally re­placed by the ec­stasy of Jack’s sub­lime in­jury-time win­ner. Harry’s gory wound will re­quire plas­tic surgery, al­though Jack’s first se­nior goal should keep a rather painful smile on his brother’s face. ‘I’ve waited 15 years for that mo­ment,’ beamed proud fa­ther Phil. ‘Harry’s ugly any­way!’

joked match-win­ner Jack, who is a year younger than his stricken sib­ling. Bar­net head coach Rossi Eames had coached the pair in his pre­vi­ous roles at the club’s academy, and was as made up as any­one af­ter Jack’s late in­ter­ven­tion. ‘I’m very proud be­cause he’s a fan­tas­tic lad to coach,’ he said. ‘I call him “The Ice­man” as noth­ing re­ally fazes him. This will re­ally kick him on.’ Lu­ton never looked like scal­ing the heights of their might­ily im­pres­sive open­ing-day 8-2 ham­mer­ing of Yeovil Town. ‘They were con­trast­ing games, so we are bit­terly dis­ap­pointed,’ said de­fender Dan Potts, who came clos­est to scor­ing for the vis­i­tors with a first-half header. Lu­ton man­ager Nathan Jones said: ‘I said Bar­net would be a sur­prise pack­age be­cause they work very hard and have a struc­ture about them.’

Joy: Jack Tay­lor cel­e­brates

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