Ben Tozer's last-minute winner gave Northampton victory and condemned Barnet to a third successive defeat.

Ricky Holmes hit the post but later put the Bees ahead with a shot from the edge of the area after Kelvin Langmead had sliced Mark Marshall's cross.

Arron Davies equalised for the Cobblers when he tapped in after Adebayo Akinfenwa had flicked on a high ball.

But Tozer grabbed the dramatic decisive goal, blasting home following more impressive hold-up play from Akinfenwa.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Barnet boss Lawrie Sanchez told BBC London 94.9:

"I was pleased with the performance as we played better than we have in recent weeks.

"We needed the second goal, and it doesn't come and I feel we were mugged, it was the most disappointing result since I've been Barnet manager.

"It was a sucker punch to lose a late goal but defensively it's not good enough."

Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We like to play our proper game and win games but we weren't very good in the first half. We had to tell a few home truths at half-time and we had to up it.

"I asked the lads to look at the faces of our supporters, who deserved a little bit more - win, lose or draw.

"We are getting better and we're getting the luck we didn't have earlier. We've had a good six or seven games and we're three points off the play-offs."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Barnet

  • 01 Brill
  • 03 Parkes
  • 15 Uddin
  • 21 Kamdjo
  • 22 Leach
  • 04 Hughes Booked (Byrne - 79' )
  • 10 Deering
  • 20 Marshall
  • 11 Holmes (Taylor - 46' )
  • 16 Borrowdale
  • 23 McLeod (Kabba - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 18 O'Brien
  • 24 Taylor
  • 08 Byrne
  • 09 Kabba
  • 12 Owusu

Northampton

  • 01 Walker
  • 03 Corker Booked
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Westwood
  • 28 Langmead
  • 04 Baldock Booked (Robinson - 80' )
  • 07 Davies (Turnbull - 85' )
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 02 Young (Jackson - 43' )
  • 10 Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall
  • 15 Turnbull
  • 29 Arthur
  • 08 Robinson
  • 09 Jackson
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 2,304

Match Stats

Shots

15 16

On target

9 6

Corners

7 4

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

93:11 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:26

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Brill (Barnet) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:46

Defending throw-in by Jordan Parkes (Barnet).

90:00 +1:33

Attacking throw-in by Mark Byrne (Barnet).

90:00 +1:14

Cross by Jordan Parkes (Barnet), clearance by Ashley Westwood (Northampton).

90:00 +0:37

Defending throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

89:58

Attacking throw-in by Jake Robinson (Northampton).

89:11

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

88:08

Assist (pass) by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) from centre of penalty area.

88:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Tozer - Barnet 1 - 2 Northamp'n Goal by Ben Tozer (Northampton) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Barnet 1-2 Northampton.

87:17

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

86:42

Attacking throw-in by Jordan Parkes (Barnet).

86:32

Attacking throw-in by Jordan Parkes (Barnet).

86:24

Cross by John Johnson (Northampton), clearance by Daniel Leach (Barnet).

85:38

Shot by Sam Deering (Barnet) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Sam Walker (Northampton).

85:09

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

84:59

Shot by Marlon Jackson (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.

84:41

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

84:11 Substitution

Substitution Northampton substitution: Arron Davies replaced by Paul Turnbull (tactical).

83:12

Shot by Mark Marshall (Barnet) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.

82:23

Shot by Marlon Jackson (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Sam Walker (Northampton).

81:29

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

80:54

Foul by Daniel Leach (Barnet) on Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton). Free kick crossed right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) from right wing, resulting in ball out of play.

80:26

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

79:22 Substitution

Substitution Northampton substitution: George Baldock replaced by Jake Robinson (tactical).

79:11 Substitution

Substitution Barnet substitution: Izale McLeod replaced by Steven Kabba (tactical).

78:37 Substitution

Substitution Barnet substitution: Mark Hughes replaced by Mark Byrne (tactical).

78:31

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) to out of play, resulting in ball out of play.

78:23

Cross by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet), clearance by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

76:28

Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

75:58

Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

75:33

Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

73:32

Foul by Daniel Leach (Barnet) on Marlon Jackson (Northampton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ashley Corker (Northampton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

73:06

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

72:55

Shot by Marlon Jackson (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.

71:24

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

71:14

Shot by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.

70:56

Attacking throw-in by George Baldock (Northampton).

69:13

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Barnet) on Ashley Corker (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Walker (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

68:20

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

68:05

Shot by Mark Hughes (Barnet) right-footed from right channel (35 yards), missed left.

67:28

Cross by Jordan Parkes (Barnet), clearance by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

67:17

Shot by Sam Deering (Barnet) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

66:47

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Brill (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

66:25

Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

66:03

Cross by Michael Jacobs (Northampton), clearance by Daniel Leach (Barnet).

65:48

Attacking throw-in by Michael Jacobs (Northampton).

64:23

Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) on Izale McLeod (Barnet). Weak free kick taken right-footed by Jordan Parkes (Barnet) from left channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by John Johnson (Northampton).

63:38

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Jordan Parkes (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Brill (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

62:27

Defending throw-in by Jordan Parkes (Barnet).

62:04

Defending throw-in by Jordan Parkes (Barnet).

61:19

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to centre, save (caught) by Dean Brill (Barnet).

61:00

Shot by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Dean Brill (Barnet).

60:41

Charlie Taylor (Barnet) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Walker (Northampton) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.

59:51

Foul by John Johnson (Northampton) on Mark Marshall (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Leach (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

59:04

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

58:33

Foul by George Baldock (Northampton) on Sam Deering (Barnet). Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Deering (Barnet) from left wing, resulting in ball out of play.

58:28

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

58:09

Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

57:36

Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) on Sam Deering (Barnet). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordan Parkes (Barnet) from right channel, resulting in ball out of play.

57:19

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

57:03

Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

56:12

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

55:51

Shot by Charlie Taylor (Barnet) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

55:13

Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

54:45

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

54:21

Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

53:29

Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

53:06

Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

51:42

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

50:25

Assist (header) by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) from centre of penalty area.

50:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Arron Davies - Barnet 1 - 1 Northamp'n Goal by Arron Davies (Northampton) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Barnet 1-1 Northampton.

50:06

Attacking throw-in by Michael Jacobs (Northampton).

49:06

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

48:30

Foul by John Johnson (Northampton) on Mark Marshall (Barnet). Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) from left wing, clearance by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

47:57

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Mark Marshall (Barnet). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Leach (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

47:27

Izale McLeod (Barnet) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Walker (Northampton) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.

47:10

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

47:04

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

46:24

Shot by Izale McLeod (Barnet) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Sam Walker (Northampton).

45:39

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to far post, header by John Johnson (Northampton) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Dean Brill (Barnet).

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Barnet substitution: Ricky Holmes replaced by Charlie Taylor (injury).

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:11

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

45:00 +1:54

Header by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

45:00 +1:29

Defending throw-in by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

45:00 +1:08

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

45:00 +0:57

Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.

45:00 +0:48

Izale McLeod (Barnet) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood (Northampton) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.

45:00 +0:26

Foul by Izale McLeod (Barnet) on Ashley Westwood (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Walker (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

44:54

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

44:32

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

44:27

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

43:20

Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton) on Izale McLeod (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) from right channel (20 yards), missed right.

42:03 Substitution

Substitution Northampton substitution: Lewis Young replaced by Marlon Jackson (tactical).

39:41

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) to centre, clearance by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton).

39:21

Shot by Izale McLeod (Barnet) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Sam Walker (Northampton).

38:42

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

38:06

Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

38:02

Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

36:58

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

36:26

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) to near post, clearance by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton).

35:29

Foul by George Baldock (Northampton) on Izale McLeod (Barnet). Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Deering (Barnet) from right channel, clearance by Ashley Westwood (Northampton).

33:08

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Barnet) on John Johnson (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Walker (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

32:44

Shot by Izale McLeod (Barnet) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Sam Walker (Northampton).

32:09

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

31:54

Shot by Lewis Young (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (35 yards), missed left.

31:33

Foul by Jordan Parkes (Barnet) on Lewis Young (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by George Baldock (Northampton) from own half, passed.

31:19

Cross by Mark Marshall (Barnet), clearance by John Johnson (Northampton).

30:52

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) to near post, clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

30:29

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) to near post, clearance by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

29:41

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

28:19

Free kick crossed left-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) from right wing, clearance by George Baldock (Northampton).

28:19 Booking

Booking Ashley Corker (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

28:09

Foul by Ashley Corker (Northampton) on Jordan Parkes (Barnet).

27:45

Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

26:57

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Jordan Parkes (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Brill (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

26:37

Cross by Mark Marshall (Barnet), clearance by George Baldock (Northampton).

26:17

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

25:47

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

25:05

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to centre, header by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

23:15

Free kick crossed right-footed by Anwar Uddin (Barnet) from left channel, clearance by Ashley Westwood (Northampton).

23:15 Booking

Booking George Baldock (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

23:08

Foul by George Baldock (Northampton) on Ricky Holmes (Barnet).

22:33

Shot by Sam Deering (Barnet) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Sam Walker (Northampton).

22:10

Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

21:21

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) to centre, clearance by Ashley Westwood (Northampton).

21:02

Attacking throw-in by Jordan Parkes (Barnet).

20:06

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

19:39

Shot by Ricky Holmes (Barnet) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

19:11

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

18:42

Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

18:32

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

17:46

Foul by Lewis Young (Northampton) on Gary Borrowdale (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Brill (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

16:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricky Holmes - Barnet 1 - 0 Northamp'n Goal by Ricky Holmes (Barnet) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Barnet 1-0 Northampton.

16:17

Handball by Ricky Holmes (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by George Baldock (Northampton) from own half, passed.

14:30

Cross by Sam Deering (Barnet), clearance by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

13:29

Free kick drilled right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from left channel (30 yards), blocked by Anwar Uddin (Barnet).

13:29 Booking

Booking Mark Hughes (Barnet) booked for unsporting behaviour.

13:20

Foul by Mark Hughes (Barnet) on George Baldock (Northampton).

12:36

Foul by Daniel Leach (Barnet) on Arron Davies (Northampton). Free kick crossed right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) from right wing, clearance by Anwar Uddin (Barnet).

12:15

Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

11:43

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mark Marshall (Barnet) to centre, clearance by Arron Davies (Northampton).

11:34

Attacking throw-in by Mark Marshall (Barnet).

10:56

Foul by Lewis Young (Northampton) on Mark Hughes (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Brill (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

10:40

Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

10:12

Handball by Izale McLeod (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Walker (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

9:43

Shot by Ricky Holmes (Barnet) right-footed from right channel (20 yards),

9:28

Goal kick taken short by Dean Brill (Barnet).

8:50

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to centre, header by John Johnson (Northampton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

8:33

Shot by Arron Davies (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (tipped over) by Dean Brill (Barnet).

7:07

Shot by Izale McLeod (Barnet) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Sam Walker (Northampton).

6:43

Defending throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

5:07

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

4:29

Goal kick taken long by Sam Walker (Northampton).

4:05

Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton) on Ricky Holmes (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Hughes (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

3:38

Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).

1:57

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Clovis Kamdjo (Barnet). Free kick taken right-footed by Anwar Uddin (Barnet) from own half, resulting in open play.

1:50

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

0:56

Goal kick taken long by Dean Brill (Barnet).

0:38

Izale McLeod (Barnet) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Walker (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

0:20

Attacking throw-in by Gary Borrowdale (Barnet).

0:00

The match gets underway.

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