Shrewsbury moved to within two points of the top of League Two with victory against a dogged Barnet.

Clovis Kamdjo glanced Matt Richards's whipped free-kick into the top corner to give the visitors the lead.

Chris Neal did brilliantly to deny Ricky Holmes, but Izale McLeod slotted in the rebound to equalise for Barnet.

James Collins spurned a clear-cut opportunity when through on goal, but made amends with a fine strike to hand the Shrews the win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Barnet manager Lawrie Sanchez told BBC London 94.9:

"We were disappointing today, for what ever the reason the home fans are not seeing the best of us here at Underhill.

"Performance-wise we weren't very good today, you can see the difference in class between then and us.

"They were strong the forwards worked hard and they controlled possession.

"I have got to apologise to the home fans for the performance."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Barnet

  • 01 Brill
  • 05 Dennehy
  • 16 Hajrovic
  • 19 Saville (Mustoe - 89' )
  • 21 Kamdjo (Byrne - 46' )
  • 30 Downing Booked
  • 04 Hughes Booked (Yiadom - 81' Booked )
  • 10 Deering
  • 37 Obita
  • 11 Holmes
  • 23 McLeod

Substitutes

  • 18 O'Brien
  • 12 Mustoe
  • 08 Byrne
  • 15 Yiadom
  • 25 N'Diaye

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 15 Regan
  • 23 Taylor (Morgan - 82' )
  • 07 Wright
  • 14 Richards
  • 19 McAllister (Wroe - 63' )
  • 09 Collins (Sawyers - 90' )
  • 24 Gornell

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Ainsworth
  • 26 Sawyers
  • 10 Morgan
Ref: Haywood
Att: 2,046

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

4 3

Corners

6 4

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

94:34 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:01

Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:01 Substitution

Substitution Romaine Sawyers is brought on as a substitute for James Collins.

90:00 +1:01 Booking

Booking Andrew Yiadom goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:53

Andrew Yiadom challenges Matthew Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:26

Unfair challenge on Mark Wright by Sam Deering results in a free kick. Matthew Richards crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save by Dean Brill.

88:15

The ball is swung over by Joe Jacobson, Darren Dennehy manages to make a clearance.

88:15 Substitution

Substitution (Barnet) makes a substitution, with Jordan Mustoe coming on for Jack Saville.

88:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Yiadom on Joe Jacobson.

85:05

Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.

84:23

Sam Deering is ruled offside. Nicky Wroe restarts play with the free kick.

83:36

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Saville. Dean Brill takes the indirect free kick.

80:51 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Morgan is brought on as a substitute for Danny Taylor.

80:51 Substitution

Substitution (Barnet) makes a substitution, with Andrew Yiadom coming on for Mark Hughes.

80:13

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Jack Saville goes wide of the right-hand upright.

75:24

Danny Taylor has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

73:01

Assist by Jermaine Grandison.

73:01 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Barnet 1 - 2 Shrewsbury Goal scored by James Collins from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnet 1-2 Shrewsbury.

70:24

Nicky Wroe delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Sead Hajrovic makes a clearance.

70:24 Booking

Booking Caution for Paul Downing.

70:05

Paul Downing concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Taylor.

68:41

Ricky Holmes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

67:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Collins. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Downing.

67:18

Unfair challenge on Izale McLeod by Matthew Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Brill.

66:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Dean Brill.

65:15

The referee blows for offside against Izale McLeod. Jermaine Grandison takes the free kick.

63:55

Jack Saville fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Brill.

62:46

Foul by Sead Hajrovic on Terry Gornell, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

62:04 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Wroe replaces David McAllister.

60:21

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright, save made by Dean Brill.

60:03

James Collins takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.

58:43

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Byrne.

55:15

Shot by David McAllister from outside the box goes high over the target.

55:08

The ball is sent over by Mark Wright, Darren Dennehy manages to make a clearance.

54:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Izale McLeod. Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.

53:53

Mark Byrne fouled by Matthew Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Byrne, Mark Wright manages to make a clearance.

49:26

Sead Hajrovic concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. Mark Wright crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Mark Byrne.

48:12

Unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Mark Byrne results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matthew Richards from right channel, save by Dean Brill.

47:02

Assist by Ricky Holmes.

47:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Izale McLeod - Barnet 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Izale McLeod gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnet 1-1 Shrewsbury.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Mark Byrne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clovis Kamdjo.

45:00 +3:46 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Clovis Kamdjo - Barnet 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Clovis Kamdjo heads into his own net. Barnet 0-1 Shrewsbury.

44:38

Clovis Kamdjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Richards. Matthew Richards crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

43:19 Booking

Booking Mark Hughes is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

42:29

James Collins is adjudged to have handled the ball. Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

41:47

Shot from just outside the box by Clovis Kamdjo misses to the right of the goal.

40:03

Izale McLeod takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

39:01

James Collins has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

37:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Terry Gornell. Dean Brill takes the indirect free kick.

37:30

Mark Hughes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

33:07

The ball is delivered by Terry Gornell, clearance by Darren Dennehy.

32:02

Izale McLeod takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in.

31:07

Jordan Obita takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

30:05

Long distance shot from Jordan Obita misses to the left of the goal.

28:59

Foul by Sead Hajrovic on Mark Wright, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Jacobson, clearance made by Darren Dennehy.

27:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jordan Obita, clearance made by Terry Gornell.

27:08

Terry Gornell challenges Clovis Kamdjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Brill.

26:14

Carl Regan takes the inswinging corner, Clovis Kamdjo makes a clearance.

25:20

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.

25:14

Joe Jacobson crosses the ball, clearance made by Darren Dennehy.

24:17

James Collins challenges Sead Hajrovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

23:22

Terry Gornell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

21:17

The official flags Terry Gornell offside. Dean Brill takes the free kick.

19:35

Jordan Obita decides to take the corner short.

19:19

Jordan Obita takes a short corner.

17:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Terry Gornell. Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

17:32

The ball is sent over by James Collins, clearance by Darren Dennehy.

15:48

Effort on goal by Ricky Holmes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

13:57

Corner taken by Jordan Obita from the left by-line, Clovis Kamdjo has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

12:03

Shot by Terry Gornell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

10:40

Terry Gornell is caught offside. Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

9:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Izale McLeod. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

7:52

Corner taken by Jordan Obita from the left by-line.

7:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Collins. Dean Brill takes the indirect free kick.

5:14

Effort from the edge of the area by James Collins goes wide of the left-hand post.

4:43

The referee blows for offside. Dean Brill takes the indirect free kick.

4:04

Clovis Kamdjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Regan. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

2:43

Effort from outside the penalty area by James Collins goes wide left of the goal.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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