Former Netherlands international Edgar Davids made his first start for over two years and promptly helped Barnet to their first league win of the season.

Davids joined the Bees as joint head coach last week and was surprisingly named as captain.

Krystian Pearce headed the Bees into the lead from a corner before Andrew Yiadom scored with a deflected shot.

John Oster then drove in from 20 yards and Anthony Edgar wrapped up the win with a stoppage-time shot.

Davids, 39, last played for Crystal Palace in a 3-0 defeat by Swansea on 30 October 2010.

Despite the win, Barnet remain bottom of the Football League.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We made a team at the bottom look like superstars, and they're not.

"We've got a lot of young players, we've lost our third right-back (to injury), but we're coming here to win - not get beat 4-0. It's not acceptable.

"We were suicidal. We made some ridiculous decisions in possession.

"There was fantastic support again and what I can promise is we will be back, working hard to make sure that we continue the progress we've made. I went over and clapped the fans, because it isn't their fault we were rubbish tonight."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 02 Fuller
  • 03 Brown
  • 04 Kamdjo Booked
  • 30 Stephens
  • 32 Pearce
  • 15 Yiadom
  • 17 Edgar
  • 31 Oster
  • 38 Davids Booked
  • 19 Hyde

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 06 Saville
  • 07 Lee
  • 08 Byrne
  • 14 Abdulla
  • 10 Nurse
  • 25 Lowe

Northampton

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 05 Langmead
  • 06 Charles
  • 12 Tozer Booked
  • 11 Hackett Booked (Wilson - 53' )
  • 27 Roofe (Demontagnac - 72' )
  • 28 Huws
  • 09 Platt (Mukendi - 66' )
  • 10 Akinfenwa
  • 14 Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 22 Hornby
  • 15 Mukendi
  • 16 Wilson
  • 19 Moult
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 2,721

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

9 2

Corners

9 3

Fouls

17 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:44 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Edgar - Barnet 4 - 0 Northamp'n Anthony Edgar fires in a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Barnet 4-0 Northampton.

89:02

The assist for the goal came from Anthony Edgar.

89:02 Goal scored

Goal! - John Oster - Barnet 3 - 0 Northamp'n John Oster finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnet 3-0 Northampton.

87:29

John Oster takes the free kick.

87:29 Booking

Booking Booking for Ben Tozer for unsporting behaviour.

87:22

Edgar Davids fouled by Ben Tozer, the ref awards a free kick.

85:52

Ishmel Demontagnac concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Brown. Free kick taken by Jordan Brown.

85:19

Krystian Pearce challenges Alex Nicholls unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Charles crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

84:24

Unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Edgar Davids results in a free kick. Lewis Wilson takes the direct free kick.

82:38

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on David Stephens, free kick awarded. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

82:19

Jake Hyde is caught offside. Anthony Charles takes the direct free kick.

78:11

Foul by Andrew Yiadom on Emyr Huws, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

77:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nicholls on Krystian Pearce. Barry Fuller takes the direct free kick.

76:36

Clovis Kamdjo takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

75:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Widdowson on Edgar Davids. Free kick taken by John Oster.

74:43

Anthony Edgar has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

74:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Edgar on Emyr Huws. Joe Widdowson takes the direct free kick.

71:54

The offside flag is raised against Alex Nicholls. Barry Fuller takes the free kick.

71:54 Substitution

Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Ishmel Demontagnac coming on for Kemar Roofe.

70:57

Shot by Anthony Edgar. Blocked by Anthony Charles.

68:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Edgar by Anthony Charles. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from John Oster.

67:50

Anthony Edgar produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

67:11

Effort from outside the penalty box by Anthony Edgar goes wide left of the goal.

66:29

John Oster takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Henoc Mukendi.

66:05

Inswinging corner taken by John Oster, Adebayo Akinfenwa manages to make a clearance.

65:47

Short corner worked by John Oster.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Henoc Mukendi coming on for Clive Platt.

64:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Yiadom - Barnet 2 - 0 Northamp'n Andrew Yiadom fires in a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Barnet 2-0 Northampton.

63:09

Jake Hyde has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

61:34

John Oster takes a short corner.

57:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Edgar. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

55:12

Assist by John Oster.

55:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Krystian Pearce - Barnet 1 - 0 Northamp'n Krystian Pearce finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Barnet 1-0 Northampton.

54:48

Corner taken by John Oster from the left by-line,

54:25

Anthony Edgar takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

53:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clive Platt. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

53:13

Jake Hyde is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

52:17 Substitution

Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Lewis Wilson coming on for Chris Hackett.

47:24

Foul by Krystian Pearce on Emyr Huws, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Chris Hackett from the free kick.

46:32

Chris Hackett is ruled offside. Krystian Pearce takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:53

Unfair challenge on Emyr Huws by Clovis Kamdjo results in a free kick. Emyr Huws crosses the ball in from the free kick, Graham Stack makes a comfortable save.

42:55

Unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

41:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tozer on Edgar Davids. Krystian Pearce takes the free kick.

40:05

Jake Hyde is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

38:49

Barry Fuller crosses the ball, clearance by Chris Hackett.

36:10

Joe Widdowson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save made by Graham Stack.

36:10 Booking

Booking Clovis Kamdjo goes into the referee's book.

36:00

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo on Emyr Huws, free kick awarded.

35:20

Alex Nicholls has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

34:52

Centre by Chris Hackett, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.

33:40

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jordan Brown.

31:34

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster from the left by-line.

30:40

Edgar Davids fouled by Anthony Charles, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Fuller restarts play with the free kick.

30:10

Effort on goal by Kemar Roofe from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

29:32

Emyr Huws decides to take the corner short.

29:12

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

28:57

Anthony Edgar challenges Kemar Roofe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kemar Roofe.

26:32

Kemar Roofe concedes a free kick for a foul on Clovis Kamdjo. Direct free kick taken by Krystian Pearce.

25:14

Ben Tozer takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

24:03

Shot by Alex Nicholls from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

22:17

Andrew Yiadom challenges Joe Widdowson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

21:30

Krystian Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Direct free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

21:01

Corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line, clearance by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

20:30

Corner taken by John Oster from the left by-line to the near post, Anthony Charles manages to make a clearance.

19:30

Free kick crossed by John Oster, Adebayo Akinfenwa makes a clearance.

19:30 Booking

Booking Chris Hackett receives a yellow card.

19:17

Chris Hackett concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Edgar.

17:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Fuller on Alex Nicholls. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Widdowson from left wing.

16:26

Clive Platt challenges John Oster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Krystian Pearce restarts play with the free kick.

15:50

Clovis Kamdjo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt. Chris Hackett takes the free kick.

14:24

Clive Platt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Krystian Pearce.

13:52

Chris Hackett takes the direct free kick.

13:52 Booking

Booking Booking for Edgar Davids.

13:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kemar Roofe by Edgar Davids.

12:14

Anthony Edgar has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

11:42

Corner taken right-footed by John Oster, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

10:44

Kemar Roofe challenges Anthony Edgar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from John Oster from the free kick, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

10:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Edgar. Kelvin Langmead takes the free kick.

8:29

Foul by Edgar Davids on Clive Platt, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Emyr Huws.

7:31

Andrew Yiadom sends in a cross, clearance by Kelvin Langmead. Clovis Kamdjo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Charles. Lee Nicholls takes the direct free kick.

6:54

The referee blows for offside. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.

6:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hackett by Edgar Davids. Free kick taken by Chris Hackett.

4:42

Corner taken by Chris Hackett from the left by-line played to the near post, Anthony Edgar manages to make a clearance.

3:42

Chris Hackett concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Edgar. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Brown.

2:41

John Oster concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Charles. Kelvin Langmead restarts play with the free kick.

0:19

Clovis Kamdjo fouled by Ben Tozer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Stephens, clearance made by Joe Widdowson.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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