A 98th-minute equaliser from Andy Iro gave Barnet a point in Edgar Davids's first game in sole charge.

Exeter had been 2-0 up before the break through goals from captain Danny Coles and defender Scot Bennett.

Both came from corners, with Coles scoring a powerful header while Bennett poked home on the stroke of half-time.

Sub Jon Nurse gave the Bees a lifeline with a shot that went in off a post and Iro then bundled home after the home side failed to clear a long ball.

Davids had been promoted to head coach on Friday after joint-boss Mark Robson left the club.

The Bees are now four points above the League Two relegation zone, having played two games more than Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon, while Exeter are four points off the play-off places.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"We could've scored four or five in the first half. I don't think we've got the confidence at the minute to win 2-0.

"It sums up where we are at the moment at home.

"We've underperformed and I would expect better.

"I'm terribly disappointed with what we've produced over the last two home games."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles Booked
  • 07 Sercombe (Dawson - 54' )
  • 08 Oakley
  • 22 Keohane
  • 10 Gow (Davies - 79' )
  • 19 O'Flynn (Cureton - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 11 Davies
  • 23 Dawson
  • 12 Cureton
  • 35 Reid

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 02 Fuller
  • 26 Johnson
  • 30 Stephens
  • 35 Iro Booked
  • 08 Byrne (Atieno - 90' )
  • 15 Yiadom (Weston - 46' )
  • 31 Oster
  • 38 Davids (Nurse - 67' )
  • 11 Holmes
  • 19 Hyde

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 03 Brown
  • 04 Kamdjo
  • 05 Fortune
  • 20 Weston
  • 10 Nurse
  • 39 Atieno
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 4,085

Match Stats

Shots

17 9

On target

8 5

Corners

5 9

Fouls

1 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +8:48 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +7:02

The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Nurse.

90:00 +7:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Iro - Exeter 2 - 2 Barnet Andy Iro finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 2-2 Barnet.

90:00 +5:49

Aaron Dawson fouled by Elliot Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Dawson takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +5:18

Jamie Cureton decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +1:34 Substitution

Substitution Taiwo Atieno replaces Mark Byrne.

85:41 Booking

Booking Andy Iro receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

85:38

Jamie Cureton fouled by Andy Iro, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Craig Woodman. The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Cureton. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

84:39

Ricky Holmes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

83:43 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton comes on in place of John O'Flynn.

78:34

Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

78:34 Substitution

Substitution Alan Gow goes off and Arron Davies comes on.

78:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against John O'Flynn.

77:06

Aaron Dawson takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

75:03

The assist for the goal came from John Oster.

75:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Nurse - Exeter 2 - 1 Barnet Jonathan Nurse gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 2-1 Barnet.

74:07

Effort on goal by Alan Gow from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

73:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricky Holmes on Aaron Dawson. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Tully.

70:25

Effort from the edge of the area by Alan Gow goes wide of the left-hand post.

69:31

The referee blows for offside. Andy Iro takes the free kick.

66:51 Substitution

Substitution (Barnet) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Nurse coming on for Edgar Davids.

62:46

Corner taken by John Oster, clearance by John O'Flynn.

61:16

Effort from just outside the area by Curtis Weston goes over the bar.

60:08

Aaron Dawson takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

58:24

John Oster takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

56:21

Inswinging corner taken by John Oster.

53:09 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Dawson comes on in place of Liam Sercombe.

52:44

Effort from outside the penalty area by John Oster goes wide left of the target.

47:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John O'Flynn by David Stephens. Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Yiadom leaves the field to be replaced by Curtis Weston.

45:00 +2:42 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:00

John Oster takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Artur Krysiak.

45:00 +1:36

Corner taken by John Oster from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Pat Baldwin.

45:00 +1:19

John Oster takes a short corner.

45:00 +0:58

The referee blows for offside against John O'Flynn. Free kick taken by David Stephens.

44:14

Danny Coles provided the assist for the goal.

44:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Scot Bennett - Exeter 2 - 0 Barnet Scot Bennett fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Exeter 2-0 Barnet.

43:33

Liam Sercombe takes the inswinging corner, Danny Coles takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Fuller.

39:51

Scot Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Edgar Davids. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster from left channel, clearance made by Steve Tully.

38:39

Jimmy Keohane takes a shot. Elliot Johnson gets a block in. Short corner taken by Liam Sercombe.

37:32

Ricky Holmes has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

36:53

Jimmy Keohane has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

33:02

The assist for the goal came from Alan Gow.

33:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Coles - Exeter 1 - 0 Barnet Danny Coles finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Exeter 1-0 Barnet.

32:35

Alan Gow takes a shot. Blocked by David Stephens. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alan Gow,

31:38

Alan Gow produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

29:32

Corner taken by John Oster from the left by-line to the near post.

27:22

The referee blows for offside. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

26:23 Booking

Booking Danny Coles is cautioned.

25:58

Effort from the edge of the area by Jake Hyde goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Keohane by Mark Byrne. Free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

22:54

Barry Fuller takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

21:25

Alan Gow fouled by Mark Byrne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alan Gow from right channel, save made by Graham Stack.

20:00

Andy Iro takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

19:20

Corner taken by John Oster, Scot Bennett manages to make a clearance.

18:13

The offside flag is raised against John O'Flynn. Free kick taken by Andy Iro.

13:20

Matt Oakley has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

12:17

The official flags Ricky Holmes offside. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

11:34

Shot on goal by Matt Oakley from just inside the area goes over the target.

7:45

Matt Oakley takes a shot. Graham Stack gets a block in. Andy Iro concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Gow. Steve Tully takes the direct free kick. Long distance shot from Alan Gow misses to the left of the target.

4:33

Corner taken by Liam Sercombe, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Scot Bennett goes wide right of the goal.

3:36

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

3:12

Jake Hyde takes a shot. Steve Tully gets a block in.

2:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against John O'Flynn. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

1:27

Jake Hyde concedes a free kick for a foul on Pat Baldwin. Indirect free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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