Chesterfield are now just three points shy of a League Two play-off spot after two second-half goals at Underhill.

Barnet started the second half brightly but it was Jay O'Shea who swivelled on Drew Talbot's pass to curl the Spireites into a 57th-minute lead.

Curtis Weston should have equalised when clean through but delayed and crossed when he should have shot.

Tendayi Darikwa's driven cross was then poked home by Sam Togwell, leaving the Bees two points clear of the drop zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Barnet boss Edgar Davids told BBC London 94.9:

"We got a lesson in effective finishing. If you have so many corners and you don't convert one, then you can play for two days and you won't score.

"We were the team that had all the play in the first half and gave few chances, and they scored from a half chance. They showed how to convert.

"If you have so many corners and the better of the play, then you can get something but, if you are not sharp in the box and you don't have the determination to score, then you won't get anything."

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We played well second half. We looked a lot better in possession. First half we were poor.

"We had some words at half-time. It looked like an end of season game for us, like we had nothing to play for.

"Irrespective of other teams, we can't hand other teams the play-offs on a plate. We must make them work for it. Second half, I thought we did that."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 26 Johnson
  • 30 Stephens
  • 40 Flanagan
  • 08 Byrne (Crawford - 81' )
  • 15 Yiadom
  • 20 Weston
  • 31 Oster
  • 38 Davids
  • 10 Nurse (Marsh-Brown - 80' )
  • 19 Hyde (Beattie - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 48 Kuipers
  • 34 N'Toko
  • 12 Ganbin
  • 46 Jenkins
  • 49 Marsh-Brown
  • 42 Crawford
  • 44 Beattie

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 05 Trotman
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 31 Cooper
  • 33 Townsend
  • 08 Togwell
  • 10 Whitaker (Hird - 59' )
  • 23 Randall (Henshall - 90' )
  • 25 Talbot
  • 34 O'Shea (Clay - 90' )
  • 18 Boden

Substitutes

  • 40 Barrington
  • 06 Hird
  • 07 Henshall
  • 15 Clay
  • 14 Lester
  • 22 Wafula
Ref: Stephen Martin
Att: 2,574

Match Stats

Shots

4 5

On target

4 5

Corners

18 2

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:53 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +0:58 Substitution

Substitution Craig Clay joins the action as a substitute, replacing James O'Shea.

90:00 +0:58 Substitution

Substitution Alex Henshall is brought on as a substitute for Mark Randall.

87:32

Tendayi Darikwa challenges Edgar Davids unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John Oster.

85:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edgar Davids by Drew Talbot. Free kick taken by Elliot Johnson.

82:17

James O'Shea takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

80:52

Sam Togwell fouled by Curtis Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Hird takes the direct free kick.

79:39 Substitution

Substitution Harry Crawford is brought on as a substitute for Mark Byrne.

79:39 Substitution

Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Nurse.

78:35

Outswinging corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line, clearance by Liam Cooper.

77:09

Assist by Tendayi Darikwa.

77:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Togwell - Barnet 0 - 2 Chesterfld A goal is scored by Sam Togwell from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnet 0-2 Chesterfield.

74:04

Short corner taken by Edgar Davids from the left by-line.

72:36

The official flags Scott Boden offside. Andrew Yiadom takes the indirect free kick.

70:56 Substitution

Substitution Craig Beattie comes on in place of Jake Hyde.

69:22

Outswinging corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line.

68:50

Corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

68:17

John Oster takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sam Togwell.

67:04

The offside flag is raised against Mark Byrne. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

66:35

Edgar Davids takes a short corner.

65:34

Mark Byrne delivers the ball, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster played to the near post.

63:13

Unfair challenge on David Stephens by Scott Boden results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

61:09

Unfair challenge on Liam Cooper by Andrew Yiadom results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

60:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tendayi Darikwa. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

59:11

Scott Boden is caught offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

58:17 Substitution

Substitution Sam Hird comes on in place of Danny Whitaker.

56:56

Assist by Drew Talbot.

56:56 Goal scored

Goal! - James O'Shea - Barnet 0 - 1 Chesterfld James O'Shea fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Barnet 0-1 Chesterfield.

54:23

Scott Boden takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

53:33

Mark Byrne is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

52:20

Inswinging corner taken by Edgar Davids, clearance by Neal Trotman.

52:06

Mark Byrne takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

51:22

Corner taken by John Oster, Liam Cooper makes a clearance.

51:03

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John Oster.

50:45

Corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line.

50:18

Jonathan Nurse takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Cooper.

48:22

The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot, clearance made by Tom Flanagan.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +0:51 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:49

James O'Shea challenges David Stephens unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.

42:18

Liam Cooper concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Yiadom. Free kick crossed left-footed by Edgar Davids.

40:41

Drew Talbot challenges Elliot Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Oster from left wing.

40:00

The official flags Tom Flanagan offside. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

39:05

Neal Trotman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edgar Davids. Free kick crossed by John Oster, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

38:07

Outswinging corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line played to the near post, Jake Hyde takes a shot. Save made by Tommy Lee.

37:51

The ball is crossed by Andrew Yiadom, Neal Trotman makes a clearance.

36:23

Jonathan Nurse concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Townsend. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

35:20

Tendayi Darikwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Edgar Davids. Edgar Davids delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel. Tom Flanagan challenges Neal Trotman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

32:49

Short corner taken by John Oster, Mark Byrne delivers the ball, Liam Cooper makes a clearance.

25:45

Jake Hyde is caught offside. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

24:35

John Oster decides to take the corner short, John Oster takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

22:31

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster from the right by-line, Tommy Lee makes a save.

15:01

Corner taken right-footed by John Oster from the right by-line, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

10:17

Curtis Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Togwell. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Randall, David Stephens makes a clearance.

9:59

Sam Togwell fouled by Edgar Davids, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Trotman takes the free kick.

9:25

Edgar Davids concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Townsend. Liam Cooper takes the direct free kick.

7:15

Corner taken short by John Oster.

6:08

Jonathan Nurse challenges Conor Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

4:23

Corner taken left-footed by James O'Shea from the right by-line, The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Boden. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

3:59

Inswinging corner taken by James O'Shea.

3:34

Sam Togwell takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

1:55

John Oster takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

1:39

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Nurse, Drew Talbot makes a clearance.

0:00

The match begins.

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