Edgar Davids' Barnet began life in the Conference Premier with a routine victory against promoted Chester FC.

Davids did not select himself but looked on as Luke Gambin slotted home from inside the area to give the Bees the lead early in the second half.

Mark Byrne then crossed for Jake Hyde, who fired in to put the hosts 2-0 up.

Striker Hyde then added his second of the game soon after, converting a centre from Luisma Villa to seal a superb opening-day win for the Bees.

Chester FC, the club formed after Chester City were liquidated in 2010, were playing their first game at the top level of non-league football after winning three consecutive promotions.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 03 Johnson
  • 06 Saville Booked
  • 30 Stephens
  • 02 Yiadom Booked
  • 04 Weston Booked
  • 07 Marsh-Brown Booked (Luisma - 68' )
  • 08 Byrne
  • 11 Gambin (Mengerink - 77' )
  • 24 Casabella
  • 09 Hyde (Crawford - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Jupp
  • 19 Luisma
  • 20 Vilhete
  • 10 Crawford
  • 16 Mengerink

Chester

  • 01 Danby
  • 02 Kay
  • 04 Horan Booked
  • 05 Linwood
  • 06 Harrison
  • 08 Jarrett Booked (N Turner - 68' )
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 21 Mahon (Williams - 83' )
  • 07 Reed (Mills - 61' )
  • 11 Lindfield
  • 19 Seddon

Substitutes

  • 13 Fearon
  • 12 L Turner
  • 15 N Turner
  • 09 Mills
  • 10 Williams
Ref: Kinseley
Att: 2,543

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

8 2

Corners

0 5

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:19

George Horan concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Byrne. Free kick taken by Roberto Garcia Casabella.

90:00 +1:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marciano Mengerink on Kevin McIntyre. Free kick taken by Danny Harrison.

89:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roberto Garcia Casabella by Danny Harrison. Marciano Mengerink takes the free kick.

86:53 Booking

Booking

86:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Saville on Nathan Turner. Booking for Jack Saville for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Michael Kay.

84:24

Luisma Villa fouled by Michael Kay, the ref awards a free kick. Luisma Villa shoots direct from the free kick. John Danby safely holds on.

82:14 Substitution

Substitution Marc Williams comes on in place of Craig Mahon.

82:14 Substitution

Substitution Jake Hyde leaves the field to be replaced by Harry Crawford.

81:52

Header by Danny Harrison misses to the right of the target.

79:46

Shot by Gareth Seddon missed to the right of the target.

76:51 Substitution

Substitution Marciano Mengerink joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Gambin.

74:16

Jack Saville takes a shot.

73:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Byrne on Danny Harrison. Kevin McIntyre takes the free kick.

72:01

Assist by Luisma Villa.

72:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Hyde - Barnet 3 - 0 Chester Jake Hyde slots the ball right footed into the goal. Barnet 3-0 Chester FC.

70:50

Gareth Seddon concedes a free kick for a foul on Roberto Garcia Casabella. Free kick taken by Jack Saville.

69:11

Curtis Weston takes a shot. John Danby safely holds on.

67:58 Substitution

Substitution (Chester FC) makes a substitution, with Nathan Turner coming on for Jason Jarrett.

67:31 Substitution

Substitution Luisma Villa comes on in place of Keanu Marsh-Brown.

66:57

Keanu Marsh-Brown takes a shot. John Danby catches the ball.

62:26

Assist on the goal came from Mark Byrne.

62:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Hyde - Barnet 2 - 0 Chester Jake Hyde scores with their right foot. Barnet 2-0 Chester FC.

61:13

Handball by Jake Hyde. Free kick taken by John Danby.

60:10

Free kick taken by John Danby.

60:10 Substitution

Substitution Ben Mills replaces Jamie Reed.

60:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Saville on Jamie Reed.

58:40

Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre. Paul Linwood takes a shot. Graham Stack safely holds on.

57:36

Gareth Seddon takes a shot.

55:08

Booking for Keanu Marsh-Brown for unsporting behaviour. John Danby restarts play with the free kick.

55:08 Booking

Booking

49:34

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Reed. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

48:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Jarrett. Mark Byrne restarts play with the free kick.

45:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Gambin - Barnet 1 - 0 Chester Luke Gambin scores a left footed goal. Barnet 1-0 Chester FC.

45:47

Mark Byrne takes a shot. Blocked by George Horan.

45:33

Handball decision goes against Gareth Seddon. Jack Saville restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

42:16

Shot by Michael Kay missed to the left of the target.

40:46

Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre. Clearance by Luke Gambin.

40:04 Booking

Booking

39:47

Foul by Andy Yiadom on Craig Mahon, free kick awarded. Andy Yiadom receives a yellow card. Free kick crossed by Craig Lindfield. Clearance made by Elliot Johnson.

38:19

Jake Hyde has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

34:39 Booking

Booking

34:29

Jason Jarrett challenges Roberto Garcia Casabella unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Jarrett receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

33:46

Keanu Marsh-Brown takes a shot. Paul Linwood gets a block in.

31:30 Booking

Booking

31:08

Curtis Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Linwood. Curtis Weston goes into the referee's book. John Danby takes the free kick.

28:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Byrne on Michael Kay. John Danby restarts play with the free kick.

26:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Reed on Curtis Weston. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

26:23

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Saville.

25:05

David Stephens challenges Jamie Reed unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Craig Lindfield. Elliot Johnson manages to make a clearance.

23:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Stephens on Jamie Reed. Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

22:01

Foul by Mark Byrne on Jason Jarrett, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Jarrett.

21:22

Keanu Marsh-Brown takes a shot. John Danby parries the ball away.

16:42

Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre. Clearance by David Stephens.

15:30 Booking

Booking

15:14

George Horan challenges Curtis Weston unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Horan booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Mark Byrne.

14:22

Foul by Paul Linwood on Jake Hyde, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Roberto Garcia Casabella.

11:51

Elliot Johnson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

11:08

Jamie Reed gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Saville. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

9:12

Shot by Mark Byrne went over the bar.

7:02

Luke Gambin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre. Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

6:41

Corner taken by Craig Lindfield. Clearance by Elliot Johnson.

6:02

Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre. Graham Stack gets a fist to the ball to punch .

5:06

Michael Kay challenges Luke Gambin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Byrne. Clearance by Kevin McIntyre.

1:08

Shot by Danny Harrison missed to the left of the net.

0:40

Gareth Seddon concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Byrne. Free kick taken by Andy Yiadom.

0:00

The match begins.

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