Mark Byrne scored after 22 seconds to help Barnet move to third in the Conference Premier table with victory at Forest Green Rovers.

Byrnes slotted the Bees ahead from 10 yards, then provided the cross for Dani Lopez to make it 2-0 before the break.

Lopez struck after moving forward as cover for the injured Jake Hyde.

Curtis Weston almost added a third for the Bees - who are now unbeaten in five games - with a 25-yard shot, before a Marcus Kelly free-kick made it 2-1.

Forest Green manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"We're disappointed as we didn't turn up in the first half.

"They were far better than us all over the pitch and in the first half we were non-existent.

"There were eight or nine of them still in the changing room, they didn't know what was happening.

"It happens in games. We said a few things at half-time and responded well, we just needed to score sooner."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 06 Bennett
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 20 Oliver (Asafu-Adjaye - 54' )
  • 04 Bangura Booked (Klukowski - 74' )
  • 24 Kelly
  • 23 Barry
  • 29 Hughes
  • 07 Norwood
  • 09 Wright (Vieira - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21 White
  • 22 Green
  • 10 Vieira
  • 08 Klukowski

Barnet

  • 13 Jupp
  • 30 Stephens
  • 41 Gjokaj
  • 14 Abdullah
  • 02 Yiadom
  • 04 Weston
  • 15 Cadogan
  • 20 Vilhete (Johnson - 88' )
  • 08 Byrne
  • 09 Hyde (Marsh-Brown - 23' )
  • 38 Lopez Robles (Mengerink - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Johnson
  • 16 Mengerink
  • 06 Saville
  • 18 Lowe
  • 07 Marsh-Brown
Ref: Simon Bennett
Att: 869

Match Stats

Shots

5 14

On target

2 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

90:00 +3:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 2. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

90:00 +2:15

Foul by Marciano Mengerink (Barnet).

90:00 +2:15

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:34

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

87:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Elliot Johnson replaces Mauro Vilhete.

87:13

Attempt blocked. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:19

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

85:41

Corner, Barnet.

80:39

Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

80:17

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

76:39

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

76:11

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

76:11

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

73:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Marciano Mengerink replaces Dani López.

73:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski replaces Al Bangura.

73:24

Hand ball by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

72:03

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

72:03

Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet) wins a free kick.

66:02

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

66:02

Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet) wins a free kick.

65:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces Daniel Wright.

65:00

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet).

65:00

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

59:33

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

55:12

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

53:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Ed Asafu-Adjaye replaces Luke Oliver because of an injury.

51:35

Attempt missed. Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) header from the right side of the box is too high.

50:35

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

48:09

Attempt missed. David Stephens (Barnet) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

47:53

Corner, Barnet.

45:00

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Barnet 2.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Barnet 2.

45:00 +0:22

Corner, Barnet.

45:00 +0:07

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

43:52 Booking

Booking Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Barnet 2. Dani López (Barnet) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Byrne with a cross.

39:52

Attempt blocked. Dani López (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:12

Foul by Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers).

38:12

Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet) wins a free kick.

37:24

Attempt blocked. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

35:47

Attempt missed. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

34:58

Attempt saved. Dani López (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

34:32

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

34:32

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.

33:42

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

33:42

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick.

33:03

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

32:17

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

32:17

Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

32:02

Offside, Barnet. Keanu Marsh-Brown tries a through ball, but Keanu Marsh-Brown is caught offside.

31:25

Attempt missed. Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

30:45

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

28:31

Foul by Dani López (Barnet).

28:31

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

23:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Jake Hyde because of an injury.

22:06

Foul by Dani López (Barnet).

22:06

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

21:02

Foul by Mark Byrne (Barnet).

21:02

Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

14:28

Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

14:28

Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

12:48

Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.

11:33

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

11:33

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

5:06

Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4:21

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

4:21

Jake Hyde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

3:40

Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

1:27

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

0:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Barnet 1. Mark Byrne (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.

0:11

Attempt blocked. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

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