Accrington 0-3 Barnet

Barnet aided their survival hopes with a superb win at in-form Accrington.

The Bees dominated the opening stages and got their reward when Ricky Holmes fired low into the net.

Craig Lindfield then had an excellent opportunity for the hosts, but his effort from six yards out missed the target.

Barnet took full advantage soon after, as Mark Marshall's pinpoint free-kick found Mark Hughes to head home, before Sam Deering rifled in a stunning drive.

Prior to this game, Accrington had been unbeaten in their previous 10 league games, winning seven of those.

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Barnet manager Lawrie Sanchez told BBC London 94.9:

"Their shouldn't have been a game on if truth be told, we came we turned up but the pitch was frozen. There was something wrong with it and that was quite evident.

'It was our most professional performance' - Sanchez

"But we got away with it, they have lost their record because of it, and we have played outstandingly well and have controlled the game and won it fairly comfortably.

"We had the ability today, it probably wasn't our best performance, but it was our most professional performance of the season."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (2)

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 03 Winnard
  • 05 Nsiala Booked
  • 12 Murphy
  • 06 Procter
  • 11 Joyce
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 27 Hughes (Barnett - 66' )
  • 07 Lindfield (Craney - 66' )
  • 19 Evans
  • 23 Amond

Substitutes

  • 01 Murdoch
  • 02 Coid
  • 20 Bender
  • 08 Barnett
  • 10 Craney

Barnet

  • 01 Brill
  • 04 Hughes
  • 05 Dennehy
  • 17 Hector
  • 19 Saville
  • 21 Kamdjo
  • 30 Downing
  • 10 Deering
  • 20 Marshall
  • 11 Holmes
  • 23 McLeod

Substitutes

  • 18 O'Brien
  • 26 Johnson
  • 08 Byrne
  • 25 N'Diaye
  • 24 Taylor
Ref: Haines
Att: 1,652

Match Stats

Shots

4 11

On target

3 7

Corners

3 7

Fouls

12 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:09 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:56

Inswinging corner taken by Padraig Amond. Shot from deep inside the area by Ian Craney goes over the bar. Izale McLeod takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin gets a block in.

90:00 +1:40

Short corner taken by Padraig Amond from the left by-line.

90:00 +0:28

The ball is sent over by Michael Hector.

87:54

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

87:27

Izale McLeod takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ian Dunbavin.

86:45

Mark Marshall takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Padraig Amond manages to make a clearance.

85:00

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo on Andrew Procter, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Kevin McIntyre from the free kick.

84:40

The offside flag is raised against Izale McLeod. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

81:52

Corner taken left-footed by Mark Marshall from the left by-line to the near post, Andrew Procter manages to make a clearance.

81:34

Ricky Holmes takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Winnard.

75:58

Unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Micah Evans results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Hector.

73:10

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Marshall, Mark Hughes has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

72:42

Foul by Charlie Barnett on Michael Hector, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Brill.

70:44

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Barnett from the right by-line played to the near post, Clovis Kamdjo makes a clearance.

66:13

Dean Winnard challenges Izale McLeod unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Downing.

65:12

Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

65:12 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Barnett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bryan Hughes.

65:12 Substitution

Substitution Craig Lindfield goes off and Ian Craney comes on.

65:12

The referee blows for offside against Izale McLeod.

62:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Izale McLeod. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

61:18

Luke Joyce concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Michael Hector takes the direct free kick.

60:26

The official flags Izale McLeod offside. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

58:06

Izale McLeod produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56:42

Foul by Kevin McIntyre on Michael Hector, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Mark Marshall, clearance made by Luke Joyce.

56:24

Foul by Izale McLeod on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Kevin McIntyre takes the free kick.

53:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Deering - Accrington 0 - 3 Barnet Sam Deering grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-3 Barnet.

52:30

Sam Deering fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

52:30 Booking

Booking The referee shows Aristote Nsiala a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

52:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aristote Nsiala on Izale McLeod.

51:53

A cross is delivered by Bryan Hughes, save by Dean Brill.

50:15

A cross is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, Dean Brill makes a save.

48:26

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Marshall, clearance by Andrew Procter.

47:52

Foul by Andrew Procter on Mark Hughes, free kick awarded. Michael Hector takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:55 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:21

Foul by Bryan Hughes on Ricky Holmes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Brill.

45:00 +1:59

Mark Hughes is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Luke Joyce.

45:00 +0:46

Assist on the goal came from Mark Marshall.

45:00 +0:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Hughes - Accrington 0 - 2 Barnet Mark Hughes scores a headed goal from close range. Accrington Stanley 0-2 Barnet.

45:00 +0:18

Foul by Peter Murphy on Mark Marshall, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Mark Marshall,

43:41

Unfair challenge on Izale McLeod by Dean Winnard results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Marshall from left channel, Aristote Nsiala makes a clearance.

41:47

Short corner taken by Mark Marshall from the left by-line.

40:14

Clovis Kamdjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Padraig Amond. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

39:29

Mark Marshall crosses the ball, Kevin McIntyre manages to make a clearance.

38:37

Andrew Procter takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes.

33:03

Mark Marshall takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Kevin McIntyre makes a clearance.

22:49

Assist on the goal came from Mark Marshall.

22:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricky Holmes - Accrington 0 - 1 Barnet Ricky Holmes finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Barnet.

19:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Deering by Andrew Procter. Mark Marshall has an effort direct from the free kick.

19:13

Dean Winnard fouled by Mark Marshall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Joyce.

18:29

Luke Joyce challenges Sam Deering unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Marshall.

13:56

Andrew Procter is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Dean Brill.

11:15

Mark Marshall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

7:07

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Dean Brill makes a save.

4:44

Padraig Amond is caught offside. Darren Dennehy takes the indirect free kick.

3:12

Corner taken left-footed by Mark Marshall from the right by-line, Clovis Kamdjo produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

1:00

Peter Murphy produces a cross, Michael Hector manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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