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Dover Athletic 0-3 Barnet

Luisma Villa
Luisma Villa opened the scoring for Barnet with a 17th minute header

Barnet returned to the top of the Conference with a 3-0 win at Dover.

Luisma Villa's 17th-minute header was followed by goals in each half from substitute Luke Gambin.

Gambin scored his first from close range within four minutes of coming off the bench before adding a second on the hour with a left-foot volley.

One blow for Martin Allen's side was a suspected knee ligament injury for Charlie MacDonald as the striker was forced off after just 40 minutes.

Stefan Payne could have put Dover ahead on 13 minutes, but was denied by a smart save from Graham Stack.

Elliot Johnson's cross from the left, onto the head of Villa, allowed the Spaniard to score the opener into the bottom right-hand corner.

Villa was denied a second goal when Dover goalkeeper Mitch Walker saved his right-foot volley on the line.

Walker then thwarted MacDonald in a one-on-one inside the area after a neat flick-on from John Akinde.

Barnet's lead was doubled a minute before half-time after a strong run and cross from Lee Cook found Gambin unmarked inside the six-yard box.

In the second half, Johnson turned provider again for Gambin to finish from 12 yards out.

Ricky Miller and Christian Nanetti were both denied a late consolation goal for Dover.

Miller's injury-time free-kick struck the crossbar before Nanetti's left-foot shot found the same piece of woodwork moments later.

The win puts Barnet two points clear of Halifax at the top with seven wins from their opening eight games.

Line-ups

Dover

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Walker
  • 29EssamBooked at 31mins
  • 16Sterling
  • 12Lock
  • 26Bonner
  • 6OrluSubstituted forMillerat 58'minutes
  • 17Deverdics
  • 28Taiwo
  • 2Stone
  • 9ElderSubstituted forReidat 46'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forNanettiat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 5Raggett
  • 19Reid
  • 20Nanetti
  • 27Miller

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 3JohnsonBooked at 75mins
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Stephens
  • 11CookSubstituted forMuggletonat 57'minutes
  • 15Villa LopezBooked at 79mins
  • 2YiadomBooked at 19mins
  • 8Weston
  • 14Togwell
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forGambinat 40'minutes
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forLoweat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Cowler
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gambin
  • 19Lowe
  • 20Nurse
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,023

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 0, Barnet 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, Barnet 3.

  3. Post update

    Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Muggleton (Barnet).

  5. Post update

    Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by David Stephens (Barnet).

  8. Post update

    Jake Reid (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Luisma (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jake Reid (Dover Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Lock (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

  17. Post update

    Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  18. Booking

    Luisma (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

  20. Post update

    Craig Stone (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.