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Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Barnet

Mauro Vilhete and John Akinde's second-half strikes ended Barnet's six-game winless run and lifted them out of the League Two relegation zone with a 2-0 victory at Wycombe.

Vilhete tucked home in the 65th minute of a dour clash at Adams Park and, after Myles Weston saw red on his home debut, Akinde rubber-stamped the victory in injury time.

The hosts went into the clash with the third best home record in the division and could feel aggrieved not to lead at the break after Adebayo Akinfenwa's header was disallowed after referee Graham Horwood failed to play advantage.

Their best chance came early in the second half when Anthony Stewart unleashed a half-volley straight at Josh Vickers following a corner.

But it was the Bees who struck soon after as strong hold-up play by Akinde released Vilhete and the Portuguese 23-year-old's low shot crept under goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.

The hosts pushed for a leveller but lost Weston for two bookings in stoppage time, and Akinde then rounded the keeper to slot home and secure the Bees a vital win.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forKashketat 68'minutes
  • 18Rowe
  • 25GapeSubstituted forBloomfieldat 84'minutes
  • 22FreemanSubstituted forWestonat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 12Cowan-Hall

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Wood
  • 17O'Nien
  • 19Weston
  • 23De Havilland
  • 24Kashket

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 24Hoyte
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Nelson
  • 17Muggleton
  • 32VilheteBooked at 90mins
  • 15Sesay
  • 20ChampionBooked at 64mins
  • 11GambinSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 56'minutes
  • 8WestonSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
  • 9AkindeBooked at 71minsSubstituted forKyeiat 90+6'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stephens
  • 4Dembélé
  • 7Watson
  • 16Taylor
  • 18Kyei
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 30Amaluzor
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
3,596

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Barnet 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Nana Kyei replaces John Akinde.

Attempt missed. Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Barnet 2. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Champion.

Booking

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet).

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Alie Sesay (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers) for a bad foul.

Foul by Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers).

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

Dan Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Taylor (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Dominic Gape.

Booking

Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sam Muggleton.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Harry Taylor replaces Curtis Weston.

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Alie Sesay (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

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

(Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Attempt missed. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Garry Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Myles Weston replaces Nick Freeman.

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Barnet 1. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth14102224121232
2Carlisle1477024141028
3Doncaster148242820826
4Luton146532415923
5Portsmouth146352216621
6Notts County146352221121
7Accrington145541817120
8Grimsby146261818020
9Crawley145541516-120
10Morecambe146262026-620
11Mansfield144731413119
12Crewe144731718-119
13Yeovil146171419-519
14Blackpool144552117417
15Colchester144551819-117
16Cheltenham143741617-116
17Hartlepool143742125-416
18Cambridge144461318-516
19Leyton Orient144371618-215
20Barnet133641519-415
21Wycombe144371419-515
22Stevenage134271821-314
23Exeter144191319-613
24Newport121471119-87
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