League Two
Plymouth0Barnet2

Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Barnet

Plymouth v Barnet
John Akinde has scored 15 goals in League Two this season

Plymouth's lead at the top of League Two was cut to three points after Barnet inflicted a second home defeat on the Pilgrims in four days.

The Bees went ahead when Bira Dembele was left unmarked from a corner, and scored with a looping header.

David Fox hit the bar from the edge of the box for Argyle, while Jake Jervis had a strong penalty appeal waved away.

The division's top scorer John Akinde doubled Barnet's advantage, beating the offside trap before slotting home.

Visiting keeper Jamie Stephens made two great saves to keep Plymouth out - from Jervis's shot and Sonny Bradley's powerful header.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5BulvitisSubstituted forSlewat 78'minutes
  • 15Bradley
  • 18ThrelkeldSubstituted forTannerat 69'minutes
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forGaritaat 45'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 14Jervis
  • 6SmithBooked at 62mins
  • 10Carey
  • 7Goodwillie

Substitutes

  • 8Slew
  • 11Donaldson
  • 19Osborne
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
  • 26Garita
  • 27Tanner

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forTomlinsonat 45'minutes
  • 4Dembélé
  • 6Nelson
  • 3Johnson
  • 32Vilhete
  • 7WatsonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forTogwellat 90+2'minutes
  • 20Champion
  • 11GambinSubstituted forNichollsat 85'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 12Vickers
  • 14Togwell
  • 17Muggleton
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 22Tomlinson
  • 23Nicholls
  • 34Mason-Clark
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
7,188

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Barnet 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Togwell replaces Ryan Watson.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

Attempt saved. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Alex Nicholls replaces Luke Gambin.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt saved. Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Nauris Bulvitis.

Foul by Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Barnet).

Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Oscar Threlkeld.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Connor Smith.

Booking

Ryan Watson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt blocked. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Barnet).

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1812242819938
2Carlisle1898132211135
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Portsmouth1894531181331
5Luton1886428181030
6Grimsby187562522326
7Crewe186842221126
8Wycombe187472122-125
9Mansfield186751920-125
10Blackpool186662921824
11Barnet185942425-124
12Yeovil177371822-424
13Hartlepool185762830-222
14Cambridge186481822-422
15Notts County186482229-722
16Stevenage166372324-121
17Colchester185582326-320
18Accrington185581924-520
19Crawley175571825-720
20Morecambe1862102135-1420
21Exeter1861112025-519
22Leyton Orient1853102023-318
23Cheltenham183961925-618
24Newport174582123-217
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