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Barnet 3-2 Notts County

Barnet beat Notts County to extend their League Two unbeaten run to seven games.

Luke Gambin scored twice in the second half as the Bees moved level on points with seventh-placed Blackpool.

Notts arrived without a goal in three league games but they took the lead after 15 minutes, Michael O'Connor's whipped cross nestling into the top corner of Jamie Stephens' net.

But Barnet struck back in the 30th minute when John Akinde was allowed to turn and shoot and Bira Dembele followed up to score after Adam Collin's fine save.

Vadaine Oliver hit the bar for County just minutes later but the scores remained level until half-time.

Barnet dominated the early exchanges of the second half and the pressure told in the 64th minute when Gambin's deflected shot wrong-footed Collin.

The Malta international doubled his tally 10 minutes later, connecting with Curtis Weston's cross to finish off a fine counter-attacking move.

County responded in the 77th minute when Jonathan Forte followed in on substitute Graham Burke's well-hit 20-yard shot but it was not enough.

Report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 32Vilhete
  • 4Dembélé
  • 6Nelson
  • 3Johnson
  • 11GambinBooked at 65minsSubstituted forMuggletonat 82'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 8Weston
  • 34Mason-ClarkSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 55'minutes
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forTomlinsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 20Champion

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 12Vickers
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Kyei
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 22Tomlinson
  • 23Nicholls

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2TootleBooked at 67mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 5Duffy
  • 7SnijdersSubstituted forBurkeat 70'minutes
  • 8O'ConnorBooked at 58mins
  • 14Laing
  • 11Forte
  • 37Edwards
  • 9Oliver
  • 24CampbellSubstituted forCollinsat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 6Hollis
  • 13Loach
  • 18Hewitt
  • 26Burke
  • 31Audel
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
1,958

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 3, Notts County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 3, Notts County 2.

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

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

Foul by Sam Muggleton (Barnet).

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ben Tomlinson replaces John Akinde.

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

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Notts County).

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

Louis Laing (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Luke Gambin.

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Mauro Vilhete.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 3, Notts County 2. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Graham Burke (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 3, Notts County 1. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Curtis Weston.

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Michael Edwards (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Graham Burke replaces Genaro Snijders.

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

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Matt Tootle (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).

Booking

Luke Gambin (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, Notts County 1. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Aaron Collins replaces Adam Campbell.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Carlisle19108137231438
2Plymouth1912252921838
3Doncaster18113438251336
4Portsmouth1994632201231
5Luton1987428181031
6Wycombe198472322128
7Blackpool1976633221127
8Barnet196942727027
9Grimsby197572725226
10Crewe196852225-326
11Cambridge197482123-225
12Mansfield196762125-425
13Yeovil187471923-425
14Stevenage177372525024
15Colchester196582726123
16Crawley186572127-623
17Morecambe1972102336-1323
18Hartlepool195772832-422
19Notts County196492432-822
20Accrington195682025-521
21Exeter1962112025-520
22Leyton Orient1953112126-518
23Cheltenham193972028-818
24Newport184592227-517
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