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Barnet 1-2 Stevenage

Barnet lost for the first time in nine games as they were beaten at home by local rivals Stevenage.

John Akinde's penalty early in the second half cancelled out Dale Gorman's opener for Stevenage, but Luke Wilkinson fired the visitors' winner.

Stevenage were much the better side in the opening 20 minutes, but an unmarked Rowan Liburd could only head over from 10 yards.

The visitors took a 39th-minute lead they fully deserved, Matt Godden finding Gorman, who claimed his first senior goal with a brilliant curling strike.

Interim Bees boss Rossi Eames made two changes at half-time, but it was talisman Akinde who grabbed his 16th of the season from the penalty spot in the 47th minute after Fraser Franks had brought him down.

But Franks made up for the mistake 14 minutes later, heading the ball down to fellow centre-half Wilkinson, who half-volleyed in from 12 yards.

Michael Tonge hit a post with a fine free-kick, but it mattered not as Barnet were unable to muster a late equaliser despite five minutes of added time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 28TaylorBooked at 72mins
  • 6NelsonBooked at 84mins
  • 4DembéléBooked at 78mins
  • 3Johnson
  • 32Vilhete
  • 8Weston
  • 7WatsonSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 45'minutes
  • 11GambinSubstituted forKyeiat 80'minutes
  • 34Mason-ClarkSubstituted forNichollsat 45'minutes
  • 9AkindeBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 12Vickers
  • 15Sesay
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Kyei
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 23Nicholls
  • 27Fonguck

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 17GormanBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMcAnuffat 83'minutes
  • 4KingBooked at 45mins
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forTongeat 70'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forLeeat 89'minutes
  • 9Liburd

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 13McKirdy
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
  • 22Lee
  • 23Cowans
  • 28Kerr
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,228

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Stevenage 2.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Attempt blocked. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) header from very close range is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Matt Godden.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

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

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Michael Nelson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Michael Nelson (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jobi McAnuff replaces Dale Gorman.

Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Nana Kyei replaces Luke Gambin.

Booking

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

Rowan Liburd (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

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

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

Booking

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) header from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Steven Schumacher.

Booking

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rowan Liburd (Stevenage).

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth21142532211144
2Carlisle21119140251542
3Doncaster21133543301342
4Portsmouth21105633201335
5Luton2198431191235
6Wycombe2110472622434
7Cambridge219482824431
8Blackpool2186735241130
9Stevenage219393232030
10Barnet217952929030
11Crawley218582633-729
12Yeovil218492526-128
13Colchester217682927227
14Grimsby217592727026
15Exeter2182112526-126
16Crewe216872329-626
17Mansfield216872127-626
18Hartlepool215882837-923
19Morecambe2072112438-1423
20Notts County2164112536-1122
21Leyton Orient2163122227-521
22Accrington2156102027-721
23Cheltenham214982332-921
24Newport2045112332-917
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