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Hartlepool United 0-2 Barnet

Hartlepool dropped into the League Two relegation places as they slumped to a flat home defeat by Barnet.

Newport's win over Accrington sees the Exiles leapfrog Pools, putting them two points in front with two games remaining.

Victory for Barnet, under caretaker boss Rossi Eames, was only their second win in 13 games.

But they controlled the match throughout against a side lacking in confidence, belief and ability.

John Akinde was denied an opener after 12 minutes when his angled header was tipped over for a corner.

From the set-piece Michael Nelson, the Barnet skipper, fired a shot against a post, while Jack Taylor's goal-bound shot was deflected wide.

Nathan Thomas got Pools' first shot on target after 64 minutes, failing to test goalkeeper Josh Vickers.

And the Bees went ahead in the 66th minute when Akinde turned and powerfully fired an angled drive past goalkeeper Joe Fryer.

Simeon Akinola made it two five minutes later, the Bees racing away down the left side and Jamal Campbell-Ryce setting up the substitute.

Akinde also missed a penalty, Fryer saving his weak spot kick with nine minutes remaining.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 42Fryer
  • 2Magnay
  • 6Bates
  • 26Harrison
  • 17Deverdics
  • 14Woods
  • 4FeatherstoneSubstituted forBlackfordat 69'minutes
  • 8Walker
  • 15AlessandraSubstituted forAmondat 59'minutes
  • 11Oates
  • 7Thomas

Substitutes

  • 1Carson
  • 9Amond
  • 18Hawkins
  • 27Blackford
  • 28Rooney
  • 38Rodney

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Vickers
  • 16Taylor
  • 6Nelson
  • 41Clough
  • 3Johnson
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 8Weston
  • 28TaylorSubstituted forFonguckat 89'minutes
  • 11BoverSubstituted forChampionat 65'minutes
  • 25ShomotunSubstituted forAkinolaat 65'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 14Akinola
  • 17Coulson
  • 20Champion
  • 24Akinde
  • 27Fonguck
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,208

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Barnet 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Barnet 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

  5. Post update

    Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Wesley Fonguck replaces Jack Taylor.

  8. Post update

    Charlie Clough (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Harry Taylor.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Blackford (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Penalty saved! John Akinde (Barnet) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Penalty Barnet. John Akinde draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Joe Fryer (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Champion (Barnet).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster442510983503385
2Plymouth442581168442483
3Portsmouth442491172393381
4Luton441817963412271
5Exeter442081670521868
6Blackpool4417161166442267
7Stevenage44206186659766
8Mansfield441714135247565
9Wycombe441811155652465
10Carlisle441617116465-165
11Cambridge44189175649763
12Colchester441712156256663
13Accrington441614145552362
14Grimsby441710175759-261
15Barnet441315165359-654
16Notts County44158215274-2253
17Crewe441313185364-1152
18Morecambe44149215169-1851
19Crawley441311205167-1650
20Yeovil441116174861-1349
21Cheltenham441114194763-1647
22Newport441112214870-2245
23Hartlepool441013215273-2143
24Leyton Orient44106284581-3636
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