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Barnet 1-0 Luton Town

Jack Taylor scored an injury-time winner for Barnet as they beat Luton Town at the Hive.

The 19-year-old, whose goal was his first in the professional ranks, broke the deadlock with a 25-yard curling effort in the dying embers of the game.

Rossi Eames' side struggled find their rhythm in the first half, with the manager forced to make two early changes due to injuries to Elliott Johnson and Harry Taylor.

The latter, who left the field with blood pouring from his head, was taken to hospital.

The away side came inches away from scoring early in the first half when Dan Potts directed Alan Sheehan's corner towards goal but Jamie Stephens managed to tip the header onto his crossbar.

Barnet started the second half well and forced Marek Stech into several good saves, but they couldn't find a way past the Czech goalkeeper.

The game looked like it was heading for a goalless draw but Taylor's late strike gave the home side a late lead.

Despite late pressure from Town, the Bees managed to defend successive corners and hold on for their first league win of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forTaylorat 36'minutesBooked at 53mins
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Nelson
  • 13Tutonda
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forCloughat 6'minutes
  • 20Vilhete
  • 10Campbell-RyceBooked at 81mins
  • 8WestonSubstituted forFonguckat 71'minutes
  • 11Coulthirst
  • 25Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 12Taylor
  • 14Akinola
  • 15Bover
  • 18Fonguck
  • 21Ross
  • 30Amaluzor

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 4McCormack
  • 6CuthbertSubstituted forReaat 20'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 3Potts
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCookat 71'minutes
  • 8Lee
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 44Sheehan
  • 20VassellSubstituted forLeeat 89'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 5Mullins
  • 10Cook
  • 14Cornick
  • 16Rea
  • 22Gambin
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
Referee:
Kevin Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 1, Luton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Luton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Olly Lee (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

  7. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 1, Luton Town 0. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces Isaac Vassell.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

    Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Jack Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

  15. Booking

    Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wesley Fonguck (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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4Barnet21103214
5Morecambe21103214
6Swindon21103214
7Exeter21102114
8Luton21018353
9Accrington21015413
10Port Vale21015413
11Carlisle21013303
12Grimsby21013303
13Cheltenham21012203
14Notts County210123-13
15Yeovil2101510-53
16Newport20204402
17Stevenage20204402
18Crewe20203302
19Lincoln City20203302
20Colchester201124-21
21Forest Green201124-21
22Cambridge200213-20
23Crawley200214-30
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