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Barnet 0-0 Coventry City

Barnet and Coventry played out a goalless draw in the first-ever competitive meeting between the two sides.

The Bees, who were missing strikers John Akinde and Shaq Coulthirst, could not create any chances against a Sky Blues defence with the best record in League Two.

The first half was an even affair, with neither side able to test the goalkeepers.

Coventry started the second half strongly and had a flurry of opportunities in the first 10 minutes after the interval but they could not find a way past Craig Ross.

Jodi Jones fired wide and Max Biamou sent a header on target but it was easily caught by the Barnet keeper.

Marc McNulty found himself in a good shooting position but his strike was smothered by an acrobatic block from Charlie Clough.

Jack Grimmer created space to shoot from the edge of the area but scuffed his shot with 15 minutes remaining.

Despite an improved performance in the second half and a late push, Coventry could not find a goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 16Taylor
  • 4Clough
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 13Tutonda
  • 12Taylor
  • 18FonguckSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 68'minutes
  • 20Vilhete
  • 15BoverSubstituted forAkinolaat 69'minutes
  • 24BlackmanSubstituted forShomotunat 79'minutes
  • 25Akpa Akpro

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 14Akinola
  • 17Kyei
  • 19Shomotun
  • 27Mason-Clark
  • 34McKenzie-Lyle
  • 35Hinckson-Mars

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonaldBooked at 90mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Doyle
  • 22Kelly-EvansSubstituted forShipleyat 77'minutes
  • 10McNultySubstituted forPonticelliat 85'minutes
  • 11Jones
  • 9Biamou

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Beavon
  • 26Shipley
  • 31Stevenson
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
4,041

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home3
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Coventry City 0.

Ricardo Santos (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry City).

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

Booking

Rod McDonald (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rod McDonald (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Harry Taylor.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Craig Ross.

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

Attempt blocked. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Marc McNulty.

Attempt missed. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ephron Mason-Clark (Barnet).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Willis (Coventry City) because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Fumnaya Shomotun replaces Andre Blackman.

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Devon Kelly-Evans.

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Devon Kelly-Evans (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ephron Mason-Clark (Barnet).

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Andre Blackman (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Foul by Andre Blackman (Barnet).

Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces Ruben Bover.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ephron Mason-Clark replaces Wesley Fonguck.

Harry Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jodi Jones (Coventry City).

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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