League Two
Barnet1Notts County0

Barnet 1-0 Notts County

Alex Nicholls scored an injury-time winner against Notts County to secure a first win of 2018 for League Two basement side Barnet.

Nicholls' goal, which came in the third minute of stoppage time, was a powerful effort from the edge of the area.

Barnet's Ruben Bover had a shot saved and County's Noor Husin fired wide from 12 yards in the early stages of the game.

The end-to-end start continued with Magpies forward Jonathan Forte breaking clear on goal only to be denied by a superb last-ditch tackle by Charlie Clough before he could get his shot away.

Nicholls had a low effort saved by Adam Collin before Forte dragged an effort wide.

Just after half-time, Craig Ross had to use his feet to stop Forte from breaking the deadlock.

At the other end, Jordan Nicholson had a shot saved and Simeon Akinola hit the rebound into the side-netting.

With the game heading for a draw, Nicholls' superb effort gave the Bees a shock win over promotion-chasing County.

With relegation rivals Chesterfield and Forest Green having games postponed, Barnet reduced the gap to safety to four points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Almeida SantosSubstituted forPlavoticat 83'minutes
  • 4Clough
  • 13Tutonda
  • 41NicholsonSubstituted forda Silva Vilheteat 83'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 7Watson
  • 15BoverSubstituted forAkinolaat 45'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 23Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 11Coulthirst
  • 12Taylor
  • 14Akinola
  • 20da Silva Vilhete
  • 39Sule
  • 40Legg
  • 42Plavotic

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5DuffyBooked at 15mins
  • 16Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forWalkerat 67'minutes
  • 21HusinBooked at 62mins
  • 24MilsomSubstituted forNobleat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Grant
  • 28BennettSubstituted forForteat 22'minutes
  • 9Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 14Forte
  • 18Noble
  • 19Hunt
  • 20Walker
  • 25Hall
  • 30Stead
  • 34Fitzsimons
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
1,752

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Notts County 0.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Notts County 0. Alex Nicholls (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Ross.

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Liam Noble (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Curtis Weston.

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Tin Plavotic (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Barnet).

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Liam Noble (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Mauro Vilhete replaces Jordan Nicholson.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Tin Plavotic replaces Ricardo Santos because of an injury.

Delay in match Ricardo Santos (Barnet) because of an injury.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Tutonda (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Liam Noble replaces Robert Milsom.

Jordan Nicholson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Liam Walker (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Liam Walker replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Booking

Noor Husin (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Noor Husin (Notts County).

Alex Nicholls (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

Attempt missed. Noor Husin (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

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

Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Noor Husin (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Richard Brindley (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Jonathan Forte (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Clough (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32197668313764
2Accrington31184955371858
3Wycombe31168760441656
4Notts County31159752341854
5Swindon32173124944554
6Mansfield311411646341253
7Exeter30164104135652
8Lincoln City311311743301350
9Coventry311551135251050
10Crawley32146123736148
11Colchester32121194338547
12Newport31121094138346
13Carlisle31119114342142
14Cheltenham32109134647-139
15Stevenage32109134145-439
16Cambridge31109122841-1339
17Grimsby3399152947-1836
18Yeovil3198144350-735
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3193193553-1830
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3167183046-1625
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