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Barnet 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee's second-half penalty earned high-flying Accrington a point from a 1-1 draw at Barnet.

The Bees struck after 18 minutes when Alex Nicholls turned home casually past Stanley goalkeeper Aaron Chapman after latching on to a through-ball from Mauro Vilhete.

The struggling hosts were on top and they almost went 2-0 up when Ricardo Santos' header was brilliantly beaten away by Chapman.

Shortly before half-time, Barnet went close again when Richard Brindley curled a free-kick narrowly over the top.

Stanley's best opportunity of the first half fell to Jordan Clark, who fired disappointingly wide from inside the box.

The visitors rallied in the early stages of the second period, and Liam Nolan saw a powerful strike saved by Craig Ross.

Seamus Conneely then lashed a shot over the top when he ought to have hit the target.

Stanley drew level in the 68th minute. Dan Sweeney upended Jimmy Dunne in the box and Kee slotted home the resultant spot-kick to register his 19th goal of the season.

John Akinde headed inches wide for Barnet in the 87th minute as they searched for a winner but the spoils were shared.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forCloughat 69'minutes
  • 5Almeida SantosBooked at 68mins
  • 26SweeneyBooked at 53mins
  • 13Tutonda
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forNicholsonat 80'minutes
  • 7WatsonBooked at 43mins
  • 8Weston
  • 20da Silva VilheteSubstituted forAkinolaat 54'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 23Nicholls
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 11Coulthirst
  • 14Akinola
  • 39Sule
  • 40Legg
  • 41Nicholson
  • 42Plavotic

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 32RodgersSubstituted forSousaat 45'minutesBooked at 61minsSubstituted forBrownat 90+1'minutes
  • 2Dunne
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 6Nolan
  • 28Conneely
  • 26Johnson
  • 29Kee
  • 10Jackson

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Sousa
  • 19Rowan
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,501

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Aaron Chapman (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Erico Sousa.

Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Simeon Akinola (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Barnet).

Attempt saved. Jordan Nicholson (Barnet) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jordan Nicholson replaces Jack Taylor.

Attempt missed. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Attempt blocked. Alex Nicholls (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Charlie Clough replaces Richard Brindley.

Booking

Ricardo Santos (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Accrington Stanley. Jimmy Dunne draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dan Sweeney (Barnet) after a foul in the penalty area.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Richard Brindley (Barnet) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Wycombe33188765461962
3Accrington33195957381962
4Mansfield331611652341859
5Notts County331610754351958
6Swindon34183135449557
7Lincoln City331411845331253
8Exeter31164114136552
9Crawley34156134141051
10Coventry32155123627950
11Colchester341311104540550
12Newport331211104143-247
13Carlisle33129124644245
14Cambridge33129123444-1045
15Stevenage34119144649-342
16Cheltenham34109154650-439
17Yeovil33108154654-838
18Grimsby3499163050-2036
19Port Vale3397173749-1234
20Crewe33103203654-1833
21Forest Green3396183756-1933
22Morecambe32711143042-1232
23Chesterfield3376203360-2727
24Barnet3368193149-1826
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