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Barnet 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

A late Mark Byrne goal kept Barnet's hopes of reaching the Conference Premier play-offs alive with victory over Forest Green Rovers at The Hive.

On-loan Derby defender Valentin Gjokaj nodded home the opener for the Bees from Keanu Marsh-Brown's cross.

Rovers looked like they had rescued a point when James Norwood calmly slotted the ball past Graham Stack to level.

But Byrne moved the home side to within three points of the play-offs when he slid home Marsh-Brown's cross late on.

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Gloucestershire

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Post-match: Forest Green's Pennock

"The first half was just unacceptable, obviously a lot of things were said at half time and I pointed a few things at individuals as well as collectively to the team. That was the worst we've played in a long time.

"If there's a 50-50 header they've got to put their head on it for the cause and the football club, and I didn't see that in the first half.

"When we scored, there was only one team in it, but to be fair looking at the bigger picture, the game is about 95 minutes not 45."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 29Stack
  • 41Gjokaj
  • 30Stephens
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forAbdullahat 69'minutes
  • 20Vilhete
  • 5Harper
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 8ByrneBooked at 45mins
  • 2Yiadom
  • 9HydeSubstituted forSavilleat 87'minutes
  • 28NurseSubstituted forMuggletonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Saville
  • 33Dymond
  • 14Abdullah
  • 42Muggleton
  • 10Crawford

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 20Oliver
  • 22GreenBooked at 25mins
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forWrightat 90+2'minutes
  • 5TurleySubstituted forBarryat 8'minutes
  • 4BanguraSubstituted forRodgersat 83'minutes
  • 30Jordan
  • 8Klukowski
  • 29Hughes
  • 7Norwood

Substitutes

  • 14Taylor
  • 23Barry
  • 9Wright
  • 26Rodgers
  • 21White
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
1,466

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Foul by Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet).
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Barnet.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright replaces Jared Hodgkiss.
Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).
Jack Saville (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).
Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Mark Byrne (Barnet).
Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jack Saville replaces Jake Hyde.
Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke Rodgers replaces Al Bangura.
Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Mark Byrne (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.
Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Hand ball by Jake Hyde (Barnet).
Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Mark Byrne (Barnet).
Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Hand ball by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ahmed Abdullah replaces Elliot Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Jon Nurse.
Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yan Klukowski with a cross.
Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bradley Jordan.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt saved. Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown.
Corner, Barnet.
Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).
Graham Stack (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Barnet.
Corner, Barnet.
Corner, Barnet.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Attempt missed. Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Bradley Jordan with a cross.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mark Byrne (Barnet).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).
Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Barnet.
Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton41261146189
2Cambridge40211363576
3Grimsby39209101969
4Gateshead411911111768
5Halifax411910122267
6Alfreton4121614166
7Braintree40198131765
8Barnet41181013864
9Nuneaton42171114-462
10Kidderminster4017914160
11Woking4018616-260
12Salisbury4117915-860
13Forest Green40177161558
14Welling41151214457
15Lincoln City42141315-255
16Macclesfield4016618154
17Wrexham4215918-254
18Chester42111318-2146
19Southport4112920-2045
20Hereford41101219-2042
21Aldershot41131216341
22Dartford4111822-2141
23Tamworth418924-3433
24Hyde United411733-7010
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