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Braintree Town 1-1 Barnet

John Akinde
John Akinde scored his seventh goal of the season to give Barnet an early lead at Braintree

Table-topping Barnet made it seven away league games unbeaten but saw their Conference lead cut to two points after being held at Braintree.

John Akinde put the Bees in front when he headed in Curtis Weston's right-wing cross and then nodded wide soon after.

Braintree levelled before the break when Jordan Cox's downward header went in despite keeper Graham Stack's touch.

Nick Hamann saved well from Barnet's Weston and Cox shot wide from close range as both sides missed chances.

Martin Allen's men remain top but second-placed Halifax were able to close the gap with a 2-0 victory at Alfreton.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 23Peters
  • 2Brundle
  • 6MasseyBooked at 89mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 8DavisBooked at 81mins
  • 4Isaac
  • 7Walker
  • 15Akinola
  • 18Cox

Substitutes

  • 14Smith
  • 17Case
  • 24Moore
  • 29Pentney

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 6Stephens
  • 5N'Gala
  • 17MuggletonSubstituted forVilla Lopezat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20NurseSubstituted forVilheteat 46'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 14TogwellBooked at 50mins
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forGambinat 46'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 24Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 4Saville
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 16Vilhete
  • 18Gambin
  • 26Pavey
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,167

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Barnet 1.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Braintree Town. James Mulley tries a through ball, but James Mulley is caught offside.

Booking

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

Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

Dan Walker (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Booking

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Barnet.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Cox.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Simeon Akinola with a cross.

Attempt saved. Curtis Weston (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luisma replaces Sam Muggleton because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kenny Davis with a cross.

Foul by Sam Muggleton (Barnet).

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