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Eastleigh 1-2 Barnet

John Akinde

Barnet returned to the top of the Conference with an impressive win at promotion rivals Eastleigh.

Curtis Weston fired in after a cross was cleared to him and the Bees went 2-0 up when Elliot Johnson set up John Akinde.

Eastleigh earned a late penalty after Sam Muggleton brought down Jai Reason and Ben Strevens converted the kick.

But the hosts could not find a leveller as Barnet leap-frogged Bristol Rovers at the top on goal difference.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Spence
  • 26Partington
  • 27PellSubstituted forHowardat 69'minutes
  • 3Green
  • 5BeckwithBooked at 72mins
  • 10ReasonBooked at 87mins
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forMcAllisterat 78'minutes
  • 9Constable
  • 14Strevens
  • 8StanleySubstituted forWalkerat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McAllister
  • 16Evans
  • 19Howard
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 5N'Gala
  • 41C Clifford
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forSavilleat 81'minutes
  • 6Stephens
  • 14Togwell
  • 17Muggleton
  • 8Weston
  • 16Vilhete
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 4Saville
  • 11Cook
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 18Gambin
  • 20Nurse
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,034

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Barnet 2.

Foul by Brian Howard (Eastleigh).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

Brian Howard (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Constable (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Booking

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

David Stephens (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Offside, Eastleigh. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

Attempt saved. David Stephens (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jack Saville replaces Elliot Johnson because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces Jack Midson.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Barnet 2. Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Sam Muggleton (Barnet) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Eastleigh. Jai Reason draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

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

Attempt saved. Conor Clifford (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Walker replaces Craig Stanley.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Brian Howard replaces Harry Pell.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Craig Stanley (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Sam Muggleton (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Midson (Eastleigh).

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Curtis Weston (Barnet) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

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