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Barnet 1-0 Nuneaton Town

John Akinde
John Akinde has either more goals than the second-highest Conference scorer, Woking's Scott Rendell.

Barnet moved back to the top of the Conference table as John Akinde's 31st goal of the season saw them beat relegation-threatened Nuneaton.

After a goalless first half, Akinde brought down a cross and smashed home his ninth goal in 11 matches.

Earlier, Charlie MacDonald's shot hit the inside of the post for the Bees and Michael Gash's bicycle kick flew wide.

Nuneaton's best chances saw Jaanai Gordon go close twice early on and Curtis Weston drill a shot off target.

The win for Martin Allen's side means they climb above Bristol Rovers with a one-point advantage, while Nuneaton are still six points from safety.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 5N'Gala
  • 8Weston
  • 3Johnson
  • 6Stephens
  • 16VilheteBooked at 58minsSubstituted forGambinat 62'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 9AkindeBooked at 75minsSubstituted forSavilleat 90+2'minutes
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forGashat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Saville
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gambin
  • 40Gash
  • 41C Clifford

Nuneaton

  • 1Crowcombe
  • 20WheelerSubstituted forOglebyat 87'minutes
  • 18BrownBooked at 56mins
  • 27DawsonBooked at 1mins
  • 3Franklin
  • 11Streete
  • 5Dean
  • 7ArmsonSubstituted forWalkerat 67'minutes
  • 15ReesBooked at 89mins
  • 9GordonSubstituted forSodjeat 57'minutes
  • 10Brown

Substitutes

  • 4Cowan
  • 6Walker
  • 8Ogleby
  • 17Smith
  • 28Sodje
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
2,006

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jack Saville replaces John Akinde.

Booking

Josh Rees (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Robert Ogleby replaces Elliot Wheeler.

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lucas Dawson (Nuneaton Town).

Luisma (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Max Crowcombe (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

David Stephens (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Nuneaton Town 0. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Adam Walker replaces James Armson.

Corner, Barnet.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Mauro Vilhete.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Michael Gash replaces Charlie MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Onome Sodje replaces Jaanai Gordon.

Booking

Anton Brown (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Barnet.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnet 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnet 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Jaanai Gordon tries a through ball, but Jaanai Gordon is caught offside.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

Connor Franklin (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

Jaanai Gordon (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Barnet.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Jaanai Gordon tries a through ball, but Jaanai Gordon is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Luisma (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town).

Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

Josh Rees (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

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