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Stevenage 0-0 Barnet

Fraser Franks
Stevenage defender Fraser Franks has an effort on goal against Barnet

Stevenage's winless streak stretched to seven games after they were held to a draw by Barnet in League Two.

Aaron O'Connor had Stevenage's best chance of the game, as a wayward header from the Barnet defence fell favourably and he shot wide of the far post.

Michael Tonge had a free header from 10 yards out, but steered it straight at Bees keeper Jamie Stephens.

Barnet had one last chance in stoppage time, but Shaun Batt nodded straight at Boro keeper Chris Day.

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Sheringham on Stevenage v Barnet

"I don't think it was a spectacle that people would come and watch for entertainment, but for a full-blooded affair you can enjoy it from that side.

"From my point of view it's a big improvement from where we've been the past few weeks. I felt if anyone was going to nick it, we were going to nick it.

"I think when you lose games and draw games in quick succession you try to build something from your team. The minimum requirement is to compete and I felt we did that all over the pitch today.

"We stood up to the challenge. If there is any slight criticism then it's that we didn't get on the ball as much as we could do."

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

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Allen on Stevenage v Barnet

"We've got a lot of injuries, we've got a lot of people missing and they didn't have one shot, so it's all credit for the courage and the discipline of our players that played today.

"I thought we might have nicked it on the counter-attack or the break, but obviously with them lower than us in the league, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out it was an important game.

"They haven't gained on us, we've got another point on our total, another clean sheet despite having two players injured in the first half, so a good all-round performance and a real fighting spirit from the whole squad."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 2Wilkinson
  • 5Franks
  • 25Henry
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 11PettSubstituted forPetraviciusat 90+1'minutes
  • 15Tonge
  • 28KeaneBooked at 59mins
  • 22LeeBooked at 48minsSubstituted forConlonat 78'minutes
  • 10O'Connor
  • 9ZanzalaBooked at 56minsSubstituted forAkinyemiat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McCombe
  • 19Wells
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 31Petravicius
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Gorman
  • 50Jackson

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 2HoyteSubstituted forRandallat 43'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 4Dembélé
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 12Gambin
  • 8Weston
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forSesayat 30'minutes
  • 35Hackett
  • 19Batt
  • 16ChampionBooked at 39minsSubstituted forTaylorat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Tomlinson
  • 17Muggleton
  • 20Shomotun
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Randall
  • 36Sesay
  • 40Taylor
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
3,801

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Barnet 0.

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Foul by Dipo Akinyemi (Stevenage).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Shaun Batt (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Deimantas Petravicius replaces Tom Pett.

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alie Sesay (Barnet).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Shaun Batt (Barnet) because of an injury.

Foul by Keith Keane (Stevenage).

Mark Randall (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Charlie Lee.

Attempt missed. Keith Keane (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Barnet).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Alie Sesay.

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Hackett (Barnet).

Hand ball by Shaun Batt (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Harry Taylor replaces Tom Champion.

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dipo Akinyemi replaces Offrande Zanzala because of an injury.

Delay in match Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Randall (Barnet).

Booking

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

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Randall (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Keith Keane (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Keith Keane (Stevenage).

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage).

Booking

Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth28175643251856
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers28145939281147
5Portsmouth261111444232144
6Accrington24126642291342
7Wimbledon2711974032842
8Leyton Orient27101074338540
9Wycombe2611783227540
10Carlisle2510964340339
11Mansfield2710893630638
12Cambridge28108104040038
13Exeter27107103740-337
14Morecambe26105114646035
15Luton2797114038234
16Crawley28104143447-1334
17Notts County2696113846-833
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage28610123750-1328
20Newport2659123041-1124
21Hartlepool2473142339-1624
22Yeovil2748152641-1520
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2638152749-2217
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