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Accrington Stanley 2-2 Barnet

John Akinde
Barnet striker John Akinde has scored 13 goals this season

Striker John Akinde scored a 90th-minute equaliser as Barnet came from behind to earn a point against League Two promotion-chasing Accrington.

Billy Kee notched his 14th goal of the season to give Accrington the lead when he latched onto Brad Halliday's cross.

Matt Crooks doubled their lead from 12 yards before Akinde found Luke Gambin, who fired past keeper Ross Etheridge.

And Akinde rescued a draw for the Bees as he rose highest to head home Mark Randall's late free-kick.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

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Allen on Accrington v Barnet

"What a comeback that was. 2-0 down. Brilliant. You've got to say it was a brilliant tactical change by the manager!

"It's got to be one of the highlights of my 500 games.

"To change it and play with three up from when we're 2-0 down with 10-men and get a draw, it's a great effort from all the players and all the staff."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 34Halliday
  • 24Hughes
  • 5Davies
  • 2Pearson
  • 28Conneely
  • 14Crooks
  • 7Mingoia
  • 26Boco
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 6Proctor
  • 12Wakefield
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Brown
  • 19Carver
  • 22Buxton
  • 33Mooney

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 37Pearson
  • 36Sesay
  • 6Nelson
  • 17MuggletonSubstituted forGambinat 61'minutes
  • 35Hackett
  • 16ChampionSubstituted forStevensat 60'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 7Yiadom
  • 20ShomotunSubstituted forRandallat 45'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 5N'Gala
  • 8Weston
  • 12Gambin
  • 22Stevens
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Randall
  • 47Kyei
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
1,416

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 2.

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Gambin.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

Chris Hackett went off injured after Barnet had used all subs.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 2. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Randall following a set piece situation.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

Matt Stevens (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

James Pearson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 1. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Muggleton.

Attempt blocked. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Chris Hackett (Barnet) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 0. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

Mark Randall (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Nelson (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Sam Muggleton.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Matt Stevens replaces Tom Champion.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton33235559322774
2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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