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Barnet 2-1 Luton Town

John Akinde
John Akinde notched his 16th goal of the season as he won the game for Barnet

John Akinde's injury-time penalty saw Barnet beat Luton and almost end the Hatters' League Two play-off hopes.

After a goalless first half Barnet broke the deadlock as Luke Gambin curled a superb shot in from 20 yards.

Cameron McGeehan appeared to have earned a point for the Hatters, smashing Scott Cuthbert's rebounded effort high into the goal.

But Akinde grabbed a winner in the sixth minute of added time after Cuthbert handled the ball in the box.

Luton are now eight points behind seventh-placed Wycombe with eight games remaining, while Barnet sit two points behind the Hatters in 15th.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Jones on Barnet v Luton

"We knew it would be a bombardment early on from everywhere, we knew to stay strong and then the game would open up.

"Sadly three bad decisions have cost us really in terms of the decision for the first goal and to try and play when there wasn't any space for the second goal.

"He (Cuthbert) probably won't do that for a long, long time, he knew it straight away and he's frustrated. But he's been a fantastic captain for me."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 37PearsonBooked at 71mins
  • 6Nelson
  • 36SesayBooked at 81mins
  • 17Muggleton
  • 7Yiadom
  • 8WestonBooked at 78minsSubstituted forVilheteat 78'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 12GambinSubstituted forN'Galaat 68'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 9AkindeBooked at 90mins
  • 18GashSubstituted forStevensat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5N'Gala
  • 11Vilhete
  • 16Champion
  • 20Shomotun
  • 21Stephens
  • 22Stevens
  • 40Taylor

Luton

  • 21Mitchell
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6CuthbertBooked at 90mins
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 44SheehanBooked at 90mins
  • 5ReaSubstituted forGreenat 80'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 8minsSubstituted forMcCourtat 63'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 8McGeehan
  • 14Marriott
  • 9BensonSubstituted forPigottat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 11Green
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 19Lee
  • 23McQuoid
  • 45Pigott
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,008

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 2, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Luton Town 1.

Booking

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Luton Town).

Booking

John Akinde (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, Luton Town 1. John Akinde (Barnet) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Sam Togwell (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Matt Stevens replaces Michael Gash.

Attempt missed. Danny Green (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Pearson (Barnet).

Jack Marriott (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Luton Town 1. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Danny Green (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Joe Pigott (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Danny Green (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Paddy McCourt (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Alie Sesay (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alie Sesay (Barnet).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Green replaces Glen Rea.

Booking

Curtis Weston (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Mauro Vilhete replaces Curtis Weston because of an injury.

Foul by Sam Togwell (Barnet).

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Joe Pigott replaces Paul Benson.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

James Pearson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by James Pearson (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton39268571393286
2Oxford Utd402013769363373
3Plymouth392181056352171
4Accrington392010963441970
5Bristol Rovers392151361402168
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe391710124134761
8Leyton Orient391611125351259
9Carlisle38141595855357
10Wimbledon381511125547856
11Exeter391511135453156
12Cambridge391510145351255
13Mansfield391411144946353
14Luton38158155251153
15Barnet39149165157-651
16Crawley39138184360-1747
17Hartlepool37126193955-1642
18Newport391011184056-1641
19Notts County38118194766-1941
20Morecambe38117205767-1040
21Yeovil38912173650-1439
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York39610234374-3128
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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