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Barnet 1-4 Exeter City

Exeter came from behind to thrash Barnet and condemn them to a sixth straight game without a win in League Two.

The Bees were an obvious threat from set pieces and John Akinde gave the home side a 12th-minute lead with a thumping header from Ryan Watson's corner.

But Jake Taylor fired in a terrific shot from 25 yards which arrowed into Jamie Stephens' top corner to draw Exeter level in the 43rd minute.

And they were ahead almost immediately after the break, Reuben Reid's clever back-heeled pass finding Lee Holmes to finish.

The home side looked stunned and the Grecians added a third six minutes later when Stephens spilled an Ollie Watkins shot and David Wheeler followed up to score.

Barnet almost pulled one back with 20 minutes remaining, but substitute Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro saw his shot cleared off the line by Watkins.

And their fate was sealed by Reid's 81st-minute penalty after Mauro Vilhete tripped Taylor in the corner of the box.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorBooked at 77mins
  • 6Nelson
  • 4Dembélé
  • 32Vilhete
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forGambinat 68'minutes
  • 7WatsonBooked at 70mins
  • 8Weston
  • 17MuggletonSubstituted forBattat 62'minutes
  • 13Campbell-RyceSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 49'minutes
  • 9AkindeBooked at 18mins

Substitutes

  • 5N'Gala
  • 11Gambin
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 21Batt
  • 22Tomlinson
  • 28Taylor
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 31Sweeney
  • 29Croll
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 11WheelerSubstituted forStaceyat 72'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 67mins
  • 4James
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forGrantat 83'minutes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 86'minutes
  • 14Watkins

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 12Grant
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 23Riley-Lowe
  • 28Stacey
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
1,640

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Exeter City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Exeter City 4.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Stacey (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

Attempt saved. Jack Stacey (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Exeter City).

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Grant replaces Lee Holmes.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

Shaun Batt (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Exeter City 4. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Exeter City. Jake Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Harry Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Taylor (Barnet).

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Lloyd James (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jack Stacey replaces David Wheeler.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Luke Croll (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Ryan Watson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Alex Nicholls.

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Shaun Batt (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

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6Grimsby136251817120
7Accrington135441817119
8Crewe134721717019
9Crawley135441516-119
10Morecambe136161824-619
11Mansfield134631312118
12Notts County135352020018
13Colchester134451617-116
14Hartlepool133732022-216
15Yeovil135171319-616
16Wycombe134361417-315
17Blackpool133551715214
18Stevenage124261719-214
19Cheltenham132741517-213
20Exeter134181217-513
21Cambridge133461117-613
22Leyton Orient133371317-412
23Barnet122641319-612
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