League Two
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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Barnet

John Akinde's 17th goal of the season secured a win for Barnet at struggling Cheltenham Town.

Barnet took the lead in the eighth minute when Luke Gambin crashed a left-footed effort against the bar and Curtis Weston was quickest to react, rolling a shot into the net from eight yards.

Cheltenham had a penalty appeal for handball turned down four minutes later when Jack Barthram's cross from the right was charged down.

Danny Wright hit the left post in the 37th minute with Jamie Stephens beaten and almost immediately Barnet broke and hit the post themselves through Akinde, who powered past Dan Parslow.

But Cheltenham levelled in the 44th minute when Wright reached Jack Munns' free-kick and headed into the top right corner for his sixth goal of the season.

Barnet regained the lead seven minutes into the second half when Akinde finished off a swift break, latching onto Gambin's pass.

Griffiths saved Alex Nicholls' free-kick low to his left and Akinde hit the post again with a header in the 68th minute.

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Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 5DownesBooked at 54mins
  • 6ParslowSubstituted forHolmanat 59'minutes
  • 2Barthram
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forDaytonat 60'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 7PellBooked at 90mins
  • 17CranstonBooked at 67mins
  • 9WrightSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 72'minutes
  • 8WatersBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 18Rowe
  • 21Dayton
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 30Holman

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 32Vilhete
  • 4Dembélé
  • 6Nelson
  • 3JohnsonBooked at 50mins
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 72'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8Weston
  • 28Taylor
  • 11GambinSubstituted forSesayat 86'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 19Akpa-AkproSubstituted forMuggletonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vickers
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 15Sesay
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Kyei
  • 30Amaluzor
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
3,441

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Barnet 2.

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Curtis Weston.

Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Booking

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Alie Sesay replaces Luke Gambin.

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Elliot Johnson.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Muggleton (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Booking

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Jack Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Daniel Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Alex Nicholls.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Nicholls (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

John Akinde (Barnet) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

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

Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster22143544301445
2Plymouth22143535241145
3Carlisle221110141261543
4Portsmouth22115636221438
5Luton2298531201135
6Wycombe2210572925435
7Cambridge2210483025534
8Blackpool2296736241233
9Barnet228953130133
10Colchester228683027330
11Stevenage2293103334-130
12Grimsby228592927229
13Yeovil228592526-129
14Crawley228592836-829
15Exeter2283112526-127
16Crewe226972430-627
17Mansfield226882128-726
18Morecambe2182112538-1326
19Leyton Orient2273122529-424
20Hartlepool225892838-1023
21Notts County2264122537-1222
22Accrington2256112029-921
23Cheltenham224992434-1021
24Newport2145122535-1017
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