League Two
Barnet1Plymouth0

Barnet 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth lost top spot in League Two as a superb defensive display saw Barnet hold on for a 1-0 win at The Hive.

The Bees took the lead in the 14th minute, with the diminutive Mauro Vilhete sending Nana Kyei's corner looping in at the far post.

Kyei almost put the Bees two up when he raced past his man and into the box, only for goalkeeper Luke McCormick to produce a fine save.

Barnet flew out of the blocks after the break, with John Akinde denied by McCormick before Kyei clipped the crossbar.

Argyle's Paul Garita headed over from close range but Michael Nelson and Ricardo Santos weathered the storm in the middle of the Bees' defence.

Vilhete nearly made the points safe with eight minutes left but McCormick produced another one-on-one save.

And Gary Miller should have brought Plymouth level seconds later, only for the Scot to volley wide from five yards as Barnet held on.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forMuggletonat 85'minutes
  • 6Nelson
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 3Johnson
  • 32Vilhete
  • 8Weston
  • 28Taylor
  • 18KyeiSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 64'minutes
  • 14AkinolaSubstituted forSweeneyat 73'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 11Gambin
  • 12Vickers
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 17Muggleton
  • 23Nicholls
  • 39Sweeney
  • 40Tutonda

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15BradleyBooked at 55mins
  • 16PurringtonSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 27Tanner
  • 8Slew
  • 26GaritaSubstituted forGoodwillieat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 6Smith
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 19Osborne
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,045

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Muggleton (Barnet).

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt saved. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Attempt blocked. Dan Sweeney (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Harry Taylor.

Attempt missed. Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Taylor (Barnet).

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Dan Sweeney replaces Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces Paul Garita.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Michael Nelson (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Nana Kyei.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster24154546311549
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle241210245311446
4Portsmouth24126637221542
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Luton24108634221238
7Cambridge2411583526938
8Colchester2410683629736
9Barnet249963333036
10Blackpool2497836251134
11Exeter24103113327633
12Grimsby249693228433
13Crawley2495103038-832
14Yeovil2486102528-330
15Stevenage2493123539-430
16Mansfield247982329-630
17Crewe2461082431-728
18Hartlepool246993342-927
19Morecambe2383122741-1427
20Leyton Orient2474132634-825
21Accrington2467112331-825
22Notts County2464142744-1722
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2345142741-1417
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