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Barnet 3-1 Cheltenham Town

Barnet scored three times in nine second-half minutes as they came from behind to beat Cheltenham and record a first win under manager Kevin Nugent.

Cheltenham, without a goal in six hours of football, opened the scoring after 16 minutes when Danny Wright latched onto Billy Waters' flick on and clipped the ball over Jamie Stephens.

The Robins almost doubled their lead immediately after the break when Stephens misjudged Carl Winchester's free-kick and the ball came back off the crossbar.

Barnet levelled against the run of play in the 70th minute when substitute Curtis Weston lashed home a volley after Scott Brown's poor punch.

The Bees were ahead seven minutes later when John Akinde got a touch on Charlie Clough's towering header from Jamal Campbell-Ryce's corner.

And striker Akinde moved back level with Doncaster's John Marquis at the top of the League Two scoring charts in the 79th minute, finishing with aplomb when through on goal.

Match support supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 41Clough
  • 6Nelson
  • 4Dembélé
  • 40TutondaBooked at 50mins
  • 17CoulsonSubstituted forAmaluzorat 70'minutes
  • 20ChampionSubstituted forWestonat 56'minutes
  • 7Watson
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 29CojocarelSubstituted forAkinolaat 23'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 8Weston
  • 14Akinola
  • 16Taylor
  • 30Amaluzor
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 2Barthram
  • 23Onariase
  • 15Boyle
  • 32Plavotic
  • 33Davis
  • 7Pell
  • 8Waters
  • 27WinchesterBooked at 62minsSubstituted forCranstonat 80'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forRoweat 75'minutes
  • 21DaytonSubstituted forWoottonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Downes
  • 11Munns
  • 17Cranston
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Wootton
  • 22Lovett
  • 30Holman
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,861

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Justin Amaluzor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town).

Hand ball by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Cranston replaces Carl Winchester.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 3, Cheltenham Town 1. John Akinde (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Nelson.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, Cheltenham Town 1. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Clough following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Daniel Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kyle Wootton replaces James Dayton.

Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Simeon Akinola.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Justin Amaluzor replaces Luke Coulson.

Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Dayton (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Curtis Weston replaces Tom Champion.

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

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth392081161352668
4Stevenage391951564521262
5Blackpool391515961402160
6Luton391515956371960
7Exeter391781463471659
8Carlisle391514105658-259
9Mansfield391513114843558
10Colchester39169145551457
11Wycombe391510144747055
12Cambridge38159144842654
13Grimsby391410154648-252
14Barnet391215125053-351
15Accrington381213134849-149
16Crewe391212154554-948
17Crawley39139174760-1348
18Yeovil391016134251-946
19Morecambe39137194661-1546
20Notts County39137194365-2246
21Hartlepool391011184965-1641
22Cheltenham39912183955-1639
23Newport39712204364-2133
24Leyton Orient3995254170-2932
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