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Barnet 3-1 Grimsby Town

John Akinde's 26th goal of the season helped Barnet to back-to-back wins in League Two with victory over Grimsby.

The striker, who is now the division's joint-leading scorer, put the Bees in front before goals from David Tutonda and Curtis Weston wrapped up the win, prior to Craig Disley's consolation.

Barnet went ahead when Akinde beat Mariners goalkeeper James McKeown with a looping header following a long ball into the box by defender Michael Nelson.

The hosts came close to a second when Jamal Campbell-Ryce's cross-shot struck the crossbar.

Defender Tutonda doubled the Bees' advantage five minutes before the break, volleying home his first goal for the club following a one-two with Weston.

Weston sealed the three points after the interval when he tapped home a rebound from close range.

Grimsby rarely threatened the home side, but they did manage to get on the scoresheet with 16 minutes remaining.

Barnet goalkeeper Josh Vickers failed to deal with a corner into the box and midfielder Disley pounced.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 40TutondaSubstituted forJohnsonat 83'minutes
  • 6Nelson
  • 16Taylor
  • 41Clough
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 8Weston
  • 27FonguckSubstituted forCoulsonat 68'minutes
  • 28Taylor
  • 9Akinde
  • 14AkinolaSubstituted forChampionat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 11Bover
  • 17Coulson
  • 20Champion
  • 25Shomotun
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 44Smith

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 5PearsonSubstituted forBoyceat 45'minutes
  • 22Collins
  • 3Andrew
  • 26Comley
  • 8DisleyBooked at 71mins
  • 31ClementsBooked at 52mins
  • 32OsborneSubstituted forDysonat 45'minutes
  • 35Jones
  • 21VernonSubstituted forBolarinwaat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 10Vose
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 20Boyce
  • 23Jones
  • 27Yussuf
  • 29Dyson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,247

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 3, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 3, Grimsby Town 1.

Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Booking

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town).

Attempt blocked. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Elliot Johnson replaces David Tutonda.

Attempt missed. Harry Taylor (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Tom Champion replaces Simeon Akinola.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Scott Vernon.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 3, Grimsby Town 1. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by David Tutonda.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Booking

Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Coulson replaces Wesley Fonguck.

Foul by David Tutonda (Barnet).

Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Barnet) header from the left side of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Andrew Boyce (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Jack Taylor.

Attempt missed. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 3, Grimsby Town 0. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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