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Barnet 0-1 Stevenage

Stevenage held on to beat local rivals Barnet at the Hive, despite playing with 10 men for 55 minutes.

Tom Pett gave the visitors the lead in the first half with a fantastic volley off the post from the edge of the box.

However, in the 34th minute their stranglehold on the game was loosened after midfielder Dale Gorman was sent off for a two-footed challenge on Mauro Vilhete.

The Bees tried to capitalise on their numerical advantage as they dominated the remaining minutes of the first half.

They came close to scoring on several occasions, with Charlie Clough hitting the woodwork twice in the space of five minutes with two headers.

Shaq Coulthirst was inches away from an equaliser as he brushed the side-netting with a curling shot shortly before the break.

The second half was more settled, with chances few and far between.

Boro goalkeeper Joe Fryer had to make an excellent save to tip Jack Taylor's low shot past the post and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro fizzed a shot wide, but Rossi Eames' Barnet side could not find an equaliser.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 4Clough
  • 13Tutonda
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forBoverat 62'minutes
  • 12Taylor
  • 18FonguckSubstituted forAkinolaat 73'minutes
  • 20Vilhete
  • 10Campbell-Ryce
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forAmaluzorat 66'minutes
  • 25Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 1Stephens
  • 14Akinola
  • 15Bover
  • 17Kyei
  • 19Shomotun
  • 28Smith
  • 30Amaluzor

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 6WilkinsonSubstituted forTonerat 74'minutes
  • 5Franks
  • 3Martin
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forVancootenat 83'minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 17GormanBooked at 35mins
  • 11PettBooked at 64mins
  • 24Godden
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forKennedyat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Beautyman
  • 10Kennedy
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 22Toner
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
1,883

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home22
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 0, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Stevenage 1.

Attempt missed. David Tutonda (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Terence Vancooten.

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Kevin Toner.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Kevin Toner (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Tutonda (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Terence Vancooten replaces Chris Whelpdale.

Attempt blocked. David Tutonda (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kevin Toner (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Justin Amaluzor (Barnet).

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

Attempt saved. Justin Amaluzor (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Justin Amaluzor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Clough (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

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

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kevin Toner replaces Luke Wilkinson.

Attempt blocked. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces Wesley Fonguck.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ruben Bover (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Justin Amaluzor replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tom Pett (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter431074310
2Newport42209548
3Stevenage42208538
4Crewe42205328
5Luton421113587
6Accrington42119727
7Notts County42118717
8Wycombe4211101007
9Swindon421145-17
10Coventry42025326
11Carlisle42027706
12Yeovil42021014-46
13Lincoln City41217525
14Mansfield41217615
15Morecambe41213305
16Colchester411278-14
17Barnet411234-14
18Cambridge411223-14
19Forest Green4112712-54
20Crawley410345-13
21Port Vale410357-23
22Grimsby410369-33
23Cheltenham410359-43
24Chesterfield410349-53
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