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Barnet 1-2 Exeter City

Exeter had to come back from a goal behind to maintain their unbeaten start to the League Two campaign.

The Bees took the lead in the 48th minute when Shaquile Coulthirst was on the end of Jamal Campbell-Ryce's low cross to score from close range.

The Grecians equalised in the 78th minute through Reuben Reid, who tapped in a rebound after Craig Ross tipped Jake Taylor's shot onto the post.

The away side pressed for a late winner and it came through Jayden Stockley, who scrambled in a free-kick with virtually the last kick of the game.

The hosts were denied an early lead in the first half by Christy Pym's brilliant double save as the goalkeeper kept out Michael Nelson's header and the follow-up from Charlie Clough.

Pym was called into action again a few minutes later as he tipped Jack Taylor's shot over his crossbar.

At the other end, Reid was played through on goal by Liam McAlinden's incisive pass but the striker's heavy touch allowed Ross to collect the ball.

Rossi Eames' side had the ball in the back of the net again in the 55th minute but it was not allowed as the referee had already blown his whistle for a Barnet free-kick.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21RossBooked at 90mins
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Nelson
  • 4Clough
  • 16Taylor
  • 20Vilhete
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forFonguckat 82'minutes
  • 13Tutonda
  • 10Campbell-Ryce
  • 25Akpa AkproSubstituted forAkindeat 81'minutes
  • 11Coulthirst

Substitutes

  • 9Akinde
  • 15Bover
  • 18Fonguck
  • 19Shomotun
  • 27Mason-Clark
  • 28Smith
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forStockleyat 67'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 4James
  • 6TillsonBooked at 80mins
  • 10Holmes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMoxeyat 90+5'minutes
  • 19McAlindenSubstituted forBoatengat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 11Stockley
  • 13Hamon
  • 21Moxey
  • 28Edwards
  • 31Sparkes
  • 44Boateng
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
1,605

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Exeter City 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Dean Moxey replaces Reuben Reid.

Booking

Craig Ross (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Exeter City 2. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Foul by David Tutonda (Barnet).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

Booking

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Craig Ross.

Attempt saved. Troy Brown (Exeter City) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Wesley Fonguck replaces Jack Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. John Akinde replaces Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

Booking

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Exeter City 1. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

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

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) hits the bar with a header from very close range following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Craig Ross.

Attempt blocked. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jayden Stockley replaces Craig Woodman.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Craig Ross.

Attempt saved. Lloyd James (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Hiram Boateng replaces Liam McAlinden.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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