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Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Barnet

Mark Byrne scored after 22 seconds to help Barnet move to third in the Conference Premier table with victory at Forest Green Rovers.

Byrnes slotted the Bees ahead from 10 yards, then provided the cross for Dani Lopez to make it 2-0 before the break.

Lopez struck after moving forward as cover for the injured Jake Hyde.

Curtis Weston almost added a third for the Bees - who are now unbeaten in five games - with a 25-yard shot, before a Marcus Kelly free-kick made it 2-1.

Forest Green manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We're disappointed as we didn't turn up in the first half.

"They were far better than us all over the pitch and in the first half we were non-existent.

"There were eight or nine of them still in the changing room, they didn't know what was happening.

"It happens in games. We said a few things at half-time and responded well, we just needed to score sooner."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 15Oshodi
  • 6Bennett
  • 2Hodgkiss
  • 20OliverSubstituted forAsafu-Adjayeat 54'minutes
  • 4BanguraBooked at 44minsSubstituted forKlukowskiat 74'minutes
  • 24Kelly
  • 23Barry
  • 29Hughes
  • 7Norwood
  • 9WrightSubstituted forVieiraat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Asafu-Adjaye
  • 21White
  • 22Green
  • 10Vieira
  • 8Klukowski

Barnet

  • 13Jupp
  • 30Stephens
  • 41Gjokaj
  • 14Abdullah
  • 2Yiadom
  • 4Weston
  • 15Cadogan
  • 20VilheteSubstituted forJohnsonat 88'minutes
  • 8Byrne
  • 9HydeSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 23'minutes
  • 38Lopez RoblesSubstituted forMengerinkat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 16Mengerink
  • 6Saville
  • 18Lowe
  • 7Marsh-Brown
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
869

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 2. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marciano Mengerink (Barnet).

  5. Post update

    Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Elliot Johnson replaces Mauro Vilhete.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Barnet).

  15. Post update

    Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Marciano Mengerink replaces Dani López.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Yan Klukowski replaces Al Bangura.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Ahmed Abdullah (Barnet) wins a free kick.

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