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Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Barnet

Bondz N'Gala
Bondz N'Gala began his career at West Ham and has since played for eight other English teams

Barnet continued their bright start to the season by beating Forest Green 2-1 to remain top of the Conference.

John Akinde missed an early penalty for the visitors after being brought down by Sam Russell, but Andy Yiadom netted the rebound to open the scoring.

Rovers had their chances and equalised two minutes from time when Rob Sinclair fired in from close range.

However, Bondz N'Gala headed home Sam Togwell's corner in stoppage time to secure the win for Barnet.

Forest Green's defeat completed a miserable 24 hours for the Gloucestershire side, who were deducted three points and fined £500 for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Southport on the opening day of the campaign.

Forest Green Rovers assistant manager Dave Kevan told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was a shame to lose the game in that manner from a set play at the death. It was a really spirited performance. I certainly thought we deserved something from the game.

"There were one or two decisions that didn't go our way today, but at the end of the day we've lost to a corner kick and we need to do better than that.

"That's our first defeat in four games, it's a long season and there's a lot of football to be played."

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1RussellBooked at 12mins
  • 5OliverBooked at 38mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 26Coles
  • 10KellySubstituted forFrearat 77'minutes
  • 19Sinclair
  • 2PipeBooked at 90mins
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 28JolleySubstituted forGuthrieat 69'minutes
  • 11HughesSubstituted forParkinat 77'minutes
  • 7Norwood

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 15Oshodi
  • 17Guthrie
  • 18Frear
  • 20Parkin

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 6Stephens
  • 3Johnson
  • 5N'Gala
  • 2Yiadom
  • 14Togwell
  • 11CookSubstituted forMuggletonat 61'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 20Nurse
  • 9Akinde
  • 24HoskinsSubstituted forPaveyat 79'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 12Cowler
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gambin
  • 23Mekki
  • 26Pavey
Referee:
Adam Hopkins
Attendance:
1,424

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away12

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. Post update

    Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

  4. Post update

    James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

  7. Post update

    John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 2. Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Togwell with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alfie Pavey (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

  12. Post update

    Daniel Coles (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

    John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Barnet 1. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Oliver with a headed pass.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

  18. Post update

    James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  19. Booking

    Alfie Pavey (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Pavey (Barnet).