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Braintree Town 1-1 Barnet

John Akinde
John Akinde scored his seventh goal of the season to give Barnet an early lead at Braintree

Table-topping Barnet made it seven away league games unbeaten but saw their Conference lead cut to two points after being held at Braintree.

John Akinde put the Bees in front when he headed in Curtis Weston's right-wing cross and then nodded wide soon after.

Braintree levelled before the break when Jordan Cox's downward header went in despite keeper Graham Stack's touch.

Nick Hamann saved well from Barnet's Weston and Cox shot wide from close range as both sides missed chances.

Martin Allen's men remain top but second-placed Halifax were able to close the gap with a 2-0 victory at Alfreton.

Line-ups

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 23Peters
  • 2Brundle
  • 6MasseyBooked at 89mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 8DavisBooked at 81mins
  • 4Isaac
  • 7Walker
  • 15Akinola
  • 18Cox

Substitutes

  • 14Smith
  • 17Case
  • 24Moore
  • 29Pentney

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 6Stephens
  • 5N'Gala
  • 17MuggletonSubstituted forVilla Lopezat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20NurseSubstituted forVilheteat 46'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 14TogwellBooked at 50mins
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forGambinat 46'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 24Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 4Saville
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 16Vilhete
  • 18Gambin
  • 26Pavey
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,167

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Barnet 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

  4. Post update

    Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. James Mulley tries a through ball, but James Mulley is caught offside.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

  8. Post update

    Dan Walker (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

    Alan Massey (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  12. Post update

    John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

  14. Post update

    Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Booking

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  20. Post update

    Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.