National League
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Conference table-toppers Barnet made it back-to-back wins with a battling victory over 10-man Woking.

John Akinde notched his 25th goal of the season from the penalty spot, after being fouled by Joe McNerney, who was subsequently sent off.

Woking's woes deepened when a defensive mix-up led to Joey Jones poking the ball into his own net.

The visitors pulled a goal back against the run of play when substitute Yemi Odubade slotted in, but Barnet held on.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"I think that everyone who witnessed the game today saw a big decision after 26 minutes in a game we were very much in control of.

"It was bad enough to give the penalty at that time, which was a stunner, but even more so when he got a red card. To send him off is a decision which has been a big blow.

"We've given a cheap second goal away but we hung in for the last 20 minutes by getting a very good goal and to be honest at that stage Barnet were rocking.

"It was a very frustrating day and I feel for the supporters today."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 4Saville
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 15Villa LopezBooked at 39minsSubstituted forCliffordat 40'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 14Togwell
  • 11CookSubstituted forStephensat 90'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forGashat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stephens
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gambin
  • 40Gash
  • 41Clifford

Woking

  • 23Cole
  • 2Newton
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 27mins
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forGoddardat 62'minutes
  • 14Thomas
  • 21Jones
  • 12BanyaSubstituted forOdubadeat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7PayneBooked at 65mins
  • 32Arthur
  • 9Rendell
  • 19LafayetteSubstituted forBetsyat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Murtagh
  • 11Betsy
  • 17Odubade
  • 22Goddard
  • 31Little
Attendance:
2,036

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 2, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Woking 1.

  3. Booking

    Yemi Odubade (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Yemi Odubade (Woking).

  5. Post update

    Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. David Stephens replaces Lee Cook.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Yemi Odubade (Woking).

  10. Post update

    Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  12. Post update

    Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

  14. Post update

    Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Betsy (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yemi Odubade (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 2, Woking 1. Yemi Odubade (Woking) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

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