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Barnet 1-3 Forest Green Rovers

Barnet's automatic promotion hopes suffered a setback as they slipped to a third defeat in four games despite taking the lead against Forest Green.

John Akinde's penalty put the hosts ahead after he was fouled by goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

Forest Green equalised through Dale Bennett's 25-yard finish before Jon Parkin put them ahead after Elliott Frear struck the post twice.

Kurtis Guthrie's header made it 3-1, to leave Barnet two points off the top.

Forest Green, who are fifth in the table, are now unbeaten in their last 11 Conference games.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Barnet are doing really well and have had a fantastic season and I think we gave them too much respect in the first half an hour.

"We've got players at home still with (James Norwood) and Sam Wedgbury still injured, and I've said from day one it's all about the squad and the togetherness at the club now is exactly where I want it to be.

"I've got a (points) target in my head and if we don't get in the play offs with that target in my head, I think we'll be very unlucky."

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 6Stephens
  • 4Saville
  • 3Johnson
  • 15Villa LopezSubstituted forGambinat 46'minutes
  • 8WestonSubstituted forTogwellat 68'minutes
  • 41Clifford
  • 11Cook
  • 9Akinde
  • 40GashSubstituted forNurseat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5N'Gala
  • 14Togwell
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gambin
  • 20Nurse

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13ArnoldBooked at 7mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forPipeat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Clough
  • 16Racine
  • 10Kelly
  • 19Sinclair
  • 18Frear
  • 20Parkin
  • 17GuthrieSubstituted forBenderat 85'minutes
  • 9FleetwoodSubstituted forMarwoodat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Russell
  • 2Pipe
  • 15Bender
  • 26Coles
  • 33Marwood
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,070

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home2
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. David Pipe replaces Clovis Kamdjo.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tom Bender replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Jon Nurse replaces Michael Gash.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Marwood replaces Stuart Fleetwood.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 3. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Sam Togwell replaces Curtis Weston.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Fleetwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box.

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