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Barnet 2-0 Northampton Town

John Akinde
John Akinde scored 32 goals last season as Barnet won promotion back to League Two

John Akinde scored twice as Barnet got their first points of the season with a victory over 10-man Northampton Town.

The striker broke the deadlock from the spot, stroking down the middle after Jason Taylor saw red for fouling him.

Akinde then rounded the keeper to slot home in the final minute, sealing the victory and ending Northampton's 100% start to the campaign.

Bees defender Elliott Johnson had cleared a Lawson D'Ath header off the line when it was 0-0.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It was a close game, but the first goal is massive. If we'd have got it then we might have won tonight.

"I didn't think the referee was great tonight. The 50-50 decisions weren't a 50-50 split.

"No one questioned me changing the side when we beat a League One side 3-0 last week."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 2Hoyte
  • 4Dembélé
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 7Yiadom
  • 8WestonSubstituted forMuggletonat 90+5'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Togwell
  • 18Gash
  • 15TomlinsonSubstituted forGambinat 58'minutes
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forNelsonat 90+1'minutes


  • 6Nelson
  • 11Vilhete
  • 12Gambin
  • 16Champion
  • 17Muggleton
  • 19Batt
  • 21Stephens


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Smith
  • 4TaylorBooked at 63mins
  • 6Cresswell
  • 12Lelan
  • 16Buchanan
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 8ByromBooked at 84mins
  • 18McDonald
  • 22HackettSubstituted forAdamsat 58'minutes
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forRichardsat 67'minutes
  • 7D'Ath


  • 9Richards
  • 10Adams
  • 11Holmes
  • 15Potter
  • 17Corry
  • 21O'Toole
  • 26Clarke
Lee Swabey

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 2, Northampton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Northampton Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Sam Muggleton (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Curtis Weston.

  7. Post update

    Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Michael Nelson replaces John Akinde.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 2, Northampton Town 0. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by David Buchanan.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Adam Smith.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

    Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

  19. Post update

    Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.