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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:

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Wilder on Northampton v Barnet

"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."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Northampton

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

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 10Adams
  • 11Holmes
  • 15Potter
  • 17Corry
  • 21O'Toole
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,466

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 2, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Northampton Town 0.

Booking

Sam Muggleton (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Curtis Weston.

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

Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Michael Nelson replaces John Akinde.

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.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Adam Smith.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

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

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

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Sam Togwell (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Sam Hoskins.

Foul by Gavin Hoyte (Barnet).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Northampton Town 0. John Akinde (Barnet) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Jason Taylor (Northampton Town) is shown the red card.

Penalty Barnet. John Akinde draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jason Taylor (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Ben Tomlinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Nicky Adams replaces Chris Hackett.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by John Akinde (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33008179
2Wycombe33006069
3Hartlepool33005149
4Cambridge32109547
5Portsmouth32105147
6Plymouth32017346
7Northampton32014226
8Bristol Rovers32012116
9Exeter320156-16
10Oxford Utd31206425
11Mansfield31113214
12Accrington31112204
13Wimbledon310235-23
14Notts County310235-23
15Barnet310224-23
16Morecambe310213-23
17York310225-33
18Luton302134-12
19Crawley302123-12
20Carlisle302169-32
21Newport301226-41
22Stevenage301227-51
23Yeovil300325-30
24Dag & Red300328-60
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