Match ends, Barnet 2, Northampton Town 0.
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."
- 8WestonSubstituted forMuggletonat 90+5'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 15TomlinsonSubstituted forGambinat 58'minutes
- 9AkindeSubstituted forNelsonat 90+1'minutes
- 4TaylorBooked at 63mins
- 8ByromBooked at 84mins
- 22HackettSubstituted forAdamsat 58'minutes
- 14HoskinsSubstituted forRichardsat 67'minutes
- Lee Swabey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Northampton Town 0.
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, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Curtis Weston.
Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).
Substitution, Barnet. Michael Nelson replaces John Akinde.
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.
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.