League Two
Barnet3York1

Barnet 3-1 York City

Barnet ended their three-game losing streak with victory over York and moved away from League Two's relegation zone.

John Akinde broke the deadlock in the second half, slotting home a finish after being played through on goal.

York thought they had gained a point when Michael Coulson levelled with a drilled effort 10 minutes from time.

However, Michael Gash smashed a 25-yard free-kick into the bottom corner just two minutes later, before Josh Clarke raced clear to slot in late on.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

"We weathered the wind in the first half and then knew that chances would come our way in the second half.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Allen on Barnet v York

"I thought we showed a lot of resilience in the first half, and I thought we played quite well.

"The people sung with enthusiasm, the players played with enthusiasm and if you pay your money you want some action. I think people who came today got value for money."

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"Nowhere near good enough in a nutshell, the second half performance.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Wilcox on Barnet v York

"I thought the first half was even. But the second half we conceded a soft goal, got ourselves back in the game and throw it all away within two minutes.

"It's unacceptable and not good enough.

"I feel for the York fans again. They got behind the team really well and we've got to produce better than that."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 7YiadomBooked at 67mins
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Nelson
  • 3Johnson
  • 27Clarke
  • 12GambinSubstituted forNwoguat 53'minutes
  • 16Champion
  • 8WestonSubstituted forTogwellat 77'minutes
  • 18Gash
  • 24McLeanSubstituted forAkindeat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoyte
  • 9Akinde
  • 14Togwell
  • 17Muggleton
  • 22Stevens
  • 28Nwogu
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 2McCoyBooked at 36mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 5McCombe
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 20CollinsBooked at 86mins
  • 10PennSubstituted forSinclairat 10'minutes
  • 4Berrett
  • 7Coulson
  • 9OliverSubstituted forTurnerat 79'minutes
  • 13Straker

Substitutes

  • 11Carson
  • 16Winfield
  • 23Turner
  • 24Ingham
  • 26Godfrey
  • 27Tutonda
  • 29Sinclair
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
1,767

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamYork
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 3, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 3, York City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 3, York City 1. Josh Clarke (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Akinde.

Attempt saved. Tom Champion (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Michael Collins (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Michael Collins (York City).

Foul by Michael Gash (Barnet).

Michael Collins (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Turner (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, York City 1. Michael Gash (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Togwell following a set piece situation.

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, York City 1. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Straker.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Rhys Turner replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Togwell replaces Curtis Weston.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

John McCombe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Champion (Barnet).

Michael Collins (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, York City 0. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Gash.

Attempt missed. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Collins (York City).

Michael Gash (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth139222191229
2Portsmouth1375121111026
3Oxford Utd136611911824
4Mansfield1364321111022
5Leyton Orient136432418622
6Accrington136431712522
7Carlisle136432322122
8Wycombe126331710721
9Northampton136341916321
10Morecambe136252825320
11Bristol Rovers126151613319
12Luton135352318518
13Exeter135351920-118
14Cambridge134541719-217
15Notts County135261821-317
16Wimbledon134451519-416
17Hartlepool135171319-616
18Crawley134361520-515
19Barnet134181723-613
20Stevenage133461622-613
21York132561520-511
22Yeovil132381322-99
23Dag & Red131571424-108
24Newport13139723-166
View full League Two table

Top Stories