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Barnet 4-2 Crawley Town

Barnet survived a comeback from Crawley to claim their first win in six league games.

Two Bira Dembele headers, both from Luke Gambin crosses, put the hosts in control before Crawley hit back.

Mitch Hancox's over-hit cross went in off a post to reduce the deficit before Jimmy Smith's volley made it 2-2.

But John Akinde's penalty, after Josh Yorweth was brought down, and Lewis Young's own goal ensured Barnet claimed all three points.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

"I thought the team played very well, similar to the performance last week against Yeovil.

"Of course when they came back to 2-2 there was a nervous energy around the club with the players and the supporters, everybody's the same.

"All credit to the players, they kept going and got their rewards by keeping the self-belief. They kept going right to the end and I thought it was a deserved victory."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"I thought we were quite comfortable in the first half and then we concede right on half-time from a set piece.

"We spoke about making sure we didn't do again and one ball in the box we did. We got back into the game at 2-2 and it would've masked how we were playing.

"That's the opportunities you have got to take and you've got to be ruthless with teams. You've got to be tough in this league, no matter what. and I just felt we let one or two of them bully us today."

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Lawlor
  • 7Yiadom
  • 6NelsonSubstituted forN'Galaat 45'minutes
  • 4Dembélé
  • 3Johnson
  • 27ClarkeBooked at 45mins
  • 8WestonSubstituted forChampionat 84'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 12Gambin
  • 9Akinde
  • 24McLeanSubstituted forGashat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5N'Gala
  • 10Lisbie
  • 16Champion
  • 18Gash
  • 19Batt
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 32Stacey

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flahavan
  • 14YoungBooked at 29mins
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 6Bradley
  • 24Hancox
  • 10RooneySubstituted forDeaconat 66'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 4Walton
  • 8SmithBooked at 80mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forFenelonat 66'minutes
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 12Preston
  • 15Fenelon
  • 16Ashton
  • 20Deacon
  • 22Jenkins
  • 23Emmanuel
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
1,888

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 4, Crawley Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 4, Crawley Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  5. Post update

    Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  7. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Luke Gambin (Barnet).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Goal!

    Own Goal by Simon Walton, Crawley Town. Barnet 4, Crawley Town 2.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Tom Champion replaces Curtis Weston.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 3, Crawley Town 2. John Akinde (Barnet) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

    Penalty Barnet. Curtis Weston draws a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Booking

    Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 2, Crawley Town 2. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 2, Crawley Town 1. Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth22134533191443
2Northampton22134538281043
3Oxford Utd22118333191441
4Portsmouth221010239192040
5Carlisle2210754237537
6Accrington20106435231236
7Bristol Rovers2211383224836
8Mansfield2297630201034
9Wycombe219752822634
10Leyton Orient228953429533
11Cambridge228683333030
12Exeter218673030030
13Luton228593834429
14Wimbledon227872930-129
15Notts County228593338-529
16Crawley2284103038-828
17Morecambe2183103839-127
18Stevenage226883038-826
19Barnet2274113239-725
20Newport2248102635-920
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2227132237-1513
24Dag & Red2227132140-1913
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