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Barnet 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Gavin Hoyte
Gavin Hoyte's early goal was enough to give Barnet a hard-fought win.

Barnet recorded their first win of the new year despite being reduced to 10 men against high-flying Bristol Rovers.

Defender Gavin Hoyte opened the scoring for the Bees from 12 yards, coolly finding the bottom left corner from Sam Togwell's pass.

But they lost Andy Yiadom after the break when he was shown a straight red card for a foul on Stuart Sinclair.

Rovers' substitute Liam Lawrence rifled a shot wide in added time as Barnet held on for a hard-fought victory.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

"It was a good win, the players played extremely well. It was very, very difficult with the wind and the rain.

"The players put in a tremendous performance after such a lacklustre, disappointing performance last week.

"It's a good day and it was nice to end the game with the supporters happy. I think they could tell how difficult it was for the team to defend against the wind."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 2Hoyte
  • 4Dembélé
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 8Weston
  • 14Togwell
  • 7YiadomBooked at 59mins
  • 24McLeanSubstituted forChampionat 65'minutes
  • 12Gambin
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forStevensat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Champion
  • 17Gash
  • 18Batt
  • 19Stevens
  • 26Odofin
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 40Taylor

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forEasterat 64'minutes
  • 4LockyerBooked at 60mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 7MansellSubstituted forLawrenceat 65'minutes
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forLinesat 45'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 3Brown
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Taylor

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 14Lines
  • 16Lawrence
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Preston
  • 23Bodin
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
2,770

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home3
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Matt Stevens (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Matt Stevens (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Matt Stevens replaces John Akinde.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth25164538201852
2Northampton24154542281449
3Oxford Utd25139340211948
4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers26134936261043
6Wycombe2411763224840
7Accrington22116538261239
8Mansfield25108735251038
9Leyton Orient2591064035537
10Carlisle2310764239337
11Wimbledon259973531436
12Cambridge26106103939036
13Crawley26104123344-1134
14Morecambe2394104241131
15Barnet2694133644-831
16Luton2586113838030
17Exeter2486103137-630
18Notts County2486103744-730
19Stevenage2669113547-1227
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22Dag & Red2547142645-1919
23Yeovil2538142338-1517
24York2437142647-2116
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