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Accrington Stanley 2-2 Barnet

John Akinde
Barnet striker John Akinde has scored 13 goals this season

Striker John Akinde scored a 90th-minute equaliser as Barnet came from behind to earn a point against League Two promotion-chasing Accrington.

Billy Kee notched his 14th goal of the season to give Accrington the lead when he latched onto Brad Halliday's cross.

Matt Crooks doubled their lead from 12 yards before Akinde found Luke Gambin, who fired past keeper Ross Etheridge.

And Akinde rescued a draw for the Bees as he rose highest to head home Mark Randall's late free-kick.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

"What a comeback that was. 2-0 down. Brilliant. You've got to say it was a brilliant tactical change by the manager!

"It's got to be one of the highlights of my 500 games.

"To change it and play with three up from when we're 2-0 down with 10-men and get a draw, it's a great effort from all the players and all the staff."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 34Halliday
  • 24Hughes
  • 5Davies
  • 2Pearson
  • 28Conneely
  • 14Crooks
  • 7Mingoia
  • 26Boco
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 6Proctor
  • 12Wakefield
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Brown
  • 19Carver
  • 22Buxton
  • 33Mooney

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 37Pearson
  • 36Sesay
  • 6Nelson
  • 17MuggletonSubstituted forGambinat 61'minutes
  • 35Hackett
  • 16ChampionSubstituted forStevensat 60'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 7Yiadom
  • 20ShomotunSubstituted forRandallat 45'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 5N'Gala
  • 8Weston
  • 12Gambin
  • 22Stevens
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Randall
  • 47Kyei
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
1,416

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Gambin.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

  8. Post update

    Chris Hackett went off injured after Barnet had used all subs.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 2. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Randall following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

  17. Post update

    James Pearson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Barnet 1. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Muggleton.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton33235559322774
2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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