League Two
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Barnet 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Andy Yiadom
Barnet's win was their 10th at home this season - only League Two leaders Northampton (12) have more

Barnet captain Andy Yiadom scored his first goal since September to beat Plymouth, who slipped to third place.

There were 14 minutes added on at the end of the first half after Pilgrims defender Jordon Forster was taken off on a stretcher with a head injury.

Argyle came closest before the break, Reuben Reid firing wide and James Pearson heading an effort off the line.

Yiadom netted on the turn after a forceful John Akinde run, making it just one loss in eight for the Bees.

Barnet remain 15th in League Two while the Pilgrims host Oxford, who leapfrogged them into second, on Saturday.

Speaking after the match, Plymouth boss Derek Adams revealed first indications say Forster has a broken jawexternal-link while striker Ryan Brunt, who was also forced off, has a suspected cruciate ligament injury.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

"I think they played quite well in the first half and we didn't actually make our mark on the game.

"At half-time I encouraged our players to show some more self-belief, a bit more tenacity and some more courage.

"It was a very, very good second-half performance - I'd say up there with the best."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 37Pearson
  • 5N'Gala
  • 36Sesay
  • 7Yiadom
  • 16Champion
  • 8Weston
  • 34RandallSubstituted forRobertsat 62'minutes
  • 12GambinSubstituted forNelsonat 86'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 22StevensSubstituted forMuggletonat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 14Togwell
  • 17Muggleton
  • 20Shomotun
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 38Roberts
  • 47Kyei

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 28ForsterSubstituted forMellorat 18'minutes
  • 6Hartley
  • 5Nelson
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14JervisSubstituted forNardielloat 78'minutes
  • 8Simpson
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 10Carey
  • 9Reid
  • 17BruntSubstituted forTannerat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 7Nardiello
  • 11Wylde
  • 16Purrington
  • 21Bittner
  • 24Rooney
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,209

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

  5. Post update

    Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Roberts (Barnet) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Michael Nelson replaces Luke Gambin.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Pearson (Barnet).

  14. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Alie Sesay (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Daniel Nardiello replaces Jake Jervis.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Muggleton (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton34236560332775
2Oxford Utd341810659322764
3Plymouth34197848282064
4Accrington32168855391656
5Portsmouth331314652302253
6Bristol Rovers331651246351153
7Leyton Orient34141195147453
8Wimbledon331410951401152
9Wycombe33157113731652
10Mansfield34149114640651
11Carlisle32131185146550
12Cambridge34148124946350
13Luton34138134948147
14Exeter34129134449-545
15Barnet33127144348-543
16Crawley34125173955-1641
17Notts County33117154655-940
18Morecambe34106185462-836
19Newport32810143546-1134
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil34711163447-1332
22Hartlepool3184193053-2328
23York3468203765-2826
24Dag & Red3349203258-2621
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