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Barnet 3-2 Hartlepool United

Barnet mounted a sensational comeback at The Hive to beat 10-man Hartlepool and secure their first home win since August.

Pools took the lead in the 31st minute when Nathan Thomas' cross-shot from a short corner found its way into the far corner and doubled their lead in the 53rd minute when Padraig Amond converted a fine cross from Thomas on the left.

However, defender Liam Donnelly was sent off for tripping John Akinde when he was clean through and the Barnet striker got up to roll home a confident 68th-minute penalty - his fifth goal in four games.

Hartlepool suffered another blow when Thomas was taken off on a stretcher with a pulled groin muscle.

Barnet were level almost immediately when Luke Gambin's cross from the left drifted in at the back post in the 76th minute.

And the comeback was complete 11 minutes from time when substitute Shaun Batt scored his first goal for Barnet, who held on for the win through 10 minutes of time added on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 32Vilhete
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Nelson
  • 4DembéléBooked at 88mins
  • 18KyeiSubstituted forWestonat 38'minutes
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 61'minutes
  • 20Champion
  • 11Gambin
  • 22TomlinsonSubstituted forBattat 55'minutes
  • 9AkindeBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stephens
  • 8Weston
  • 15Sesay
  • 17Muggleton
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 21Batt
  • 23Nicholls

Hartlepool

  • 1CarsonBooked at 71mins
  • 33DonnellyBooked at 68mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forDeverdicsat 86'minutes
  • 4FeatherstoneBooked at 88mins
  • 28Laurent
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forRichardsat 76'minutes
  • 15AlessandraBooked at 62mins
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 10Paynter
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 17Deverdics
  • 19Richards
  • 20Orrell
  • 29Martin
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
1,690

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 3, Hartlepool United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 3, Hartlepool United 2.

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Shaun Batt (Barnet).

Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Deverdics replaces Lewis Hawkins.

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

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 3, Hartlepool United 2. Shaun Batt (Barnet) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Curtis Weston.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Nicky Featherstone.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, Hartlepool United 2. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Nathan Thomas because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Hand ball by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Trevor Carson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Hartlepool United 2. John Akinde (Barnet) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card.

Penalty Barnet. John Akinde draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Michael Nelson (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15112226131335
2Carlisle1587027151231
3Doncaster158343022827
4Luton156632415924
5Portsmouth157352316724
6Notts County156452221122
7Crewe155731918122
8Grimsby156361818021
9Accrington155551920-120
10Crawley155551619-320
11Yeovil156271419-520
12Morecambe156272029-920
13Mansfield154741515019
14Barnet154742023-319
15Blackpool154652319418
16Cheltenham153841819-117
17Stevenage145272022-217
18Colchester154561921-217
19Exeter155191619-316
20Hartlepool153752328-516
21Wycombe154471621-516
22Cambridge154471319-616
23Leyton Orient154381620-415
24Newport142571622-611
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