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Barnet 1-3 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster came from behind to stay four points clear at the top of League Two, beating Barnet 3-1 at the Hive.

John Akinde gave Barnet the lead after just 13 minutes with his 18th league goal of the season, pouncing on Niall Mason's back-pass.

But the league leaders were level almost immediately when Matty Blair split the Bees defence with a low cross and James Coppinger finished to equalise with 18 minutes on the clock.

Akinde might have put Barnet back in front when he attempted to round the keeper for the second time, but it was Rovers who took the lead.

John Marquis stabbed the ball home to end an almighty goalmouth scramble in the 28th minute and give Rovers the lead before Coppinger curled the ball into the bottom corner three minutes later.

Interim Barnet boss Rossi Eames threw on Simeon Akinola and Nana Kyei after the break but it was to no avail.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forTutondaat 74'minutes
  • 6NelsonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 3Johnson
  • 20ChampionBooked at 29minsSubstituted forKyeiat 61'minutes
  • 32VilheteBooked at 73mins
  • 8WestonBooked at 37mins
  • 28Taylor
  • 13Campbell-RyceBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAkinolaat 61'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 11Gambin
  • 14Akinola
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Kyei
  • 23Nicholls
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 40Tutonda

Doncaster

  • 13Lawlor
  • 17Blair
  • 5BaudryBooked at 21minsSubstituted forWrightat 84'minutes
  • 6Butler
  • 24Mason
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forKeeganat 87'minutes
  • 16HoughtonBooked at 82mins
  • 25Grant
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMayat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Alcock
  • 14Middleton
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 23Beestin
  • 39May
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
2,582

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Attempt missed. Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Michael Nelson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Nelson (Barnet).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Andy Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan replaces James Coppinger.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Elliot Johnson.

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Joe Wright replaces Mathieu Baudry because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Nana Kyei (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Ricardo Santos (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. David Tutonda replaces Harry Taylor.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jack Taylor.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Nana Kyei replaces Tom Champion.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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