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Barnet 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe kept alive their hopes of a League Two play-off spot with a win over managerless Barnet at The Hive.

Sam Saunders' superb long-range strike and a late Joe Jacobson penalty did the damage as the Bees, who sacked Kevin Nugent on Saturday, slipped to a fourth successive defeat.

The visitors took a 21st-minute lead in spectacular fashion when Saunders stole the ball in midfield and caught Barnet goalkeeper Jamie Stephens off his line from more than 30 yards.

Barnet were very nearly level immediately but Fumnaya Shomotun was twice denied from close range by Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman.

Wanderers almost doubled their lead just before the break as Stephens had to be quick to block Luke O'Nien's shot from a tight angle.

Barnet captain Curtis Weston was denied by the crossbar after the break after Blackman dropped the ball at his feet.

The Bees hit the woodwork again with seven minutes to go when substitute Ruben Bover unleashed a fine strike from 20 yards.

However, as the Bees pushed for a leveller they were caught out at the back and Weston brought down Garry Thompson in the box, allowing defender Jacobson to score from the spot in the 90th minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 16Taylor
  • 41CloughBooked at 90mins
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 3Johnson
  • 13Campbell-RyceBooked at 63mins
  • 28TaylorBooked at 52mins
  • 8WestonBooked at 90mins
  • 32VilheteSubstituted forAkindeat 85'minutes
  • 9AkindeBooked at 32mins
  • 25ShomotunSubstituted forBoverat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 11Bover
  • 12Vickers
  • 17Coulson
  • 24Akinde
  • 27Fonguck
  • 40Tutonda

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16HarrimanBooked at 73mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 2JombatiBooked at 82mins
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 28mins
  • 8Bean
  • 17O'NienSubstituted forBloomfieldat 76'minutes
  • 29SaundersBooked at 90mins
  • 9HayesSubstituted forThompsonat 75'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 24KashketBooked at 62minsSubstituted forFreemanat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Southwell
  • 19Weston
  • 22Freeman
  • 25Gape
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,507

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  3. Booking

    Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Charlie Clough (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Booking

    Curtis Weston (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Curtis Weston (Barnet) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Penalty Wycombe Wanderers. Garry Thompson draws a foul in the penalty area.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Sam Akinde replaces Mauro Vilhete.

  13. Post update

    Ruben Bover (Barnet) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

  15. Post update

    Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Booking

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Luke O'Nien.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster432510882483485
2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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