Match ends, Barnet 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.
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.
- 41CloughBooked at 90mins
- 5Almeida Santos
- 13Campbell-RyceBooked at 63mins
- 28TaylorBooked at 52mins
- 8WestonBooked at 90mins
- 32VilheteSubstituted forAkindeat 85'minutes
- 9AkindeBooked at 32mins
- 25ShomotunSubstituted forBoverat 63'minutes
- 16HarrimanBooked at 73mins
- 2JombatiBooked at 82mins
- 3JacobsonBooked at 28mins
- 17O'NienSubstituted forBloomfieldat 76'minutes
- 29SaundersBooked at 90mins
- 9HayesSubstituted forThompsonat 75'minutes
- 24KashketBooked at 62minsSubstituted forFreemanat 64'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.
Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
Charlie Clough (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Curtis Weston (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty conceded by Curtis Weston (Barnet) after a foul in the penalty area.
Goal! Barnet 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty Wycombe Wanderers. Garry Thompson draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Barnet. Sam Akinde replaces Mauro Vilhete.
Ruben Bover (Barnet) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.
Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).
Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Clough.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Luke O'Nien.