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Chesterfield 2-1 Barnet

Robbie Weir's dramatic late goal on his 29th birthday gave Chesterfield a narrow win over Barnet.

John Akinde put Barnet ahead, but after Charlie Clough's own goal, Weir pounced in the second minute of stoppage-time.

Barnet struck first when Akinde got in between two defenders and beat debutant goalkeeper Cameron Dawson with a low shot from 12 yards.

Jak McCourt had a 25-yard shot beaten out, and Joe Rowley should have equalised, but fired over from eight yards.

Chesterfield lost Andy Kellett on the half-hour, and his replacement Matt Briggs saw a close-range shot blocked as Barnet defended strongly.

Another crucial block kept out a McCourt volley, but the equaliser came when Clough sliced a cross into his own net.

Shaquile Coulthirst blazed over for Barnet before the Spireites won it in stoppage-time when Ian Evatt played in Weir who coolly found the bottom corner from 15 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Dawson
  • 27BarrySubstituted forWisemanat 74'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 6EvattBooked at 77mins
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 28WeirBooked at 36mins
  • 26McCourt
  • 15Rowley
  • 24KellettSubstituted forBriggsat 31'minutesSubstituted forO'Gradyat 60'minutes
  • 25ReedBooked at 55mins
  • 9DennisBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 5Wiseman
  • 7Mitchell
  • 10O'Grady
  • 17Dimaio
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 30Parkin
  • 32Briggs

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forFonguckat 58'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 4Clough
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 24Blackman
  • 26SweeneySubstituted forAkinolaat 69'minutes
  • 7Watson
  • 12Taylor
  • 10Campbell-Ryce
  • 9Akinde
  • 20VilheteSubstituted forCoulthirstat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 11Coulthirst
  • 13Tutonda
  • 14Akinola
  • 18Fonguck
  • 21Ross
  • 23Nicholls
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,272

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Barnet 1.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Barnet 1. Robbie Weir (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ian Evatt.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Robbie Weir (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wesley Fonguck (Barnet).

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

Foul by Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Rowley (Chesterfield).

Charlie Clough (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Scott Wiseman replaces Bradley Barry because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Bradley Barry (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces Dan Sweeney.

Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Joe Rowley (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).

Goal!

Own Goal by Charlie Clough, Barnet. Chesterfield 1, Barnet 1.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Wesley Fonguck (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Wesley Fonguck.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Mauro Vilhete.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Matthew Briggs.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Wesley Fonguck replaces Harry Taylor because of an injury.

Booking

Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

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4Exeter2111372925436
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6Lincoln City219662619733
7Coventry219572114732
8Swindon2010283025532
9Mansfield218853025532
10Colchester219572924532
11Grimsby219572526-132
12Newport218763025531
13Cambridge218581725-829
14Carlisle217773130128
15Cheltenham217682829-127
16Stevenage217682631-527
17Crawley216691923-424
18Morecambe215791725-822
19Port Vale2163122131-1021
20Yeovil2155112740-1320
21Chesterfield2155112538-1320
22Crewe2162132135-1420
23Forest Green2155112340-1720
24Barnet2145122231-917
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