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Barnet 2-1 Morecambe

Barnet climbed out of the relegation zone as they beat Morecambe to earn their first League Two win at home since September.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Jack Taylor scored two goals in quick succession to put Mark McGhee's side in a commanding position at half-time.

They could have had a three-goal lead in the second half but John Akinde missed a penalty before Adam Campbell pulled one back for the visitors.

Campbell-Ryce broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark with a fantastic curling shot from 30 yards.

Just four minutes later Akinde played Taylor through on goal and he beat goalkeeper Barry Roche from inside the area.

The away side came close to halving the deficit at the start of the second half when Callum Lang struck the crossbar with a deflected effort.

Akinde won a penalty after he was brought down by Roche but the striker blazed the spot-kick well over the bar.

Campbell set up a nervy finish by scoring from the edge of the area but the home side held on to claim a vital three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 4Clough
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Nelson
  • 24Blackman
  • 7Watson
  • 12Taylor
  • 20VilheteSubstituted forSweeneyat 54'minutes
  • 10Campbell-Ryce
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forAkinolaat 87'minutes
  • 11CoulthirstBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 2Brindley
  • 13Tutonda
  • 14Akinola
  • 18Fonguck
  • 21Ross
  • 23Nicholls
  • 26Sweeney

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 5Old
  • 22MüllerBooked at 45mins
  • 3Brough
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forCampbellat 69'minutes
  • 8Fleming
  • 21OsborneSubstituted forEllisonat 45'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 28McGurkSubstituted forLangat 45'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Campbell
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Lund
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
1,123

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 2, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Morecambe 1.

Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Campbell (Morecambe).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Max Müller.

Andre Blackman (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces John Akinde.

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).

Adam Campbell (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dan Sweeney (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Dan Sweeney (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 2, Morecambe 1. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Hand ball by Ryan Watson (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Campbell replaces Garry Thompson.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot is too high. John Akinde should be disappointed.

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

Penalty conceded by Barry Roche (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Michael Nelson (Barnet) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Morecambe).

Booking

Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Max Müller.

Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Dan Sweeney replaces Mauro Vilhete.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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2Notts County22127336211543
3Exeter2212373126539
4Wycombe22107539291037
5Accrington2111463224837
6Lincoln City2210662819936
7Coventry2210572315835
8Colchester2210573226635
9Newport229763226634
10Mansfield228953025533
11Grimsby229672526-133
12Swindon2110293228432
13Cambridge228591827-929
14Carlisle227783232028
15Cheltenham227692931-227
16Stevenage227692733-627
17Crawley2266101926-724
18Port Vale2273122332-924
19Crewe2272132435-1123
20Morecambe2257101827-922
21Yeovil2256112740-1321
22Barnet2255122432-820
23Chesterfield2255122539-1420
24Forest Green2255122342-1920
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