Match ends, Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Alex Nicholls' goal just before half-time proved to be enough to earn Barnet three points against fellow strugglers Forest Green Rovers.
In the opening minute Shaquile Coulthirst forced Bradley Collins into a good save and the rebound was deflected behind for a corner.
At the other end, Dayle Grubb's shot was headed behind by Michael Nelson and Haydn Hollis headed the corner over from close range.
Rovers keeper Collins was called into action again as David Tutonda found space on the edge of the area to shoot.
The teams looked to be heading into the break level but Nicholls' low shot into the bottom corner put the home side ahead with virtually the last kick of the first half.
In the 89th minute a looping cross was headed down by Christian Doidge towards the bottom corner but Craig Ross pulled off a good save to keep a clean sheet.
The win lifts Barnet off the foot of the League Two table, four points from safety, and keeps their faint hopes of staying in the Football League alive with four games to go.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 23NichollsBooked at 48minsSubstituted forCloughat 75'minutes
- 8WestonSubstituted forFonguckat 80'minutes
- 9AkindeBooked at 50minsSubstituted forPayneat 70'minutesBooked at 86mins
- 25Akpa Akpro
- 2BennettBooked at 64mins
- 32HollisSubstituted forWishartat 74'minutes
- 20RawsonBooked at 83mins
- 31BraySubstituted forBrownat 58'minutes
- 5CollinsSubstituted forClementsat 64'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 34OsbourneBooked at 60mins
- Nick Kinseley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Attempt blocked. Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ryan Watson (Barnet) because of an injury.
Foul by Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers).
Ryan Watson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Joe Payne (Barnet).
Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Joe Payne (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.
Chris Clements (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).
Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.