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Barnet 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 2Brindley
  • 26Sweeney
  • 6Nelson
  • 13Tutonda
  • 23NichollsBooked at 48minsSubstituted forCloughat 75'minutes
  • 7Watson
  • 8WestonSubstituted forFonguckat 80'minutes
  • 17Kyei
  • 11Coulthirst
  • 9AkindeBooked at 50minsSubstituted forPayneat 70'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 12Taylor
  • 18Fonguck
  • 19Shomotun
  • 25Akpa Akpro
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 32Payne

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 2BennettBooked at 64mins
  • 32HollisSubstituted forWishartat 74'minutes
  • 20RawsonBooked at 83mins
  • 16Gunning
  • 31BraySubstituted forBrownat 58'minutes
  • 5CollinsSubstituted forClementsat 64'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 34OsbourneBooked at 60mins
  • 8Grubb
  • 9Doidge
  • 26Reid

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 10Brown
  • 12Simpson
  • 17Wishart
  • 22Clements
  • 25Campbell
  • 30Belford
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
1,764

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

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.

Booking

Joe Payne (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Chris Clements (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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.

Attempt missed. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Wesley Fonguck replaces Curtis Weston.

Attempt blocked. Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Charlie Clough replaces Alex Nicholls.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wishart replaces Haydn Hollis.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Joe Payne replaces John Akinde.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Alex Nicholls (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Chris Clements replaces Lee Collins.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Brown replaces Alex Bray.

Delay in match David Tutonda (Barnet) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington40265967402783
2Luton422311887434480
3Wycombe412111975552074
4Exeter412261357471072
5Notts County4219131063441970
6Lincoln City401813957421567
7Coventry411981451401165
8Mansfield4116151060471363
9Swindon41196166160163
10Carlisle421613135750761
11Colchester421613135146561
12Crawley42169175359-657
13Newport401315124951-254
14Cambridge411412154455-1154
15Cheltenham421312176260251
16Stevenage411312165557-251
17Crewe42145235670-1447
18Yeovil39129185362-945
19Port Vale421013194659-1343
20Morecambe40915163851-1342
21Grimsby421011213463-2941
22Forest Green41117234870-2240
23Barnet4299243863-2536
24Chesterfield3997234169-2834
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