The FA Cup - Second Round
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Barnet 1-0 Stockport County: National League side Barnet avoid upset against Stockport

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FA Cup: Barnet 1-0 Stockport County highlights

An early goal from Dan Sparkes was enough to put National League side Barnet through to the third round of the FA Cup after beating Stockport County.

Sparkes met a Cheye Alexander cross from the right to head in from close range after seven minutes.

Dan Sweeney and Byron Harrison both had excellent chances to double their lead against their National League North opponents, who showed spirit in defeat.

But Sparkes' goal was enough for the Bees to avoid an upset and reach the third round for the first time in 10 years.

Stockport, who travelled with 1,542 supporters to The Hive, certainly challenged Barnet, a division above them in the football pyramid, but struggled to manufacture many clear chances after going behind.

Despite plenty of energy and enterprise from the Hatters, it was hosts Barnet who progressed - and they will hope to match their runs to the fourth round in 2007 and 2008.

They are one of only two non-league sides who have definitely reached the next round, after Woking's shock win against Swindon.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Cousins
  • 2AlexanderBooked at 58mins
  • 26Sweeney
  • 6Robson
  • 4Reynolds
  • 3Johnson
  • 12Taylor
  • 18FonguckSubstituted forAdamsat 70'minutes
  • 11Sparkes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forDukuat 81'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22WalkerSubstituted forElitoat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Adams
  • 10Coulthirst
  • 13Matrevics
  • 21Elito
  • 27Mason-Clark
  • 37Duku
  • 38Bettamer

Stockport

  • 1Hinchliffe
  • 3MinihamSubstituted forBellat 83'minutes
  • 5Palmer
  • 6Stott
  • 2Cowan
  • 4KeaneSubstituted forDimaioat 84'minutes
  • 8Walker
  • 7Thomas
  • 10OsborneSubstituted forWarburtonat 69'minutes
  • 11Stephenson
  • 9Mulhern

Substitutes

  • 12Turnbull
  • 13Ormson
  • 14Dimaio
  • 15Warburton
  • 16Bell
  • 17Downing
  • 18Robinson
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
2,826

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamStockport
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Stockport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Stockport County 0.

Attempt missed. Sam Walker (Stockport County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Dan Cowan (Stockport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Stockport County. Conceded by Elliott Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Euan Frank Mulhern (Stockport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Nyal Bell (Stockport County).

Booking

Immanuelson Duku (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Palmer (Stockport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Immanuelson Duku (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Immanuelson Duku (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Connor Dimaio (Stockport County).

Corner, Stockport County. Conceded by Elliott Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Connor Dimaio replaces Jordan Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Nyal Bell replaces Sam Miniham.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Immanuelson Duku replaces Byron Harrison.

Attempt missed. Ashley Palmer (Stockport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Stockport County. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Craig Robson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dan Sparkes (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Keane (Stockport County).

Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

Ashley Palmer (Stockport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dan Cowan (Stockport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Barnet).

Callum Reynolds (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Thomas (Stockport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Charlee Adams replaces Wesley Fonguck.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Matthew Warburton replaces Elliot Osborne.

Attempt blocked. Wesley Fonguck (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Cheye Alexander (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Stephenson (Stockport County).

Attempt missed. Euan Frank Mulhern (Stockport County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stockport County. Conceded by Jack Taylor.

Corner, Stockport County. Conceded by Dan Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Medy Elito replaces Josh Walker.

Attempt missed. Callum Reynolds (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ben Hinchliffe.

Attempt saved. Josh Walker (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Cheye Alexander (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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