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Torquay United 2-2 Barnet

Torquay's automatic promotions hopes suffered a setback as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw against basement side Barnet.

Jake Andrews put the Gulls ahead in the 13th minute with a fine finish at the back post following Ben Wynter's low cross from the right flank.

And the hosts were cruising when Connor Lemonheigh-Evans doubled their lead.

Armani Little's through-ball allowed Lemonheigh-Evans to round Barnet goalkeeper Adam Parkes and slot into an empty net in the 23rd minute, and at that point Torquay looked to be moving level on points with leaders Sutton.

The nerves in the home camp were evident, though, when Sam Sherring brought down Harry Taylor in the box and Mike Petrasso slotted home the resulting 37th-minute spot-kick.

And the game was level when Themis Kefalas, who had had a first-half header cleared off the line by Adam Randell, headed beyond Lucas Covolan from a free-kick afte 54 minutes.

Torquay pushed forward in a late attempt to retake the lead, but Barnet held on to secure a share of the spoils which left the home side two points off Sutton, who will wrap up the title if they beat Hartlepool on Sunday.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Covolan Cauagnari
  • 2Wynter
  • 16SherringSubstituted forCameronat 40'minutes
  • 10LittleSubstituted forMbunga-Kimpiokaat 66'minutes
  • 31LewisBooked at 40mins
  • 21Moxey
  • 8HallBooked at 26mins
  • 12Randell
  • 7Lemonheigh-Evans
  • 11Andrews
  • 19BodenSubstituted forWatersat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1MacDonald
  • 4Cameron
  • 25Waters
  • 28Mbunga-Kimpioka
  • 35Umerah

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Parkes
  • 15Kefalas
  • 16Taylor
  • 10PetrassoSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 30VaughanBooked at 77mins
  • 17Richards-EvertonBooked at 45mins
  • 31Nugent
  • 23Beard
  • 25Skeffington
  • 27Mason-ClarkSubstituted forMcBurnieat 81'minutes
  • 21AdeloyeBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 12Callan
  • 19McBurnie
  • 22Walker
  • 33Vasiliou
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
1,561

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torquay United 2, Barnet 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Barnet 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Alexander McBurnie replaces Ephron Mason-Clark.

  4. Booking

    Lee Vaughan (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Josh Walker replaces Michael Petrasso.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka replaces Armani Little.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Billy Waters replaces Scott Boden.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 2, Barnet 2. Themistoklis Kefalas (Barnet).

  9. Second Half

    Second Half begins Torquay United 2, Barnet 1.

  10. Half Time

    First Half ends, Torquay United 2, Barnet 1.

  11. Booking

    Ben Richards-Everton (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Kyle Cameron replaces Sam Sherring.

  13. Booking

    Joe Lewis (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Goal! Torquay United 2, Barnet 1. Michael Petrasso (Barnet) converts the penalty with a.

  15. Booking

    Asa Hall (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 2, Barnet 0. Connor Lemonheigh-Evans (Torquay United).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Torquay United 1, Barnet 0. Jake Andrews (Torquay United).

  18. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  19. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United40249769343581
2Torquay412310868392979
3Stockport412014768323674
4Hartlepool402110962402273
5Notts County4120101162402270
6Wrexham4119101263422167
7Chesterfield412061558421666
8Bromley411812116253966
9Eastleigh4018111148371165
10Halifax411981462521065
11Solihull Moors40186165547860
12Dag & Red41178165247559
13Boreham Wood411316125144755
14Maidenhead United401411155857153
15Yeovil41157195867-952
16Aldershot41156205562-751
17Altrincham40129194559-1445
18Weymouth41116244567-2239
19Wealdstone4197254597-5234
20Woking4189244065-2533
21King's Lynn4078254593-4829
22Barnet4067273388-5525
23Dover00000000
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