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18:55 25th September 2010

BEES TAKE A POINT-match report

Barnet will be disappointed not to have recorded their first away victory of the season after their two goal lead was whittled away by Morecambe. First goals of the season by Steve Kabba and Glen Southam had given the Bees a lead with just over twenty minutes remaining, but Barnet could not prevent the home side getting back in the game.
Mark Stimson kept faith with Clovis Kamdjo in for the injured Daniel Leach; Glenn Poole came in for Ricky Holmes on the left of midfield, with Holmes moving to play upfront alongside Kabba, replacing Phil Walsh, who didn't travel north due to a family issue that required his presence.
The first half was largely uneventful as Barnet nullified most of what Morecambe had to offer, but did create a few chances themselves. Poole had an excellent opportunity midway through the half when he failed to hit the target when very well positioned inside the six yard box. With the goal gaping he missed the target. A very good chance. A Clovis Kamdjo header also nearly broke the deadlock.
Barnet started the second half on the offensive and it was not at all surprising when the Bees took the lead. Seven minutes into the half Mark Marshall spread the play out to Kabba. Tony Capaldi in the left back position didn't deal with the situation with the striker latching onto this error and he finished with power and aplomb.
With 69 minutes on the clock the Bees were two up. Good play between Marshall and Holmes ended with Holmes being grounded as he advanced goalwards. Southam took the spot-kick and confidently placed the ball in the bottom left corner.
Barnet now needed to calm the situation and consolidate their lead, but instead within a minute Morecambe got back into the game when Stewart Drummond finished from close range to score his usual goal against Barnet.
This goal naturally lifted the crowd and the Shrimps then managed to put Barnet under some pressure, albeit of a long ball kind.
With seven minutes remaining Paul Mullin powered a header in from inside the six yard box to bring the teams level.
Three points were in the bag here, so it is galling to go home with only one, but it must be progress of some sort to be disappointed with a point from an away trip.
The Bees are at Wycombe on Tuesday.
David Bloomfield
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