Barnet Football Club



Match Pack: Bromley 1-2 Barnet

How It Happened

The Bees had to weather an early storm within the first 10 minutes of kick-off and had Scott Loach to thank for not conceding in the opening stages.

Luke Coulson smashed across goal forcing our number one to turn his powerful effort around the post before he did fantastically well to stand up and parry a vicious Josh Rees volley.

The Bees found their feet after the early onslaught and began to create chances to take the lead. Cheye Alexander was instrumental down the right-hand side and almost put his side ahead with 20 minutes on the clock. The full-back cut inside and hit an effort towards the near post but Ryan Huddart was equal to his attempt as he made a diving save to his left.

With 26 minutes on the clock, Darren Currie’s side made their pressure count. Walker took hold some 30 yards from goal before he beat one to make his way into the box. With just Huddart to beat, he stayed cool, waited for the ‘keeper to drop and poked home to put the Bees ahead.

The hosts were immediately looking for a response and unfortunately for the Bees, they found it within just minutes of the half-time whistle. After a wave of constant pressure, the ball fell for Rees inside the Bees box and he made no mistake to fire beyond Loach and into the far corner levelling proceedings, a scoreline that was taken into the break.

Bromley passed up a golden opportunity to take the lead in the first two minutes of the second half as Joe Kizzi fired agonisingly wide from close range following a scramble inside the Barnet box.

And they were made to pay as Simeon Akinola scored his 14th goal of the season to put the Bees back in front. After latching onto a Dan Sweeney cross, he got away from his man and prodded into the top corner to keep his impressive run of form going.

Rees came closest to levelling the scoreline for the hosts, but his side-footed effort from the edge of the box rolled just wide of the far post.

Loach was on hand on two occasions to deny Williamson as the game headed into the final 15 minutes, but the home side failed to find that cutting edge as the Bees secured all three points at Hayes Lane!

Loach, Alexander, Johnson, Reynolds, Dunne (C), Adams, Akinola (Sparkes, 90+1), Fonguck (Vilhete, 72), Walker (Elito, 86), Tutonda, Sweeney

Unused Subs: Azaze, Mason-Clark

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What’s Next

The Bees now look ahead to Tuesday night’s Second Round FA Trophy clash with Farsley Celtic at The Hive London.