Barnet Football Club


Match Report | Altrincham

The Bees got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win at the J. Davidson stadium against Altrincham, thanks to goals from Ryan De Havilland and Danny Collinge.


Bees boss, Dean Brennan made just one change from Saturday’s FA Cup game against Chelmsford City. Sean Shields made way for Marvin Armstrong.


The Bees were under pressure early on. It took an excellent save from Laurie Walker to keep the score level as a strike from the edge of the box looked to be heading straight into the top corner. Walker managed to get across goal and fingertip it away for a corner. Altrincham came close again as Chris Conn-Clarke’s cross found the head of an Altrincham man who couldn’t keep his shot down from close range.


The Robins would regret missing those chances as Barnet took the lead on 17 minutes. A brilliant through ball from the half-way line finds Sam Beard out on the left. Beard excellently beats his man and makes his way into The Robins box. He passes the ball across the face of goal which Ryan De Havilland pokes home from close range to give Barnet the lead.


Altrincham almost levelled the game within five minutes. Elliot Newby appeared to be offside but with the flag staying firmly down, Newby found himself one-on-one with Walker. The forward made his way into the six-yard box and had an attempt on goal which was brilliantly saved by Walker again.


HT: Altrincham 0-1 Barnet


The Robins started the half brightly and again almost found the equalizer. A wicked defection from a shot taken outside of the box spun the ball in the air which almost looped over Walker and into the net but luckily for The Bees it fell on the roof of the net.


Altrincham had another effort from distance which was on target for the bottom corner of The Bees net but again Laurie Walker stepped up and stopped the shot and kept the score at 1-0.


The Bees put the game to bed with ten minutes left of play. Substitute, Rob Hall whips in the corner which is met by the head of Danny Collinge. Collinge almost breaks the net with a powerful header from close range to put daylight between the sides.


That secured a vital three points on the road for The Bees as the club moved up to 9th in the National League table and just one point from the play-offs.


Next up for The Bees is Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Saturday 12th November (15:00 Kick-off)


Barnet XI

Walker, Collinge, Armstrong (Hall 61’), Okimo, Gorman, Kabamba, Kanu (Flanagan 90+6’), Pritchard, Wynter, Beard, De Havilland (Woods 90’)

Unused subs: Shields, Azaze


Attendance: 1147 (36 away)