Barnet Football Club


Match Report | Barnet 1-2 Boreham Wood

Barnet’s promotion hopes were ended after a 2-1 defeat at home to Boreham Wood in the Play-Offs.


The Bees started the brightest and had their first chance of the game just minutes into the game. A fantastic cross was whipped into the box, but Harry Smith couldn’t quite reach it. A second cross from The Bees appeared to be dangerous, but the Boreham Wood defender intercepted it.


After a dominant twenty minutes from The Bees, Boreham Wood opened the scoring through Lee Ndlovu.


After that goal was scored, the game slowed down. There were several calls for fouls, but the referee dismissed them all.  


Walker was then called into action. Our number one made a great diving save to deny The Wood extending their lead.


A free kick from The Bees just before halftime is directed to Smith, who was unable to control the ball and headed it over the crossbar.


Kanu then had a brilliant chance to level the score. He drove into the penalty area, made a cut inside, and sent the ball towards goal which looked destined for the top corner, only to be stopped by an outstanding save from Ashmore in the Boreham Wood goal.


In the very last minute before halftime, Boreham Wood doubled their lead. 


HT: Barnet 0-2 Boreham Wood


Barnet pulled one back early in the second half through Harry Pritchard. The Bees corner is whipped towards the back post and headed across the face of goal where Pritchard smashes the ball into the back of the net from close range.


There were calls for a penalty as Nicke Kabamba falls down in the box, but the referee dodges the situation.


The Bees couldn’t find that second goal and will play National League football again next season.


Starting XI: Laure Walker, Finley Potter (88’ Sam Beard), Danny Collinge, Jerome Okimo, Dale Gorman (84’ Courtney Senior), Nicke Kabamba, Idris Kanu, Harry Pritchard, Harry Smith, Jordan Cropper (59’ Marvin Armstrong), Ryan De Havilland 33

Unused Substitutes: Rob Hall & David Moyo


Attendance: 3,733 (Away:877)