Barnet Football Club



Match Report: Barnet FC 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur U23s

The Bees scored a second half leveller to ensure things ended honours even at The Hive London against Tottenham Hotspur U23s.


The Bees first chance came on nine minutes as a cross from Antonis Vasiliou wasn’t cleared by Spurs, before both Adam Marriott and Mitch Brundle saw shots blocked in quick succession.


Meanwhile, Spurs had their first opening on 15 minutes as Romaine Brundle won the ball halfway up the pitch, but could only place his effort straight at the Trialist Goalkeeper. 


Harry Kewell’s side were mighty unlucky not to go ahead just after twenty minutes, as Joe Widdowson flicked a long throw in goalwards, but his effort dropped inches wide of the far post.


As half-time approached Spurs nearly found the opener as Harvey White sent a 25-yard effort inches wide of the post. The Lilywhites went oh so close again moments later as Mundle sent an effort just over the crossbar with the ‘keeper stranded. 


The visitors did poke themselves in front just before the whistle, as Mundle tapped home from six yards after the Trialist ‘keeper had made a tremendous save from Malichai Fagan-Walcott. 


The Bees started the second half stronger and found an equaliser ten minutes after the restart, as Vasiliou got to the byline before squaring into the box for Trialist B who slotted home from eight yards out. 


Kian Flanagan almost made an immediate impact from the bench as he found space in the area to hit a curling effort that was destined for the back of the net only for a goal-saving block by a Spurs defender. 


There was a welcome return to action for Harry Taylor as he played the final 15 minutes of the match, making his first appearance since the training ground game with Millwall. 


Kewell’s men almost completed the turnaround with 12 minutes left on the watch, as Josh Payne had an effort hacked off the goalline after Trialist A played a fantastic cross into the box which caused havoc for the visitors defence. 


Mason-Clark was next to go close for the Bees, as his snapshot was bravely blocked by the Spurs backline after a long throw-in fell the wingers’ way. 


The Trialist Goalkeeper made a brilliant one handed stop from White after he lined up a powerful long range effort after a free-kick had been taken quickly. 


Barnet FC: Trialist GK 1, Trialist A, Richards-Everton, Doherty (Mason-Clark 56′), Turley, Widdowson, Brundle, Trialist B (Taylor 74′), Payne, Marriott, Vasiliou (Flanagan 56′).


ATT: 750