Barnet Football Club



The Bees fell to defeat at The Hive against Oldham Atheltic.


Kabamba had the first chance of the game with a shot which was blocked. Callum Stead was the next to take a shot from the left side which just went wide.

The Bees dominated the first five minutes with Idris Kanu sending a dangerous ball across the face of goal, however, no one was there to meet it.


Gorman sent a brilliant cross into the box from a distance but it landed into the hands of Mat Hudson.


A cross met the head of Nicke Kabamba, ultimately, with too much power as it went over the goal.


The 24th minute saw a penalty awarded to Oldham following a mix up at the back resulting in Laurie Walker being shown a red – which was then changed to a yellow. The penalty gave Oldham the lead as Barnet fell behind.


The visitors nearly doubled their lead but a save from Walker denied them a second.


Barnet made their way up the pitch as Nicke Kabamba met a ball sent towards the front of the goal by Idris Kanu – Kabamba met the ball with too much power as it went past the right of the goal.


Oldham picked up their pace following their lead with another shot around the 33rd minute which just went wide.


A corner for Barnet resulted in a scramble of chances which eventually fell into the feet of Nicke Kabamba, who found the back of the net, only for it to be ruled out after being offside.


Fondop struck again with Dale Gorman sending in a ball to Kabamba who headed it against the crossbar.


Hooper then found Gorman who took a shot from outside the box which was cleared by the visitors.


A late chance for Barnet with Dale Gorman with a ball across to Hooper which was blocked off the line to deny an equaliser in the final moments of the first half.


HT: Barnet 0 – 1 Oldham Athletic


The second half opened with a corner for Barnet – finding the head of Danny Collinge which resulted in another corner for the Bees.


The first chance of the second half for Oldham saw the ball meet the head of a player before falling into the hands of Laurie Walker.


10 minutes into the second half and a penalty for Barnet saw Harry Pritchard step up to the spot to equalise for The Bees.


An error in the final third led to Oldham getting in front once again just 6 minutes after the equaliser from Pritchard.


The first substitution of the match saw Gary Hooper leaving the pitch and Courtney Senior making his way on.


It was lucky to stay 2-1 when Oldham made a run into the final third through empty space, ultimately, the shot going wide.


Gorman exited the pitch with Zak Brunt coming on to replace him.


A third for Oldham sealed the win following a run into empty space with a swift move around Walker allowing them to find the back of the net with an open goal.


The fourth goal was the nail in the coffin for the three points to go to the visitors.


FT: Barnet 1 – 4 Oldham Athletic


Barnet Starting XI: Walker; Collinge, Okimo, Gorman (Brunt 73’), Kabamba, Stead, Kanu, Pritchard, Hartigan, Oluwo (Cropper 76’), Hooper (Senior 66’).
Unused Substitutes: Potter, Coker.
Goal: Pritchard (55’)
Yellow: Laurie Walker
Attendance: 1799 (234 away)