Barnet Football Club


Match Report | Dorking Wanderers 2-1 Barnet

Dean Brennan named two changes from the starting XI that beat Southend United on Friday evening. Marvin Armstrong and Finley Potter came in for Sam Woods and Danny Collinge.


The Bees started the game the brightest and thought they had got the opener after ten minutes when Nicke Kabamba’s effort came crashing off the crossbar and bounced off the line.


The opener did come for Barnet minutes later when Harry Smith scored a stunning header from the edge of the Dorking box which looped over everyone and dropped into the back of the net.


Dorking then had a couple of efforts which Laurie Walker excellently saved on both occasions. The first was a low diving save to his left to deny Wanderers before a magnificent one handed save to keep out a strike which was destined for Walker’s top left corner.


The equaliser did come just before the break as Josh Taylor levelled the score.


HT: Dorking 1-1 Barnet


Dorking began dominating the second half and went ahead after 56 minutes. George Francomb with a curling effort from the edge of the box which Walker could do nothing about.


Senior came close to levelling the score but his effort didn’t have enough power to test The Wanderers keeper.


The Bees came close again in the final moments of the game when a corner was whipped into the box and headed narrowly wide of goal.


The game ended in defeat for Barnet and will look to bounce back this Saturday when we take on Maidstone United in the FA Trophy Quarter-Final.


Barnet Sarting XI: Walker, Potter (Senior 61’), Armstrong (Moyo 90’), Okimo, Kabamba, Kanu, Pritchard, Beard, Diarra, Smith (Hall 78’), De Havilland.

Unused Substitutes: Callan, Woods

Goals: Smith 12’

Attendance: 1,216