Barnet Football Club



Match Report: Wingate & Finchley vs Bees

Dean Brennan’s side secured two victories in two separate 60-minute matches – beating Wingate & Finchley 3-0 and then 2-1 at The Maurice Rebak Stadium.


The first chance of the opening match came in the 9th minute after Dale Gorman’s corner was headed onto the crossbar by Moussa Diarra before eventually being claimed by the Wingate ‘keeper.


The Bees opened the scoring in the 13th minute after the defence launched the ball forward to Nicke Kabamba who knocked it down to Ryan De Havilland for him to strike low and hard into the bottom left corner.


Shortly afterwards, Dean Brennan’s side almost added a second when De Havilland played a precise ball through to Daniel Powell inside the area who forced a fingertip save from the goalkeeper with a low shot across goal.


In the 26th minute Wingate & Finchley had a golden opportunity to level when they delivered an inviting ball into the box to a striker who turned it over from two-yards out.


The visitors doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when Jamar Loza’s initial effort was parried out to Harry Pritchard whose shot took a deflection off Kabamba before going in.


Dean Brennan’s side found the back of the net for a third time in the 49th minute when Gorman’s free-kick into the box from the right flank was headed into the top left corner by Ben Wynter.


FULL-TIME (First Match) – Wingate & Finchley 0-3 Bees


The Bees took the lead in the second fixture of the evening in the 18th minute after Loza kept his composure inside the area to slot neatly past the goalie and into the far corner of the net.


Wingate equalised just before the interval as Joe Dearman picked up the ball from 25-yards out before firing high over Trialist A and into the top corner.


With just over 10 minutes left to play of the 60-minute match, the Bees retook the lead after a quick free-kick was struck into the bottom corner of the net by Connor Smith from the edge of the area.


FULL-TIME (Second Match) – Wingate & Finchley 1-2 Bees


Bees first match: Laurie Walker, Jerome Okimo, Moussa Diarra, Ben Wynter, Jordan Thomas, Dale Gorman, Harry Pritchard, Ryan De Havilland, Daniel Powell (Jamar Loza 31’), Nicke Kabamba, Sean Shields.


Goals: De Havilland (13’), Kabamba (33’), Wynter (49’).


Bees second match: Trialist A, Sam Beard, Trialist B, Trialist C, Sam Granville, Connor Smith, Trialist D, Rob Hall, Jamar Loza (Trialist F 31’), Trialist E (Trialist G 31’), Ephron Mason-Clark (Antonis Vasiliou 31’).


Goals: Loza (18’), Smith (47’).