Young Barnet side lose 3-1 to St Margaretsbury in the Herts Senior.Barnet were elimated at the first round stage of the Hertfordshire Senior Cup on Wednesday evening, going down 3-1 to St Margarestsbury at the Recreation Ground.
With the first team playing against Bristol Rovers the previous night, and both they and the Youth Team preparing for crucial games at the weekend against Macclesfield and Watford respectively, Barnet put out a youthful side against the Bury.
The Bees dominated the game and played some excellent passing football with against the older St Margaretsbury team.
The greater physicality of the home side paid dividends after 20 minutes when the Bury took the lead from a set piece, with a header from Mathew Stevens falling to Ant Anstead in the box who finished clinically.
The hosts doubled their lead ten minutes into the second half after the Bees lost the ball in midfield and were cut open with a pass that played Mark Summers through one-one-one as the striker made no mistake.
Barnet did pull a goal back with twenty minutes remaining, as Mathew Stevens showed tremendous bravery to beat the goalkeeper to an inswinging cross by Jack Taylor to head in for his 31st goal of the season.
However, with the Bees pushing hard for an equaliser they were caught on the break once again with ten minutes remaining as Ricky Light placed a left-footed shot in the bottom corner to seal the result.
St Margaretsbury will now play Hemel Hempstead in the second round.
Barnet FC: Kai McKenzie Lyle; Jake Knight, Harry Taylor (c), Darnell Smith, Hakeem Odofin (Keir Dickson 46); Louie Leong, Jack Taylor, Alfie Cain (Shane Cojocarel 70); Brian Testolin (Fumnaya Shomotun 70), Mathew Stevens, Elliot Harris.