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Match Pack: Barnet 0-2 Woking

20 February 2021

The Bees were edged out 2-0 as Woking took home all three points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Bees were looking to make it back to back wins after Tuesday nights victory over Halifax Town, as they faced up against Woking.

Neither side started the game the better and it was quite an even contest as chances came few and far between, with the wind playing its part in disrupting the players from playing any free flowing football.

Setpieces looked to be the key that Woking were trying to use in order to unlock the Bees organised defence, but the home side were doing well to deal with any crosses that came in the box.

JJ Hooper got the first meaningful chance for the Bees about 20 minutes into the half when he switched the ball onto his left foot, just hitting wide of the post.

But it was the Cards who would strike first when Jamar Loza curled an effort into the right hand corner, about a minute after the Bees had cleared an effort off the line, with just over 15 minutes of the half to go.

Jerome Binnom-Williams who had been in some good from recently, was forced to go off the pitch after 37 minutes with an injury, being replaced by Alexander McQueen.

Woking were very hard to break down and every Bees attack was being met by a wall of the away side, even when Courtney-Baker Richardson was able to break quickly on the counter just before the break, the Cards were rapid in dealing with the potential threat.

There was certainly some intent in the Bees play, as the second half got back underway, as they looked to try and turn the tide of the game around.

Woking however were also upping the tempo in the game keeping Scott Loach on his toes, making a number of stops, including one incredible impact save with his left hand as the ball fizzed towards his goal. His defence were doing all they could to contain the added pressure on them.

Ephron-Mason Clark was introduced with just over 25 minutes of the game to play and tried to make an instant impact, but he snatched at his chance, putting it wide. This was just before Anthony Wordsworth had a chance which was gathered easily by Craig Ross in the Woking goal.

However, the Cards punished the Bees for not scoring by getting one of their own and doubling their lead when Moussa Diarra took advantage of a loose ball which had initially struck the post to bury the rebound.

The game became quite a cagey affair as it came to a close, with the ball spending a lot of time in the air and play being broken up by a number of stoppages from fouls and with that neither side were able to threaten much more, as Woking took all three points home.

Barnet Team: Loach, Dunne, Petrasso (Faal 73'), Hooper, Kefalas, McBurnie (Mason-Clark 62'), Baker-Richardson, Binnom-Williams (McQueen 37'), Judd, Daly, Wordsworth

Subs not used: Azaze and Duffus  


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