Barnet Football Club



Report | Barnet FC 3-2 Bath City – Buildbase FA Trophy

The Bees progressed through to the Second Round of the Buildase FA Trophy with a 3-2 win over Bath City at The Hive London.

Barnet made a great start and were ahead within a minute when Wes Fonguck curled home from the edge of the box.

It was two soon after. A great ball from deep found Ephron Mason-Clark, he delivered a good cross from the right and Manny Duku slid it home!

Chances came and went for Tutonda and Duku before Barnet made it three in the 24th minute. A great run from Dan Sparkes through the Bath defence preceded a pin-point cross to Mason-Clark who made no mistake from close range for his first professional goal.

Mason-Clark was through again but a great recovery tackle from Anthony Straker denied him a shot at goal.

Bath pulled a goal back with their first clear attempt. The ball fell to Michee Efete who powered home from the edge of the box, giving Mark Cousins no chance.

After the break and the game really opened up in the tricky wet and windy conditions.

Deon Moore was clean through for Bath but hit his shot wildly off target.

Mason-Clark forced a save from Ryan Clarke in the Romans goal before Duku was also denie by the legs of the Bath keeper.

Sparkes shot just wide of the top right corner before the hour mark and Jack Taylor was off target from close range.

The visitors reduced the deficit to just one goal when Adam Mann poked home from close range following good build-up play.

Substitute Charlee Adams’ effort from 25 yards out produced a good save from Clarke before Shaq Coulthirst climbed above the visiting keeper to head home an Elliott Johnson cross, only to be flagged offside.

Mohammad Baghdadi curled a shot wide of the left-hand post while at the other end, Coulthirst nipped in following a defence mix up but was denied by the body of Clarke.

The Bees held on to claim their spot in the Second Round of the FA Trophy.

Barnet – Cousins, Johnson, Reynolds, Robson, Sparkes (Elito 83), J. Taylor, Fonguck (Adams 73), Tutonda, Sweeney, Mason-Clark, Duku (Coulthirst 73).

Unused – Matrevics, Bettamer.

Attendance – 413 (80 Bath supporters)