A sumptuous free-kick from Nana Kyei gave Barnet’s Under-21s a 1-0 friendly win over Luton Town at The Hive London on Tuesday afternoon.
After an even first half it was Kyei who settled the friendly tussle early in the second half, whipping a delightful free-kick beyond the grasp of the Hatters keeper.
The first half was low on chances for both sides. Trialist might have done better when receiving a low cross from Ephron Mason-Clark while Luton striker Jack Marriott failed to beat Kai McKenzie-Lyle with a low strike.
Mason-Clark was at the centre of much of Barnet’s good work and fizzed in another cross just before the break which Kyei could not convert from an awkward height.
Seven minutes after the restart the Bees went in front. Kyei bending an inch-perfect free-kick around the Luton wall and past the visitors’ keeper.
Kyei might have doubled up soon after when he was played in by Trialist but – as he shot – found a Luton body in his way.
Ryan Watson was next to have a go, letting fly from inside his own half with Xabi Alonso-esque effort which the keeper fielded despite an awkward bounce.
Substitute Justin Amaluzor had a better chance a few moments later, wriggling free down the left and getting off a shot which the Luton keeper just managed to stop.
The Bees had the final chance of the game late on with substitutes Zyon Francis and Shane Cojocarel combining only for the latter to shoot straight at the Luton stopper.
Barnet: K. McKenzie-Lyle; H. Taylor, Day, Dembele (C), Tutonda (Payne); Coulson (Fonguck), Sweeney (Shomotun), Watson, Kyei (Francis); Trialist (Amaluzor), Mason-Clark (Cojocarel).
Subs: R. McKenzie-Lyle (GK).