September 8, 2012
Allen takes sting out of Bees return
Martin Allen enjoyed a triumphant return to Underhill as League Two leaders Gillingham ran out comfortable 3-1 winners to leave Barnet rooted to the foot of the table.
The table toppers raced into a two-goal lead inside 11 minutes, courtesy firstly of Jack Payne's 20-yard strike before Danny Kedwell nodded his fourth league goal of the season.
The Bees reduced the arrears when Jack Saville headed home, but Deon Burton restored the visitors' two-goal cushion six minutes before the interval.
After a quiet start, highly-rated 20-year-old midfielder Payne collected from a long throw before drilling a pin-point effort past a motionless Graham Stack.
And almost straight from kick-off it was two-nil as winger Charlie Allen sent over a delightful centre and an unmarked Kedwell rose highest in the six-yard box.
The Gills' quick-fire double might have prompted a procession, but the Bees halved the deficit via the head of Saville, as he expertly met Mark Byrne's 23rd-minute corner.
But Allen's men extinguished any hopes of a revival when Kedwell's flick found Burton at the far post and he nodded past Stack.
|29 Graham Stack||1 Stuart Nelson|
|30 David Stephenson||26 Adam Barrett|
|2 Barry Fuller||3 Joseph Martin|
|3 Jordan Brown||2 Matt Fish|
|6 Jack Saville||15 Callum Davies|
|4 Clovis Kamdjo||8 Charlie Lee|
|20 Curtis Weston||7 Chris Whelpdale|
|8 Mark Byrne||4 Jack Payne|
|15 Andy Yiadom||14 Charlie Allen|
|10 Jon Nurse||20 Deon Burton|
|11 Ricky Holmes||9 Danny Kedwell|
|18 Sam Cowler||Tommy Forecast 21|
|31 John Oster||Andy Frampton 12|
|7 Oliver Lee||Tom Flanagan 6|
|16 Freddie Warren||Myles Weston 24|
|14 Amhed Abdulla||Lewis Montrose 16|
|25 Jamal Lowe||Bradley Dack 18|
|19 Jake Hyde||Ben Strevens 10|
|John Oster for Mark Byrne (46)||Myles Weston for Chris Whelpdale (68)|
|Jake Hyde for Jack Saville (50)||Ben Strevens for Deon Burton (72)|
|Jamal Lowe for Andy Yiadom (90)||Tom Flanagan for Matt Fish (84)|
|Barry Fuller (75)||Callum Davies (26)|
|Jack Payne (54)|
|· Squads: Barnet | Gillingham|