October 23, 2012
Bull the hero for Chairboys
A fine second-half save from Nikki Bull earned Wycombe Wanderers a share of the spoils as they were held to a goalless draw by Barnet at Adams Park.
Bull reacted well to tip John Oster's pile-driver over just after the hour mark - the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock.
It was the home side who started strongest, Dave Winfield's third-minute header looping over from close range.
Bees captain Edgar Davids fired over twice from outside the area as Barnet tried to find a way into the game, but keeper Graham Stack was the hero for the visitors with a fine save from caretaker boss Gareth Ainsworth on the stroke of half-time.
The second half was a cagey affair until Oster's effort was clawed over by Bull - the Chairboys stopper's only action of an otherwise quiet match proving crucial.
Oster's chance seemed to fire up the home side and they nearly took the lead through Richard Logan 12 minutes from time, the substitute turning his man on the edge of the area but firing agonisingly wide.
Wanderers finished the match in the ascendancy but Barnet hung on through a frantic last five minutes to secure the point.
|1 Nikki Bull||29 Graham Stack|
|30 Gary Doherty||30 David Stephenson|
|5 Dave Winfield||2 Barry Fuller|
|27 Anthony Stewart||32 Krystian Pearce|
|18 Charles Dunne||3 Jordan Brown|
|7 Gareth Ainsworth||4 Clovis Kamdjo|
|17 Joel Grant||31 John Oster|
|8 Stuart Lewis||38 Edgar Davids|
|28 Josh Scowen||17 Anthony Edgar|
|20 Dean Morgan||15 Andy Yiadom|
|29 Matt McClure||19 Jake Hyde|
|13 Matt Ingram||Sam Cowler 18|
|34 Kortney Hause||Jack Saville 6|
|9 Matthew Spring||Mark Byrne 8|
|11 Sam Wood||Oliver Lee 7|
|26 Jesse Kewley-Graham||Amhed Abdulla 14|
|16 Richard Logan||Jamal Lowe 25|
|32 Junior Morias||Jon Nurse 10|
|Sam Wood for Dean Morgan (38)||Mark Byrne for Anthony Edgar (62)|
|Junior Morias for Gareth Ainsworth (71)|
|Richard Logan for Matt McClure (71)|
|Josh Scowen (16)||Edgar Davids (57)|
|David Stephenson (68)|
|Barry Fuller (85)|
|· Squads: Wycombe Wanderers | Barnet|