October 27, 2012
Bees cook up smash and grab
Paul Cook's first game in charge at Chesterfield ended in defeat when a 90th minute penalty gave Barnet a 1-0 victory at the Proact Stadium after the home side had dominated.
Chesterfield did all the attacking but Barnet held on and stole the points when Drew Talbot tripped Andy Yiadom and Mark Byrne scored from the spot.
Barnet goalkeeper Graham Stack had kept his side in the game in the first half with a string of outstanding saves as Chesterfield looked to launch Cook's managerial reign in style.
He denied Danny Whitaker and Sam Togwell twice in the space of a minute before pulling off a double save from Jack Lester two minutes before half-time.
Barnet created little and they continued to soak up pressure in the second half with Edgar Davids harshly booked in the 65th minute for a challenge with Togwell before Whitaker volleyed over eight minutes later.
Chris Atkinson shot narrowly wide of Stack's left post in the 78th minute but Barnet stunned the home side in the last minute when Yiadom was clipped by Talbot and Byrne cooly sent Richard O'Donnell the wrong way with the spot kick.
|Mark Byrne (pen 90')|
|13 Richard O'Donnell||29 Graham Stack|
|4 Terrell Forbes||30 David Stephenson|
|25 Drew Talbot||2 Barry Fuller|
|6 Sam Hird||32 Krystian Pearce|
|3 Nathan Smith||3 Jordan Brown|
|16 Liam Ridehalgh||31 John Oster|
|12 Tendayi Darwikwa||38 Edgar Davids|
|10 Danny Whitaker||8 Mark Byrne|
|8 Sam Togwell||4 Clovis Kamdjo|
|17 Chris Atkinson||15 Andy Yiadom|
|14 Jack Lester||19 Jake Hyde|
|27 Ben Wilson||Sam Cowler 18|
|5 Neal Trotman||Jonathan Fortune 5|
|23 Mark Randall||Elliot Johnson 26|
|18 Scott Boden||Anthony Edgar 17|
|15 Craig Clay||Oliver Lee 7|
|11 Craig Westcarr||Amhed Abdulla 14|
|29 Micah Evans||Jon Nurse 10|
|Mark Randall for Nathan Smith (61)||Anthony Edgar for John Oster (21)|
|Craig Westcarr for Sam Togwell (74)||Oliver Lee for Anthony Edgar (70)|
|Micah Evans for Tendayi Darwikwa (77)||Jon Nurse for Jake Hyde (83)|
|Sam Hird (57)||Edgar Davids (65)|
|· Squads: Chesterfield | Barnet|