February 23, 2013
Bees and Dale in stalemate
Graham Stack's fine save from Terry Gornell's powerful second-half strike salvaged a goalless draw for Barnet at home to Rochdale and left them one point clear of the relegation zone.
The 31-year-old `keeper got his fingertips to Gornell's driven long-range effort which seemed destined for the top corner.
Jason Kennedy almost snatched a late winner for the visitors with a well-struck half-volley which sailed less than a yard over the crossbar, with Stack rooted to the ground.
Barnet's on-loan debutant Dani Lopez, who scored six goals in a 12-game stint at Aldershot earlier this season, threatened to open the scoring on several occasions.
The 27-year-old Spaniard, on an initial month-long deal from Stevenage, headed wide from Mark Byrne's 58th-minute delivery, shortly after he had nearly scooped the ball into the net from a corner.
Lopez almost opened the scoring in the first half after his fancy footwork beat Rhys Bennett only for his goalbound effort to be deflected wide.
Gornell had earlier headed Andrew Tutte's 19th-minute cross wide of Stack's goal despite being unmarked from 12 yards in a first half of limited opportunities.
|29 Graham Stack||1 Josh Lillis|
|30 David Stephenson||5 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff|
|2 Barry Fuller||12 Phil Edwards|
|45 Bondz Ngala||3 Rhys Bennett|
|26 Elliot Johnson||6 Brian Barry-Murphy|
|38 Edgar Davids||14 Kevin McIntyre|
|20 Curtis Weston||7 Jason Kennedy|
|8 Mark Byrne||23 Andrew Haworth|
|15 Andy Yiadom||8 Andrew Tutte|
|19 Jake Hyde||9 George Donnelly|
|40 David López||27 Terry Gornell|
|35 Dillon Barnes||Steven Collis 13|
|34 Chiro N'Toko||Michael Rose 25|
|3 Jordan Brown||Joe Rafferty 2|
|4 Clovis Kamdjo||Ritchie Jones 28|
|27 Nauro Vilhete||Ashley Grimes 11|
|12 Luke Ganbin||Joel Logan 26|
|44 Craig Beattie|
|Craig Beattie for Jake Hyde (68)||Ashley Grimes for George Donnelly (62)|
|Clovis Kamdjo for Curtis Weston (73)||Michael Rose for Brian Barry-Murphy (62)|
|Nauro Vilhete for Andy Yiadom (80)||Ritchie Jones for Andrew Haworth (68)|
|Nauro Vilhete (86)||Brian Barry-Murphy (58)|
|Bondz Ngala (89)||Michael Rose (70)|
|Ritchie Jones (78)|
|· Squads: Barnet | Rochdale|