March 19, 2013
Bees are buzzing
Mark Byrne and Luke Gambin were both on target as Barnet boosted their survival chances with a comfortable 2-0 win against Fleetwood.
The Bees were always on top against the play-off hopefuls and Byrne reacted fastest to open the scoring before Gambin made sure of the points after a terrible defensive mix-up.
The win moves Edgar Davids' side two points clear of the relegation zone, and it was skipper Byrne who showed the way for the hosts.
Curtis Weston's close-range shot was blocked by Scott Davies in the Fleetwood goal but Irish midfielder Byrne was on hand to fire home in the 23rd minute.
Alan Goodall came close for the visitors before the break but it was Barnet who always looked the more likely to add to the scoresheet.
And after the break it was Gambin who struck, walking the ball into an empty net after a terrible miscommunication between Davies and Shaun Beeley left the keeper stranded.
Late on Jon Nurse had a chance to seal it for the Bees but fired wastefully wide, before Byrne was denied.
|29 Graham Stack||1 Scott Davies|
|30 David Stephenson||13 Alan Goodall|
|2 Barry Fuller||25 Robert Atkinson|
|3 Jordan Brown||12 Junior Brown|
|40 Tom Flanagan||2 Shaun Beesley|
|31 John Oster||11 Barry Nicholson|
|20 Curtis Weston||32 Gareth Evans|
|8 Mark Byrne||4 Anthony Barry|
|12 Luke Ganbin||6 Nathan Pond|
|10 Jon Nurse||9 Jon Parkin|
|42 Harry Crawford||26 David Ball|
|35 Dillon Barnes||David Lucas 33|
|34 Chiro N'Toko||Conor McLaughlin 15|
|4 Clovis Kamdjo||Ryan Edwards 27|
|27 Nauro Vilhete||Jamie McGuire 18|
|15 Andy Yiadom||Ryan Crowther 24|
|43 Dominic Vose||Jean-Michel Fontaine 5|
|44 Craig Beattie||Jamille Matt 10|
|Dominic Vose for Jon Nurse (90)||Conor McLaughlin for Alan Goodall (46)|
|Ryan Crowther for David Ball (61)|
|Jamille Matt for Jon Parkin (71)|
|David Ball (38)|
|Robert Atkinson (71)|
|· Squads: Barnet | Fleetwood Town|