Barnet 3-1 Cheltenham: Match Report

25 March 2017 06:35

John Akinde's brace earns Barnet win over Cheltenham

Barnet scored three times in nine second-half minutes as they came from behind to beat Cheltenham 3-1 and record a first win under manager Kevin Nugent.

Cheltenham, without a goal in six hours of football, opened the scoring after 16 minutes when Danny Wright latched onto Billy Waters' flick-on and clipped the ball over Jamie Stephens.

The Robins almost doubled their lead immediately after the break when Stephens misjudged Carl Winchester's free-kick and the ball came back off the crossbar.

Barnet levelled against the run of play in the 70th minute when substitute Curtis Weston lashed home a volley after Scott Brown's poor punch.

The Bees were ahead seven minutes later when John Akinde got a touch on Charlie Clough's towering header from Jamal Campbell-Ryce's corner.

And striker Akinde moved back level with Doncaster's John Marquis at the top of the League Two scoring charts in the 79th minute, finishing with aplomb when through one-on-one.


Source: PA


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