Mansfield 0-1 Barnet: Match Report

10 September 2016 04:34

Barnet's John Akinde bags only goal to beat Mansfield

John Akinde's second-half goal secured Barnet a 1-0 victory at Mansfield in Sky Bet League Two.

Akinde broke the deadlock on 57 minutes with the Bees' first shot on target after the visitors broke quickly from a loose Mitch Rose pass.

Luke Gambin sent Akinde down the left and he ghosted past Krystian Pearce before lifting a cool finish over Scott Shearer.

Mansfield had the best of a first half short on real chances with home keeper Shearer without a save to make.

At the other end Josh Vickers got his body in the way of a Matt Green effort and he safely grabbed a tame header from the same player on 36 minutes.

Two minutes later Vickers got down to his right to turn away a low Mal Benning shot from 18 yards.

From the corner Green sent a downward header goalwards that looked to be creeping inside the post until Elliot Johnson headed off the line.

The Stags laboured after Akinde's goal, though Vickers did make a fine save late on to keep out a Darius Henderson header from Kevan Hurst's cross.


Source: PA


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