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Match Centre

Barnet (A)
15:00 - Saturday 23rd January 2021
National League (The Hive Stadium)
So this is a very happy Co-Chairman signing off from The Hive with the final score iof Barnet 1 Altrincham 2
We continue to show the leaguen that we are here to play our part in full
A rare win for Alty at Barnet - the men against boys of our last visit a distant memory as the scsoreline is not a fair reflection of our dominance
This team! This team continues to amaze me with their spirit and their skill
Final Whistle goes and its BARNET1 ALTRINCHAM 2
Kep ball in cornewr before barnetb lump it long
Its BARNET 1 ALTY2 as Smith played Ceesay in whom found Andy White who squared for Hanks to score
GOALLLLLL Hancock
BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1 board shows 4 added minutes
88 mins Cesay floats a cross outsidfe of boot. Peers flicked header narrowly wide
85 mins electric Ceedsay to byeline. Cleared
And then Barnet cross drifts wide Still BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
84 mins White cross brilliantly defended as Kosy comeas in Corner Alty
82 mins Kosy burst of pace to byeline sets up Ceesay. Shot blocked
And with his first contribution Andy sets up Yusifu who Inspector gadgets his way into the area. Cleared
Final Alty sub ses Andy White replace Connor Hampson who took a knock a feew minutes ago 80 mins on the clock
Still BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
78 mins Alty onm the back foot at the moment
74 mins Ceesay on for Mooney still BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
74 mins sweet Alty move gets to the byeline before being hoofed away
72 mins Barnet sub 7 McQueen off 14 Faal on
Kefi;lis went in the book
Thompson to Hampson to Kosylo - fouled and yellow card for Barnet
70 mins Peers on for Harrison still BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
69 mins Barnet seem to have ridden the eatrly Alty poressure this half
67 mins Harrison wins ball and Kosylo pulled back. Not given
Still BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
66 mins Barnet creating more chances as they pump it into the box once more and win the knock down
64 mins Senior cross cum shot as Alty seek to regain the ascendancy
62 mins earlty Barnet cross gives half chance. Over the bar. Still BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
58 mins Smith dinks it through for Mooney. Not quite!
BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1 Sub 27 Mason-Clarke off 10 Petrasso on for Barnet
55 mins intricate Alty bnuild up play sees potential hand ball notm given
53 mins good Alty pressure and another corner results
50 mins Kosy works opportunity for shot. Blocked
49 mins Alty free kick worked to Mullarkey whose shot deflected for corner
46 mins We should have scored. Kosylo and harrisoin spring the offside trap and Harrison fails to piut it away from a Kosy pass
And the second half is underway withn the scores level at 1-1
Its Bill back on the keyboard after my laptop decided it was tyoo cold to continue
Matt Kosylo's first goal for Alty in the 35th minute brought the Robins level after Barnet scored through JJ Hooper in the 14th minute after Joel Senior lost possession to leave the Bees striker completely in the clear 35 yards from goal. It was a composed finish from just outside the area with Tony Thompson badly exposed. The Robins have been the better side but the Bees have looked quite dangerous when they have ventured forward. BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
HALF TIME | BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
Good spell of pressure by Alty, with Dan Mooney prominent ends with Kosylo opening up a shooting opportunity & firing in from just outside the area, low in off the post. BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
35| GOAL for Matty Kosylo!!!!!!!!!! BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 1
22 | Josh Hancock has 2 free kicks in as many minutes. The first curls just round Scott Loach's post & the 2nd is blocked by the wall. BARNET 1 ALTRINCHAM 0
18 mins Barnet 1 Alty 0 We continue to press
A bright Alty start undone by that breakaway goal
13 mins GOAL Barnet 1 Altrincham 0 Alty go close, ball cleared, error on half way line left a free run at goal for JJ Hooper to score
11 mins still Barnet 0 Alty 0 as Kosy turn and shot put out for another corner
10 mins Alty go close at one end and then Thompson has to be quick off his line
Corner was deep beyond back post and another corner results
8 mins corner Alty
6 mins Barnet 0 Altrincham 0 free kick Barnet outside the box. Hampson heads clear
Still Barnet 0 Altrincham 0
4 mins Mooney surging run into box and his shot is closer than it looks
Both sides looking to get the ball forward early
1 minute first shot to Barnet - harmless and drifts wide
And we're off
They qualified for the playoffs last season pipping Stockport County on Points Per game
Four losses and a draw in their last five games for Barnet; Alty with one win 3 hard fought draws and a narrow defeat at Halifax
Barnet have played 14 games a nd earned 9 points. 4 games in hand on Alty and 15 points behind
Barnet have 3 players making their debut today - Themis Kefalas, Ben Richards-Everton and Liam Daly
Blue skies, good flat pitch, how will The Robins fare today?
Our last visit here (and first visit to The Hive) was a 5-0 defeat five seasons ago. It will be interesting to see how far we have come
I've only ever seen us win once at Barnet - an Alliance Premier League Cup Semi Final First Leg in Feb 1980. A John King goal securing a 1-0 win in our first ever visit to Underhill.
On the bench we have Andy White. Yusifu Ceesay, Shaun Densmore, Tom Peers and Simon Richman. Jake not well today
Alty line up as follows: Tony Thompson as Captain, Hampson,, Sutton, Hannigan and Senior as back four; Toby Mullarkey as holding midfielder, Kosylo Mooney and Smith making up the rst of the midfield and Hancock and Harrison in his first start up front
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