The Other Side

January 10, 2016

Martin Allen’s side beat Bristol Rovers with ten men.

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A fourth minute strike from Gavin Hoyte was enough to seal victory for Barnet.

This was despite the Bees playing with ten men for much of the second half.

Hoyte connected with a Sam Togwell long throw to put Barnet ahead.

Andy Yiadom saw red with just over half an hour left on the clock.

But Martin Allen’s side held on to claim all three points at The Hive.

Gavin Hoyte scores to give Barnet three points against Bristol Rovers. Picture: Len Kerswill

Gavin Hoyte scores to give Barnet three points against Bristol Rovers.

The Bees took the lead with the first chance of the game.

John Akinde charged down the right in the third minute only to see his low cross cleared away.

Hoyte connected with the resulting Togwell throw-in to give Barnet the lead.

Rovers pressure lead to a Lee Mansell heading a right wing cross over the bar on 12 minutes.

A short corner from Daniel Leadbitter saw a Ellis Harrison’s header go wide of the left-hand post.

The first half was short on clear-cut chances, but the second began with a good effort from the visitors.


Stephens got down well to stop Harrison’s 46th minute shot from the left of the box.

The Bees were down to ten men when Andy Yiadom received a harsh looking red card in the 57th minute.

Yiadom slid in hard on Stuart Sinclair, but looked to win the ball in the process.

The Pirates pressed hard and substitute Liam Lawrence fired a shot narrowly over the bar on 70 minutes.

Stephens then saved well from Jermaine Easter in the 89th minute.

But the visitors struggled to create many clear chances in the latter stages of the match.

The Bees defended doggedly to claim a valuable win.

Barnet Team:-  Stephens, Hoyte, Johnson, Dembele, N’Gala, Yiadom ©, Weston, Togwell, Gambin, Akinde (Batt 80’), McLean (Champion 63’).

Unused Substitutes:-  McKenzie-Lyle, Odoffin, Taylor, Stevens, Gash.

To read the FULL Match Report from the Bees perspective:-   CLICK HERE


Meanwhile, the Barnet Manager has stated in the local newspaper:-


Martin Allen hinted he would appeal Andy Yiadom’s red card in Barnet’s 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers.

He claimed that he didn’t think the tackle was a foul.

Speaking afterwards the Barnet head coach said: “I thought it was a great tackle. I didn’t even think it was a foul.

“I’m not being rude or disrespectful to the referee but I thought it was a great tackle.

“I will look at it again on the video – I may be wrong and the referee may be right.

“He was closer than me and you have to respect his decision.

“I’m almost certain that we’ll appeal it, but we’ll look at it more closely on Monday morning and go from there.

“The referee doesn’t get the benefit of a replay of course.”

You can read the rest of the interview with Martin Allen:-  CLICK HERE

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