Accrington Stanley 0-3 Barnet- Match Report

Three and easy for Bees

Barnet boosted their survival bid with a surprise and emphatic 3-0 win away to in-form Accrington.

Accrington were unbeaten in their previous 10 league games, winning seven of those, and had moved to within two points off the play-off places.

But the Bees took charge of the game from the off, with defender Clovis Kamdjo heading against the crossbar in the early stages before the visitors took a deserved lead.

Striker Ricky Holmes got on the end of Mark Marshall's pass on the left and ran into the area, firing low into the bottom of the net in the 23rd minute to record his seventh goal of the season.

Craig Lindfield missed a superb chance for Stanley - failing to convert a Padraig Amond cross when unmarked six yards out - and the Bees took advantage on the stroke of half-time. Marshall's 30-yard free-kick was inch perfect and captain Mark Hughes headed home from 10 yards.

Lawrie Sanchez's side made it three after 54 minutes when Sam Deering's 20-yard free-kick hit the wall and bounced back to the midfielder, who rifled the rebound low into the net.

League Two's top scorer Izale McLeod should have added a fourth, getting on the end of a long ball over the top only to find the side-netting.

And Hughes had another free header but he too could not hit the target in a comfortable win for Barnet.

Source: PA

Source: PA