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REPORT | Barnet 0-3 Wrexham

Reds run rampant in North London

23 October 2021

Wrexham picked up three points as they returned to league action by running rampant on a hapless Barnet.

Paul Mullin made it eight goals in 11 matches whilst Aaron Hayden and Shaun Brisley headed home either side of half-time to seal a comfortable win.

Phil Parkinson made one change as Bryce Hosannah came in for Dan Jarvis whilst Brisley made his league debut as part of a back-four.

The game began with Barnet controlling possession but not threatening, with a ball across the face of the box and a simple save for Christian Dibble all that tested Wrexham.

Wrexham first chance came on six minutes as Jordan Davies dragged an effort wide from range. On 20 minutes Dior Angus was fouled 20-yards out and Mullin stepped up for the free-kick, but put it over.

Mullin though would make no mistakes two minutes later, as he capitalised on an error at the back before gliding into the Barnet box and finishing calmly.

Just four minutes later, the score was doubled. Davies swung in a corner and Hayden rose like a salmon, towering over several defenders and looping a header into the back of the net.

Wrexham would continue their relentless assault, with their best chance falling to Ben Tozer, who smashed an effort wide.

Half-Time: Barnet 0-2 Wrexham

The second half began in frantic fashion with Wrexham bursting out the blocks. Hosannah had an effort fall wide moments into the second period, whilst Liam McAlinden teed himself up for a volley which whizzed just wide.

After 55 minutes, Reckord fed a ball over the top for Mullin who hit it on the half-volley, winning a corner. The resulting set-piece delivered by Davies was met by Brisley, who had the freedom of the Barnet box, to slam the header home.

Wrexham’s only complaint would be that they should have scored more. Angus had a one-on-one go begging when a heavy touch allowed the goalkeeper to claim, whilst Jordan Ponticelli came off the bench to slide in Hosannah who blasted over from 12-yards out.

Hosannah - a live wire all afternoon – had a low effort blocked with three minutes to play, but Wrexham were unable to add a fourth.

They now move on to a midweek clash with Maidenhead United at York Road.

Wrexham Line-Up: Dibble, French, Brisley, Hayden, Reckord, Davies, Tozer, McAlinden, Hosannah, Mullin, Angus

Subs: Sczcepaniak, Lennon, J.Jones, Jarvis, Ponticelli

Barnet Line-Up: Oxborough, Thomas, Payne, Richards-Everton, Hall, Brundle, Bloomfield (Adam 45’), Mason-Clark, Taylor (C), Widdowson, Woods.

Barnet Subs: Callan, Tasdemir Greenidge, Marriott, Fonguck

Referee: Tom Reeves

Man of the Match: Aaron Hayden

Attendance: 2,237 (917)


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