Wrexham 0-1 Barnet

Ulrich Landvruegd and Dick Schreuder extended their 100% record in charge to four games after defeating Wrexham 1-0 away with another late goal.


Jake Hyde scored his 11th goal of the season with 12 minutes remaining, in a game which The Bees were at their best defensively.


There were three changes to the Barnet side that beat Grimsby at home on Tuesday, with Elliott Johnson, Charlie Adams and Kieron Cadogan coming into the side in place of Mauro Vilhete, Dani Lopez and Luisma Villa.


With the game barely minutes old, Wrexham forced open an excellent opportunity. Elliott Durrell foundspace in the box to turn, with his low angled effort being superbly pushed away by Nick Jupp.


This was shortly followed by another sensational save minutes later, forcing away a header from Joe Anyinshah after a floated ball into the box.


Barnet's best chance of the half fell to Keanu Marsh-Brown, who manouvered his way around the box before curling a shot on goal, which had to be tipped over by England C teammate Andy Coughlin.


The home side's captain, midfielder Dean Keates, almost invoked deja vu of the clash between the sides earlier on this season. He took a free-kick 25 yards away from goal, spinning it narrowly wide of Jupp's goal.


The hosts, who would later rue their high number of spurned opportunities, best chance came with five minutes of the half to go. A corner by Keates into the box sparked mayhem, seeing Andy Bishop's downwards header eventually hacked off the line by Johnson.


In what was a dogged game, Barnet grew into it inthe second-half, with the tide turning in their favour.


They came exceptionally close to taking the lead midway through the half, with Irish centre-midfielder Mark Byrne unable to tap the ball home after Hyde's intuitive backheel was denied by the sprawling hand of Coughlin.


With 12 minutes of the game to go, The Bees managed to nick the goal that would give them a phenomenal three points. As he did on Tuesday night, Andy Yiadom burst down the right-wing to devestating effect, whipping in a low ball which Hyde duly converted with the aid of a deflection into the bottom corner.


Barnet held on for their win, with the help of some brilliant defensive work, lifting them into 4th place, helping them another step closer to their coveted play-off spot. 
 

BARNET: Jupp; Yiadom, Stephens, Gjokaj, Johnson; Byrne, Weston, Cadogan; Adams (Casabella), Marsh-Brown (Lopez); Hyde (Mengerink).