FA Trophy

Barnet 1-2 Grimsby Town

Barnet were dumped out of the FA Trophy by a late controversial winner.

It was 84 minutes when by Dayle Southwell looked way offside but he stuck the ball in the net and did for Bees’ chances of a trip to Wembley up the road.

Andy Cook headed The Mariners opener, with Keanu Marsh-Brown's second-half equaliser cancelled out by Southwell's late strike in a much changed Barnet
 
There were five changes to the team that beat Dartford 1-0 last Saturday. Jon Nurse was rewarded for scoring the winning goal against The Darts with a start, with Anthony Acheampong, Mark Byrne, Kieron Cadogan and Elliott Johnson also coming in.
 
Those missing out were head coach and Dutch maestro Edgar Davids, Jack Saville, Luke Gambin, Ahmed Abdulla and George Sykes.
 
The game was only six minutes in when Bees fell behind. A floated corner found Grimsby striker Cook, who powered his header beyond the reach of Graham Stack.
 
Cook had a great chance to double his club's lead, and his goal tally for today, two minutes later. The ball was laid off for him, and he smashed a rasping first-time effort into the side netting.
 
Barnet's best chances came in the final 10 minutes of the half, with all of them being fluky efforts.
 
The adventurous Marsh-Brown had an inviting cross palmed away instinctively by the impressive Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown.
 
He had to be at his best again minutes later to fantastically claw out Luisma Villa's free-kick, which evaded everyone. The ball eventually fell to Marsh-Brown, whose cross swerved onto the roof of the net.
 
Barnet started the second-half with greater vigour and energy. After 53 minutes Kieron Cadogan's low shot was saved by the feet of McKeown, who produced another great save two minutes later to deny a Marsh-Brown curler from the edge of the box.
 
Cadogan had a great chance to grab an equaliser after 65 minutes. When put through on goal, the winger could only slot wide.
 
The equaliser did come eventually, on 73 minutes. A day after signing a long-term deal with the club, Marsh-Brown hammered home from an acute angle after Curtis Weston's sumptuous through ball.
 
With six minutes left on the clock, Grimsby struck home a contentious winner. Southwell looked suspiciously offside when played through on goal and he made the most of his opportunity by calmly slotting the ball past Stack.
 
Barnet, however, had their chances to get a second equaliser. Jake Hyde, who was making his return from injury, had his guided header clawed away by McKeown, but only as far as Nurse. The former Dagenham man, though, fired over when it seemed easier to score.
 
In injury time, Hyde almost scored a dramatic late equaliser, but his effort rebounded off the inside of the post and away to safety.
 
Barnet: Stack; Yiadom, Stephens, Acheampong, Johnson; Weston, Byrne, Villa (Hyde); Marsh-Brown (Gambin), Cadogan (Vilhete), Nurse.