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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Barnet 1 York City 3
Barnet had summer signing Jon Nurse stretchered off at Underhill as they slumped to their second League Two defeat of the season.
Nurse, who had earlier netted his second Bees goal since moving from Dagenham & Redbridge, was carried from the field in a neck brace after falling awkwardly in an aerial challenge with York’s Jamal Fyfield.
The striker’s injury held up the match for seven minutes and dealt a severe blow to the Bees’ hopes of a comeback after their leaky defence had gifted City the advantage.
Barnet’s hesitancy at the back resulted in an early scare as Jack Saville gave the ball away to Michael Coulson, whose inviting cross needed only a touch to give York the lead.
But the visitors rectified that in the eighth minute as Barnet’s back line failed to clear a cross from the left and Daniel Parslow’s left-foot drive from the edge of the box trickled into the bottom corner.
And the Bees’ problems deepened on 17 minutes when right-back Barry Fuller got into a tangle and Ashley Chambers galloped clear to thump his finish past Liam O’Brien.
It took some time for the home side to pick themselves up, but York goalkeeper Michael Ingham was finally called into action when Anthony Edgar beat the full-back and forced a save at the near post.
Barnet pulled a goal back on the half-hour when Andrew Yiadom picked the ball up inside his own half, carried it all the way down the right flank and whipped a low cross to the near post for Nurse to steer over the line.
But their defence continued to look porous and York restored their two-goal lead in first-half injury time as Jonathan Smith nodded down a free-kick and Coulson was allowed time to control the ball before rifling it home from the edge of the box.
Barnet started the second half brightly, with Edgar firing just wide, but any momentum they had gained was halted when the game was delayed by Nurse’s injury, just after the hour mark.
And the Minstermen should have wrapped up victory when play resumed as Jason Walker capitalised on Oliver Lee’s loose pass and crossed for Smith, whose close-range header flashed wide.
Barnet kept battling in search of a route back into the game, but it was City who looked more likely to add further goals as Walker and Patrick McLaughlin both went close late on.
Barnet: O’Brien; Fuller, Fortune, Saville, Brown; Yiadom, Weston (Lowe 90), Byrne, Edgar (Hyde 60); Holmes, Nurse (Lee 68).