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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • John Akinde (12')
  • James Wilson (47')

Graham Westley's Barnet reign begins with draw against Lincoln

Graham Westley's first game in charge of Barnet ended in a draw against promotion-chasers Lincoln.
His tenure got off to the perfect start as John Akinde cut inside and scored in the 12th minute with a deft finish into the bottom corner.
James Wilson, a half-time substitute, equalised for the Imps in the 47th minute with his first touch of the game as he headed in from a corner.
After going ahead, the home side came close to opening up a two-goal lead in the first half as Ryan Watson skimmed the crossbar with an effort from long range.
They continued on the front foot, with Richard Brindley and Alex Nicholls forcing Paul Farman into some good saves.
However, they were pegged back at the start of the second half, with Wilson's header levelling the scores.
Matt Green and Harry Anderson combined well, with the latter having a curling effort palmed away by Craig Ross.
The Barnet goalkeeper then tipped Neal Eardley's free-kick over the crossbar before Lincoln came close again when Danny Rowe rattled the woodwork with a close-range shot but the visitors were left to settle for a point.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 21 +20 44
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
3 Colchester United 22 +11 38
4 Bury 22 +17 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Exeter City 22 +7 34
8 Tranmere Rovers 22 +5 34
9 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
10 Oldham Athletic 22 +9 32
11 Stevenage 22 0 32
12 Carlisle United 22 +2 30
13 Swindon Town 22 -5 30
14 Northampton Town 22 -2 27
15 Port Vale 22 -3 27
16 Crawley Town 21 -6 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 22 -6 25
18 Grimsby Town 22 -8 25
19 Yeovil Town 20 0 22
20 Morecambe 22 -15 22
21 Cheltenham Town 21 -11 21
22 Cambridge United 22 -16 20
23 Notts County 22 -20 19
24 Macclesfield Town 22 -20 16