Report: Barnet 3-2 Maidenhead United
Posted on 22nd October 2023
It was an afternoon to forget for Maidenhead in North West London, as they fell to a 3-2 defeat against Barnet.
The hosts took the lead with the first chance of the game within the opening five minutes, as Idris Kanu curled an effort past Craig Ross into the top right corner.
The Magpies were level not long after, as Reece Smith dribbled into the box before cutting back to Mitchell-Lawson who fired home from close range.
Maidenhead almost took the lead shortly after the restart, but Bradley Keetch’s long-range effort was saved well by Laurie Walker.
Craig Ross was called into action minutes later, as Kabamba attempted to head home from a free kick, but the Magpies shot-stopper reacted quickly to tip it over.
Barnet came close on the half-hour mark, as Courtney Senior picked up the ball outside the box, but his driven effort was just wide of the post.
Mitchell-Lawson tested Walker once again just before halftime, but once again Walker was down well to deny the winger his brace.
The Magpies had a golden chance to take the lead in added time, as Zimba took the ball around Walker, but the defenders got back well to cross the line.
However, moments later, Maidenhead would finally have the lead, as Bradley Keetch fired a low effort past Walker and into the bottom right corner.
HALF TIME - Barnet 1 - 2 Maidenhead United
Barnet were quick out of the blocks once again, as five minutes into the second Callum Stead got on the end of a free kick and headed home to draw his side level.
Maidenhead had a great chance with 20 minutes remaining, as Mitchell-Lawson’s deflected effort bounced off the bar, and Zimba was unable to poke the rebound into the back of the net.
With 10 minutes left of the game, Gorman tried his luck from distance, but Craig Ross was able to tip his effort over the bar for a corner.
Barnet took the lead in the 90th minute, as Dale Gorman's cross crept past Craig Ross and found its way in at the back post.
Stoppage time went from bad to worse for Maidenhead, as Sam Beckwith received a second yellow for arguing with the referee.
FULL TIME - Barnet 3 - 2 Maidenhead United
Barnet - Laurie Walker, Jerome Okimo, Courtney Senior (Hall-Johnson 79’), Nicke Kabamba, Callum Stead (Hooper 85’), Idris Kanu, Harry Pritchard, Anthony Hartigan, Ben Wynter, Dominic Revan, Zak Brunt (Gorman 72’)
Maidenhead United - Craig Ross, Zico Asare (Sho-Silva 63’), Sam Beckwith, Will De Havilland, James Golding, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (Kinsella 87’), Bradley Keetch, Reece Smith, Remy Clerima, Chanka Zimba (Omilabu 70’), Charlee Adams
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