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25 October 2016

County 2-2 Barnet

The Bees returned to Rodney Parade on Tuesday (25th) evening for the second time this season. The original tie was abandoned at half time following torrential downpours in the run up and during the game. 

No such problems this time as a dry, but cold night at Rodney Parade played host to an entertaining game. 

The Bees were forced into an early substitution as Gavin Hoyte was replaced by Ryan Watson in the first 20 minutes.

In the 33rd minute Ben Tozer headed home for County to give a deserved 1-0 lead, following a great cross from Josh Sheehan.

The crowd picked up as County continued to perform in front of the faithful Amber Army.

Half Time - County 1-0 Barnet

Chances were falling early in the second half to both sides, but neither side could convert early on.

With quarter of an hour remaining in the game, the visitors took the lead through John Akinde to make it 1-1.

Barnet continued to press forward and put pressure on the County defence, the pressure told as Akinde had his second of the game and gave the visitor the lead in the last 5 minutes of the game.

While County fans may have been fearing the worst, this was not to be, as an 88th minute penalty by Sean Rigg meant a share of points and giving Graham Westley his first point on the board.

Full Time - County 2-2 Barnet

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