Paul Fairclough made two changes from the side that lost at home to Morecambe at the weekend for the trip to Aldershot. Liam O’Brien came in for Jake Cole who was not fit enough to start the match and Anthony Pulis came in to the centre of midfield in place of Rossi Jarvis. Surprisingly, new loan signing, Jake Midson had to settle for a place on the bench. There was also no place on the bench for Mauro Vilhete, while youth team goalkeeping coach, Matt Doyle was on the bench as substitute goalkeeper.
The first half was a fairly even affair. Mark Byrne almost put the Bees ahead just after the half hour with a powerful shot from inside the area that brought a fine save from Jamie Young, the Shots’ keeper
Meanwhile, Burton are a goal down at home to Stevenage and Morecambe are also losing 1-0, at home to Macclesfield in the struggle at the bottom of League Two. Hereford are drawing 0-0 at out of form, Port Vale.
HT: Shots 0 Bees 0
Barnet went a goal down just before the hour when they were caught on the break, a familiar failing, and Danny Hylton scored from close range. Paul Fairclough brought on Tommy Fraser for Mark Hughes and Jack Midson for Anthony Pulis.
With less than 15 minutes to go, things got even worse for the Bees when Matty Parsons was sent off for a second bookable offence leaving the Bees with 10 men. After that there was really only one outcome.
Consolation, if there is any, came for the Bees with results elsewhere with Morecambe and Burton both losing and an injury time Port Vale goal denying Hereford a win at Vale Park. But things look very gloomy indeed now and runaway leaders, Chesterfield at Underhill on Saturday. The drop beckons.
FT: Shots 1 Bees 0
Barnet: O’Brien; Parkes, Kamdjo, Devera, Parsons; Hughes (Fraser 66), Pulis (Midson 66), Deering, Byrne, Marshall; McLeod (Taylor 89).
Subs not used: Doyle, Yorke, Taylor, Cox, Jarvis.