Barnet 2 Burton Albion 3

Last updated : 21 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer

Barnet's unbeaten run came to an abrupt end against Burton Albion, after the Brewers came from behind on two occasions before eventually nicking the winner at Underhill.

Burton player-coach Nigel Clough named himself amongst the substitutes just the day after the death of his father, Brian.

The players responded and a Dave Anderson strike after 57 minutes ensured that the Midlands club took all three points, while Barnet were condemned to their first defeat of the season.

The home side started well and Dean Sinclair gave them the lead in the sixteenth minute with his fifth goal of the season, after racing onto Giuliano Grazioli's flick on, he kept his cool to fire a low shot into the bottom right hand corner.

The Brewers drew level through Robbie Talbot on 30 minutes. Burton sprung the Barnet offside trap when a Michael Simpkins cross found Craig Dudley. He then cut the ball back for Talbot to tap in from five yards.

While Barnet were left scratching their heads, lightning nearly struck twice as Talbot could have made it two, when he left the Barnet back four looking for a offside flag that never came. But the former Morecambe player saw his shot saved when really he should have scored.

Just as the visitors were imposing themselves into the game, Barnet regained the lead. Liam Hatch scored his fifth of the season to finish a neat Barnet move. Richard Graham found Ben Strevens with acres of space. He in turn fed Ian Hendon, whose cross was headed in by Hatch on the stroke of half time.

After the restart Talbot grabbed his second of the evening when he converted Andrew Ducros free-kick on 55 minutes to level the score. Two minutes later Anderson made it 3-2, and despite six minutes of injury time Albion were able to hold onto their lead.