Eastleigh 1 Barnet 2

Barnet went back to the top of the Conference table with a highly impressive 2-1 win at play-off chasing, Eastleigh who had won away at Bristol Rovers the week before and had won again in midweek, away at Kidderminster. The win took the Bees to 74 points from 38 matches, ahead of Bristol Rovers, who drew 2-2 away at Halifax, on goal difference and with a game in hand. Macclesfield are third with 71 points from 39 games after losing to Gateshead and Grimsby Town are 4th, two points behind the Silkmen but with a game in hand. FGR and Eastleigh remain in 5th and 6th places.

Barnet went ahead on 29 minutes after a spell of pressure from the visitors ended with Curtis WESTON scoring with what looked like a somewhat mishit shot that wrongfooted Eastleigh goalkeeper, Ross Flitney, who used to keep goal for the Bees.

Barnet went 2-0 up in the first minute of the second half when Elliott Johnson chased what seemed like a ball that was going over for a goal kick. Johnson somehow kept it in and slipped the ball to John AKINDE who swivelled and fired home past Flitney.

Eastleigh got back in the game when they pulled a goal back on 78 minutes. Sam Muggleton fouled Reason in the penalty area and former Barnet favourite, Ben Strevens scored from the penalty spot but Barnet held on for a very important win.

FT: Eastleigh 1 Barnet 2

Barnet: Stack; Yiadom, Stephens, N'Gala, Muggleton; Clifford, Weston, Togwell, Johnson (Saville 81), Vilhete; Akinde.

Subs not used: Cook, Luisma Villa, Nurse, Gambin.

Att: 2034