Rotherham United 3 Barnet 4
Report of match 18th October 2008
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Match report from the afternoon away win versus Rotherham UnitedStruggling Barnet smashed Rotherham's unbeaten home record despite playing for an hour with only ten men.
Drewe Broughton was denied an opener for Rotherham when his stinging long-range shot was palmed away by keeper Lee Harrison.
Rotherham burst into an early lead when a Dale Tonge cross from the right was met by a towering header from Nick Fenton after seven minutes.
The home side came close to stretching their lead when Reuben Reid pounced onto a loose ball on the right but Harrison did well to block him.
But Barnet were level 11 minutes later when Albert Adomah's inch-perfect cross from the right found Luke Medley unmarked and he headed past Andy Warrington.
Rotherham should have reclaimed the lead after 30 minutes when Micky Cummins picked out Alex Rhodes, who raced through but was cut down in the area by Max Porter earning the Barnet defender a red card.
But Mark Hudson's tame penalty was easily saved by Lee Harrison and nine minutes before the break the visitors went ahead when Adomah produced a stunning goal with a fierce angled shot as he cut in from the right.
Barnet sealed the win when Cliff Akurang grabbed two goals early in the second half to stun the home side.
The first came in the 57th minute when he went on a weaving run as Rotherham's defence stood off before slotting a cool shot past the helpless Warrington.
And when the home defence was caught out with a long ball forward, Akurang latched onto it and rounded Warrington with ease for the fourth.
In the 69th minute Rotherham pulled one back when Ian Sharps headed in a free-kick crossed in by Tonge and Mark Burchill scored a penalty ten minutes from the end as the home side rallied.
|Competition: Coca-Cola League Two Date: Saturday, 18th October 2008 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Don Valley Stadium|
Burchill 81 (pen)
|3 - 4||Barnet
Akurang 57, 62
|10||Mark Hudson (Burchill 46)||5|
|22||Drewe Broughton (Barker 46)||6|
|29||Richie Barker (Broughton 46)||6|
|9||Mark Burchill (Hudson 46)||6|
|11||Nicky Deverdics (Tabiri 90)||6|
|12||Luke Medley (Nicolau 74)||6|
|9||Cliff Akurang (Birchall 88)||8|
|15||Joe Tabiri (Deverdics 90)|
|24||Nicky Nicolau (Medley 74)|
|10||Adam Birchall (Akurang 88)|
|Rotherham U. cards shown|
|23 mins||Andrew Nicholas||Unsporting behaviour|
|Barnet cards shown|
|30 mins||Max Porter||Professional foul|
|62 mins||Kenny Gillet||Unsporting behaviour|
|80 mins||Michael Leary||Unsporting behaviour|
|90 mins||Joe Tabiri||Unsporting behaviour|