Match ends, Barnet 2, FC Halifax Town 0.
Barnet got their National League campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over Halifax.
Ephron Mason-Clark put the Bees ahead early on, chipping Sam Johnson just 12 minutes into the first half.
Things got worse for Halifax after the restart when debutant Jamie Stott was shown a red card in the 66th minute.
The visitors did well to defend late into the second half but their disadvantage told in the 82nd minute, when Nicke Kabamba slotted home to seal the three points.
Match report supplied by PA Media
- 14PritchardBooked at 90mins
- 27DiarraSubstituted forBeardat 69'minutes
- 33De Havilland
- 11Mason-ClarkSubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
- 32ShieldsSubstituted forHallat 76'minutes
- 6StottBooked at 66mins
- 19CookeSubstituted forSummerfieldat 69'minutes
- 11SmartSubstituted forAlliat 60'minutes
- 25SlewSubstituted forHarkerat 76'minutes
- Jacob Miles
Second Half ends, Barnet 2, FC Halifax Town 0.
Harry Pritchard (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Barnet. Connor Smith replaces Ephron Mason-Clark.
Goal! Barnet 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Nicke Kabamba (Barnet).
Substitution, Barnet. Robert Hall replaces Sean Shields.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Rob Harker replaces Jordan Slew.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Luke Summerfield replaces Jamie Cooke.
Substitution, Barnet. Sam Beard replaces Moussa Diarra.
Second yellow card to Jamie Stott (FC Halifax Town) for a bad foul.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Millenic Alli replaces Sam Smart.
Second Half begins Barnet 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Barnet 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Jamie Stott (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Barnet 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Ephron Mason-Clark (Barnet).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.