2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Alex Nicholls (18')
  • Billy Kee (68' PEN)

Billy Kee penalty rescues Accrington point at Barnet

Billy Kee's second-half penalty earned high-flying Accrington a point from a 1-1 draw at Barnet.
The Bees struck after 18 minutes when Alex Nicholls turned home casually past Stanley goalkeeper Aaron Chapman after latching on to a through-ball from Mauro Vilhete.
The struggling hosts were on top and they almost went 2-0 up when Ricardo Santos' header was brilliantly beaten away by Chapman.
Shortly before half-time, Barnet went close again when Richard Brindley curled a free-kick narrowly over the top.
Stanley's best opportunity of the first half fell to Jordan Clark, who fired disappointingly wide from inside the box.
The visitors rallied in the early stages of the second period, and Liam Nolan saw a powerful strike saved by Craig Ross.
Seamus Conneely then lashed a shot over the top when he ought to have hit the target.
Stanley drew level in the 68th minute. Dan Sweeney upended Jimmy Dunne in the box and Kee slotted home the resultant spot-kick to register his 19th goal of the season.
John Akinde headed inches wide for Barnet in the 87th minute as they searched for a winner but the spoils were shared.