Barnet is pursuing a playoff spot after a goalless draw away, but their chances of slipping up increased after suffering a setback in their bid for automatic promotion and the National League title against Wrexham.
Notts County will be playing later in the day, and if they win, Wrexham’s top position could be reduced to only one point with three matches left.
After 52 minutes, the second half red card of Callum McFadzean left the Welsh team with only 10 players, while Phil Parkinson’s Wrexham side faced difficulties in generating opportunities against their resilient hosts.
Barnet capitalized on the opportunity to seize a victory, as the home team, with the standout performer Ben Foster making a vital last-minute stop for Wrexham, managed to reestablish themselves in the competition during the closing moments. This enabled Barnet to succeed.
Wrexham can still secure promotion to League Two and the National League title with two wins from their final three matches of the 2022/23 season. Their next match comes at home against Yeovil Town on Tuesday.
ADDITIONAL: The methods and timing for Wrexham’s promotion.
In the final match, Barnet and Wrexham ended with a score of 0-0.
Barnet versus Wrexham in National League showdown
Result: Barnet 0-0 Wrexham
During their campaign to earn promotion, Phil Parkinson’s team encountered a setback, as they only managed to secure one point against Wrexham, who are vying for the National League title, and failed to score any goals.
McFadzean’s second half dismissal changed the tempo of tie as veteran goal keeper Ben Foster was once again the hero for Wrexham.
The title will still be enough for Yeovil Town’s home match on April 18, as they have secured six points from their three final matches.
REPORT | Barnet 0-0 Wrexham 🔵⚪ #WxmAFC
Once again, Foster is present to intercept a corner kick and successfully clears the ball, preventing any chaos in the Wrexham penalty area. This happens in the 93rd minute of the match.
How did he fail to score that? However, he kicks the ball wide! A replacement player named David Moyo is located within the penalty area… Barnet misses another opportunity at 90+1 minutes.
90 minutes: An additional five minutes of time added.
With only 5 minutes remaining, both Haviland De Ryan and Smith of Wrexham are being targeted as the closing stages of the game approach.
80 minutes: Approaching the last 10 minutes now…..Will those 1,831 Wrexham supporters witness a late victorious goal?
ATTENDANCE | 5,265 🔵 A stunning 1,831 Wrexham fans for the early kick-off 👏 80′ | Barnet 0-0 Wrexham 🔵⚪ #WxmAFC pic.twitter.com/hdWa3KQ679
Despite being down 10 men, Wrexham still poses a threat, as Eoghan O’Connell almost manages to clear the scramble and throws a long ball into the Barnet box, nodding it home in the 78th minute.
There’s 15 minutes to go ⏰ Things are getting edgy again 🤯 pic.twitter.com/jmWMMQ8zWI
In the 75th minute, Barnet starts to build pressure as Danny Collinge’s cross is courageously punched clear by Foster, and Harry Pritchard’s powerful shot is deflected wide.
70 minutes: Neither team has been able to capitalize on that positive momentum as Smith heads over for Barnet.
62 minutes: Opportunity for Wrexham! And it’s a significant one.
The most transparent opportunity in the competition…But Wrexham is unable to capitalize!!!
Barnett breaks in behind the hosts defence, and a ricochet falls kindly for Palmer…But Walker springs to life with a superb stop!
The ten man title chasers are upping the heat here at the Hive 🔥 Still 0-0 and all to play for 😳 pic.twitter.com/2xUbSrSQKx
The Barnet substitute, Nicke Kabamba, challenges Foster with a shot at the opposite end… The game is becoming more exciting!Output: Nicke Kabamba, the replacement player for Barnet, tests Foster with a strike from the opposing side… The match is starting to get more thrilling!
52 minutes: Wrexham receives a red card!
McFadzean Callum is adjudged to have caught Barnet’s keeper Walker with a straight red card shown and is returning as a disaster for Wrexham, with a stray boot.
Wrexham go down to 10 men as Callum McFadzean sees a straight red for this challenge on Barnet’s goalkeeper! 🟥😳@TheVanaramaNL pic.twitter.com/7mPTEARP9u
Parkinson’s promotion contenders receive their first red card of the season!
50 mins: Barnet have made a positive start to the second half, as Wrexham soak up some pressure, and clear their lines.
46 minutes: WE ARE BACK!!!! Can Wrexham discover a victor in their National League championship pursuit?
James Jones commences the second half! 🔵⚪ #WxmAFC
Halfway Point: Barnet 0-0 Wrexham
The visitors will be seeking a response in the second half, and the breakthrough may come from either side closest to Lee’s strike. Wrexham’s title push has been blocked by Barnet’s disciplined performance in the first 45 minutes, with the square at The Hive being all square at the break.
It’s half-time in the day’s first live game No goals, but @BarnetFC have had the better of it against leaders @Wrexham_AFC Big second half ahead! 💪 pic.twitter.com/HynEiDzmF5
At the end of an action-packed 44 minutes, Barnet’s Emmanuel Fernandez sees his header diverted wide, while Wrexham’s quick counterattack is halted by Jordan Cropper’s sliding tackle on Andy Cannon.
In the 41st minute, Thomas O’Connor from Wrexham defends well and manages to get a touch on the ball, which is then recycled back into the corner of the box.
Barnet then seek to counterattack against Wrexham, but captain Ben Tozer returns to make a vital interception.
Wrexham is not just clicking, but rather wasting the opportunity and the box inside Palmer, Ollie, and Mullin are strong, too, crossing against Ryan Barnett from cross far away.
In the 33rd minute, Harry Smith of Barnet almost brings down a dangerous cross into the box, clearing and reacting in Wrexham.
The team currently leading the National League will be satisfied with their efforts in limiting Barnet, and in terms of scoring opportunities, Lee’s quick shot is the sole significant chance as we reach the 30-minute mark, with the game still highly competitive.
In the opening stages of the game, Walker gathers the ball and passes it sharply to Lee. However, almost immediately, Mullin finds himself offside again. The majority of the Wrexham players are witnessing this at 18 minutes.
Still to ignite, but Wrexham will be seeking to discover a pathway before the interval.
In the first 12 minutes of the game, Walker Laurie, the Barnet goalkeeper, brings the ball outside and passes it to Lee Elliot. Paul Mullin and Lee Elliot exchange passes outside the box to gear up for a chance in the Wrexham game.
The Hive started with a pretty cagey 10-minute opening, but the voice was fine in the end. We are now here in London North for 10 minutes!
Another packed out away end full of @Wrexham_AFC supporters 👋👋👋 pic.twitter.com/BXdTWpIGLL
The match between Barnet and Wrexham has started.
The hosts get us underway! 🔵⚪ #WxmAFC
10 minutes until kick-off: Will Ben Foster once again become the hero of Wrexham?
Super Ben Foster in goal sing the Wrexham fans🎶 pic.twitter.com/3ZS5VFYQAr
Just a quick reminder of the state of play in the National League: KO is just 30 minutes away. This KO brings a quick reminder of the state of play in the National League. It also clinches a win for Wrexham, who have secured two title victories and a record-breaking 106-point mark.
Automatic promotion to the EFL League Two is secured by Wrexham with 68 points and a goal difference of +109 in 42 matches. Notts County also qualifies for the National League playoff semifinals with 69 points and a goal difference of +108 in 43 matches. Woking secures the third spot with 68 points and a goal difference of +25 in 42 matches. Chesterfield secures the fourth spot with 69 points and a goal difference of +22 in 42 matches. Barnet, Boreham Wood, and Eastleigh all qualify for the National League playoff quarterfinals with 73, 49, and 51 points respectively in 42 matches.
Jacob Mendy takes the place of Callum McFadzean as Parkinson only makes one alteration from the victory against Notts County. The team news has been released: 60 minutes until kick-off.
TEAM NEWS | Barnet v Wrexham 🔵 Callum McFadzean starts ⚪ Anthony Forde returns to the bench 🔵⚪ #WxmAFC pic.twitter.com/9sWcM52EPL
The hosts make four substitutions with Emmanuel Fernandez, Jerome Okimo, Sam Beard, and Jordan Cropper all beginning the match.
📋 Your Bees for today!#BarnetFC🐝 pic.twitter.com/uQTBzh4ZCQ
75 mins to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage as Wrexham try to close in on the National League title.
Did Wrexham eventually squeeze out a wild win-5 7 against Barnet after reversing their fixture in October? After putting nine past them in the past, will today’s battle be another high-scoring affair with another fixture reverse against Barnet?
Just the 7 goals in our last fixture against Barnet 😅 🔴⚪ #WxmAFC | 🎥 @amycdavies pic.twitter.com/ipgdiH1s12
Barnet vs Wrexham starting players
Barnet head coach Dean Brennan makes several changes to his team as they continue their push for the playoffs, with Emmanuel Fernandez, Jerome Okimo, Sam Beard, and Jordan Cropper all joining the squad.
Barnet’s starting lineup (4-4-2): Walker (Goalkeeper) — Fernandez, Pritchard, Collinge, Potter — Okimo, Beard, De Havilland, Cropper — Smith, Kanu.
Parkinson makes just one change from the triumph over Notts County, as Jacob Mendy is replaced by Callum McFadzean at the left wingback position.
The Wrexham starting lineup (5-3-2): Foster (Goalkeeper) — Barnett, O’Connor, Tozer, O’Connell, McFadzean — Jones, Cannon, Lee — Mullin, Palmer.
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