Barnet v Mansfield Town, 19 August 2000

Score3-3
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueUnderhill, London
Attendance1,732
A six-goal thriller left both teams unbeaten after two games of the new season but the Stags were the happier having recovered from a two goal deficit. Their experienced midfielder Mark Blake scored at both ends last week but his spectacular opener from 35 yards matched that from Chris Greenacre in the same game at Cheltenham. Barnet had to rely on a touch of fortune for their leveller as Mark Arber deflected Danny Brown wayward volley. They needed no such assistance to nudge ahead as Sam Stockley stooped to head home his first senior goal at Underhill. The Bees made it three in less than ten minutes when Scott McGleish darted in from of Alastair Asher to head home. The Stags hopes were hit further when sub Michael Boulding's involvement lasted only ten minutes as he suffered a broken nose. John Still's men appeared to sit back and paid the price when Darrell Clarke provided the perfect finish to a neat Town move ended. Chris Greenacre then volleyed home from 12 yards to set up an exciting finish.

Goals:

Mark Arber 23 G
Sam Stockley 27 G
Scott McGleish 31 G

Goals:

Mark Blake 4 G
Darrell Clarke 62 G
Chris Greenacre 75 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Lee Harrison
Defender/Right back Sam Stockley
Defender/Centre back Mark Arber
Defender/Centre back Mike Basham
Defender/Centre back Greg Heald
Midfielder Danny Brown
Midfielder Darren Currie
Midfielder John Doolan
Midfielder Frazer Toms
Forward Ken Charlery
Forward Scott McGleish

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ian Bowling
Defender John Andrews
Defender Alistair Asher
Defender Les Robinson
Defender/Centre back Stuart Hicks
Defender/Midfielder Martin Pemberton
Midfielder Mark Blake
Midfielder Darrell Clarke
Midfielder Wayne Corden
Midfielder Lee Williams
Forward Chris Greenacre

Substitutions:

Ben Strevens for Ken Charlery 79
Wayne Purser for Scott McGleish 82

Substitutions:

Michael Sisson for Mark Blake 14
Michael Boulding for Alistair Asher 38
Danny Bacon for Michael Boulding 45

Cards:

Cards:

Darrell Clarke 83 Y

On the bench:

Forward Wayne Purser
Forward Ben Strevens

On the bench:

Midfielder Michael Sisson
Forward Danny Bacon

Comments:

Barnet retained their unbeaten record to hold 4th place.

Comments:

The game was switched to a Barnet home fixture as Mansfield's Field Mill was still under re-development. A second 2000/01 draw left the Stags in a mid-table 12th position.