Barnet v Shrewsbury Town, 12 August 2000

Score3-0 to Barnet
RefereeMike North
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueUnderhill, London
Attendance2,090
Barnet got their new season off to a flying start by taking full advantage of a new law. Town's Wayne Thomas was booked for dissent so referee North moved the ball ten yards forward. Now from inside the area, Scott McGleish swept the resulting free kick home after John Doolan's shot was charged down. Barnet's domination reflected the gap between the two teams from last season. The Shrews not only quickly used their subs but also changed formation in an attempt to halt the Bees onslaught.

Goals:

Scott McGleish 20 G
Darren Currie 42 G
Wayne Purser 89 G

Goals:

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
Defender/Left back Rob Sawyers
Midfielder Danny Brown
Midfielder Darren Currie
Midfielder John Doolan
Forward Scott McGleish
Forward Tony Richards

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Paul Edwards
Defender/Centre back David Hughes
Defender/Centre back Andy Tretton
Defender/Centre back Peter Wilding
Defender/Full back Kevin Seabury
Defender/Left back Iain Jenkins
Midfielder Dean Peer
Midfielder Wayne Thomas
Midfielder/Forward Steve Jagielka
Forward Chris Freestone
Forward Nigel Jemson

Substitutions:

Wayne Purser for Tony Richards 68
Frazer Toms for Danny Brown 78
Ross Darcy for Rob Sawyers 82

Substitutions:

Mickey Brown for Wayne Thomas 41
Jamie Tolley for Peter Wilding 54
Ross Davidson for David Hughes 63

Cards:

Cards:

Wayne Thomas 19 Y

On the bench:

Defender Ross Darcy
Midfielder Frazer Toms
Forward Wayne Purser

On the bench:

Defender/Full back Ross Davidson
Midfielder Jamie Tolley
Forward Mickey Brown

Comments:

Barnet survived an uncertain summer to open the campaign still at Underhill. They gave a debut to Tony Richards (signed on the eve of the game)and Wayne Purser. The former Queens Park Rangers striker completed the scoring on his first League outing. This was the fourth season in a row that Barnet won their opening day fixture

Comments:

Having secured their League status with a 1999/2000 last day win at Exeter City, Kevin Ratcliffe's Shrews seemed set for another season of struggle in this comprehensive defeat. Town gave debuts to Iain Jenkins, Chris Freestone and Nigel Jemson.