Date: 24th July 2015 at 9:12am
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Barnet were edged out by Championship side Peterborough in the latest pre-season friendly this week with the visitors going away with a narrow win.

The new season moved a game closer following this two-one defeat at the Hive, which again allowed Martin Allen to look at plenty of his squad but the wholesale and frantic changes from earlier pre-season friendlies weren’t quite as common of course.

After a goalless first half it was Peterborough that broke the deadlock through Souleymane Coulibany.

When Allen did make some changes to personnel Posh soon doubled the advantage following this when Harry Anderson scored.

The Bees got one back but Michael Gash, one of those to come on, scored his goal so late in the game that the full time whistle virtually followed this.

Barnet FC: Ashlee Jones; Gavin Hoyte Ben Tomlinson 65), Michael Nelson (Bondz N’Gala 65), Bira Dembele, Elliott Johnson (Sam Muggleton 75); Andy Yiadom, Sam Togwell, Curtis Weston (Tom Champion 72), Mauro Vilhete (c) (Luke Gambin 65); John Akinde (Michael Gash 64), Kevin Lisbie (Shaun Batt 46).

Peterborough United: Dion Curtis-Henry; Toby Adebayo-Rowling, Gabriel Zakuani (Ricardo Santos 46), Shaun Brisley, Andrew Fox; Harry Anderson, Jermaine Anderson, Joe Newell, Kieran Sadlier; Kyle Vassell (Lee Angol 60), Souleymane Coulibaly (Erhun Oztumer 60).

The captaincy was given to Mauro Vilhete on the night, a sign of things to come?

Perhaps the outcome would have been different had the veteran striker Kevin Lisbie not seen his header hit the bar before Peterborough did breakthrough.

With the Bees continuing to seek an understudy to no.1, and player-coach, Graham Stack trialist ‘keeper Ashlee Jones was given a chance to impress Allen and got a full 90-minutes under his belt.

Barnet’s next, and final pre-season friendly at the Hive, comes against MK Dons on Saturday.

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