Date: 10th August 2015 at 7:41am
Written by: VitalBee

The 2015/16 season got underway for Barnet, as it did the remainder of League 2 at the weekend, with this starting in defeat at the Matchroom Stadium against Leyton Orient on Saturday as the Bees didn’t get the start to life back in the Football League it would have been hoped they could.

A couple of late goals, two in a minute in fact, were enough to see the O’s through to a two-nil win.

Two goals in as many second-half minutes gave Leyton Orient an opening-day victory over Barnet.

This was destined to end in a nil-nil draw until Simpson (74) took on Cox’s cross to make it one-nil with a little over 15-minutes to play.

Defeat was the Bees was confirmed a minute later when McCallum (75), who had been a doubt to make his Orient debut in this game, added the second.

Match highlights can be viewed below….

You can see more like this on Barnet FC – Official.

The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Wimbledon 0-2 Plymouth
Accrington 1-1 Luton
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Northampton
Cambridge 3-0 Newport
Exeter 3-2 Yeovil
Hartlepool 2-0 Morecambe
Leyton Orient 2-0 Barnet
Mansfield 1-1 Carlisle
Oxford 1-1 Crawley
Portsmouth 3-0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Stevenage 0-2 Notts County
Wycombe 3-0 York

In the opening round of fixtures you can’t really read too much, if anything into this, and things aren’t likely to settle down for several weeks if not months and only around the end of the year, at best, can you gage more from the table really, correct? It goes without saying the Bees will be looking to be higher up this table than down it though!

Looking at these results the ones that stand out are the wins for Cambridge, Portsmouth and Wycombe, who – albeit after only one-match – share top spot in the league too….

All three recorded three-nil wins, Cambridge at the Abbey Stadium against Newport County, who have struggled in the main since Justin Edinburgh left to become boss of League 1 side Gillingham, with one of his former sides as a player Portsmouth also winning well.

Expectations are high at Fratton Park this season under former Chesterfield boss Paul Cook, he started with a comfortable Pompey win on the south coast with Wycombe showing there wasn’t a Wembley hangover from their play-off final defeat to Southend in May with a convincing win at Adams Park against York.

The Bees are back in action this midweek with the 1st round of the Capital One Cup taking place.

Allen will take Barnet to London rivals Millwall, relegated from the Championship as the Bees came back up from the Conference. This would be an upset at the Den if it comes off!


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