Date: 25th July 2007 at 11:02am
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Barnet dominated play against Bishop’s Stortford in yesterday evening’s pre-season friendly but many chances they created could not be put in the back of the net.

Max Porter played out of position at right-back and was given the armband as he returned to his former club. Trialist John Glele also started, along with Rory May who began up front.

In the opening stages, Adam Birchall and Ashley Carew put their shots wide along with Jason Puncheon who created himself some space near the edge of the box. The nearest the Bees came to scoring came from Neal Bishop’s header which smashed the post following a good set-piece involving a Puncheon corner. Michael Leary also shot wide before the half-time whistle came.

Bishop shot wide after the Bees came out for the second-half and the players then began trying long-range shots in an effort to grab the first goal of the game, with Puncheon’s long-range drive and Leary’s lob from the half-way line when he caught the home goalkeeper of his line.

Trialist Stefan Seanla came on for Puncheon and almost linked up with Ismail Yakubu for the second time in two games following the latter’s headed goal from Seanla against Crystal Palace. Seanla crossed from the left as the incoming Yakubu got his foot on the end of it only for it to be smartly saved.

Anthony Thomas‘ turn on his marker gave himself a one-on-one opportunity with the keeper but his strike was blocked yet again as Barnet became increasingly frustrated at their failure to hit the back of the net.

Bishop has a shot from point-blank range blocked by the keeper whilst their were late efforts for other Barnet players.