Date: 10th August 2008 at 11:39pm
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Only a fantastic performance by Lee Harrison prevented Chesterfield from scoring 5 or 6 goals today at Underhill, as the Bees sunk to a dismal defeat.

Chesterfield started well but it was the mighty Bees who took the lead in the 17th minute with an early candidate for goal of the season – from Ashley Carew of all people. Adomah was pulled down just inside the Barnet half and Carew stepped up. With a slight wind around Underhill the ball could have ended up anywhere and it ended up in the top corner of the net. A stunning lob reminiscent of David Beckham against Wimbledon all those years ago. It left Chesterfield ‘keeper Tommy Lee backpedaling but to no avail. The first goal at Underhill for the season and what a way to score it.

Somehow, Barnet held out until half time. Chesterfield were in the ascendancy and when they did score, there was an air of inevitability about it. Jack Lester holding off the defenders and sweetly placing it beyond Harrison’s reach. It got worst just 4 minutes later, this time Jamie Ward was allowed to have a run at the defenders and a tackle stopped him in his tracks – unfortunatly, Jack Lester was on hand to pick up the loose ball and hit a deft chip over Harrison and into the back of the net. It was game, set and match with 11 minutes to go, a defensive mix-up leading to Jamie Ward being one on one against Lee Harrison and he made no mistake.

The Bees did have chances but didn’t make the most of them but the scoreline was no more than they deserved. One positive to take from the game – things can only get better.