1-0: Kabamba (6, took a pass from James and his low finish beat keeper Loach)

2-0: Kabamba (28, first-time curling shot from the edge of the area as the ball rolled into his path following a foul on Donaldson)

Bookings: J Taylor (foul 29); H Taylor (45, foul), Dunne (65, dissent)

Sending-off: J Taylor (64, second bookable offence, foul)

Referee: Daniel Middleton (Derby): Played a correct and welcome advantage to bring Pools’ second goal and Barnet made the decisions easy for him to make 7

Attendance: 3,089

Entertainment: 3/5


6 Killip: Three clean sheets in a row and the confidence he is playing with was evident with safe and secure handling throughout;

6 Kioso: A standard committed and energetic performance at right-back. Gives little away in the tackle and drives forward to link up with the attacks when the time is right

7 Raynes: Like the week before against Brackley, he did everything expected of a back four leader. Won his headers, led his teammates and organised

6 Kerr: Complimented Raynes well, and while he looked more comfortable in a back three, the switch to a four-man defence hasn’t brought any concerns to the fore

7 Kitching: Another sharp performance from Pools’ most improved player this season. The difference from last season to this is remarkable and he deserves credit for the transformation;

6 Mafuta: An integral part of the side as he stamped his midfield authority on the game and wasn’t afraid to try his luck at goal when the opportunities arose;

8 Featherstone: Always had time and space in the middle of the park to collect the ball and use it astutely, was a game and performance he clearly enjoyed from start to finish

6 Donaldson: Too quiet for the opening half hour, but then got into the game and progressed with some authority in possession and put plenty of effort in

6 Holohan: Always alert and motored around looking for space and holes to exploit. A player appreciated by the crowd and his return to the side was welcomed;

6 James: Lovely touch and pass for the opening goal, workrate can’t be questioned but must have looked at Kabamaba getting the goals and the benefits of getting into the penalty area

8 Kabamba: Two good finishes brought two goals and it’s four goals in five games now for the striker. Confidence has been restored.


Toure (for James 77)

Kennedy (for Holohan 81)

Hawkes (for Donaldson 90)

(not used): Muir, Cunningham.

BARNET (4-3-3): Loach 7; Alexander 7, Santos 5 (Dunne 56, 5), Sweeney 5, Tutonda 5; J Taylor 3, Walker 5, Boucaud 6 (Johnson 70, 5); Elito 5 (Mason-Clarke 52, 5), H Taylor 5, Vilhete 6. Subs (not used): Matrevics, Akinola.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Nicky Featherstone – Kabamba might take the goalscoring honours, but the midfielder ran the show at times as he passed it around for fun.