Nicke Kabamba struck a hat-trick as Barnet dealt a blow to Chesterfield’s National League automatic promotion ambitions in north London.
The visitors went into the game on the back of four straight wins and looking to pile pressure on the two teams above them.
But fifth-placed Barnet, on fine form themselves after a run of seven games unbeaten, grabbed the lead when Kabamba poked home from close range just past the half-hour mark.
Chesterfield keeper Lucas Covolan saved superbly to deny Harry Pritchard, while Jeff King thought he had equalised with a deflected shot that was deemed not to have crossed the line.
After repelling a spell of Chesterfield pressure, Barnet seized the points with Kabamba making it two after 77 minutes before racing clear to complete his hat-trick five minutes from time.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
Line-upsLive TextLine-upsBarnetFormation 4-4-21Walker4Collinge6Okimo14Pritchard9Kabamba8Gorman11Kanu21Wynter24Revan28Woods33De Havilland1Walker4Collinge6Okimo14Pritchard9KabambaSubstituted forMoyoat 87’minutes8Gorman11KanuBooked at 66minsSubstituted forArmstrongat 90’minutes21WynterBooked at 51mins24RevanSubstituted forBeardat 53’minutes28Woods33De HavillandSubstitutes5Armstrong7Hall20Moyo23Beard31AzazeChesterfieldFormation 4-4-231Covolan Cauagnari33Clements5Grimes26Oldaker20King21Palmer35Jones4Akinola17Dobra10Colclough27Quigley31Covolan Cauagnari33Clements5Grimes26OldakerSubstituted forAsanteat 73’minutes20King21Palmer35JonesBooked at 35minsSubstituted forBanksat 46’minutes4Akinola17DobraBooked at 66mins10ColcloughSubstituted forMandevilleat 82’minutes27QuigleySubstitutes7Mandeville12Williams18Uchegbulam19Asante28BanksReferee:Elliot SwallowLive Text Post updateMatch ends, Barnet 3, Chesterfield 0.90’+1’Full TimeSecond Half ends, Barnet 3, Chesterfield 0.90’SubstitutionSubstitution, Barnet. Marvin Armstrong replaces Idris Kanu.87’SubstitutionSubstitution, Barnet. David Moyo replaces Nicke Kabamba.85’goalGoal!Goal! Barnet 3, Chesterfield 0. Nicke Kabamba (Barnet).82’SubstitutionSubstitution, Chesterfield. Liam Mandeville replaces Ryan Colclough.77’goalGoal!Goal! Barnet 2, Chesterfield 0. Nicke Kabamba (Barnet).73’SubstitutionSubstitution, Chesterfield. Akwasi Asante replaces Darren Oldaker.66’BookingIdris Kanu (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.66’BookingArmando Dobra (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.53’SubstitutionSubstitution, Barnet. Sam Beard replaces Dominic Revan.51’BookingBen Wynter (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.46’SubstitutionSubstitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Michael Jones. Second HalfSecond Half begins Barnet 1, Chesterfield 0.45’Half TimeFirst Half ends, Barnet 1, Chesterfield 0.35’BookingMichael Jones (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.33’goalGoal!Goal! Barnet 1, Chesterfield 0. Nicke Kabamba (Barnet). Kick OffFirst Half begins.Posted at 14:0714:07Post updateLineups are announced and players are warming up.