LiveStory of the day: Barnet 2-1 Hartlepool United – Gavan Holohan sees red as unbeaten run comes to an end

Hartlepool United’s four game unbeaten run in the National League came to an end with a 2-1 defeat at Barnet after they were reduced to 10-men.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 5:03 pm
James Dunne of Barnet during the Vanarama National League match between Barnet and Hartlepool United at The Hive, Edgware on Saturday 1st February 2020. (Credit: Jacques Feeney | MI News)

Gavan Holohan was shown a second yellow card before substitute Paul McCallum gave the Bees the lead with his first touch.

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A Dan Sweeney own goal levelled things up for Pools before Simeon Akinola sealed the three points for the hosts.

Scroll through our blog to see how events unfolded on Saturday afternoon...

FULL-TIME: Barnet 2 (McCallum 66', Akinola 80') Hartlepool United 1 (Sweeney og. 74')

Last updated: Saturday, 01 February, 2020, 19:00

  • Hartlepool's unbeaten run in the National League ended at Barnet.
  • Pools XI: Beeney, Southam-Hales, Liddle, Odusina, Kitching, Featherstone, Holohan, Shelton, Toure, Keena
  • Pools subs: Anderson, Mafuta, Hawkes, Molyneux, Harker
  • Pools bookings: Holohan (18, 48), Odusina (59)
  • Pools sendings off: (Holohan 48)
  • Barnet XI: Loach, Alexander, Johnson, Reynolds, Dunne, Adams, Akinola, Vilhete, Walker, Tutonda, Sweeney
  • Barnet subs: Azaze, Sparkes, McBurnie, Fonguck, McCallum
  • Barnet bookings: Dunne (12), Johnson (35), Alexander (54)
  • Referee: Daniel Middleton
  • Attendance: 1,321 (261 Hartlepool)

Scroll through our blog to relive a frustrating afternoon for Pools in the capital. 

Post match reaction from Dave Challinor, Nicky Featherstone and Gavan Holohan

Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor

I'm disappointed, more for the players because I think we deserved something from the game. Sometimes things can go against you which was obviously the case a little bit but even with 10 men we deserved something and it's disappointing that a bit of naivety has cost us. After a defeat sometimes it's hard to take positives but I can take plenty from today. 

Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor
Hartlepool United midfielder Nicky Featherstone

Having to go down to 10 men early on in the second half made things difficult. But the goals we've conceded are really disappointing, particularly the second one with it coming so soon after we got back into the game. 

Hartlepool United midfielder Nicky Featherstone

Full-time verdict from Dominic Scurr

Full-time: Barnet 2-1 Pools

Attendance this afternoon: 1,321 (261 Hartlepool)

Molyneux on for the final six minutes

Barnet retake the lead.


Shelton with a great block. Beeney will be thanking him after the Pools goalkeeper failed to deal with the cross

GOAL! Barnet lead through Paul McCallum just moments after coming off the bench.

Pools aren't done creating chances themselves

Barnet so close to breaking the deadlock!

BOOKED: Timi Odusina (Hartlepool)

The young defender is shown a yellow card for a foul right on the edge of the penalty area.

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