Match 13
7 October 2003.
Barnet (a)

Barnet 2 Exeter City 3.
Tuesday 7 October 2003.

Referee: P Melin

Att: 2037

BBC match report –

Exeter hung on for dear life to clinch a surprise victory against high-flying Barnet after a remarkable finish at Underhill.

The Londoners scored twice in injury time to give Exeter a huge scare after they appeared to be home and dry.

Defender Santos Gaia headed Exeter in front after 42 minutes of a fractious game that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

Barnet midfielder Lewis Hogg was dismissed after 71 minutes and seconds later Chris Todd doubled Exeter's lead from close range.

Exeter's Sean Devine also saw red before Glenn Cronin's volleyed goal in the 90th minute appeared to make the game safe.

But Chris Plummer's header and a penalty by Giuliano Grazioli, after Gaia fouled Plummer, three minutes into injury-time ensured a nail-biting climax.

Barnet: Forde, Hendon, Plummer, Maddix, King, Strevens, Gamble, Hogg, Yakabu, Grazioli, Beadle. Subs: Williams, Lopez, Taggart, Millard, Sylla.

Exeter: Rice, Hiley, Todd, Gaia, Jeannin, Coppinger, Cronin, Lee, Ampadu, Flack, Devine. Subs: Bittner, Canham, McConnell, Sheldon, Reed.

Referee: P Melin (Frimley).



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