Barnet 2 York City 0

Nationwide League Division Three

Despite the loss of keeper Lee Harrison after 38 minutes, Barnet ended a run of three successive league defeats with a comfortable victory over York on Saturday.

Harrison was left badly shaken following a collision with York striker Mark Sertori after making a superb catch from a cross in the box.

He fell to the ground and left with blood pouring from his nose.

Barnet had an ideal replacement in Danny Naisbitt, who performed well when he got his chance for a lengthy run in the side recently.

Though only once seriously tested, he excelled in tipping over Colin Alcide's powerful 30-yard drive in the closing stages, helping Barnet achieve only their second clean sheet in the last 11 games.

Left wing-back Lee Flynn, signed from Nationwide Conference side Hayes for £13,500 in midweek, played his part.

"Lee made a steady debut and will benefit from the fact that this is the first time in his career he's doing full-time training," said player-manager Tony Cottee.

Top scorer Tony Richards, back after suspension, gave the Bees' confidence a vital early boost with a fifth-minute goal, his tenth of the season.

Darren Currie ended a burst down the right with a perfect cross for Richards to head in at the far post. Richards was unlucky not to score again six minutes later with a powerful header against the woodwork.

York lost Kevin Hume, stretchered off following a tackle by Warren Goodhind in the 31st minute.

That was followed by Harrison's mishap and there was seven minutes of injury time in the first half.

Cottee made sure of victory with his seventh goal of the season in the 63rd minute.

Skipper Greg Heald knocked a half-clearance into the box and Cottee darted in to pick his spot and shoot past keeper Alan Fettis.

BARNET: Harrison (Naisbitt, 38), Heald, Arber, Basham, Stockley, Flynn, Goodhind (Sawyers, 88), Bell, Currie, Cottee (Brown, 82), Richards. Substitutes not used: Gledhill, Purser.