Simeon Akinola scored in the third minute of stoppage time to hand Barnet a dramatic 2-1 win over AFC Fylde on Saturday.

The Bees led 1-0 at the break after Jack Taylor fired in his fifth goal in seven games. Danny Rowe’s driven free-kick then levelled proceedings on the hour but Akinola thumped in a header off the crossbar to hand Barnet back-to-back National League wins.

Darren Currie’s side started the better of the two and could have taken the lead early on, but Josh Walker’s powerful strike went just wide of the far post.

Walker was involved in the Bees’ next chance too, heading straight at goalkeeper Sam Hornby after Akinola’s shot had been deflected into his path.

Fylde began to threaten after settling into the game and went close when Ryan Crossdale’s shot was blocked, and Scott Loach then did well to save from Rowe.

It was Barnet who broke the deadlock though as the ball broke for Taylor, and he lashed his eighth goal of the season into the top corner.

The Irishman had the opportunity to double his tally just after the break, but his 20-yard effort was saved by Hornby.

Instead, the first goal of the second half went the way of the visitors as the dangerous Rowe drove home a free-kick to level things up.

That goal came against the run of play and the Bees were still dominating possession going into the last 10 minutes, and they finally made that pressure tell in the third minute of added time when Dan Sparkes’ corner was met by the towering Akinola to hand the hosts a deserved victory.

Barnet take a break from National League action this weekend, instead turning their attention to the FA Trophy first round tie at home to National League South side Weymouth.