If Barnet are to have a Wembley trip this year, it will need to be through the National League play-offs after Halesowen Town sprung an extra-time shock to win 2-1 at The Hive and knock the Bees out of the FA Trophy at the quarter-final stage.

The home side were outbattled all through the game by their Southern League Division One Central opponents, but were marginally on top when Josh Walker poked them in front on 65 minutes.

It looked as though they were going to hold on for a scrappy win, but with five minutes to go Luke Yates sent the game to extra-time as he headed home.

The additional 30 minutes was played at the same slow tempo the original 90 had been, and that was to be Barnet’s downfall as Simeon Cobourne tapped in on the line after a header had bounced back off the crossbar.

Paul McCallum dropped out of the side in place of Josh Walker, while there were changes to be bench too as Rihards Matrevics, Xander McBurnie and Harry Taylor came in.

The Bees’ pitch has come under fire in recent weeks with multiple games being postponed, and even though the surface was deemed playable, it was far from ideal for both sides with the ball either bobbling or getting stuck in the mud patches covering much of the centre of the pitch.

It was Barnet who got to grips with the surface quicker and they fired in a few efforts towards the Halesowen goal, but Dan Sweeney had a drive blocked by Josh Hawker and Walker fired a shot into the gloves of Robbie Bunn.

The Yeltz had chances of their own though, and it was only down to Ricardo Santos that the visitors did not go in front as he flung himself in front of Montel Gibson’s shot.

Simeon Akinola had the best chance of the half for either side, but after the ball was cut back to him from the byline, he could not generate enough power to trouble Bunn.

Barnet looked far better in the second half and were on top when they took the lead just after the hour mark. Akinola got to the line and played in a low cross for Walker, and he poked past Bunn to break the deadlock.

This seemed to spark Halesowen into life and in the final 10 minutes they began to exert all the pressure. It told, too, as with five minutes remaining, Yates managed to get his head to a hopeful cross and guided it into the far corner beyond Scott Loach.

Extra time ensued, and the Yeltz held their own throughout the additional 30 minutes, rarely looking troubled by Barnet’s attack. Callum Reynolds came the closest, but his header from a corner was deflected wide.

As they had done at the end of normal time, Halesowen piled the pressure on towards the end and it paid off again. A deep corner was headed back across goal and bounced off the underside of the crossbar, but Cobourne was waiting on the line to tap home and send the away faithful into raptures as they secured their place in the semi-finals.

Barnet return to action tomorrow night as they host local rivals Boreham Wood at The Hive, kicking off at 7.45pm.