Chesterfield's new manager Paul Cook
Chesterfield's new manager Paul Cook

CHESTERFIELD fell to a late penalty as Paul Cook’s first match as manager ended in a disappointing fashion.

Having indicating he’d be observing rather than pulling the strings today, Cook was very much in vision, in the dugout and standing on the edge of the technical area.

Barnet meanwhile have improved since Edgar Davids became joint manager with Mark Robson. A midweek goalless draw at Wycombe Wanderers followed a stunning 4-0 home win over Northampton Town, the Bees’ first win of any sort this season.

Darikwa’s whipped in cross for Lester saw the striker’s header blocked by Stack, who picked up a knock in the process.

Davids won the 10th corner of the game right on 45 minutes, O’Donnell caught it with ease.

Much of the early second half play was in Barnet’s own half but their rearguard were keeping the blue shirts at bay, protecting Stack well.

O’Donnell caught a Yiadom cross with the stadium strangely quiet barring a drum and a few singers amongst the 162 Barnet fans.

Kamdjo went down and received lengthy treatment, breaking up play at a time when the home side were looking most likely last gasp winners of the game and Barnet looked set to keep a third straight clean sheet.

A rare Barnet burst forwards saw Talbot and Atkinson combine to clip Yiadom and a penalty was awarded.

The 89th spot kick was converted by BYRNE to set up their first away win of the season.