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FA Cup: A great buzz at the Hive as Barnet draw with Brentford

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Dan Sparkes’ brilliant free-kick earned non-league Barnet an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Brentford after they twice fought from a goal down.

There will be a sequel to the ‘battle of the bees’ after Barnet held Championship side Brentford to a 3-3 draw at the Hive London on Monday night in the FA Cup fourth round.

Both sides with the nickname thr Bees had their fair share of chances but neither managed to find a winner but the result means that our FA Cup dream lives to see another day.

It was the visitors who struck first though courtesy of a long-ranged shot from Ollie Watkins five minutes before the break.

Brentford took the one-goal advantage into half-time but Barnet hit back in the early stages of the second period.

Two goals in three minutes from third round hero Shaq Coulthirst turned the game on it’s head and the Bees looked to be claiming another scalp.

However, after David Tutonda was adjudged to have brought down Watkins just shy of the hour mark, Neal Maupay stepped up to draw the game level again.

12 minutes later and the Championship side took the lead again, this time through Sergi Canos, who fired the ball home from close range.

There was another twist in the tale though as Dan Sparkes came off the bench and bent in a delightful free-kick from just outside the box to force a replay.

A date for the replay is yet to be confirmed but whoever comes out on top will play Swansea City away from home.

Barnet side: Hauffer, Alexander, Johnson, Robson (C), Coulthirst, J.Taylor, Fonguck (Sparkes), Elito (Boucaud), Tutonda, Sweeney, Mason-Clark.

Unused Subs: Matrevics, Harrison, Payne, Smith, Bettamer.

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