George McLennan feared he was going to miss his Maidstone comeback after traffic chaos on the M25 on Saturday, Kent Online report.
McLennan was in line to make his first start under Harry Wheeler after Jack Doyle suffered an ankle injury at training.
But his journey to Barnet stalled with the closure of the Dartford Tunnel, leaving the left-back in a race against time.
He arrived for the warm-up with moments to spare and had an outstanding game as the Stones won 2-0.
McLennan said: “I was checking my phone and it kept extending the arrival time and I didn’t think I was going to make it for the warm-up.
“I turned up with a minute to go, put on my stuff and I think that might have made it better because you don’t have time to think about it.
“I got a £50 fine for being late but I’m trying to keep that on the low-down.”
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