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Match Preview | Barnet (A)

12 December 2023

Club News

Match Preview | Barnet (A)

12 December 2023

We are back on the road again this Tuesday night when we head to London to take on Barnet in our FA Cup second-round replay. A third-round home tie with Eastleigh awaits the winners.

Graham Coughlan’s team will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s late defeat at Tranmere Rovers. 

Aaron Wildig returned to the side on Saturday following a spell on the sidelines and will look to cement his place back in the starting XI in North London. Harry Charsley was given the full second-half in Birkenhead as he continues his return to the team, and the gaffer may want to look at giving him more minutes at The Hive. 

Manager’s Comments 

You can read Coughlan's pre-match thoughts HERE or alternatively watch his pre-match press conference HERE.

Opposition Form 

After only losing two of their opening eighteen league games and keeping pace with National League leaders Chesterfield, Barnet have experienced a drop in form in recent weeks, losing their last four league games. 

However, their cup form has not been as bad, with the Bees competing in cup competition for the last two weekends. Of course, the first of these was their 1-1 draw with us at Rodney Parade. Their last home game was their FA Trophy encounter with Maidenhead. 

Dean Brennan’s side were ruthless, securing a 4-0 win, with a brace from top scorer Nicke Kabamba playing a huge part. Kabamba is the team’s biggest threat. He has scored 15 times this season, including five in his last seven. 

How much are tickets?

Age Category Price
Adult £15
Concessions  £10
Under 17 £5

Tickets can be bought from the Barnet ticket office prior to the game but please note The Hive is a cashless stadium. 

Last Time Out 

Our last game against Barnet was just two weeks ago in the game that led to this week’s replay. After going ahead through Shane McLoughlin, we were pegged back by a late goal from Danny Collinge to ensure we would have to do it all again in North London. Read the match report HERE.

Head to Head 

Our head-to-head record with Barnet is not the strongest. We have played each other 12 times in League Two and the FA Cup, losing five games, drawing six, and winning one. Our solitary victory was, fittingly, a 1-0 FA Cup second-round win in 2015. 

Played for Both 

Several players have played for us and Tuesday’s hosts, though, there have been few that have made a lasting impact in either North London or South Wales. 

Jamie Turley played six times for us between 2016 and 2018 and would then make thirteen appearances for Barnet before his retirement in 2022. Mark Randall is another players to have played for both. He made 25 appearances for us in the 2016/17 season after making 12 for Barnet the previous season. 


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