Barnet Football Club


The Hive opened its stadium gates for the first time on Saturday 13th July.
The match was the first opportunity for supporters to come and see their brand new stadium with two select Barnet XI sides taking each other on.
The match saw the likes of Graham Stack and Edgar Davids line up against Anthony Acheampong and Mark Byrne, but it was two youngsters who stole the headlines.
The first-half was a tightly contested affair with neither side dominating the other, but with little time left in the half Marciano Mengerink was felled in the penalty area and the referee pointed to the spot. 
Harry Crawford stepped up knowing that a goal would be the first at The Hive but Stack leapt to his right to deny the forward. Penalty saves and big days seem to be an ongoing theme for the former Arsenal man.
Luke Gambin provided the stand-out performance of the match with his darting runs and incisive passing but he was forced out of the spotlight midway through the second-half.
George Sykes saw his effort ruled out for offside but soon after his was celebrating when Jamal Lowe broke in behind the backline and fired in at the near post for the first goal at The Hive.
It looked like being the winner but with seconds remaining substitute Zach Khlaf, of the Barnet Academy, smashed the ball home to equalise. 
Next up at The Hive is the visit of Ipswich Town on Saturday 20th July, see you there!