After two wins away from home, the Bees are back at The Hive against AFC Fylde. Sitting just three points off the top of the league, Barnet will hope to continue their form tomorrow at 7:45 p.m.
So, What’s the Buzz?
With three wins in our last five, Dean Brennan’s side have continued their good run this season. It is safe to say that the win against Kidderminster Harriers was well-earned- and Barnet securing these points on the road is precisely what’s needed for a top side to succeed.
Now in second place, three points behind leaders Chesterfield, the Bees need to keep the performances up tomorrow night.
Club Name: AFC Fylde
Nickname: The Coasters
Ground: Mill Farm
Manager: Adam Murray
League Position: 22nd
Since winning the National League North on 95 points last season, Fylde haven’t had the best of starts to their return to the National League.
Commenting on his side’s form, manager Adam Murray explained that “the majority of our performances have been good, but we’re getting punished with the same individual errors.”
With over 60% possession in their recent loss against Woking, Fylde are a side that like to attack, Fylde have scored in all but two of their games so far, racking up 19 goals.
Defensively is where their issues arise, conceding the most goals in the league with 30, which is
around 2.3 per game.
One to Watch: Kieran Glynn
Despite only playing 27 minutes off football this season, Kieran Glynn is the man a lot of Fylde fans are looking to in the hope of improving the team in the coming games.
Coming on as a substitute against Woking, the former Salford City midfielder progressed the ball well in a side that looked quite static, appearing ready to take on players and get forward to
help his team attack.
In the Dugout: Adam Murray
With a playing career spanning 20 years under his belt, Murray has plenty of experience in the sport. His most notable stint was five years at Derby County between 1998 and 2003, where he made his Premier League debut in 1999, making 54 appearances for the club. The creative midfielder then went on to play for 12 more clubs, finishing his career at Sutton Coldfield. He also earned a cap for England U20.
Murray then started his managerial career at Mansfield Town as caretaker manager before being given the job on a permanent basis. In his time there, he crafted his managerial style around total football, but tailored to the quality available in the lower leagues.
He eventually joined AFC Fylde in November 2022, helping them to promotion back to the National League, winning the division’s Manager of the Month award in January 2023.