Fixture: Barnet vs Maidstone United
Date: Tuesday 4th October 2022
Competition: Vanarama National League
Venue: The Hive
The Bees are back at the Hive this Tuesday as Dean Brennan’s side look to put their last minute misery against York behind them. Following 5 games without a win, the Bee’s massively need a result in order to pick up some form as we look to push for promotion. With Tuesday’s opposition sitting 5 places below us in the league, with just one win to their name, Brennan’s side will be viewing this as a massive opportunity to get back to winning ways.
It has been confirmed that Danny Collinge has been suspended for one fixture following his red card on Saturday.
The club shop remains closed due to staffing issues.
ABOUT OUR OPPOSITION:
Nickname: The Stones
Stadium: Gallagher Stadium (4,200 capacity)
Manager: Hakan Hayrettin
Top Scorer: Sam Corne (3 goals)
League Position: 18th
ONE TO WATCH: Roarie Deacon
Roarie Deacon, who signed for the Stones in 2021, was born in Wandsworth, England, and started his career at Arsenal, making his way through the youth setup and signing his first professional contract ahead of the 2010/11 season.
Deacon, a left midfielder by trade, has made 3 appearances at youth level for England, scoring a goal in the process.
The 30 year old has played for a number of clubs in his career, including Sunderland, Stevenage, Crawley, Sutton United and Dundee. However, he signed for Maidstone in 2021, and has since gone on to make more appearances for the Stones than he has for any other club.
So far this season, Roarie has made 9 appearances for his side, and was named as the clubs Player of the Month for August.
Hakan Hayrettin, born in Enfield, England, had a long-spanning playing career, beginning at Leyton Orient as an apprentice. Hayrettin signed his first professional contract with the O’s in 1988.
Some of the slightly older Bee’s fans will remember Hakan fondly for his time at Barnet, who he joined in 1989.
Throughout his playing career, the majority of Hayrettin’s club appearances came for Barnet, with the 52 year old making 83 appearances for the club in a 5 year span. One of his greatest achievements in the famous black and orange saw him help the Bee’s win the Conference, earning promotion to the EFL alongside it.
Retiring from full-time football in 1997, saw him go on to establish himself in the managerial world, with clubs such as Waltham Forest, Thurrock, Grays Athletic and Braintree Town. Whilst at Luton Town as first team coach, he helped the Hatters win the Conference title in his first season, and led them to an 8th placed finish in their first season back in the EFL.
Hayrettin joined Maidstone United in 2020, leading them to promotion from the National League South in April of 2022, in a season which saw them win the league after a three-year absence from the National League.
OUR LAST MEETING:
3rd November 2018, 15:00
Barnet 0-2 Maidstone United
Vanarama National League
Bees Line Up: Cousins, Tutonda (Coulthirst, 46’), Alexander, Robson, Reynolds, Johnson, Taylor, Adams, Fonguck, Walker (Mason-Clark, 46’), Tarpey (Barham, 73’)
Unused Subs: Matrevics, Sweeney
Maidstone Line Up: Smith, Finney, De Havilland, Powell, Walton, McLennan, Phillips, Paxman (Omotayo, 72’), Turgott, Romain (Durojaiye, 60’), Cassidy
Unused Subs: Strizovic, Ofori-Twumasi, Muldoon
Scorers: Tugott (28’), Omotayo (80’)
Concessions (65+ or Under 21)
The Hive Stand
Stand ’66 (Away)
At Barnet Football Club we have first-class facilities available to disabled supporters. In the West Stand we have 28 wheelchair bays and in the East Stand we have 14. All disabled access tickets will include access for one plus carer. Please contact us on 020 8381 3800 for further information.
GETTING TO THE HIVE:
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COME ON YOU BEES!