Fixture: Barnet v Torquay United
Date: Saturday 19th November
Competition: National League
Venue: The Hive
The Bees host Torquay United on Saturday in our next National League fixture.
Barnet have won their last three games which all came on the road. The latest victory came against Chelmsford City on Monday in the FA Cup. The Bees good form has seen us move into the play-off places.
Our visitors are looking to end their winless streak and move out of the relegation zone on Saturday. Despite poor form in the league, The Gulls recently took League One, Derby County to an FA Cup replay after coming back from 2-0 down. Torquay’s last league win was a 6-1 thrashing of Aldershot Town.
Reminder to supporters that due to Flood Alleviation Works being carried out on site, the Whitchurch Lane entrance (close to Canons Park Station) to The Hive will be closed for the foreseeable future.
We ask supporters to use the Camrose Avenue entrance when accessing the site until the work is completed.
Supporters travelling by tube are advised to get off at Queensbury (Jubilee Line) and walk up Turner Road towards Camrose Avenue.
About our opposition:
Nickname: The Gulls
Manager: Gary Johnson
Top Scorer: Will Goodwin (4)
League Position: 23rd
Recent Result: Derby County 5-0 Torquay United
One to watch: Will Goodwin
The 20-year-old will be best known for his stoppage time equalizer against Derby County in the FA Cup first round this season.
Starting his career at Chester, he managed just six appearances before Championship side, Stoke City signed him on a permanent deal.
Goodwin, spent last season on-loan at League Two, Hartlepool United playing 10 games and scoring once.
This season he joined Torquay United on-loan and has scored 4 league goals so far this season.
In the dugout: Gary Johnson
Johnson has 30 years’ experience as a manager with his first job being at Cambridge United in 1992. Johnson then managed the Latvia national team before his first spell with Yeovil Town. In four seasons, Johnson guided Yeovil to an FA Trophy victory as well as winning the conference and League Two. His achievements earned him the Bristol City job where he managed for five years. He then had short term spells with Peterborough United and Northampton Town before rejoining Yeovil Town. Johnson guided the club to the Championship for the first time in their history. After leaving Yeovil for a second time in 2015 the manager then joined Cheltenham where he won the National League. In 2018 he joined his current team, Torquay United where he won the National League South and guided the club to the National League play-off final.