Saturday’s Fifth Round FA Trophy tie sees Barnet make the short trip to South-East London to take on Welling United.
So, what’s the buzz?
Coming off a draw against Wealdstone last weekend, this cup game may act as a reset button for The Bees, whose strong side will want to regain form and get one step closer to Wembley on Saturday. In the first of three consecutive away games, a win for Dean Brennan’s side will advance them to the quarter-finals.
Club Name: Welling United FC
Nickname: The Wings
Ground: Park View Road
Manager: Rod Stringer
League: National League South
League Position: 21st
Despite dips in form throughout the season meaning they sit in the relegation places, The Wings have been performing well recently, including a 2-0 win that knocked Chesterfield out of the last round.
In their last league game against Taunton Town, Welling showed their ability to keep possession for extended periods, but will be missing striker Tristan Abrahams who serves a three-match ban and will miss the Barnet game.
One to Watch: Luke Holness
Having just signed from Folkestone Invicta, Holness will likely have his chance to show what he can do after the ban of Welling striker Tristan Abrahams.
Having experience in the sixth tier with Braintree Town, the 25-year-old can bolster his attack’s options, who have scored six goals in their last five games.
In the Dugout: Rod Stringer
Since being appointed to the Welling job two weeks ago, Stringer has recorded 4 points from six against sides that are above The Wings in the league.
Stringer has a record of success in non-league football, including winning the National League South with Braintree Town and three campaigns where he led Chelmsford Town to the sixth tier’s playoffs.