Barnet Football Club


Match Preview | Woking

The Bees travel to The Laithwaite Community Stadium on Tuesday evening as they look to build on their recent good run of form and Saturday’s Derby win over Wealdstone.


Brennan’s side come into the fixture on a 4-game unbeaten run.


Woking come into the game having 3 of their last 5, picking up wins against Maidstone, Maidenhead United and Yeovil Town.


The sides have met competitively 32 times, with Barnet winning 9 to Woking’s 8. The remaining 15 matches have ended with the sides settling for a draw.


Nickname: The Cardinals/The Cards

Founded: 1887

Ground: The Laithwaite Community Stadium

Manager: Darren Sarll

Top Scorer: Padraig Amond


League Position: 3rd


One to watch: Padraig Amond


Amond is one of the Cards’ main attacking outlets, with Darren Sarll seeing him play as a centre-forward as well as left winger and right winger.


The Irishman has appeared in the starting 11 95% of all possible times, with the Carlow born man playing a further 92% of all possible minutes. In his total 3,200 minutes so far this season, the centre-forward has contributed to 16% of all his sides goals so far this campaign.


Padraig has scored 3 in his previous 3 appearances meaning Brennan’s defence will have their work cut out should they want to get a result against the Cards.


In the Dugout: Darren Sarll


Sarll’s footballing career began at Ipswich Town in the youth academy before joining Hitchin Town’s academy in 1999. He made his senior debut for Hitchin Town in 2001, a club he would make 38 appearances for before moving on to Berkhamsted Town in 2002.


Over the course of his playing career he represented the likes of Bedford Town, St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead Town before retiring in 2008 at Biggleswade United.


Sarll’s managerial career began at Brentford in 2008, a club which he was given many responsibilities at. The Hitchin born man represented the first team as assistant manager as well as managed the Brentford u18 sides before managing the ‘Brentford B’ team.


In 2014 Sarll was named assistant manager at Stevenage before being offered the head manager role in 2015. He was in charge for 97 games and picked up an average of 1.31 points per game.


Sarll has managed against the Bees on nine different occasions, winning six and losing three. Sarll has faced off with Brennan on three occasions as well, winning one, drawing one and losing one.


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