The Bees will look to continue their winning form as they face Woking FC at The Laithwaite Community Stadium on Saturday (15:00 KO) in the Vanarama National League.
We have created this Match Preview to take you through everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s fixture.
All travelling supporters can purchase their ticket online by clicking HERE.
Once purchased, you will receive an email with your e-ticket. This ticket can be scanned from your mobile device to enter the stadium.
The Bees fans have been allocated the Chris Lane Terrace and a section of seats in the Seymours Community LGS Stand.
Adults – £18
Concession – £13
Next Gen (16 – 22) – £10
Under 16 – £5
Nickname: The Cardinals
Stadium: The Laithwaite Community Stadium
Manager: Alan Dowson
Top Scorer: Tahvon Campbell
League Position: 11th
In: Rohan Ince (Maidenhead United), George Oakley (Kilmarnock FC), Inih Effiong (Stevenage FC), Joe McNerney (Crawley Town), Tom Champion (Boreham Wood), Kane Thompson-Sommers (Birmingham City, loan), Jordan Maguire-Drew (Leyton Orient), Louie Annesley (Blackburn Rovers U23s, loan), Solomon Nwabuokei (St. Albans City), Tarryn Allarakhia (Crawley Town).
Out: Matt Jarvis (Retired), Johnny Goddard (St. Albans City), Kane Ferdinand (Maidenhead United), Leo Hamblin (FC Farnborough, loan), Jonte Smith (Ballymena United), Malachi Napa (Maldon & Tiptree FC), Charlie Cooper (Wealdstone FC), Joe Leslie (University of Massachusetts), Sam Evans (Westfield FC, loan), Louis Evans (FC Lancing, loan).
LAST TIME OUT
Bees 2-1 Torquay United
Vanarama National League
Bees: Aston Oxborough, Jamie Turley ©, Mitch Brundle, Ephron Mason-Clark, Adam Marriott, Reiss Greenidge, Kian Flanagan (Jordan Thomas 27’), Wes Fonguck (Rob Hall 83’), Harry Taylor, Sam Beard, Sam Woods (Mason Bloomfield 60’). Subs (Not used): Jake Askew, Ben Richards-Everton.
Weymouth FC 2-3 Woking FC
Vanarama National League
Woking: Mark Smith, Joe McNerney, Joshua Casey, Moussa Diara, Kyran Lofthouse, Max Kretzschmar (Louie Annesley 82’), Rohan Ince, Solomon Nwabuokei (Tarryn Allarakhia 70’), Inih Effiong, Jamar Loza (Tom Champion 70’), Tahvon Campbell. Subs (Not used): Tyreke Johnson, Jordan Maguire-Drew.
CURRENT LEAGUE FORM
THE OPPOSITION DUGOUT
Born in Gateshead, Dowson started his playing career as a player in the Football League where he made appearances for Millwall FC, Fulham FC and Bradford City between 1988 and 1992.
Afterwards, the 51-year-old spent 13 years playing Non-League football for the likes of Slough Town and Gateshead FC.
He first started his management career in 2004 at Walton & Hersham in a player-manager role. His side finished 2nd in the league and also recorded a club record – 13 wins in a row.
Dowson resigned from the Swans in 2007 before moving to Kingstonian FC. In his second full season, his side won their division (8th tier) but missed out on back-to-back promotion the following season, losing out to Boreham Wood in the play-off final.
After a four-year spell at Hampton & Richmond Borough FC, in which he won the Isthmian Premier Division, Dowson moved to Woking FC where he has been since 2018.
He gained promotion to the Vanarama National League with the Cardinals after beating Welling United 1-0 in the play-off final.
ONE TO WATCH
Standing at 6ft 1ins, Campbell spent his youth career with West Bromwich Albion and signed his first professional contract in 2015 for the Baggies.
From 2015 to 2018, the 24-year-old went on loan to; Kidderminster Harriers, Yeovil Town, Notts County, Solihull Moors and Forest Green Rovers – where he moved permanently.
He spent one year at The New Lawn Stadium before departing for Cheltenham Town in 2019.
Following two short loan spells at Gloucester City and FC Halifax Town, Campbell was picked up by Woking in the summer of 2021.
Initially on a trial period, the Birmingham-born forward started in Woking’s first game of the season – a 2-1 victory at Wealdstone FC.
Campbell has impressed so far this season, scoring 13 goals in 16 games for his side, which is more than he scored for any of his previous clubs.
Referee: Elliott Swallow
Assistant Referee: Robert Evans
Assistant Referee: Marc Meeten
Fourth Official: Paul Stratton
COME ON YOU BEES!