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Preview | Wrexham (h)

12 April 2019

Vanarama National League – The Hive London – Saturday 13th April 2019 – KO: 15:00

The Bees will be hoping to return to winning ways tomorrow afternoon after losing 2-1 to Maidstone United on Tuesday night.

Despite Medy Elito’s opener and Mark Cousins’ penalty save, goals from former Bee Justin Amaluzor and Rob Swaine turned the game on its head in the second half.

Attentions now turn to this weekend though as Darren Currie’s side welcome play-off hopefuls Wrexham to The Hive London.

Last Meeting:

The Bees will be out to seek revenge on tomorrow’s opposition after the Welsh side claimed victory in our last meeting.

Stuart Beavon bagged the only goal of the game three minutes before the break back in September as the Dragons maintained their unbeaten home record, winning 1-0.

Head Coach: Bryan Hughes

Bryan Hughes has only been in the Wrexham hot seat since February and has gone on to oversee six wins in 11 games.

Before moving to Wales, Hughes was part of the coaching staff at Scarborough Athletic during the 2014-15 season where he would go on to fill a brief joint-manager role.

The 42-year-old was no stranger to Wrexham upon appointment after the former midfielder began his playing career at the Racecourse Ground, making his debut in 1994. He scored 14 goals in 97 games and went on to help the club reach the FA Cup quarter-finals in his final season with the Dragons.

He then spent six years with Birmingham City, making just shy of 300 appearances. During his time with the Blues, he would go on to become a League Cup finalist in 2001, a year before clinching promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs.

Charlton Athletic was his next destination where he would taste relegation from the top flight before moving to Hull City in 2007, helping them to promotion from the Championship in his debut season.

He then went on to play for Burton Albion and Grimsby Town before making an unlikely switch to Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar in 2011.

It wasn’t long before he returned to England though, signing for Accrington Stanley before hanging up his boots in 2015 whilst at Scarborough.

One to Watch: Shaun Pearson

Skipper Shaun Pearson has played a vital role in Wrexham’s play-off charge this campaign.

The defender has helped the Dragons concede the second fewest amount of goals in the league whilst also posing a threat up the other end of the field too.

The 29-year-old, who joined Wrexham in 2017, has scored twice in his last two games as he equals Stuart Beavon’s goal tally of six, becoming the Dragons’ joint-top scorer this season.

Recent League Form:

Wrexham, who sit fifth, have won twice in their last five league games as they look to cement a play-off place.

A 3-1 loss at home to Barrow was quickly followed up by a 1-0 win over Maidstone United four days later. However, they fell to a defeat again in their next fixture, losing 1-0 away at Hartlepool United. They then found themselves on the receiving end of a 4-2 score-line a week later when they travelled to Ebbsfleet United. However, they go into tomorrow’s game in high spirits having won 3-1 at home to Braintree Town on Saturday.

The Dragons have bagged 52 goals and have the second-best defensive record in the league having only conceded 35, one more than leaders Leyton Orient. As for their away form, Wrexham have only managed to win seven out of their 21 games on the road this season.

Connections:

Wrexham midfielder Nicky Deverdics spent two years with Barnet after signing for the club in 2008. The 30-year-old made 50 appearances in a Bees shirt, scoring three goals, before joining Blyth Spartans ahead of the 2010-11 season.

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Match Reports

Report | Barnet FC 1-2 Wrexham

13 April 2019

Barnet suffered their second defeat on the bounce after losing 2-1 to Wrexham at The Hive London on Saturday.

Despite Shaq Coulthirst cancelling out Akil Wright’s opener, a late chip from substitute Jermaine McGlashan sealed the three points for the promotion chasers. 

The Bees made three changes from the side that fell to a 2-1 defeat away at Maidstone United on Tuesday. Elliott Johnson, Ricardo Santos and Andre Boucaud all returned to the starting line-up in place of Cheye Alexander, Wes Fonguck and David Tutonda. As for the visitors, Kieran Kennedy replaced Jake Lawlor in their only change from last weekend’s 3-1 win over Braintree.

The first chance of the game fell Barnet’s way with only five minutes on the clock. Medy Elito swung in a free-kick from the left which was headed down by Ricardo Santos before Craig Robson smashed it over from close range.

The Bees piled the pressure on again soon after when an Elliott Johnson cross found Ephron Mason-Clark who teed up Coulthirst but his low effort was saved.

Up the other end and Wrexham should have put their noses in front after Bobby Grant found space before unleashing a driving shot from distance, hitting the left post.

After Coulthirst was fouled mid-way into the Dragons’ half just shy of the half-hour mark, Elito stepped up to float in the resulting free-kick. The ball then found the head of Dan Sweeney but his effort from close range was well dealt with by Robert Lainton.

Both sides posed an attacking threat in the first 45 but nothing could split the pair going into the break.

However, it didn’t take long before the dead-lock was eventually broken when the two sides returned to the field. After a delightful ball was floated into the box, Wright was on hand to head past Mark Cousins two minutes into the second period.

After a spell on the side-lines, Jack Taylor returned to action on 56 minutes, making way for Dan Sweeney.

The latter moved into midfield for the game as Santos filled in at the back and shortly after the change, Barnet’s number five picked up the first booking of the game after committing a foul.

The Bees defender was in the thick of the action again, starting an attacking push which ended in Harry Taylor crossing in for brother Jack who headed wide of the post.

Soon after, Santos continued his attacking threat, this time floating in a cross which led to the equaliser as Coulthirst latched onto it to bury the ball home from close range.

The striker nearly bagged his second moments after Grant was booked for a foul on Johnson. After the ball floated over the top, Coulthirst volleyed first time from inside the box but his effort blazed over the bar. 

With just over 10 minutes remaining, Jack Taylor tried to mark his return with a goal again after finding space on the edge of the area before striking wide of the post.

McGlashan then came on as part of a double change for the visitors and it didn’t take long before he made an impact. The Wrexham number 15 chipped the ball over Cousins to bag the winner five minutes from time.

However, the Bees searched for an equaliser and Andre Boucaud could have scored the goal of the season after letting rip from distance but his effort could only find the Bees Terrace.

His shot proved to be the last chance of the game as the Bees couldn’t return to winning ways. 

Darren Currie’s side return to action next Saturday when we travel to Fylde.

BARNET: Cousins, Johnson, Reynolds, Santos, Robson, Coulthirst, H.Taylor, Boucaud, Elito (Tarpey), Sweeney (J.Taylor), Mason-Clark (Fonguck).

BARNET UNUSED SUBS: Matrevics, Alexander.

WREXHAM: Lainton, Roberts, Pearson (C), Kennedy, Young, Holroyd, Carrington, Rutherford (Summerfield), Wright, Beavon (Oswell), Grant (McGlashan).

WREXHAM UNUSED SUBS: Dibble, Jennings, Summerfield.

ATTENDANCE: 1,594 (425 Wrexham)

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News | Back the Bees in penultimate home match this Saturday

12 April 2019

Join us at The Hive on Saturday when we take on play-off chasing Wrexham.

There are just two more home games to go this season and we need your support, so let's get The Hive buzzing once more!

The Bees Terrace is open for Barnet fans meaning ticket prices will start at just £10 for Adults and £5 for Concessions, with Under 17's just £1.

Alternatively, there are seated options in both The Hive Stand and Legends Stand.

Click here to Back the Bees and purchase your tickets!

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