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12 October 2019 Venue The Hive Stadium Attendance

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Preview: Woking (H)

12 October 2019

The Bees will look to return to winning ways as they host Woking at The Hive London (15:00 KO)


Nickname: The Cards

Manager: Alan Dowson

Stadium: Laithwaite Community Stadium

League position: 5th (26pts)


Recent results 

L 3-1 Yeovil Town (A)

D 1-1 Wrexham (H)

L 2-1 Boreham Wood (H)

L 1-0 Bromley (A)

D 1-1 Chorley (A)


The opposition

After a brilliant start to the season which saw the Cards top the table, they have stumbled of late, failing to win in their previous eight matches. Their last victory coming in August as they beat Torquay United at home, they will come to The Hive looking to recapture their form from the start of the season. 

Just like the Bees the Cards have drawn on five occasions already this season, drawing 1-1 in four of those matches. They have lost on the road only twice this season, whilst the Bees have only won three of their eight matches at The Hive, therefore both will be desperate to take all three points when the ball gets rolling at 15:00. 

Last season was one to remember for our visitors as they achieved promotion from National League South, through the play-offs, beating Welling United 1-0 in the final. They also enjoyed success in the FA Cup too, reaching the third round before being knocked out by eventual finalists on a historic day for everyone associated with Woking. 

The gaffer - Alan Dowson 

Alan Dowson took over as Woking manager in May 2018 following the Cards relegation from the National League. He has enjoyed great success in his short time with the club, as he guided them back to the Vanarama National League at the first time of asking, as his side went onto win the play-offs and get to the third round of the FA Cup. 

Before he took the hot seat at Woking, Dowson enjoyed promotion from the Isthmian League with Hampton & Richmond Borough as they went up as champions. Two successful seasons followed, with back to back playoff campaigns, with both ending in heartbreak for the Beavers. A penalty shoot-out defeat to Braintree in the play-offs in the 2017/18 season was Dowson's last before he moved to Woking. 

Away from management, Dowson enjoyed playing for the likes of Darlington, Bradford, Millwall, and Fulham in an 18 year playing career. The Gateshead born defender went onto to play for his home town club towards the end of his career, as well as being player-manager Walton and Hersham. Dowson is one of the most respected managers in the non-league and will be hoping to create more history, by taking the Cards to the Football League.  


One to watch - Jake Hyde

The Bee Army will need no introduction to Hyde as the striker played for us in the 2009-10 season. Hyde is currently our visitor's top goalscorer with 7 goals already this season with a ratio of one goal every 133 minutes. The striker last netted in his side's 2-2 draw with Ebbsfleet United last month. 


Where to follow the action 

If you aren't making your way to The Hive this afternoon full match commentary is available with Sam Avery and Adam Rowe over on iBarnet from approximately 14:55. 

Otherwise there will be full text commentary over on our twitter account @BarnetFC, plus behind the scenes content and post match reaction from the boss. 


BFC Members can bring a friend free for this fixture, simply produce your membership card and we will provide you with an additional paper ticket!


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Match Reports

Match Pack: Barnet 2-2 Woking

12 October 2019

Ephron Mason-Clark's 96th minute leveller saw the Bees come from two goals down to rescue a point against Woking at The Hive.

Ephron Mason-Clark's 96th minute leveller saw the Bees come from two goals down to rescue a point against Woking at The Hive.


Like Tuesday evening the Bees started on the front foot as they looked to take the game to the visitors. Josh Walker almost opened the scoring after five minutes as he wriggled free and saw his shot smartly saved by Craig Ross. 

However, set pieces would be the Bees undoing as on 15 minutes Ben Gerring rose highest from a corner to nod the Cards in front. A goal that came against the run of play and seemed to deflate Darren Currie's side. 

The Bees were almost level as Dan Sweeney stretched but saw his header go comfortably wide of the far post in a frustrating opening 45 minutes. 

Right at the end of the half, Scott Loach denied the visitors a second goal as he parried away Max Kretzschmar's effort as the Bees went a solitary goal behind.

Eight minutes after the break the Cards went two ahead as Mark Shelton fired past Loach following good work from Jamar Loza on the Bees left hand side. 

The two-goal lead didn't last long though, as Mauro Vilhete swept home Sweeney's cross to give Currie's side hope of a fightback. 

Further chances came as substitute Alfie Pavey headed wide from close range following a superb cross from Vilhete on the left hand side. 

The introduction of Ephron Mason-Clark in the 61st minute was the catalyst to the Bees revival, as he brought energy and a supreme attacking threat for Currie's side. 

Our number 27 then rattled the post from 20 yards after he skipped past his man to fire at goal. It agonisingly close for the midfielder but his afternoon was far from finished. 

In the last minute of six minutes additional time, Mason-Clark stooped to head home from Harry Taylor's cross to send the Bee Army into sheer delight as he brought his side back on level terms. 

The goal rescued a point and on the basis of the excellent second-half showing, the Bees were certainly value for at least a point. 



Currie made two changes from the Bromley match as Charlee Adams came into replace Wes Fonguck and Simeon Akinola replaced Alfie Pavey in the starting XI

Bees: Loach, Alexander, Reynolds (C), Santos, Adams (Elito 79), Akinola (Pavey 66), H Taylor, Vilhete, Walker, Tutonda (Mason-Clark 61), Sweeney 

Subs not used: Azaze, Fonguck







The Bees FA Cup journey begins as we make the short trip to Potters Bar Town in the fourth qualifying round (KO 12:30) 

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Ticket News

Members bring a friend FREE!

7 October 2019

Barnet FC members can claim an extra ticket free of charge for the upcoming fixtures against Bromley and Woking at The Hive London.

The Club would like to offer the chance for members to bring a friend free for our Vanarama National League fixtures against Bromley (Tuesday 8th October, 19:45 KO) and Woking (Saturday 12th October, 15:00 KO). 

Members can claim their extra ticket for these fixtures by visiting the club shop or by contacting the ticketing team by telephone.

Alternatively, members with an online account can claim their extra ticket via the usual ticketing website. 

Please note this offer expires one hour before kick-off, therefore members must claim their extra ticket in advance to ensure they don't miss out! 

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