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19 December 2020 Venue Meadowbank Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Dorking Wanderers
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Barnet

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Match Previews

FA Trophy Match Preview: Dorking Wanderers (A)

18 December 2020

The Bees kick off their Buildbase FA Trophy campaign with a trip to Surrey, as they take on National League South side, Dorking Wanderers, in Tim Flowers first game as Barnet manager.

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Dorking Wanderers FC vs Barnet FC

Saturday 19th December 2020, 15:00 KO

The Meadowbank Stadium

The FA Trophy

THE WANDERERS

League Position: 3rd in The National League South (P11 W7 D2 L2)

Last Result: Dorking Wanderers 2-0 Hungerford Town (The FA Trophy, Tuesday 15th December)

Manager: Marc White

Club Captain: Jason Prior

The Wanderers made it to the third round of the FA Trophy after defeating fellow National League South side Hungerford Town 2-0 on Tuesday evening.

Dorking have had a decent start to the season, finding themselves only four points off top side St Albans in the league. That is despite only having one win in their last three league games. They had initially had a rapid start to the season winning their first three-games and have continued their fine form ever since. 

There rise has been quite a remarkable one, having only been founded in 1999. They managed six promotions in their first eight seasons, with three consecutive ones from their first season. From playing in step 7 of the National League only 21 years ago, they are now in their 2nd season pf playing in step 2, as they look to break another record in their history to get promoted for the first time to the Vanarama National League.

THE BEES

Tim Flowers will kick-off his Bees campaign on Saturday after being announced as manager on Monday night, getting to work the very next day by leading training, as he looks to turn the Bees season around. Having managed a number of teams and as a player was even a Premier League winner, with the historic 1994-95 Blackburn Rovers winning team.

The Bees will be desperate to put their league form behind them, especially after a heavy 6-0 defeat away to Chesterfield last time out. With Flowers arrival, the Bees will hope that it can be the catalyst to a mid

Cup competition this season have been positive for the Bees. Despite being knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by MK Dons, they put in a spirited display and came close to knocking out two League One sides, after defeating Burton Albion in the First Round. They will be hoping they can carry this kind of form into the FA Trophy, which last season was a competition they made the Quarter Finals before being beaten by Halesowen Town.

There has been some positive injury news this week ahead of Saturday’s match, with forward Josh Walker returning to training.

WHERE TO FOLLOW THE ACTION:

The game, with full commentary, will be streamed through Dorking’s website and will cost just £5. Coverage starts at 14:45 ahead of the 15:00 kick-off. Information about streaming can be found via the link below.

You can access the live stream by CLICKING HERE

Alternatively, Bees fans can follow the action via text updates on our official Twitter account. 

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Match Reports

Match Pack: Dorking Wanderers 3-1 Barnet FC

19 December 2020

It was a quiet opening to proceedings at a rainy Meadowbank Stadium, the Bees first chance fell to JJ Hooper, but his effort was comfortably dealt with by Sam Howes.

Up the other end, Harry Taylor had to be alert to get a crucial touch on a dangerous cross with Jason Prior lurking behind him six yards from goal. 

It would be the National League South side who would take the lead after a cross was headed against the crossbar by Prior, before James McShane scored on the follow-up. It was almost two just minutes later as the ball struck the post after a dangerous ball flashed across our six-yard box. 

Tim Flowers side soon found their feet and almost levelled through Hooper after he headed onto the roof of the net following a good delivery from Jack Connors. 

Ten minutes before the break, we were level as a neat move found debutant Ben Fox on the edge of the box, he made no mistake as he curled home. 

The hosts responded almost immediately, as a quick free-kick was played wide before Prior powered a header home from a brilliant cross into the Bees box. 

The first chance of the second half fell to substitute Alex McQueen, he flashed an effort just wide of the post following an extended spell of Bees pressure. 

Up the other end, Loach was called into action as he tipped a low Matthew Briggs stop behind for a corner. 

With twenty minutes left on the clock, we were down to ten men as Fox's debut ended early as he was shown a straight red card for a late tackle. Fox was already on a booking but it didn't appear that the ref showed a second booking. 

As the game ticked on, the 10-man Bees continued to force the issue, with second half sub Josh Walker having a golden chance after being found by McQueen, but our number 22 couldn't make a clean connection to guide it goalwards. 

As the match went into five added minutes, the hosts sealed the victory as Luke Moore stepped up to convert a penalty, after Loach had brought down a Dorking attacker. 

It wasn't the start new boss Tim Flowers wanted and leaves him plenty to ponder heading into the busy Christmas period. 

Barnet: Loach, Pascal (McQueen '45), Connors (Faal 86'), Dunne (c), Hooper (Walker 70'), Effiong, Taylor, Fox, Binnom-Williams, Mason-Clark, Nugent. 

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