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Match Preview: Barnet v Accrington Stanley

9 October 2015

Everything you need to know about tomorrow’s game…

Barnet v Accrington Stanley
The Hive
Kick Off: 15:00

The Bees: Barnet go into this game on the back of a 2-0 away defeat to AFC Wimbledon. Despite the Bees’ struggles on the road this season, their home form has been good; they’ve won the last two home matches against Dagenham & Redbridge (3-1) and Stevenage (3-2). Barnet have also recorded impressive results against Northampton Town and Cambridge United earlier in the season. With only Wycombe Wanderers coming away from North London with three points, The Hive is proving to be something of a fortress so far this campaign.

Martin’s View: “I’m looking forward to Saturday afternoon and getting back out in front of our own fans. I think the last home game was one of the best atmospheres that we’ve had here at home. This place is starting to take shape in my opinion – it’s starting to feel like a home again.”
Read more from Martin Allen’s pre-match interview here.

Accrington Stanley: Accrington have enjoyed a strong start to the season, going on an eight-match unbeaten run in August and September. That run came to an end last Saturday, when John Coleman’s men lost at home to Oxford United. The result leaves Accrington in a very respectable 7th place going into tomorrow’s match.

In The Dugout: John Coleman is currently enjoying his second spell as Accrington boss, following an initial 12 and a half year stint at the Crown Ground (1999-2012). The Liverpool-born manager won three promotions with Stanley, taking them from the Northern Premier League Division One to League Two. He briefly left for an ill-fated spell in charge of Rochdale, before returning to manage Accrington in September 2014.

Dangerman: Attacking midfielder Josh Windass is the son of Hull City legend Dean Windass, and is certainly replicating his father’s goal-scoring exploits this season. The former Harrogate Railway man has six goals in just eleven appearances this campaign, and the 21 year old looks set to have a bright future in the game.

Last Meeting: Barnet last played Accrington Stanley in March 2013. A Bees team that included Edgar Davids lost 3-2 at the Crown Ground. Lee Molyneux's hat-trick sent Barnet back to London empty-handed, despite goals from Elliott Johnson and Ross Jenkins.

Ticket Details: You can book tickets in advance of the game online here, or by phone on 020 8381 3800. Tickets can be bought on the day of the match, but only at the Ticket Office. It is recommended to arrive early or buy in advance to avoid queues.Please note: concession tickets for the South Terrace are only available in advance of tomorrow’s game.

Travel: You can get to and from The Hive by taking our Shuttle Bus service. To find out more and check the bus timetable, click here.

Food & Drink: Why not try our delicious ‘Amber Spice’ Indian-inspired matchday snacks? They’re available in Grazioli’s Bar (under the West Stand). The bar is open from 12:30 and has a range of beers and soft drinks available.

Follow The Match: If you can’t get to The Hive, you can listen to full commentary of the match on Bees Player. We’ll also have live twitter updates throughout the game here, and a match report & post-match reaction on barnetfc.com.



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