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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley v Barnet

26 February 2016

Everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow’s match against Accrington Stanley…

Accrington Stanley v Barnet
The Crown Ground
Saturday 27th February 2016
Kick Off: 15:00


Team News: Barnet have injuries to several first team players from their match against Portsmouth. A number of fitness tests will be carried out tomorrow morning, ahead of the trip to the Crown Ground. Youth team players Nana Keyi (18), Tom Day (18) and youngster Shane Cojocarel (18) have been added to the first team squad and will be traveling to Accrington.

Barnet: The Bees got back to winning ways on Tuesday night, when a John Akinde penalty was enough to give Martin Allen’s men victory over Portsmouth. That 1-0 win means that Barnet have now kept five clean sheets in six matches, and have only lost once in those six games. The Bees are joint 11th in the form chart (last eight games) following the midweek fixture against Pompey, and will hope to build on their improving away form – Barnet have four points from their last two games on the road.

Accrington Stanley: Accrington are currently enjoying a season to remember; they sit in fourth place, with two games in hand over the teams above them in the table. Stanley are one of the form teams in the division – 16 points from the last eight games puts them third in the form table. They’ve won three of their last four matches, and are the 4th best side in League Two at home.

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 11 goals in 25 appearances this campaign, and the 22-year-old looks set for bigger things next season – he signed a pre-contract with Glasgow Rangers in January of this year.

Last Meeting: The Bees lost 2-1 to Accrington at the beginning of October last year. A Sam Togwell own goal gave the visitors the lead after 23 minutes, but Michael Gash’s low strike pulled Barnet level ten minutes later. However it was Stanley who left The Hive with all three points, thanks to Sean McConville’s second half winner. To read the full match report, click here.

Ticket Details: Barnet supporters will be housed in the stadium's Coppice Terrace (uncovered standing). However there is some covered away seating available in the Whinney Hill Stand, on a ‘first come first served’ basis. There are no advanced tickets being sold for this match, so on-the-gate ticket prices are as follows: Adults – £15, Concessions (Over 65) – £10, Accompanied Under 12’s – FREE (one child per adult), All other Under 12’s - £5. Find out more here.

Travel: The supporters’ coach leaves The Hive at 08:00 and costs £29 return. You can also get a shuttle bus to The Hive for just £1 each way. For more details click here.

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


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