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Match Preview: Barnet v Luton Town

27 March 2016

Everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow’s game against Luton Town…

Barnet v Luton Town
Sky Bet League Two
The Hive
Monday 28th March 2016
Kick Off: 15:00



Barnet: The Bees will be hoping to finish the Easter period with victory at The Hive, as Martin Allen’s men try to put together a run of form during the final weeks of the season. Barnet have enjoyed mixed fortunes in recent months, but highlights have included wins against Portsmouth (1-0), Plymouth Argyle (1-0), and on the road against Newport County (3-0).

Luton Town: Luton go into this match on a good run of form, having won five of their previous six games. Their only defeat in that time was a 1-0 loss to Crawley Town in mid-March. That run pushed Luton up to 3rd in the form table, ahead of the Easter fixtures. They are also the fourth best side on the road this season, having accrued 33 points from 19 away matches.

In The Dugout:  Nathan Jones is currently enjoying his first season in the managerial hot seat, having held a number of coaching roles over the past seven years. The former defender made over 150 league appearances for both Brighton & Hove Albion and Yeovil Town. He became Assistant Manager at Huish Park in 2009, before spending time as Charlton Athletic’s Under 21s coach. Jones worked at Brighton as assistant manager, caretaker, and first-team coach, before being appointed Luton manager in January of this year.

Dangermen: Both of the Hatters top scorers arrived at Kenilworth Road from East Anglian clubs ahead of this season.  Jack Marriott has 13 goals in all competitions, having joined from Ipswich Town in the summer. The forward graduated from the Tractor Boys youth academy before making three appearances for Mick McCarthy’s side. Marriott enjoyed a handful of loan spells while at Ipswich, the most productive of which was with Woking – the 21-year-old scored 13 goals in 24 appearances. 

Cameron McGeehan has struck 12 times this campaign, since his move to Bedfordshire. The former Norwich City midfielder never made a senior appearance for the Canaries, but had been on loan at Luton on two previous occasions before his permanent transfer last year. McGeehan, 20, has also represented Northern Ireland at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 level.

Last Meeting: Barnet succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Kenilworth Road earlier this season. A first half strike from Danny Green set the Hatters on their way to victory, before Cameron McGeehan’s 67th minute goal made sure of all three points. You can read the report from that match here.

Ticket Details: You can book tickets in advance of the game online here. Tickets can be bought on the day of the match, but only at the Ticket Office. It is recommended to arrive early to avoid queues.

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

Please note that the bus will now no longer be stopping at the Selvage Lane bus stop in Edgware, as a result of traffic restrictions. 

Due to anticipated demand, supporters will need to provide a valid match ticket or membership card to travel on Monday's shuttle bus. This service is for home fans only. For more information, click here.

The club are now offering a 50% discount for supporters travelling on the first bus to / last bus from The Hive. Find out more here.

Food & Drink: Grazioli’s Bar (under the West Stand) will be open from 12:30, and will be serving our range of top quality burgers. AFC Wimbledon vs Portsmouth is the televised early kick-off on Saturday, so why not head down to the ground early and enjoy a pre-match beer before the game?

Prize Draw: Tickets for the Amber Triple Chance Draw are available for just £1. You could win a guaranteed first prize of £200, a £300 Jako voucher in our monthly draw, and be entered in an end-of-season draw for a year’s free Bees Membership! You can get tickets from our sellers around the ground.

Follow The Match: If you can’t get to The Hive, 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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