An excellent, hard fought home win against Woking sets the Bees up nicely for a trip to Wrexham. As the manager said the name of the game at this stage is to get the three points above all else.
We’ve had some tough games against Woking over the years, so the fact that we beat them on Saturday should give everyone at the club great satisfaction.
It was fantastic to see Conor Clifford, who signed for the club on deadline day, fit into the team so seamlessly.
Sadly it was Luisma who was withdrawn with 40 minutes gone, but we all know that referees can be only too keen to even up the game once one side has had a player sent off. With Woking down to ten men and Luisma having just picked up a yellow card, it was the right decision.
Clifford did ever so well in midfield, providing an assist of sorts for our second goal, as well as adding steel and graft to a midfield that needed to fight its corner in the closing stages. Well done to Conor and hopefully the first contribution of many.
You also have to say that the forward trio of Akinde, MacDonald and Gash are doing really well.
When Gash replaced the captain in the second half he excelled again and almost scored with a one-on-one chance. This follows his assist against Southport in the last home game. He’s another great addition to the squad.
Of course big John got another goal and won the penalty that led not only to the first goal for Barnet but also a red card for Woking. The away fans were furious with the penalty award but when you go sliding in as the last man, you have to get it right and it is always a big risk.
Of course the extraordinary own goal by Joey Jones played a part in their defeat, but I don’t think that even the most partisan of Working fans could blame the ref for that one!
On to North Wales then and a tough game against a team that gave Premier League side Stoke City a run for their money in the FA Cup recently.
No doubt it will be another difficult away game, but we won up their last season and I see no reason why we shouldn’t be confident going into the game tomorrow. Come on you Bees!