Barnet Football Club

Match Preview: Barnet FC vs Eastleigh FC

The Bees will return to action at The Hive London on Saturday afternoon (15:00) – hosting Eastleigh FC in the Vanarama National League.

 

Harry Kewell’s side will look to secure their first three points of the season against the Spitfires, who are one place above the Bees in the table, who sit in 20th position.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

 

Bees fans can secure their seats by clicking HERE! Tickets will also be available on the day from the Ticket Office, however we strongly advise to book before arriving at the stadium.

 

Once you have ordered your tickets online, you will receive an email with a QR code that you can scan for entry at the turnstile from your phone/mobile device or printed out. 

 

The Legends Bar will be available to home fans from 12:30, with the Jubilee Bar offered to the travelling Eastleigh FC fans, which will also be open from 12:30.

 

Turnstiles will be open from 13:30.

 

Ticket prices:

 

Adult – £22.00

 

Concessions* – £14.00

 

Under 17s – £5.00

 

 *Concessions are those over 65 and under 21, tickets checks will be in operation at the turnstiles.

 

HAVE A ‘DRINK ON US’

 

We would like to remind supporters that we’re continuing to offer a ‘Drink On Us’ to Season Membership holders to thank you for your continued support!

 

Please make sure to arrive no later than an hour before kick-off to redeem it from the Legends Bar, where you will be asked to scan your Season Membership card.

 

EASTLEIGH FC

 

Nickname: The Spitfires

 

Founded: 1946

 

Stadium: Silverlake Stadium (3,500 capacity)

 

Manager: Ben Strevens

 

Top scorer: Harry Pritchard (1), Ben House (1)

 

Position in table: 20th

 

Summer Transfers

 

IN: Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers), Josh Hare (Bristol Rovers), Danny Whitehall (Kilmarnock FC), Jake Hesketh (Southampton FC), Harry Pritchard (Bradford City), Tom Broadbent (Swindon Town), Tom Whelan (Chesterfield FC), Christian Maghoma (Gillingham FC, loan), Joe Low (Bristol City, loan).

 

OUT: Mike Green (Havant & Waterlooville), Lewis Beale (Wimborne Town), Ben Scorey (Wimborne Town), Tom Bearwish (Weymouth FC), Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Havant & Waterlooville), Joe Partington (Bromley FC), Dan Smith (Hereford FC, loan), Jack Payne (Crawley Town), Callum Baughan (AFC Totton), Pierce Bird (King’s Lynn Town), Adam Marriott (Barnet FC), Joe Tomlinson (Peterborough United).

 

HEAR FROM HARRY

 

Harry Kewell: “I am looking forward to it and am taking a lot of positives out of the last few games. We have performed at a certain level that has seen us play some very good football and score some very good goals.

“We are working on some key areas, including our defence, but overall I am feeling very excited for the game ahead.”

 

LAST TIME OUT

 

Grimsby Town 4-3 Barnet FC


Vanarama National League

 

Bees: Sargeant, Doherty, Brundle (c), Bloomfield, Mason-Clark (Thomas 71’), Flanagan, Granville, Taylor, Tasdemir (Payne 61’), Widdowson, Sesay (Nugent 71’). Subs (not used): Oxborough, Vasiliou.

 

Eastleigh FC 3-3 King’s Lynn Town

 

Vanarama National League

 

Eastleigh: McDonnell; Hare, Maghoma, Boyce (c), Kelly, Pritchard; Miley, Whelan, Hesketh (Whitehall 69′), House, Hill (Smart 81′) Subs (not used): Flitney, Torniainen, Low.

 

ONE TO WATCH 

 

Harry Pritchard

 

The 28-year-old started his career at Flackwell Heath before joining Burnham FC in 2011 where he enjoyed a brief spell until signing for Maidenhead United. 

 

Whilst with the Magpies, Pritchard clocked up over 200 appearances over a six year period that saw him score over 40 times, which eventually earned him a move to Blackpool in 2018.

 

The winger moved to Bradford City in 2019 which saw him pair up with Bees defender Ben Richards-Everton. Unfortunately his time with the Club didn’t go smoothly as he was hampered by injuries. 

 

However, on his return to regular football, he netted a stunning 20-yard winning goal against Cambridge United as the Bantams triumphed over the U’s 1-0.

 

Pritchard was released in the summer before Eastleigh FC brought him into their ranks.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

 

Referee: Lewis Smith

 

Assistant Referee: Hugh Gilroy

 

Assistant Referee: Christopher Myatt

 

Fourth Official: Craig Simpson

 

COME ON YOU BEES!

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