Barnet Football Club

Match Preview: Dover Athletic vs Bees

Match Preview: Dover Athletic vs Bees

The Bees will be looking to add to their unbeaten streak of three games when travelling down to face Dover Athletic in the Vanarama National League on Saturday afternoon (15:00).


We have created this Match Preview to guide you through all the information you need to know ahead of today’s fixture.


Ticket Information:


Tickets are only available to be purchased at the turnstiles, which open at 13:00.


Supporters will be able to pay for their tickets with both cash or card. 



Ticket Prices:


Adults – £18


Concessions (60+) – £15


Under 18s – £9





Nickname: The Whites


Founded: 1983


Stadium: Crabble Stadium (5,745 capacity)


Manager: Andy Hessenthaler


Top scorer: Aaron Cosgrave


Position in table: 23rd


Summer Transfers:


IN: Ben Williamson (Bromley FC), Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Maidenhead United), Adam Parkes (Watford FC), Koby Arthur (Kidderminster Harriers), Ryan Hanson (Hull City), Ricky Miller (Aldershot Town), James Caton (Unassigned), Khale Da Costa (Tonbridge Angels), Jake Goodman (Ebbsfleet United), Harry Ransom (Crawley Town), Matt Bentley (Minnesota United), Henry Woods (Gillingham FC), Aaron Cosgrave (AFC Wimbledon), Reda Johnson (Unassigned), Daniel Collinge (Unassigned), Yannis Drais (Unassigned).


OUT: Ahkeem Rose (Weymouth FC), Oscar Gobern (Havant & Waterlooville FC), Paul Rooney (Havant & Waterlooville FC), Will De Havilland (Maidenhead United), Omar Mussa (Weymouth FC), Adebayo Azeez (Dartford FC), Steven Rigg (Workington AFC), Kurtis Cumberbatch (Billericay Town), Oliver Greaves (Matlock Town), Josh Passley (Havant & Waterlooville FC), Yusuf Mersin (Unassigned), Adam Parkes (Watford FC, loan), Henry Woods (Gillingham FC, loan), Bilel Hinchiri (Unassigned), Joe Bedford (Unassigned), Aaron Cosgrave (AFC Wimbledon, loan), Harry Ransom (Crawley Town, loan).




King’s Lynn Town 1-1 Barnet FC


Vanarama National League


Bees: Sargeant, Richards-Everton, Taylor, Widdowson, Thomas, Flanagan, Brundle, Fonguck (Powell 59’), Mason-Clark (Marriott 64’), Bloomfield, Hall (Payne 59’). Subs (not used) Oxborough, Greenidge.


Dover Athletic 1-2 Aldershot Town


Vanarama National League


Dover Athletic: Parkes, Collinge, Wood, Bramble, Williamson, Ransom (Goodman 66’), Woods (Drais 66’), Arthur, Ofori-Twumasi, Cosgrave, Miller (Bentley 59’). Subs (not used) Bexton, Costa.




Aaron Cosgrave


The White’s striker started his youth career with West Ham, but in 2014 he left London to join Colchester United’s academy. Just three years later Cosgrave made his debut for Colchester’s Under 18s side.


However, he departed to join Coggeshall Town where he would spend a single season before once again leaving. Several clubs later, Cosgrave had trials at AFC Wimbledon, where he impressed immensely with The Wombles’ manager who stated he was “too good to let go.”


Cosgrave is now at Dover Athletic on a season-long loan from AFC Wimbledon. The striker has scored 60% of Dover’s goals this season, including an excellent long-range effort against Altrincham FC.


The 22-year-old should be the White’s vocal point and his experience in the lower leagues is likely to play a key-role in Dover’s performance on Saturday.




Referee: Tom Bishop


Assistant: David Hutton


Assistant: Ayrton Hursey


Fourth: Valentine Anekwe