Barnet FC vs Wealdstone FC
Saturday 5th December 2020, 15:00 KO
The Hive London
Vanarama National League
League Position: 10th (P12 W5 D2 L5)
Last Result: Wealdstone 1-2 Torquay United (Vanarama National League, Tuesday 1st December)
Manager: Dean Brennan
Club Captain: Jerome Okimo
Having been promoted as Champions from the National League South last season, the Stones have since made a decent impression in the Vanarama National League, as they sit just off the play-off places after their first 12 matches.
However, they have found wins hard to come by in recent weeks, with their last coming against Halifax Town, nearly a month ago. However, their four league games since they last won have all come against teams currently above them in the league, including top of the table Torquay United, who needed a last minute goal to snatch the three points.
Despite their current league position, Wealdstone have played the 2nd most games in the league, with most teams around them having one or two games in hand on them, with Stockport, who are three places below even having five games in hand on the Stones. With this, they also boast the 2nd worst defensive record, having conceded 25 goals already.
This will be the first meeting between the sides for 18 years and given the history between the Stones and the Bees, this may act as added motivation for the visitors to get a result.
The Bees come into Saturday’s fixture after a heavy defeat on the road to Halifax Town on Wednesday evening. After a promising performance against League One outfit MK Dons in the Emirates FA Cup last Sunday, they were unable to show a similar performance at The Shay in midweek. Despite the defeat, there was a first goal for Inih Effiong, who scored on what was his very first appearance as part of his one-month loan deal. It is clear the Bees have to be more ruthless in box boxes, they found some good opening against FC Halifax Town but didn’t have the finishing touch in front of goal. Beadle’s side should be able to find openings against a leaky Wealdstone defence but have to defend better themselves, as they did in our last home league match with Hartlepool United.
The Bees will be keen to put things right, as they welcome fans back to the Hive for the first time this season, with the extra motivation of the occasion being a London derby.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID:
PRE MATCH SHOW:
LAST TIME WE MET:
This is the first meeting between the sides since the Bees met the Stone in a friendly back in 2002.
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE ACTION:
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COMING TO THE MATCH:
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