Barnet FC vs Chorley FC
Vanarama National League
The Hive London
Saturday November 2nd
Opposition fact file:
Nickname: The Magpies
Stadium: Victory Park
Manager: Jamie Vermiglio
League position: 24th (13 points)
L 0-4 – Ebbsfleet (H)
L 1-2 – Yeovil Town (H)
W 2-0 – Spennymoor Town (H – FA Cup)
D 0-0 – Eastleigh (A)
D 0-0 – Halifax Town (A)
The visitors sit bottom of the Vanarama National League, without a league win since they overcame Stockport in the first weekend of September, their only win to date. The Magpies have been struggling for form of late and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday night. However, despite their league position, the visitors have kept two clean sheets in their last two away trips, so the Bees will need to break down the Magpies this afternoon.
The Gaffer: Jamie Vermiglio
Jamie’s association with the Club goes back more than a decade, including three spells as a player, featuring a combined appearance total of over 200. Since retiring in 2014 the former midfielder has been heavily involved with the backroom setup, first as coach, before taking on assistant manager duties a year later, and finally as manager after Matt Jansen’s resignation in June 2018. Led the club to National League North playoff glory less than a year later, taking the Magpies back to non-league’s top table for the first time in 29 years.
What Currie said:
You can hear the pre-match thoughts of the Bees boss below.
Top scorer: Chris Holyroyd
Holyroyd currently has six league goals to his name so far this season, including two in the Magpies 3-0 victory over Stockport County. The 33-year-old scored four goals in as many matches in September but hasn’t hit the net since.
The striker has played for a number of clubs including Macclesfield and Brighton and Hove Albion. He will look to restart his season with a goal this afternoon.
Where to follow the action:
If you can’t make it to The Hive this afternoon you can listen to full match commentary over on iBarnet with Sam Avery and Will Evans.
Alternatively, you can get full-text coverage over on Twitter, where there will be all the post-match reaction.