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ON THE ROAD: Barnet

19 June 2018

As we continue to look at the teams that will make up the National League next season, John Still's Barnet will be hoping to make an immediate return to the English Football League after their narrow relegation from League Two last season.

Brief History

The original Barnet FC were formed in 1888 but folded in 1902. Their local rivals, Avenue FC, merged with neighbours Barnet Alston and established the ground at Underhill. After the First World War, Barnet & Alston reverted to the name Barnet FC.

Did you know?

The Hive Stadium has a capacity of 6,205 but this is limited to 5,176 in light of Local Authority restrictions.

Last meeting

Orient hosted Barnet for a League Two fixture on January 7th 2017 at The Breyer Group Stadium. A quick-fire brace from Ricardo Santos gave the Bees a 2-0 lead, Paul McCallum pulled one back for the O’s before Curtis Weston netted in the last minute to send Barnet home with a 3-1 victory.

Manager

John Still returned to the Bees for a second spell on May 18th 2018 signing a two-year deal. During a career spanning four plus decades, the 68-year-old manager returned to Dagenham & Redbridge in January 2016 for a third spell in charge of the Essex based club having taken charge in 1992 and 2004. The second spell lasted nine years as Still managed the club from Conference Promotion to League One. He also guided Luton Town back to the football league, becoming the only manager to lead three different teams to promotion from non-league football.

One to watch

Forward John Akinde will be key in The Bees' National League campagin if he remains at the Club, his goal scoring ability is well documented after he notched 31 goals in 45 games for the North London side in their 2014/15 Conference winning season.

Ground

After 106 years at their old Underhill Stadium, Barnet moved to the Hive Stadium in July 2013. It is based in Edgware and is also home to the Club’s training facility.

 

 

 


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