Barnet v Wealdstone - Match Preview
Updated: Dec 4, 2020
Barnet v Wealdstone
The Hive Stadium
Tuesday 5th December, 3:00pm kick-off
HOW TO WATCH
This fixture is open to home fans only, with a reduced capacity in line with COVID guidelines. You can find the live stream to this fixture HERE.
It's fair to say a lot of history has happened between both clubs since they last met in a pre-season friendly back in 2002, namely surrounding Barnet's new home The Hive Stadium, known to Stones supporters as Prince Edward Playing Fields, which will give this local derby an added edge. In much more recent history, Wealdstone dropped out of the play-off positions on Tuesday night when league leaders Torquay United snatched a late 2-1 win at Grosvenor Vale, whilst the Bees fared slightly worse in a 5-2 defeat away at FC Halifax Town on Wednesday evening.
Stones welcomed new goalkeeper Stuart Moore to the club on Tuesday, where he had a solid debut against Torquay. An amounting injury list will cause Stones boss Dean Brennan some concern as Connor Stevens, Ross Lafayette, Dan Wishart, Moses Emmanuel and Jorome Slew all missed Tuesday's game with injury. Jacob Mendy and Danny Parish were both subbed off in that match too with potential hamstring injuries, Stones have been boosted by the return of Charlee Hughes who has returned from his loan at Concord Rangers.
Stones: Torquay United (H) 1-2 L (Parish) Notts County (A) 3-0 L Sutton United (H) 3-3 D (Lafayette 2, Mendy) Eastleigh (A) 2-0 L FC Halifax Town (A) 0-1 W (Parish)
FC Halifax Town (A) 5-2 L (Faal, Effiong) MK Dons (H) 0-1 L Hartlepool United (H) 0-0 D Woking (A) 4-1 L (Petrasso) King's Lynn Town (H) 0-2 L
WHAT WAS SAID Dean Brennan: "It's great to have supporters back, it'll be an intimidating place on the day I'm sure, but we're just looking forward to the game and it'll be great to have our own supporters back next week against Weymouth. We can't hold any vendettas, we have to be professional in our approach and give everything again like we have against Torquay."
WHO TO WATCH FOR
James Dunne: A graduate of Arsenal's academy, Barnet skipper Dunne had a wealth of EFL experience before joining the Bees in July 2019, making over 300 appearances for Exeter City, Stevenage, Portsmouth, Dagenham & Redbridge, Cambridge United and Swindon Town. The 31-year old played a key role in central midfield last season as the Bees made the National League play-offs.
Played - 108 Won - 37 Drawn - 20 Lost - 51
LAST FIVE MEETINGS: Aug 2002 - Barnet 2-2 Stones (Swaysland, Mapes) Aug 1991 - Stones 0-4 Barnet Mar 1988 - Stones 0-6 Barnet Nov 1987 - Barnet 5-1 Stones (English) Apr 1987 - Stones 0-0 Barnet
Preview by Chris Woods