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Preview: Barnet

10 March 2017

Match Previews

Preview: Barnet

10 March 2017

A look ahead to Saturday's game at The Hive

The Reds travel to The Hive on Saturday looking to make it three consecutive away victories when they face Barnet (3pm).

On the road, the Reds have chalked up impressive 3-2 and 2-1 wins over Colchester United and Wycombe Wanderers in our last two away fixtures.


"We've played well in our last few away games and I count Luton, where we lost 2-1 in that and should have come away with something. So there's that and also I thought for long stages on Tuesday we gave a very good Portsmouth side a lot to think about. We'll go to Barnet with a lot of confidence and we'll be looking to get a positive result." Inside The Camp

Dermot Drummy:


Saturday's opponents Barnet sit two places and three points above the Reds in 14th position in EFL Two and a win for Dermot Drummy's men will take them level with the Bees.

The Opposition:

The Bees have had three managers this season. Martin Allen departed the club for National League side Eastleigh  at the start of December before Rossi Eames and Henry Newman took charge in the dugout up until the middle of last month.

In February  Kevin Nugent took up his first permanent managerial post - he has previously had caretaker spells in charge of Swansea City, Leyton Orient and Charlton Athletic.

The side's best run came between the end of November and the start of 2017 - six wins out of eight under Eames and Newman.

However, Nugent is still waiting for his first win in charge. The Bees have drawn two and lost two of his four games so far, with the latest result being a 1-0 away reverse to Accrington Stanley last Saturday.

Click here to read the thoughts of the opposition Manager ahead of Saturday's contest. 

Previous Meetings:

The reverse fixture between the two sides this season  in August at the Checkatrade Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw. It was the visitors who went ahead through this season's top scorer and former Red John Akinde just a few minutes into the contest.

But Drummy's men levelled in the second period through a close range Joe McNerney header.

Last season the Bees did the double over the Reds. The first home game under Dermot Drummy on the final day of the campaign saw the Bees run out convincing 3-0 winners.

The last meeting between the two sides at the Hive in December 2015 ended 4-2 to the hosts with Jimmy Smith and Mitch Hancox on target for Reds who came from 2-0 down to level only to concede two late goals.

The Officials:
David Webb will take charge of Saturday's game - details on his previous appointments and his assistants for the afternoon can be found here.

Ticket Details:
for a full list of ticket prices and information for Saturday's game. hereClick

Follow it live:
Reds Player HD subscribers can hear full commentary of the game with John Barnett and Tom Allman from 2.55 live from the Hive.

Fans can follow minute by minute updates of the game in our official Twitter account with half time an full time updates on our Facebook page.

Instagram and Snapchat users can go behind the scenes throughout the afternoon.

After the game a full match report and all the reaction will be available on our website, YouTube and Reds Player HD.

Tweets by @crawleytown

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