March 27, 2023
IN FOCUS: BARNET (H) |  Boreham Wood Football Club

Boreham Wooden v Barnet
Monday 2nd January 2023, 15.00
LV BET Stadium Meadow Park, Vanarama Nationwide League

The Wooden kicks off 2023 with the go to of their neighbor Barnet, who’s in search of revenge in opposition to their native rivals after their remaining defeat at The Hive on Boxing Day.

IN FOCUS: BARNET

Barnet has spent most of this century oscillating between the Convention and the Second Division, and was relegated for a 3rd time within the 2000s earlier than a tough interval for the membership, which noticed them keep away from a fourth relegation with the abandonment of the 2020/21 Nationwide League. season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is alongside a handful of mediocre league finishes, however their likelihood is beginning to flip for the higher this time round, apparently with a way more optimistic begin to the season. Beneath the steering of Dean Brennan, who was first appointed as Watch Head Coach in 2021, the Bees had their finest begin to the season since a league win in 2014/15, sitting comfortably with 36 factors in 21 video games. Play-off places resulting in the final sport of 2022.

The Bees had been bolstered by the League Two entry of prime goalscorer Nicke Kabamba, Laurie Walker and Idris Kanu over the summer season after Ben Richards-Everton, Harry Taylor, Wesley Fonguck, Adam Marriott and Ephron Mason-Clark left the membership. Golf equipment to assist the roster alongside golf equipment like Dale Gorman, Danny Collinge, Jerome Okimo, Moussa Diarra, Sean Shields, Harry Pritchard and Ben Wynter who’ve chosen to depart different Nationwide League golf equipment to maneuver to The Hive. In consequence, they’ll boast one of many highest scoring groups ever within the league this season, with solely 4 groups discovering the again of the online extra and they are much extra prone to ultimately break their geese and return to Soccer. League.

LAST TIME EXIT

Barnet 2-1 Boreham Wooden
Monday 26pearl December 2022
Vanarama Nationwide League

Barnet’s victory was confirmed within the remaining seconds as Ryan De Havilland went deep into the downtime to ship a heartbreaking defeat to the nine-man Wooden at Boxing Day.

Guests who had been the quickest to get out of the blocks and the closest to the opening early, Bruno Andrade had two probabilities inside a couple of minutes. Nonetheless, this was simply pretty much as good for Wooden within the first half, with Barnet coming in as they pressured successive corners. Former Wooden man Idris Kanu noticed a shot from the 25-yard sail simply earlier than a golden alternative fell, Nicke Kabamba noticed a shot blocked on the primary strive earlier than taking a second chew of the cherry, however Cameron Coxe was in a great place. Clear the road because the bees will probably be disillusioned that they did not take the lead earlier than the break.

The hosts picked up momentum within the second half, and Sam Beard was near an opener nearly immediately as Sam Beard shot huge as soon as once more. Jack Payne would have the uncommon likelihood to be saved by Laurie Walker quickly after, however he would quickly remorse it, as Kabamba gave Barnet a well-deserved lead simply earlier than the clock tick when he completed nicely at shut vary. Wooden was keen to not let this shock them an excessive amount of as he appeared for a means again into the sport, however a second’s quarrel noticed each side fall to 10 when Andrade and Kabamba noticed the purple from a seemingly innocent ball. occasion. For a time, the sending-offs helped the guests regain some management, and so they discovered an equalizer when Payne packed the ball house after a purpose clearance struggle with ten minutes left. This inspired Wooden, and so they almost scored a win when Dennon Lewis shot two minutes into the tip of standard time, however they’d ultimately retire into their very own court docket and go into downtime and pay the worth. Deep in additional time, Femi Ilesamni noticed the purple for a recordable second offense, and from the ensuing free kick, the ball was handed to De Havilland, who made a pleasant effort to present Barnet all three factors at dying.

FINAL FORM

Boreham Forest (H) W1-0
Plymouth Parkway (H) W1-0
Wealdstone (H) W2-0
Accrington Stanley (A) L1-0
Torquay United (H) W1-0
Metropolis of Chelmsford (A) W0-1

Barnet has been in optimistic kind all through the season and has recovered over the previous few months after a comparatively inconsistent begin to the marketing campaign. Their remaining kind is not any totally different, and so they have solely misplaced one sport out of their final 9 matches in all competitions. A victory over Chelmsford Metropolis within the FA Cup noticed the Bees go on an undefeated streak by 4 earlier than beating Torquay United to 5 earlier than their streak was rapidly swept away when Ethan Hamilton’s solely purpose within the sport meant a repeat of final season’s FA Cup. would finish. The Fourth Spherical Qualifier between Wooden and Barnet was not within the playing cards with the Bees eradicated by Accrington Stanley, who would go on to take Luke Garrard’s aspect in Spherical Two. Nevertheless, they bounced again per week later with a victory over native rivals Wealdstone and would have allowed them to proceed their streak when Daniel Powell’s newest win secured a two-in-one in opposition to Plymouth Parkway and took that win into the Boxing Day fixture in opposition to Wooden. dramatically in seconds dying for the second consecutive time.

IN THE SHELTER: DEAN BRENNAN

Whereas enjoying for Hemel Hempstead City, Dean Brennan was appointed as caretaker boss on the age of solely 29 and in addition took on the position of participant/coach for Dunstable Township. After Brennan retired, he took administration correctly and returned as supervisor to Hemel, the place he spent a profitable six years at Vauxhall Highway. He led the Tudors to their highest ever league finishes earlier than casting spells with Billericay City and Kingstonian, overseeing promotion to the Southern Convention after profitable the Southern Premier League by ten web factors. Brennan later joined Wealdstone and led the membership to the Southern Nationwide League championship, however resigned two years later to turn out to be President of Soccer at Barnet and initially held the position briefly earlier than returning to administration as Caretaker Head Coach, changing Harry Kewell. then provided. a everlasting position

ONE TO WATCH: HARRY PRITCHARD

Having hung out with Flackwell Heath and Burnham early in his profession, Harry Pritchard moved to Maidenhead United in 2012 and proved to be a useful choice. Six and a half years with the Magpies made greater than 200 appearances on the wing and introduced in 41 league targets, ten of which got here in profitable championship seasons that included a lift that assured the Southern Nationwide League trophy in 2016/17. His ahead kind within the Nationwide League noticed him scoring 14 targets and 12 assists within the fifth stage, incomes him a transfer to League One crew Blackpool, seeing him one season left and making his Soccer League debut. He then joined Bradford Metropolis on a two-year deal, however accidents restricted his enjoying time at Valley Parade and he was again in fifth place to signal for Eastleigh after two seasons at Yorkshire. He was impressed in a single season at Silverlake Stadium and selected to change to league rivals Barnet in the summertime, the place he has scored eight targets this season – the second-highest purpose for the membership.

WE MET FOR THE LAST TIME

Barnet 2-1 Boreham Wooden
Monday 26pearl December 2022
Vanarama Nationwide League

Barnet’s victory was confirmed within the remaining seconds as Ryan De Havilland went deep into the downtime to ship a heartbreaking defeat to the nine-man Wooden at Boxing Day.

Guests who had been the quickest to get out of the blocks and the closest to the opening early, Bruno Andrade had two probabilities inside a couple of minutes. Nonetheless, this was simply pretty much as good for Wooden within the first half, with Barnet coming in as they pressured successive corners. Former Wooden man Idris Kanu noticed a shot from the 25-yard sail simply earlier than a golden alternative fell, Nicke Kabamba noticed a shot blocked on the primary strive earlier than taking a second chew of the cherry, however Cameron Coxe was in a great place. Clear the road because the bees will probably be disillusioned that they did not take the lead earlier than the break.

The hosts picked up momentum within the second half, and Sam Beard was near an opener nearly immediately as Sam Beard shot huge as soon as once more. Jack Payne would have the uncommon likelihood to be saved by Laurie Walker quickly after, however he would quickly remorse it, as Kabamba gave Barnet a well-deserved lead simply earlier than the clock tick when he completed nicely at shut vary. Wooden was keen to not let this shock them an excessive amount of as he appeared for a means again into the sport, however a second’s quarrel noticed each side fall to 10 when Andrade and Kabamba noticed the purple from a seemingly innocent ball. occasion. For a time, the sending-offs helped the guests regain some management, and so they discovered an equalizer when Payne packed the ball house after a purpose clearance struggle with ten minutes left. This inspired Wooden, and so they almost scored a win when Dennon Lewis shot two minutes into the tip of standard time, however they’d ultimately retire into their very own court docket and go into downtime and pay the worth. Deep in additional time, Femi Ilesamni noticed the purple for a recordable second offense, and from the ensuing free kick, the ball was handed to De Havilland, who made a pleasant effort to present Barnet all three factors at dying.

DID WE MEET BEFORE? ─░dris Regulation

A West Ham United academy product, Idris Kanu was unable to make the primary crew throughout his time at Upton Park and moved to Aldershot City in quest of common enjoying time, turning down a proposal from Manchester United within the course of. It was a profitable choice, because the striker made 31 appearances in all competitions in his first season in senior soccer and in addition turned the youngest participant to look and rating within the league for pictures, on the age of 16. His kind noticed him win a transfer to League One aspect Peterborough United and regardless of enjoying 28 instances in his first season at London Highway Stadium, he has discovered himself eligible on mortgage a number of instances. He then briefly left Posh 3 times, one in every of which he discovered himself in Meadow Park.

The ahead made 18 appearances for Wooden in a tricky 2018/19 season, and the membership noticed him lose various key gamers within the offensive zones after a playoff remaining defeat on the finish of 2017/18. Together with Bruno Andrade, Angelo Balanta, Morgan Ferrier and Michael Folivi. Kanu arrived as a late substitute, becoming a member of in January 2019, and the long run Sierra Leone worldwide has been tasked with serving to the crew hone their goal-scoring abilities by contributing 4 targets throughout his quick time at Hertfordshire. He then performed 41 extra instances for Peterborough, however went on mortgage as soon as once more after coming back from AFCON 2021, which preceded the choice to place him on the switch record on his return. He joined Barnet completely through the summer season, scoring 5 targets in 17 video games for the Bees.

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