Stanley return to the road tomorrow to take on Barnet.

The Reds will be out to put last weekend’s defeat to Oxford behind them and return to winning ways at the Hive.

The Opposition

Barnet are back in the Football League and looking to make a solid start to life in League Two.

The Bees were Conference champions last season, ending a run of two campaigns in non-league following relegation.

Now they’re back under the familiar face Martin Allen but not at the familiar Underhill having moved to the Hive.


Martin Allen is now in his fourth spell with Barnet after rejoining the club in March 2014.

After a playing career with the likes of Portsmouth and West Ham, Allen’s first managerial job came at Barnet in 2003 before he departed for Brentford.

He saved the Griffin Park club from relegation before then taking them to the play-offs twice. Allen also spent time at MK Dons, Leicester, Cheltenham, Notts County and Gillingham before returning to The Hive.

One to Watch

The pacy striker began his career at Ebbsfleet before moving to Bristol City in 2009.

After a few unsuccessful loan spells, he joined Alfreton Town where he rediscovered his goalscoring form.

This led to a move to Barnet in 2014 and last season Akinde was the top goalscorer in the Conference as Barnet sealed promotion.

Form Guide

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Stanley lost for the first time in eight league games against Oxford last weekend and in the process ended a run of four successive wins.

Away from home the Reds are unbeaten in four and have won the last two.

They sit seventh in the League Two table, two points from the automatic promotion places.

Barnet: LWWLL

The Bees have lost their last two games, at Wimbledon and Plymouth Argyle.

In contrast, their home form has been good, with Allen’s men beating Dagenham and Stevenage in their two latest outings at the Hive.

They are 19th in the table ahead of the game with ten points on the board.

Stanley Team News

Recent recruit Kaid Mohamed is eligible for the game and could go straight into the squad.

After coming on as a sub against Oxford, defender Dean Winnard is available again but Joe Wright is away on international duty.

Fellow centre back Tom Davies has been easing his way back to fitness but will be assessed before kick off.


Barnet left Underhill in 2013, moving to a new ground in Edgware.

It has a capacity of just over 5000 and hosted its first Football League game at the start of this season.

Postcode for satnav HA8 6AG


Match Coverage

The official website will have live text commentary on the game.

There will be updates on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts.

At full time a full match report will be posted online and on social media, followed by post match reaction.